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NAHMA Educational Foundation Names 79 Scholars

The National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA)'s Educational Foundation has selected 79 student/residents to receive scholarships this year.


"The NAHMA foundation was very pleased with the strong application response that was received in 2016 and the outstanding overall quality of the applications we received. Our ability to fund these awards is a direct result of the generous and continuing support of our many donors. The foundation is truly grateful to each and every donor for their support," NAHMA foundation chairperson, Melissa Fish-Crane, said at the foundation dinner June 15.

Each individual scholarship is worth $2,500 and the total amount of money awarded this year is $197,500. Additionally, $2,000 will be donated to the Real Estate Management Department at Virginia Tech. This year's NAHMA scholars are from 23 different states and represent 13 different Affordable Housing Management Associations (AHMAs). The scholarship program received more completed applications this year than in any of the previous 10 years the program has been in existence.

Over the life of the program, more than $931,500 worth of scholarships have been provided to worthy student/residents. The NAHMA Educational Foundation is very pleased to have been able to create this legacy supporting resident academic achievement for the betterment of communities across the country. 

The 2016/2017 scholars, including their community, management company, school, grade and major, are listed according to their AHMA. 

AHMA East Texas
Ryan Reichert
Fawn Ridge Apartments, The Woodlands, Texas
LEDIC Realty Company
Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas
Freshman
Major: Biomedical Sciences

AHMA IA/NE
Christopher Brent 
Chandler Point, Bellevue, Neb.
Seldin Company
Metropolitan Community College, Kansas City, Mo.
Sophomore
Major: Welding Technology

AHMA of Washington
Isidro Garcia-Hipolito 
Sterling Meadows, Bellingham, Wash.
Mercy Housing
University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.
Freshman
Major: Biology

Abdirisak Mohamud 
New Holly, Seattle, Wash.
Impact Property Management (Seattle Housing Authority)
University of Washington, Bothell, Wash.
Junior
Major: Business

Crystal Morales
Sterling Meadows, Bellingham, Wash.
Mercy Housing
Western Washington University, Bellingham, Wash.
Freshman
Major: Elementary Education

AHMA-NCH
Sharofiddin Abdugapparov 
Victoria Green Apartments, Hercules, Calif.
Eden Housing
Undecided
Freshman
Major: Computer Science

Anne Averell
Opportunity Center, Palo Alto, Calif.
The John Stewart Company
De Anza College, Cupertino, Calif.
Graduate Student
Major: Undeclared

Brianna Banks-McLean 
Ponderosa Estates, Marin City, Calif.
The John Stewart Company
College of Marin, Kentfield, Calif.
Sophomore
Major: Undeclared

Heidy Beltran 
Arbor Apartments, San Jose, Calif.
DKD Property Management Company
San Francisco State University, San Francisco, Calif.
Graduate Student
Major: Health Sciences

Yixing Chen
Twin Pines Community, Davis, Calif.
Mutual Housing
Sacramento City College, Sacramento, Calif.
Freshman
Major: Biology

Bishal Gautan
Webster Woods Apartments, Palo Alto, Calif.
Palo Alto Housing
University of California, Santa Barbara, Calif.
Sophomore
Major: Chemistry

Elilita Geletu
10th & Mission Family Housing, San Francisco, Calif.
Mercy Housing
California State University, Long Beach, Calif.
Freshman
Major: Aerospace Engineering

Liana Gevorkyan
1101 Howard Street Apartments, San Francisco, Calif.
Mercy Housing
City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, Calif.
Junior
Major: Nursing

Hien Ha
Kukui Gardens, Honolulu, Hawaii
Ecumenical Association for Housing Inc.
Honolulu Community College, Honolulu, Hawaii
Senior
Major: Math Education

Gabriela Huerta 
Moonridge, Half Moon Bay, Calif.
MidPen Housing
California State University East Bay, Hayward, Calif.
Freshman
Major: Political Science

Hyun Kye
801 Alma, Palo Alto, Calif.
Eden Housing
University of the Pacific, Stockton, Calif.
Junior
Major: Pharmacy

