Our 2013-14 scholarship award winners

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The Ohio State Alumni club of Southwest Florida is pleased to announce the recipients of our scholarship award for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year. The club has awarded last’s years Sophomore recipient, Tate Nordgren, a scholarship in the amount of $1000. The club has also awarded Alyssa Collier, a 2012 graduate of Bishop Verot, $2500 towards her Ohio State education. Alyssa will be transferring in to OSU this year as a Junior.

Tate was accepted into the Max M. Fisher College of Business, and has chosen to dual-specialize in Operations Management and Human Resources. In addition to her business major, Tate also completed an Arts and Sciences minor in Women’s Studies. In August 2013, Tate began her employment within the Business and Finance department at Ohio State, working in Accounts Payable, which is a division of the Office of the Controller. Throughout the school year she works part-time, and this summer has taken advantage of the opportunity to work full-time. “I absolutely love my job, and it has given me invaluable experience in the world of business”, says Tate. In January 2014, Tate went through formal recruitment at Ohio State in hopes of joining a Panhellenic sorority. She received a bid, and was initiated into the Alpha Omicron chapter of Alpha Chi Omega. Tate recently applied to be a part of the College Mentors for Kids chapter at Ohio State. She was invited to become a mentor and will be paired up with an elementary student from a Columbus-area school.

Alyssa Collier (pictured above) will be a junior at The Ohio State University, with a double major in Communications and Spanish with a minor in International Relations. A recent transfer to the university for this coming fall, Alyssa is looking forward to getting involved with the Buckeye nation. Alyssa grew up in Fort Myers where she attended Bishop Verot High School. Her father, Michael Collier, is an alumnus of The Ohio State University and was also apart of The Ohio State University Marching Band. Currently, Alyssa is a member of Delta Gamma Fraternity and a figure skater. “I can’t thank the alumni association enough for such a generous scholarship. And I can’t wait to see all of the amazing opportunities Ohio State has in store for me as I finish my college career! Go Bucks!”