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2009 Social Science Department Scholarship Winners

Amanda Colegrove

Amanda Colegrove is currently enrolled as a full-time student at GRCC with a major in Geography. She is planning on graduating from GRCC in 2009 and transferring to Aquinas College to further her education. Ms. Colegrove has taken GE132, GE281, GE210, GE253 and GE135 from the Social Sciences Department with each class resulting in high marks. She has also made the Dean’s List and is a Member of Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society. She feels that education is key in developing insight in how to create a better world.

Catherine McConnell

Catherine McConnell is currently enrolled as a full-time student at GRCC with a major in Geography and Global Studies. She is planning on graduating from GRCC in the summer of 2009 and transferring to Grand Valley State University to further her education. Ms. McConnell has taken PS110, HS250, GE135, HS102, HS295 and HS101 from the Social Sciences department with each class resulting in exleporary grades. She has also made the Dean’s List. As a result of the classes impact, Ms. McConnell has studied not only at GRCC but also at two other universities along with 5 country visitations. She is determined to learn as much about the world and the people in it as she can to make a difference with an ultimate goal of working as an international emergency relief aid.

Brendan LeJeune

Brendan LeJeune is currently enrolled as a full-time student at GRCC with a major in History. He is planning on graduating in 2010 and transferring to the University of Michigan to further his education. Mr. LeJeune has taken GE210, HS239, PS110, HS250 and PS202 from the Social Science Department with each class resulting in high marks. Mr. LeJeune has served our country in the Marine Corps for four years and decided to return to school after enlistment was up so he could get his college degree. After he achieves his History degree, he plans on returning to the Marine Corps as an Infantry officer and bring what he has learned to the military. He hopes to learn from the past and help to make sure those mistakes are not made again.