Vivian Lee 
Kukui Tower, Honolulu, Hawaii
Ecumenical Association for Housing Inc.
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii
Junior
Major: Business

Chau Nguyen 
Aster Park Apartments, Sunnyvale, Calif.
MidPen Housing
University of California, Davis, Calif.
Freshman
Major: English & International Relations

Paulina Nguyen
Aster Park Apartments, Sunnyvale, Calif.
MidPen Housing
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Freshman
Major: Biomedical Engineering

Harris Noori
Eden Baywood Apartments, Fremont, Calif.
Eden Housing
Ohlone College, Fremont, Calif.
Sophomore
Major: Political Science

Dylan Rosenzweig 
Mutual Housing at the Highlands, North Highlands, Calif.
Mutual Housing
Undecided
Freshman
Major: Undeclared

Hanaa Salha
Waldo Apartments, Palo Alto, Calif.
Palo Alto Housing 
West Valley College, Saratoga, Calif.
Freshman
Major: Interior Design

Kathleen Wright 
Garfield Park Village, Santa Cruz, Calif.
Christian Church Homes of Northern California
Cabrillo College, Aptos, Calif.
Graduate Student
Major: Digital Media

AHMA-PSW
Ruby Castillo
Las Lomas Gardens, La Habra, Calif.
G & K Management Co. Inc.
St. Norbert College, De Pere, Wis.
Sophomore
Major: Biology

Joline Morcos 
Los Lomas Gardens, La Habra, Calif.
G & K Management Co. Inc.
University of California, Riverside, Calif.
Sophomore
Major: Psychology

JAHMA
Alana Chmeil 
Princeton Community Village, Princeton, N.J.
Princeton Community Housing
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J.
Sophomore
Major: Nursing

Jonas Daniecki 
Princeton Community Village, Princeton, N.J.
Princeton Community Housing
Norwich University, Norwich Conn.
Senior
Major: Mechanical Engineering

Mary Ebong 
Princeton Community Village, Princeton, N.J.
Princeton Community Housing
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J.
Senior
Major: Human Resources Management

Cindy Guzman 
Princeton Community Village, Princeton, N.J.
Princeton Community Housing
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J.
Senior
Major: Human Resources Management

Vanessa Guzman 
Princeton Community Village, Princeton, N.J.
Princeton Community Housing
Farleigh-Dickinson University, Teaneck, N.J.
Senior
Major: Finance

Daniel Hanna
Princeton Community Village, Princeton, N.J.
Princeton Community Housing
The College of New Jersey, Trenton, N.J.
Freshman
Major: Computer Engineering

Joshua Hsieh 
Princeton Community Village, Princeton, N.J.
Princeton Community Housing
Stockton University, Galloway, N.J.
Freshman
Major: Health Science

Roger Licairac
Baylor Arms, Moorestown, N.J.
MEND Inc.
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J.
Graduate Student
Majors: Mathematics, Economics and Statistics

Christian Nazario
Princeton Community Village, Princeton, N.J.
Princeton Community Housing
Laboratory Institute of Merchandizing, New York, N.Y.
Senior
Major: Fashion Merchandising

MAHMA
Fatoumata Barry
Columbus, Ohio
Community Properties of Ohio
Columbus State Community College, Columbus, Ohio
Sophomore
Major: Social and Human Services

NEAHMA
Raesheena Adams-Small 
West End Place, Boston, Mass.
Maloney Properties
Bunker Hill Community College, Boston, Mass.
Sophomore
Major: Nursing

Sydney Anzellotti
Fresh Water Pond, Enfield, Conn.
SHP Management Corp.
Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, Conn.
Sophomore
Major: Nursing

Ashia Aubourg 
808 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, Mass.
WinnResidential
Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.
Junior
Major: Food Study

Lydia Bosque-Hamilton 
Mountain View Terrace, Stoneham, Mass.
Atlantic Tambone Management
University of Connecticut, Storrs, Conn.
Freshman
Major: Nursing

