CRC Awards Scholarships to Eight Employee Dependents

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CHICAGO, IL (July 31, 2007) – Covenant Retirement Communities (CRC) has awarded post-high school scholarships totaling $11,875 to eight employee dependents as part of an ongoing commitment to help students acquire additional education.

Recipients of this year’s scholarships are:

Sarah Albinson, daughter of Donna Albinson, office manager at Covenant Village of Golden Valley; awarded $2,500 to study studio art and psychology. She has been accepted at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana, and North Park University in Chicago.

Danielle In-Yeong Krysl, daughter of Louri Anne Krysl, who works in the human resources department at Covenant Village of Colorado; awarded $2,500 to study communications and marketing at one of three Colorado schools – University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado University in Boulder, or Colorado State University in Fort Collins.

Brittany Cox, daughter of Mary C. Cox, a nurse at The Samarkand; awarded $1,500 to study psychology and sociology at either San Francisco State University or Chicago State University.

Julie Veljic, daughter of Vildana Veljic, director of housekeeping at Covenant Village of Northbrook; awarded $1,250 to study advertising, public relations or hospitality management. She already has been accepted at University of Arizona in Tucson, and Columbia University in Chicago.

Tony Vanden Hoek, son of Pat Vanden Hoek, resident aide at Covenant Village of the Great Lakes; awarded $1,250 to study criminal justice. He will attend Kuyper College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Jacob K. Snow, son of Ken and Deb Snow, awarded $1,250 to study jazz and nursing.  He plans to begin studies this summer at Elgin Community College and transfer to Loyola University in Chicago to pursue a degree in nursing, with jazz studies at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois. Ken is the fitness facilitator and Deb is supervisor of housekeeping at The Holmstad.

Kelley Garrod
, daughter of Deb Garrod, assisted living nurse manager at Covenant Village of Colorado; awarded $1,250 to study education and special education at the University of Northern Colorado.

Mariel Valdez, daughter of Dora Valdez, a housekeeper at The Samarkand; awarded $375 to study business and cosmetology at Santa Barbara City College.

A selection committee received 34 applications nationwide and based awards on educational and career pursuits consistent with CRC values, an essay demonstrating a defined educational/career goal, and the student’s involvement in extra-curricular activities.

One of the nation’s largest not-for-profit retirement community organizations, Covenant Retirement Communities administers 14 retirement communities nationwide on behalf of the Board of Benevolence of the Evangelical Covenant Church.

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