To further their education, four college students from Vacaville have earned $7,500 in scholarships from Soroptimist International of Vacaville, it was announced in June.
Victoria Joyce, Caitlin Winn, Sarah McElwain and Tyanna Cordero were honored during a Soroptimist luncheon in downtown Vacaville June 28.
Joyce is currently enrolled at California State University, Channel Islands, and is majoring in environmental science and resource management with a minor in political science. She received a $2,500 scholarship. She hopes to one day work with a nonprofit organization that focuses on environmental conservation and restoration. She is a 2016 graduate of Will C. Wood.
Winn attended Solano Community College this past semester and plans to attend Pacific Union College starting in the fall. She received a $2,500 scholarship. She is majoring in nursing/physical therapy with a minor in psychology and foreign language. Her career goal is to be a nurse in an emergency room or pediatric recovery. She is a 2016 graduate of Heritage Peak Charter School.
McElwain is currently a senior at California State University, Sacramento, where she is majoring in communications. She received a $1,000 scholarship. She is pursuing a career in corporate management. She is currently employed at Chipotle, where she is applying what she is learning in college in a daily basis. She is a 2014 graduate of Will C. Wood.
Through the organization’s STEPS (Soroptimists Teaching and Empowering for Personal Success) program, Cordero received a $1,500 scholarship and a computer tablet to use as she pursues her education at Solano Community College. She is a 2017 graduate of Country High School.
2018-19 New Board of Directors Are Ready
to Make Incredible
With a theme of “When women Invest in Each Other, Incredible Things Happen!” Vacaville resident Beth Rowe has taken the reins as president of Soroptimist International of Vacaville for the 2018-19 term.
The nonprofit international organization dedicated to making the community and the world a better place for women and girls selected Lisa Hilas to take on the role of vice president/president-elect, Chantel Reyes as recording secretary, Nancy Bennett as corresponding secretary, Denise Suihkonen as treasurer and Suzanne Clark as assistant treasurer.
Serving in the one-year director role will be Bridgit Strachan, while Linda Johnson will take the two-year director duties.
The one-year delegate will be Faye Sheppard and two-year delegate will be Colleen Berumen. The one-year alternate delegate is Clara Oakes and the two-year alternate delegate is Vera Gleason.
New officers were installed during a special ceremony at the Saturday Club in Vacaville on June 12.
Soroptimist International of Vacaville was chartered in 1960 and will celebrate its 58th birthday on Aug. 20.