Andres Brito 
Wiggin Village Apartments, Providence, R.I.
WinnResidential
University of Rhode Island, Kingston, R.I.
Senior
Major: Kinesiology

Guan Xing Chen 
Charles Newtown, Boston, Mass.
WinnResidential
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass.
Freshman
Major: Physics

Iouliana Chifrina 
West End Place, Boston, Mass.
Maloney Properties
Bunker Hill Community College, Boston, Mass.
Graduate Student
Major: Medical Interpreter

Paulette Ford 
Camfield Estates, Boston, Mass.
Peabody Properties Inc.
Bunker Hill Community College, Boston, Mass.
Freshman
Major: Biomedical Engineering

William Grimes 
Marcus Garvey Apartments, Boston, Mass.
SHP Management Corp.
New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, Mass.
Freshman
Major: Jazz

Jacqueline Furtado-Cole 
Mount Pleasant Apartments, Somerville, Mass.
Peabody Properties Inc.
Lesley University, Cambridge, Mass.
Junior
Major: Human Services

Audrey Gagne 
Bixby Brockton, Brockton, Mass.
Peabody Properties Inc.
Massasoit Community College, Brockton, Mass.
Sophomore
Major: Business Administration

Libin Huang
Charles Newtown, Charlestown, Mass.
WinnResidential
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass.
Sophomore
Major: Mechanical Engineering

Christina Johnson 
Mishawum Park, Charlestown, Mass.
Peabody Properties Inc.
Bay State College, Boston, Mass.
Junior
Major: Nursing

Billy Kan 
Mishawum Park, Charlestown, Mass.
Peabody Properties Inc.
Boston College, Boston, Mass.
Freshman
Major: Business

Jake MacMillan 
Village at Brookline, Brookline, Mass.
WinnResidential
Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, Mass.
Sophomore
Major: Criminal Justice

Kristina McAvoy 
Greenwoods, Brockton, Mass.
First Realty Management Corp.
Stonehill College, Easton, Mass.
Junior
Major: Environmental Science

Matthew Mills 
Taunton Gardens, Taunton, Mass.
First Realty Management Corp.
University of New Hampshire, Durham, N.H.
Sophomore
Major: Biomedical Sciences

Fiona Mwariama 
Fairways Community Apartments, Worcester, Mass.
First Realty Management Corp.
Westfield State University, Westfield, Mass.
Senior
Major: Psychology

Ayida Nazaire 
Fresh Pond Apartments, Cambridge, Mass.
The Schochet Companies
The New School, New York, N.Y.
Sophomore
Major: Fashion Design

Kelseigh Ryan 
Mishawum Park, Charlestown, Mass.
Peabody Properties Inc.
Stonehill College, Easton, Mass.
Junior
Major: Marketing

Mary Sanchez
Brookside Estates, New Haven, Conn.
Interstate Realty Management Company
University of New Haven, New Haven, Conn.
Senior
Major: Interior Design

Jenny Trinh 
Charles Newtown, Charlestown, Mass.
WinnResidential
Boston University, Boston, Mass.
Junior
Major: Business Administration

Roselvi Valdez-Gonzalez
Canterbury Place, Roslindale, Mass.
First Realty Management Corp.
Bunker Hill Community College, Boston, Mass.
Sophomore
Major: Paralegal

Terry Voong 
Charles Newtown, Charlestown, Mass.
WinnResidential
Simmons College, Boston, Mass.
Senior
Major: Nursing

Juxhin Xhuxha 
Brandywyne Village, Boston, Mass.
First Realty Management Corp.
University of Massachusetts, Boston, Mass.
Graduate Student
Major: Finance

Jeffrey Xie 
Castle Square Apartments, Boston, Mass.
WinnResidential
Boston College, Boston, Mass.
Freshman
Major: Finance

Jia Ye
Charles Newtown, Charlestown, Mass.
WinnResidential
Columbia University, New York, N.Y.
Junior
Major: Physics

