Brown Family Scholarship Winner

As her final duty as Chair of the Scholarship Committee, Meg Solera introduced the latest Brown Family Scholarship winner, Justin Gunn. The scholarship was established with funds contributed a long time Rotarian and the father of current Rotarian Judge Craig Brown and benefits students from the Emily K Center.

Justin Gunn has been attending the Pioneer Scholars program (for elementary grade students) and then the Scholars to College program (for high school students) at the Emily K Center since he was in the third grade. He is a graduate of Jordan HS, and will be attending Williams College in Mass. and plans to study Political Science. Williams is always listed as a top five liberal arts college nationally. From left to right in the photo are Judge Brown, Adam Eigenrauch, Ex. Dir. of the Emily K Center, Rotarian Kim Suarez (Development Dir at the Durham Nativity School) and incoming Rotary scholarship liaison to the Emily K Center, Camille Wilson, Emily K Center Associate Director of College Readiness, Justin Gunn, Robin Gunn (mother of recipient),  and Meg Solera.

Adam gave an update of the current fundraising campaign at the Emily K Center and there plans for expansion. Camille updated us on the work of prior Brown Family recipients. Of those who have graduated, one teaches in Texas and is working on her Master’s in Education at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, another is a science lab technician, and a third works in Durham at a law office. The rest are on schedule to graduate from college and are doing well. The scholarship has definitely made an impact on the lives of these students and their future career opportunities.

Congratulations to Justin, the dedicated professionals at the Emily K Center, the Scholarship Committee and all those who contributed to this successful program.

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