Cathy Stoller Memorial Scholarship
2015 Scholarship Recipients
UPDATES ON PREVIOUS WINNERS!
2012 - 2013 Award winners
$1000 - Ellen Kay Winter (Cassandra Teegarden) Beauty
I have been doing extremely well, I recently graduated from beauty school almost 3
weeks ago and will be taking my boards within the next month to be certified. I ended up dropping hair, so I am only an esthetician and nail tech now, but I couldn't be any happier. Beauty school was probably the hardest but most rewarding thing I have done so far in life and I am so excited to start working my forever job, making women feel beautiful inside and out!!
$2000 - Brittany Joylin Kent (Karen Wright) school for viticulture,
Enology ee-nol-o-jee) is the science and study of all aspects of wine and
winemaking except vine-growing and grape-harvesting, which form a
subfield called viticulture. and Hospitality
(503)757-1577). Let me start off by saying life has been very good to me. When you last saw
me I was at the Hoedown in 2013, which was right around the time of harvest for Ken Wright
Cellars. Many of you may not have seen my hands, which were colored purple by the labor of
punching down to sorting grapes. Soon after that great event I was continuing my education
through Chemeketa. Then around Christmas time I took a lovely trip to Florida where I ran a full
marathon, in case you did not know that's 26.2 miles! Whew! It was hard work but I even did it
while being 3 months pregnant.
My trip seemed short, but I made it back to the heart of wine country, and set forth in taking some
more classes in the spring term. I took a semester off and will be back this spring term through
Chemeketa to continue my education. While I’m also at it, I am learning about wines all over the
world because I plan on taking the first section for the court of master sommeliers. I'm back at
KWC full time and successfully tackling my goals and continuing to coordinate events in the winery.
Last week I took down the paper lanterns and pulled up the dance floor for what was spectacular
father daughter ball, which was WAY too much pink. Now I will be setting up for the next event
which I'm helping Ken coordinate. This is going to be BIGGER event, almost 350 plus people in the
winery for a charitable auction, called Flavors of Carlton. Oh and while I'm at it I continue to help in
the cellar, if we are short people on the bottling line or you can find me on the barrels topping. Yes I
can pick up a huge and heavy latter. Those mama baby carrying arms are coming quite handy!
And so you ask what I am doing with my life right now... I am staying a busy little mama overcoming
and achieving so many goals and obstacles in my life and career. "The Wright way". Just as many
women should be doing!
$3000 - Elizabeth Strickland (the arts, Piano performance)
Since I received the Cathy Stoller Memorial Scholarship, I have continued my studies at
the University of Oregon School of Music studying piano performance with Dr. Dean
Kramer. One of the most exciting highlights of last year was getting accepted to the
Aspen Music Festival and School for the past summer and getting the chance to study
with concert pianist Anton Nel. I have also gotten a new job working as a piano teacher
with 28 private students at O'Hara Catholic School in Eugene. This spring I will be
presenting a recital in Eugene for my degree, and in the summer I will be attending the
Classical Music Festival in Eisenstadt, Austria.
$5000 - Shannen Sunseri Health Management/Business
Things are going really great for me right now. I am still employed at The Corvallis
Clinic and was recently promoted to a Medical Staff Analyst. I am also looking into
some online masters programs which I plan to enroll in this next Fall while I work. My
fiancé and I are also currently looking for a new home in the Corvallis area as he just
accepted a job at Country Financial as a financial planner. We are both also very busy
wedding planning for our wedding on June 26, 2015.
I would love for you and all the ladies to know that your generous gift to me is still
paying off as I begin to prepare for these huge yet exciting life changes! To this day
cannot thank you enough and I continue to strive for success and one day be a
contributing member of WOW!
2013 – 2014 Award Winners
Kailee Michelsen $500
I have started college at George Fox University and am in a biology program. I have been
doing really well in school and am still planning on going into human medicine after this
university. I have still been showing horses and been doing great in that with my miniature who
I have been training myself. Also I am now helping coach the Newberg High schools equestrian
team with my mom.
Ariane Kunze - $500
Ariane Kunze is currently a full time video producer at The Columbian newspaper in
Vancouver, WA. She creates short video pieces that tell the many inspiring and meaningful
stories of the people, places and events in the community. Some of these include Christmas
in prison, the story of a two-time breast cancer survivor and the story of a deaf-blind
percussionist. Ariane is still pursuing her work on the issue of sex trafficking in Portland
and hopes to collaborate with the local nonprofit, Compassion First, to produce a
documentary about the issue in the upcoming year.
