the SCHOLARSHIP FA LL 20 11 SCOOP SPARKing HOPE since 1984! BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2010-2011 Justin DeLille Board Chair Lisa Brown Debra Broyles Gwendy Lefforge, Jennifer Forrest, Glenda Justin DeLille , SPSF NWA Board Chair, and X, Doris Cordes, Ralph Nesson, Marcia McCain Jennifer Cain Graves, Kim Sharpe, Tressa Horton and Wendy Erik Rivadeneyra from Johnson & Johnson Ruth Collier Teal from CitiScapes Magazine Doris Cordes Single Parent Scholarship Fund of ious Spark of Hope awards. After- Thomas Alan Jacoway Memorial Dr. Karen Hodges Northwest Arkansas (SPSF NWA) held ward, DeLille and Dilday announced a Scholarship; Scot Ripple, Lois M. Fry Frank Johnson its annual Spark of Hope celebration program to pilot this fall, pairing Memorial Scholarship; Paula Shana Kasparek Thursday, June 16, 2011 at the Fa- scholarship recipients with members Thomsen-Perez, Lois J. Imhoff Single George Knight yetteville Town Center. Approxi- from the business community for Parent Scholarship; Sjah Short, Matt Machen mately 350 guests gathered for a career advising. Elaine M. Longer Endowed Scholar- Marcia McCain cocktail reception before the 7 p.m. ship; Caren Carrothers, Forsythe Sarah McCarter Scholarship recipient Brittney Peace program hosted by Jake McBride from Family Endowed Scholarship; Katy Kyle Mooty presented the second annual Suppor- Kix 104 and Laine Baker from KNWA Stonesifer, Willard and Pat Walker Carolyn Rehbock tive Employer Award to her employer Today. The Spark of Hope celebrates Endowed Scholarship; Jazmin Donna Samples HP Engineering, Inc. Accepting on the success of the year’s scholarship Harmon, Alford Sherman Endowed Deniece Smiley behalf of HP Engineering was Presi- campaign from corporate and individ- Scholarship; Kelly Story, Richard F. Chris Smith dent Bill Hodge. ual giving. The 2011 Spark of Hope Cooper Endowed Scholarship; Char- John Stare raised more than $360,000 for schol- McBride and Baker introduced guest lene Dodd, Community Hope En- Joanna Taylor arships. speakers Jeff Parmer, SPSF NWA dowed Scholarship John Threet Brandy Tuft scholarship recipient; Kayla Main, SPSF NWA Board Chair Justin DeLille Guests dined on a delectable meal of Sofia Vawter daughter of graduate Beth Main; and and Executive Director Jody Dilday Filet Mignon and Crab Cake with Pam Yarberry Pamela Center, SPSF NWA graduate. honored the organization’s founder Fume Blanc sauce, prepared by Ralph Nesson, founding board mem- Board Members Dr. Karen Hodges Southern Hospitality Management. bers (Marcia McCain, Doris Cordes, and John Threet announced the 2011 Ruth Collier, Jan Judy, the late Elaine Liquor World sponsored the cocktail Endowed Scholarship Awards: McNeil, the late Lois Fry, the late Meghan McConnell, Charlotte Lang- hour and evening with an in-kind INSIDE THIS Charlotte Forsythe and the late Lois worthy Forsythe Endowed Scholar- donation of wine, and the musical ISSUE: Imhoff), CitiScapes Magazine and ship; Nancy Grizzle, Diane Blair Me- stylings of Don’t Stop Please enter- Johnson & Johnson with the prestig- morial Scholarship; Kristie Hamilton, tained guests during the reception. Events 2-3 Student Spotlight 4 Thanks to our 2011 Scholarship Campaign Sponsors! Program News Presenting Summa Cum Laude 5 Board Spotlight 5 Magna Cum Laude Calendar 6 Cum Laude Dean’s List Tyson Family Foundation Graduate Acosta, AAUW, Berryville Professional Women, Baum Foundation, Domino Sugar, General Mills, Kiwanis of Springdale, Ozarks Electric, NWA Newspapers PAGE 2 Events ROCK THE RUNWAY The 3rd An- nual Rock the Runway for Education for Education proved why This third-party event is a crowd this event has favorite, and we look forward to become one Rock the Runway for Education of the most 2012, which will be part of the new awaited in Northwest Arkansas! NWA Fashion Week next Spring. Coordinator Tammy York with Thank you Gatsby Events produces nothing to Tammy short of a New York style runway Y o r k , with fashion that even Gossip Girl Ryan Gill, would be proud of! all the sponsors Guests included supporter Elaine and the Longer, shown above with friends, countless making a girls’ night at Rock the volunteer year’s Rock the Runway for Runway, and our friends at DR De- models, Education earned nearly $17,000, sign Firm (photo at right) who coor- designers, boutiques, restaurants, and from that, a donation was made dinated event promotions. This supporters and guests who made to SPSF NWA. “Education this event a SUCCESS for SPSF NWA! is not the filling Serving Up Scholarships! Local restaurants offer a great venue for spreading aware- favorite Hugo’s donated of a pail, ness about a cause. For several years, SPSF NWA has held 15% of meals after 5 Eat Out for Scholarships one month each year with several p.m. but local restaurants. In order to grow this program, “Serving Up Scholarships” was born, and SPSF NWA will be holding Next up, Hjem Restau- SPSF NWA Graduate LaDeana Duncan rant on the Fayetteville with kids Sir and Justice at U.S. Pizza restaurant nights at all your local favorites throughout the the lighting year! square will support SPSF NWA with 15% of sales each Tuesday in September On April 20, U.S. Pizza on Dickson Street donated 10% of going to SPSF NWA! of a fire.