Robert A Winn Memorial Scholarship
This year’s recipients of the Robert A. Winn Memorial Scholarships are Kristin Malatesta, Laura Strizzi, and Laurie Vroman. The scholarships are awarded annually to applicants who are accepted and registered as full time students in an accredited college, university or vocational school. All applicants must be either active or life members of the Department or Auxiliary or immediate family members.
Kristin Malatesta is a member of the Verdoy Auxiliary. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from UAlbany. After leaving the university she realized her true love lies in the medical profession; to that end she enrolled at Hudson Valley Community College and started vigorously working on the medical prerequisite courses necessary for acceptance into the radiology program. Kristin has been accepted into the Radiologic Technology Program at HVCC Hudson Valley Community College for the fall semester.
Laura Strizzi is the daughter of Craig and Anne Strizzi. Her father is a life member of the Verdoy Volunteer Fire Department. She is presently enrolled at Cazenovia College majoring in Health Care Management. She is committed to helping people in her lifetime; she enjoys caring for those in need and helping people feel better about their lives. Laura’s course load also includes business administration courses and it is her hope to merge both fields and become a hospital administrator.
Laurie Vroman is an active firefighter with the Verdoy Volunteer Fire Department. Laurie is an Air Force veteran and has an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice. She had every intention of becoming a police officer or investigator, but things don’t always go as planned and she had to change her career goals. She is presently enrolled in the University of Phoenix majoring in Business Administration with plans to graduate in July of 2015. Laurie works for the Department of Defense as a Management Assistant with plans to advance her career and become a Contracting Officer when she is finished with her BA degree.