Miranda DeVore - $500
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I am currently in the process of completing my student teaching at David Douglas High
School with their art department, which will last through June. I will be graduating this
August from Lewis & Clark Graduate school of Education and Counseling with a Master of
Arts Degree in Art Education with an endorsement in ESOL. I have just started the process
of applying for positions and hope that I will start as a new teacher some where here in
Oregon this coming fall. Thank you all for your support in this endeavor and I hope that the
next group of girls you help inspire to accomplish their goals have as positive of an
experience as I've had.
Josi Fettig $1000 Schooling, Business
I have used my college experience to land me a job working in the accounting
department of Precision Countertops; working with a team of 5 other women processing
accounts, comparing retail and company figures, and billing accounts on a daily basis. I
work in the corporate office that handles all accounts from California, Oregon, Idaho,
Montana, Washington, and Alaska. I love my job and moved up very quickly taking on
more responsibility than ever before. I accepted a volunteer position through my work to
be the events coordinator for employee appreciation events; where I will coordinate
catering and locations for company events. I look forward to working with the directors
and managers of my company on these events using my experience in catering and
networking through working at my parents deli "Jacs Deli and Frozen Custard".
I moved from my home in Newberg with my family to my own apartment where I live
with my dog Jasper I recently rescued from the humane society. When I am not
working, I am training and working with Jasper to become more comfortable with
people, social situations, and other dogs.
I am still very involved in the Newberg Community and am serving as the volunteer
coordinator for the Newberg Old Fashioned Day Festival. I also attend some of the
WOW events that I feel will help give me great life lessons and experience to drive my
career path forward.
Michaela Bailey 503-333-0667 – $2000 Family and Human services
Things are going well for me! I am staying VERY busy, as usual! I am finishing up my junior year at the
University of Oregon and as House Manager at the Trinity House. I am in the Family and Human Services-
Early Childhood Emphasis program at the U of O, and I have decided to focus on early childhood. I am also
minoring in Special Education. Through my program, I have interned at three different sites in Eugene this
year. In the fall, I was interning at Relief Nursery, which is an early intervention program for child abuse and
neglect prevention. Here I worked in the classroom with the three-year-olds. In the winter, I interned at Pearl
Buck Preschool, which is a preschool for children whose parents have disabilities. Some of the children here
have developmental delays and disabilities, but not all of them. I worked in the two-year-old classroom. For
my spring term site, I have been working at Youth For Christ in the Parent Life program, which is a program
for teen parents. I have been teaching parenting classes, planning events and fundraisers, and been able to
connect with the teen parents. Next year, I will continue with Youth For Christ in their teen parent program
all year long and complete a senior project there. I am on track to graduate in the spring of 2016 and hope to
find a job working with young children and teen parents somewhere in the Portland area after I graduate.
In November, my friend Lindsey found out she was in remission and cancer free! She is now doing well and
continuing to recover more and more every day. Lindsey and I are moving into an apartment in
Eugene together this summer and will live together next year during the school year as well. I will stay in
Eugene this summer to take a couple classes and work.
Alice Queriolo $3000 (civil engineering)
Since the scholarship dinner last year I have graduated from the University of Portland.
Over the summer I had a civil engineering internship with the city of McMinnville and I am
currently looking for my first 'real' engineering job.
I am also recovering from an unexpected medical event. In October I was diagnosed with a
brain tumor and there were some complications during surgery. So I have been busy with
outpatient therapies over the last couple of months but they are going well and I hope to
start working in a few months.
Shanna Brownlee - $5000
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Since winning the WOW scholarship I have been very dedicated to my studies. I have
received straight As throughout the GFU nursing program and continue to push myself
scholastically. I hope to learn as much as I can within Nursing. I started clinicals last fall
and was at WIllamete Valley Medical helping patients on med surg. This term I am at
Newberg Providence. I have been able to learn many new tasks and skills. I have placed
IVs, placed catheters, hung IV bags, wound care, witnessed OR surgery, and have written
countless care plans. I have been thrilled to experience all that I have thus far.
Next year is my senior year and I will be placed in a practicum somewhere. I am hoping to
get the opportunity to work in ICU or ER. After Senior year I hope to pass my NCLEX with
flying colors and hopefully get a job within Legacy, Providence, or OHSU.
Personally I have been very busy enjoying life along with studying hard. I took a trip to
Napa, Hawaii, Mexico, and have been also focusing on being healthy! I have adopted a
gluten free diet and have also gotten very involved with spin/cycling. I also have been
volunteering with Classic Wine Auction. I am on their committee for Corks + Forks and our
event will be held June 11th! This spring and summer I hope to find time for golf and more
out door activities like hiking.
Though nursing takes up a lot of my time and energy I have been enjoying the process and
thank everyone who has helped me get to where I am today!
Thank you again for the support!