2020 Scholarship Recipients Highlight | Part 4

Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society is committed to supporting adult learners access to higher education by awarding scholarships each year.  Many university scholarship programs are not oriented toward adult students, forcing adult learners to seek out loans, or are often forced to work multiple jobs so that they can provide for their families while pursuing their degree. Learn more about two nontraditional students who were recently awarded a scholarship from Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society.


Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Iris has lived in the Philadelphia area for over twenty years. One of her biggest passions is helping others, which she has done through both her work and as a volunteer. She is a wife and the proud mother of three adult sons. 

For the past fourteen years, she has worked with an agency that provides mental health services for children. Iris is currently enrolled at Chestnut Hill College and is working on a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services with a minor in Psychology.

Her goal is to go on to earn a Master’s Degree in Human Services. Upon completing her formal education, Iris wishes to work in the mental health field, working specifically with the underserved Spanish-speaking population.

 

Scholarship Recipient Iris Dabney

Iris Dabney


Scott is in the process of reinventing himself.  He has gotten sober, divorced, and has left a dead-end job in New York City to move out to Long Island to attend Stony Brook University.  Scott has been a government worker, a paralegal, and an actor.  He has traveled to Norway as a foreign-exchange student, worked for a summer in Yellowstone National Park, even traveled across the U.S. and Canada competing as a bagpiper in various highland games.  Scott hopes to gather up all these life experiences, mix them up with his wild and vivid imagination, and recreate himself as a novelist. 

Currently, Scott is an English Major at Stony Brook, a student in the English Department’s Honors Program and is Treasurer for Alpha Nu Zeta, the local chapter of the International English Honors Society, and a member of Alpha Sigma Lambda Honors Society. 

Scott never finished college when he was younger.  Now, at 47-years-old, he is grateful not only for the opportunity to finish something he started, but to do something he loves.

Scholarship Recipient Scott MacKenzie

Scott MacKenzie


Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society is committed to helping nontraditional students achieve their goals and continue their education! You can help students like Iris and Scott on their continuing education journeys by making a donation today!

2020 Scholarship Recipient Highlight | Part 3

Amber Corrieri is the Director of Corporate Compliance and Communications at Mainstream Living, a multi-county non-profit organization that provides residential and community support services to adults with disabilities and mental illness.  

Outside of her career, Corrieri has a passion for community service. She was elected to her seat on the Ames city council in 2013 and is serving her second four-year term. She is also the current President of the Iowa Alliance for Boys and Girls Clubs, Chair of the Story County Housing Trust Fund, and a member of the Ames Education Foundation Board of Directors.  Corrieri has a long history of service to the community and is particularly proud of her efforts leading the construction of a Miracle League Field and inclusive playground which will open in the summer of 2020.  

Corrieri was recognized as one of the Ames Chamber of Commerce’s 4 Under 40 Award winners in 2011 and received the Iowa Jaycees Outstanding Young Iowan Award in 2015. 

She and her husband Damien, Director of Coaching with the Ames Soccer Club, live in Ames, Iowa with their two children Jordan (17) and Isabella (14).  

Amber Corrieri


 

Jesyka is an upcoming senior at East Tennessee State University, and she is pursuing a degree in Elementary Education. She maintains a 4.0 GPA, and also currently works in the tourism industry in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Additionally, Jesyka is a mother to a 2-year-old boy, and both of them enjoy exploring the mountains.

Jesyka hopes to become a teacher who helps children to see their value and inspires them to become the best versions of themselves.

Jesyka Barbieri

View the full list of 2020 Scholarship Recipients here.
Learn more about Alpha Sigma Lambda’s annual scholarships here.

Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society is committed to helping nontraditional students achieve their goals and continue their education! You can help students like Paula and Daniel on their continuing education journeys by making a donation today!