‛ all sales to support SPSF NWA! Every Tuesday night in May, Café Delta Soul on Mission and Crossover also con- W.B. Yeats tributed 10% of sales to scholarships. And on May 4, local Throughout July and August, SPSF NWA promoted raffle ticket sales for the Cox Suite at Arvest Ballpark. Cox do- nated their ballpark digs for the August 20 Naturals game to SPSF NWA for this event. The prize package included Wendy Stouffer (left) with her mother Barbara Dinning and sister 15 tickets to the game, 4 VIP parking passes, and a ball- park style dinner for the whole crew! SPSF NWA’s first Mother’s Day Campaign, not only raised The winner was drawn at the August 14 SPSF NWA board several hundred dollars for scholarships, but recognized meeting. Thanks to Cox, George Knight, along with his amazing women in a special and unique way. Through- family and friends had a great time at the game and en- out the months of April and May, supporters made a $10 joyed the opportunity to mingle with the fine folks at Events donation to SPSF NWA and sent in a photo of the “Mom” Cox. The raffle earned $1,200 for scholarships! THANK in their life. We posted these photos and sentiments in a YOU COX for partnering with SPSF NWA in such a crea- special “THANKS MOM” section on the SPSF NWA web- tive way to raise scholarship dollars! site. PAGE 3 SAVE THE DATE! EVENT DETAILS Events October 15, 2011 Gator Golf, Fayetteville Flights at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE Hole Sponsorships—$200 Team Sponsorship—$50 (sponsor an SPSF Family to play!) REGISTRATION Teams of Four—$60 Forms and Online link available at www.spsfnwa.org/events CONTACT Anne Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. "After the verb the Social Scene... SPSF NWA is offering a “trilogy” of socials to introduce new friends and supporters to ‘To Love,’ the organization. In January, we held the very first Scholarship Social at West End. In April, we hosted a gathering at Savor, and in August, we held the final Scholarship ‘To Help’ Social of 2011 at Powerhouse Seafood and Grill. From 5 to 7 p.m., guests socialized with SPSF NWA supporters, including board members, community leadership council, is the SPSF NWA recipients, graduates and staff. These “after-hours” affairs are a most great way to engage co-workers and friends with SPSF NWA in a cas- ual setting. A $10 donation at the door provided complimentary beer beautiful and wine to all attendees. Sponsorships for the 2012 Scholarship Social series are available. Sponsors will have exclusivity for these verb events, with the opportunity to welcome guests and provide informa- tion about your business. Please contact email@example.com if inter- ested. in the Annetta Young, Lori Slane, Teresa Williamson, Paige Zaloudek & Jeromie Hale world.‛ Bertha THANK YOU! Thanks to our friends at Campus Bookstore, SPSF NWA scholarship recipient Justina VonSuttner Arriaza was awarded $300 towards textbooks for the Spring 2011 semester. Justina studies nursing at NorthWest Arkansas Community College. Congrats, Justina! And a big THANK YOU to Campus Bookstore for offering SPSF NWA recipients an addi- tional discount on their textbook purchases at their Fayetteville and Rogers locations. Your contribution and sup- port and creates better, brighter futures for single parent families! Campus Bookstore Locations: Fayetteville—624 West Dickson Street Rogers—2600 West Hudson Rd., Ste. C Events PAGE 4 Student meet KRISTI than I did while I was pregnant with excited to see me and comes running Spotlight him, which I never thought was possi- ble! up to me with a heartfelt kiss and hug to follow. Melts my heart every time! My ultimate dream day... I value education because… Have a ME day! I would love to be No one in my family has any educa- able to wake up, sit outside while tion past high school. My mother drinking a cup of coffee, go work out, only made it through middle school. and then go and get a mani/pedi/ While she may be doing well for her- massage!! That would be heavenly :) self now, raising me was financially a huge struggle. She, too, was a single I heard about SPSF NWA through… mom, which often led to working 2 or Child’s Name and Age… My aunt received the scholarship even 3 jobs at any given time. She did Jackson Priesmeyer - age 2 through SPSF Benton County. She said ‚While we try School Attending and career path… it was a huge blessing and encouraged what she had to do so we could sur- vive, but