NYAHMA
Robert Israel 
Spring Creek Towers, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Grenadier Management Inc.
Binghamton University, Binghamton, N.Y.
Sophomore
Major: Undeclared

PennDel AHMA
Raven Black
Washington Square Apartments, Harrisburg, Penn.
Arbor Management
Penn State University, University Park, Penn.
Graduate Student
Major: Pre-Nursing

Ashley Pugh
Venice Ashby I, Bristol, Penn.
Community Realty Management
Kutztown University, Kutztown, Penn.
Sophomore
Major: Criminal Justice

Jessica Sharkey 
Regency Park Apartments, Coatesville, Penn.
Interstate Realty Management Company
Delaware County Community College, Media, Penn.
Freshman
Major: Theater

Merwah Shinwari 
Stoney Brook, Claymont, Del.
Arbor Management
University of Delaware, Newark, Del.
Sophomore
Major: Pre-Pharmacy

Rocky AHMA
Sean Aaron
Suncrest Apartments, Provo, Utah
Management Community Housing Services Inc.
Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
Graduate Student
Major: Clinical Psychology

Michelle Miller
Willow Place, Loveland, Colo.
Housing Authority of the City of Loveland
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colo.
Senior
Major: Social Work

Mysti Rasmussen 
Black Hills Apartments, St. George, Utah
Management Community Housing Services Inc.
Dixie State University, St. George, Utah
Senior
Major: Psychology

Michael Scott 
Suncrest Apartments, Provo, Utah
Management Community Housing Services Inc.
Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
Freshman
Major: Nursing

Casey Whiteman 
Village Gardens, Casper, Wyo.
Property Management Inc. 
Western Governors University, Salt Lake City, Utah
Sophomore
Major: Education

SAHMA
Christopher Jones 
Ashton Pointe, Monroe, Ga.
Ambling Management
Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Ala.
Freshman
Major: Environmental Science

Justin Jones
Bailey Lane Apartments, Vanceboro, N.C.
Westminster Company
East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C.
Junior
Major: Criminal Justice

Joyce Kane-McGhee
Kensington Forest, Powell, Tenn.
Emerald Housing Partners
Undecided
Sophomore
Major: Applied Psychology

Ciara Leslie 
Valley Garden Apartments, Huntsville, Ala.
Oxford Properties
University of Alabama, Huntsville, Ala.
Freshman
Major: Undeclared

Mackenna Martinsen 
EME Apartments, Charleston, S.C.
Southern Development Management Company
Art Institute of Charleston, Charleston, S.C.
Freshman
Major: Interior Design

Shameka Turpin
Abbey Lane Apartments, Winter Haven, Fla.
Interstate Realty Management Company
Polk State College, Winter Haven, Fla.
Graduate Student
Major: Nursing

SW-AHMA

Michelle Marlow
Lakeshore, Claremore, Okla.
Interstate Realty Management Company
Northcentral University, Prescott Valley, Ariz.
Graduate Student
Major: Marriage and Family Therapy
 


About the NAHMA Educational Foundation
The NAHMA Educational Foundation is organized and operated exclusively as a Section 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Founded in October 1994, the NAHMA Educational Foundation works to assist residents of federally subsidized housing as they strive to enhance their lives, job opportunities and children's futures. Its mission is also to enhance the livability and standing of communities managed by NAHMA member companies nationwide. For more information, visithttp://www.nahma.org/about/educational-foundation.

About NAHMA
NAHMA is the leading voice for affordable housing management, advocating on behalf of multifamily property managers and owners whose mission is to provide quality affordable housing. NAHMA supports legislative and regulatory policy that promotes the development and preservation of decent and safe affordable housing, is a vital resource for technical education and information and fosters strategic relations between government and industry. Founded in 1990, NAHMA's membership today includes the industry's most distinguished multifamily owners and management companies. Visitwww.nahma.org for more information.

For more information about the scholarship program, contact Dr. Bruce W. Johnson, scholarship program administrator, at bwjec@comcast.net or at 215-262-4230.

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