Peirce College Announces Paralegal Studies Scholarship Recipients
For Winners, Scholarship Solidifies the Path to Future Careers
For Immediate Release
PHILADELPHIA - January 23, 2007: Peirce College, a private, four-year, specialized institution providing practical, high quality degree programs to primarily working adult learners, today announced that Sally Brown, Yeadon, PA, Vivian Luckiewicz, Collingswood, NJ, Loreen Broderick, Oak Ridge, TN, and Risa Shiber, Cherry Hill, NJ, were honored with 2007 Paralegal Studies Program Scholarships.
The three-year-old scholarship program is designed to attract and reward first year paralegal students for their hard work and commitment to paralegal careers.
"Every year I am impressed by our fantastic scholarship applicant pool," said Edwin B. Miller, Professor and Faculty Chair, Paralegal Studies at Peirce College. "This year, once again, our candidates presented a remarkable level of excellence. They offered a strong sense of self and a clear vision of where they want to go with their careers.
Our top scholarship winner, Sally Brown, is an excellent student with a deep-seated interest in serving others. Her dedication to earning her paralegal bachelor's degree is almost unparalleled. She clearly understands that this degree will make a real difference in her life and we congratulate her," said Miller.
Ms. Brown, who is a licensed practical nurse at Fair Acres Geriatric Center in Lima, PA, recently graduated from a paralegal certificate program and joined the Peirce paralegal bachelor's program this past fall.
"This is such a gratifying experience, completing my degree," said Ms. Brown. "I attended Peirce years ago but at the time my goals were unclear. After many years as a nurse caring for long-term patients I know that earning my paralegal degree is a way to make an even bigger contribution. It is such a blessing to conclude what I began 20 years ago."
Additional Scholarship Recipients
Vivian Luckiewicz spent more than 20 years rising through the ranks at Klehr, Harrison, Harvey, Branzburg and Ellers, LLP, a Philadelphia-based law firm. Serving first as a legal secretary, she has come to understand that a formal paralegal degree will serve as a capstone to her on-the-job experience and will propel her even further.
"This is my dream, to finally achieve the one piece of my career that has been missing," said Luckiewicz. "I'm thrilled by the scholarship and I know I can do it."
Loreen Broderick, a long distance paralegal student from Oak Ridge, TN, wanted to earn a valuable bachelor's degree in order to further her paralegal career. But living in Tennessee, and far from urban cities like Knoxville or Chattanooga, limited her educational options.
"The Peirce online paralegal program is perfect for me," said Broderick. "Because the program is flexible, it is much easier to balance full time work, my children and school."
Risa Shiber, who has taught music in South Jersey religious schools, lived in Israel and worked with inventors and engineers in the high tech industry, understands the importance of a formal education.
"I've had great training in technology but I know I need more education - particularly on the legal side," said Shiber. "I've made the commitment to get back to school and I am thankful Peirce recognizes my effort."
About Peirce College
Peirce College offers bachelor's and associate degree programs in Business, Healthcare, Information Technology and Paralegal Studies. Peirce College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104 (phone: 267-284-5000). For more information about Peirce College, call 1.888.467.3472 or visit www.peirce.edu.
Contact: Jonathan Morein