our time together suffered me to apply for it! John Brown University - Organizational tremendously. I want to make sure I to teach Management I find my inspiration in... don't struggle like she had to. I value every second I get to spend with my Current place of employment… My past and how far I've come, re- munchkin, and an education is a our children McDonald's gardless of the circumstances thrown at me. I'm able to look back and say, proven way to help make sure I get to Something that has surprised me spend as much time with him as pos- "Wow! I've come a really long way! If I about motherhood… sible! all about life, How strong your love for your child is. did all that, what I'm facing now should be a piece of cake!" One word to sum me up… You always hear people talk about how BLESSED! much they love their children, but you My favorite part of the day… our children never truly understand until you have Is when I get off of work and pick Jack- your own. I love Jackson more now son up from school. He is ALWAYS so teach us what life SUMMER OF FUN! is all about.‛ Angela Schwindt SPSF NWA Graduate Andrea Mutzhaus Makenzie Price and Dalton Hamilton at the Scholarship Strike Out Sophia and Isabel Pacheco with Sierra with son Jaden, Carolyn Rehbock & Jody Montgomery at Family Movie Day Dilday at the Graduation Open House SPSF NWA is SO MUCH MORE than scholarships! We not their kids joined staff and volunteers to watch Disney’s Tan- only offer quality personal and career development train- gled and snack on theater-style popcorn! What a treat! ings, but we also provide opportunities for FUN every For some back-to-school FUN, SPSF NWA hosted the Schol- chance we get! arship Strike Out at Arvest Ballpark August 8. Approximately Parenting is a master juggling act, and we know that fun 100 scholarship recipients, kids, and SPSF NWA staff and activities often take a backseat to running kids to school, volunteers cheered on the Naturals and participated in on- work, and providing all the essentials for daily life. That’s field activities. Dalton Hamilton, son of recipient Kristi Ham- where we come in! Staff at SPSF NWA are thrilled to util- ilton even threw out the first pitch! ize connections through our organization to benefit our During the pre-game festivities, all school-aged children of scholarship families. current recipients received a “mini scholarship” or stipend In May, we held our first Graduation Open House. SPSF for school supplies sponsored by the Walmart/SAM’s Club NWA board members and leadership council congratu- Foundation. Support lated spring grads with a cake and punch reception at the Other activities offered to recipients each year include tick- SPSF NWA office. ets to Walton Arts Center productions, riding in the U of A This summer, SPSF NWA hosted Family Movie Day at the Homecoming parade and participating at SPSF NWA’s Golf- Fayetteville Public Library. Scholarship recipients and toberfest. PAGE 5 J O H N S TA R E CHRIS SMITH Board Company/Title: Johnson and Johnson 2005 – Present. Director of Sales Company/Title: Walmart Senior Sourcing Manager – 9 Spotlight Hometown and/or when you Years moved to NWA: 2010 Merchandising Excel- Originally from Cleveland, OH lence Award (Buyer of the and with my career Jeannie and I Year) have bounced around the Mid- Hometown and/or when you west, most recently living in Indi- moved to NWA: anapolis prior to moving to Rogers in July 2008. Newport, Arkansas. Married to: Jeannie Stare (SPSF NWA CLC) Moved to NWA 1999 to attend the University of Arkansas Kids: Mac (12) and Colin (10) Married to: Tiffany Smith Hobbies: Pets: 1 dog (Darth) The family and I are very active in sports and fitness. We Hobbies: are a big baseball and football family and exercise as a fam- Riding my motorcycle and spending time with family and ily several times per week both outdoors, swimming and in friends. our home gym. Why did you get involved with SPSF NWA? Why did you get involved with SPSF NWA? My mother was a single parent who had me at the age of The original connection was a past business relationship 16. My grandmother encouraged her to finish high school between J&J and SPSF, but after meeting with Jody and and go to college. My mother followed in her footsteps Anne felt an immediate connection and felt our partnership could go/grow to a much higher level. and became a teacher. My grandmother raised me (from ‚The birth until I moved to college) so that my mother could What inspires you the most about the families we serve? focus on her education and start a career. beautiful For me it’s all about the positive domino effect our work What inspires you the most about the families we serve? thing produces. We help one single parent and it immediately To see so many single parents who are committed to helps their children and I believe will impact generations