Scholars Alum: Valentine's Special with Jeff Amoros and Corey Brewer

College Park Scholars Executive Director Marilee Lindemann often jokes to new students that some of them may end up meeting the love of their life in Scholars. The line usually gets an incredulous, slightly nervous laugh from students, but it’s true: Some of our Scholars students eventually go on to fall in love and marry. In this special Valentine’s edition of our alumni profiles, we offer a Q&A with one such couple.

Jeff Amoros and Corey Brewer         

Alum of:

BOTH: International Studies 

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:


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.”