Manor COllege News

Successful Alumni Stress Importance of Scholarship Assistance at Annual Fundraiser

Two academically successful alumni addressed the audience at Manor’s annual Basilian Scholarship Gala, emphasizing how important receiving scholarship assistance was to their ability to attend college.

Each year, Manor College awards more than $550,000 in scholarship money to students demonstrating academic achievement and financial need, providing access to a college education – and the opportunities to attain success that Manor affords – to students who may not be able to afford it.

The Basilian Scholarship Gala, an annual fundraiser that raises awareness of the impact financial scholarship assistance has on student success, was held on April 25 and recognized two alumni who accomplished outstanding academic achievement despite financial hardship. Both alums had the chance to address the Gala attendees and stress how important receiving scholarship assistance was to them.

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Manor alum Carlos Contente addresses the audience at the annual Basilian Scholarship Gala.
Carlos Contente, a first generation American and the first from his family to attend college, graduated with an Associate’s degree in Liberal Arts in 2012 and is now attending LaSalle University as a history major. Carlos credits Manor with allowing him to, “grow as a scholar and mature as a person.”

Amy LaPlante, a 4.0 Veterinary Technology student and member of the honor society, told the audience that, “Manor College has given me everything and more than I could have hoped,” further stating that she has, “been able to focus all of my energy and passion to my studies thanks to Manor’s Presidential Scholarship.”

In addition to honoring alumni, the Gala acknowledges distinguished businesses and individuals affiliated with the college who have been presented with the Manor College Community Leadership Award. This year’s recipient was Joseph J. Krivulka, founder of Akrimax Pharmaceuticals, LLC; Rouses Point Pharmaceuticals, LLC; and Triax Pharmaceuticals, LLC.
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(Pictured l. to r.) Steve Huynh, chairman of Manor’s Board of Trustees; Community
Leadership Award recipient Jopseph J. Krivulka; Board member Leonard Mazur and College President Sister Mary Cecilia
Jurasinski, OSBM pose with Krivulka after receiving the award.