breaking all obstacles in order to provide a better life for that follow. I believe it not only serves a financial need but their children. They have chosen to take the path less also helps reinforce the work ethic and value system that traveled and in doing so motivate their children and fami- about will be engrained in that family and everyone they touch. lies to be even stronger. learning, State of the PROGRAM... is that no one As we begin the beneficiaries in your life insur- field. Both will attend a one-hour another aca- demic year, ance policy. training session, which will include an overview of the program, goals can take it New PROgram Single Parent Scholarship Fund of and guidelines. Following the train- Northwest Arkansas is poised and SPSF NWA will be piloting a new program this fall, designed to add ing, PROs will be introduced to their away ready to offer single parents encour- assigned students, and together they support beyond the scholarship for agement and access to higher educa- tion thanks to a generous gift from a our recipients, as well as a meaning- will agree upon a date to meet for a one-hour advising session. from you.‛ ful way to engage new volunteers in loyal donor, and a new program on the horizon. the mission of our organization. Students will utilize their time with B.B. King Members of our Student Support the PRO to learn about working con- Gift In late June, SPSF NWA received Committee, which include Board ditions, day-to-day work duties, skills a donation of appreciated stock from Members, Community Leadership required for success, pathways to a long-time supporter (who wishes to Council members and Alumni, met promotion, and other opportunities remain anonymous). This incredible throughout the summer to design available in the field. The intention is gift, valued at more than $50,000, what will be known as the PRO to give students nearing graduation a will endow a full scholarship and (Professional Resource Opportu- glimpse into the real-life workday of strengthens our financial position in nity) Program. professionals who hold the degree these difficult economic times. The they are working towards. The PRO Program will utilize experi- donor who made this gift has created More details on the PRO Program, enced professionals in the commu- a lasting legacy. You can too, and it including how to get involved, are nity as advisors for current SPSF is simple to do. Consider leaving a portion of your estate to Single Par- ent Scholarship Fund through your NWA scholarship recipients. These volunteer advisors (PROs) and stu- dents will be matched according to listed on our website at: http:// www.spsfnwa.org/2011/08/pro - program. Program will or naming SPSF NWA as one of degree program or career September October December Calendar 5: SPSF NWA Office Closed 15: Spring Scholarship 1: Jingle Mingle, 6-9 p.m. Labor Day Holiday Deadline Scarpino’s, Fayetteville 16: 23-26: 6, 13, 20, 27: Golftoberfest SPSF NWA Office Closed Serving Up Scholarships Gator Golf, Fayetteville Christmas Holiday Hjem, Fayetteville Flights at 10 & 12:30 Dec. 30-Jan. 2: S T A F F Jody Dilday 25: SPSF NWA Office Closed Executive Director PRO Program, 2 p.m. November New Year Holiday The Jones Center 24-25: Carrie Montgomery SPSF NWA Office Closed Program Director Thanksgiving Holiday Anne Jackson Development Director Courtney Pacheco Spring 2011 Graduates Administrative Assistant Paula Alvarez Kaplan University Accounting Pamela Center University of Arkansas Elementary Education Kristie Hamilton NWACC Respiratory Therapy A D D R E S S 601 W. Dickson St., Ste. 2 Carole Haws University of Arkansas Social Work Fayetteville, AR 72701 Natasha Johnson NTI Practical Nursing P H O N E Andrea Mutzhaus University of Arkansas Elementary Education (479) 935.4888 Amanda Prince NWACC Assoc. of Science Business F A X (479) 439.1179 Dacia Robberson NWACC Associate of Science W E B S I T E Stephanie Seuyaphanh NWACC Associate of Science www.spsfnwa.org Kelly Story University of Arkansas Master of Arts in Teaching Paula Thomsen-Perez NWACC Associate of Science Stay Up-to-Date Melissa Veach NWACC Business Management with SPSF NWA Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Super Scholars SPSF NWA Blog (recipients with a 3.5 GPA and above for Spring 2011) @ www.spsfnwa.org Paula Alvarez Kiayanna Foster Patricia McClendon Kimberly Pease Desarie Alvis Angela Gonzalez Melissa McKee Amanda Prince Justina Arriaza Nancy Grizzle Ashly McPherson Cassie Reid Mandi Beesler Carole Haws Juliana Mendoza Scot Ripple Pamela Center Angie Johnson Andrea Mutzhaus Alaina Ryan-Hunt Tina Culley Jennifer Jones Sharon O’Grady Crystal Shoffit Charlene Dodd Shannon Kiger Tracy Pack Kathryn Stonesifer Christine Eckert David Klotzbuecher Brittney Peace Kelly Story SCHOLARSHIPS. 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