Students in plane

Life Sciences Scholars alum Kristen Wolfe (second from right, pictured on a plane during Life Sciences' short-term global learning course in Belize) decided she wanted to be a zoo keeper following a Scholars excursion to the National Zoo--one of a number of trips she remembers from her time in Scholars.

Scholars Alum: Kristen Wolfe, a Disney Animal Kingdom zookeeper

Kristen Wolfe

Alum of:

Life Sciences

Year graduated:

1998

Ryan Gerbes with testing apparatus

Ryan Gerbes, a first-generation college student and Science, Technology and Society Scholar, has received the Randall G. and Susan Woodfield Hoffman Endowed Scholarship. He is pictured here with a testing apparatus he helped assemble last year in his lab job on campus.

College Park Scholars Gives Out Inaugural Hoffman Scholarship

College Park Scholars recently awarded the very first Randall G. and Susan Woodfield Hoffman Endowed Scholarship, to Ryan Gerbes, a sophomore mechanical engineering major in the Science, Technology and Society (STS) Scholars program.

“I can’t begin to describe the honor and gratitude I feel as the first recipient of the Hoffman Scholarship,” says Gerbes. “The award, and the spirit of service, gratitude and community that it represents, inspires me to continue my work with fresh passion and commitment.”

Amanda Hernandez with Kevin Joseph, Kim Joseph and Bernard Joseph

Amanda Hernández (second from left) is the first recipient of the Kenneth A. Joseph Memorial Endowed Scholarship, a scholarship fund established by Kevin (from left), Kimberly and Bernard Joseph in honor of their late brother Ken. Ken Joseph was a longtime associate director for the Media, Self and Society program during the 1990s. PHOTO: Lisa Helfert

College Park Scholars Awards First Ken Joseph Scholarship

College Park Scholars has awarded the inaugural Kenneth A. Joseph Memorial Endowed Scholarship, to first-year Media, Self and Society Scholars student Amanda Hernández.

“Affording college was always something that I worried about, especially when I was trying to decide where to enroll,” says Hernández. “This scholarship is not only helping me on that front but has also inspired me to do more. I’m incredibly grateful for being chosen and hope to represent College Park Scholars more in the future.”

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