Each year, the Tangipahoa Professional Women’s Organization awards scholarships to deserving Tangipahoa Parish women to help them pursue an education that will enable them to be part of this parish’s growing women’s workforce.
Dozens of women filled the Event Center LaMaison Celebrazione in Hammond with laughter, congratulations and words of encouragement at the Tangipahoa Professional Women’s spring luncheon Wednesday, where 15 people got scholarships to further their education.
Nichole Liuzza, president of the organization, said the luncheon brings women together from a range of careers including health care professionals, business owners and elected officials.
“Networking has always been something I’m passionate about,” Luizza said. “So getting to put all of these women in a room together to uplift each other and make connections is an honor.”
After the women filed through the buffet line and sat down with their meals, KeAndra Anderson, president elect and scholarship committee chair, announced the names of the scholarship winners.
The 15 women who won $1,000 awards toward their education are:
Jena Anderson, marketing student at Southeastern Louisiana Universty
Tiffany Bel, criminal justice graduate student at SLU
Carrie Benitez, marketing student at SLU
Emily Browning, masters student at University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Emily Carter, occupational therapy student at the University of South Alabama in Mobile
Breanna Dominguez, junior marketing student at SLU
Adariuna Evans, child development student at SLU
Maria Guay, English writing student at Mississippi College
Ashlyn Harris, education graduate student at SLU
Whitney Jones, health care administration student at the University of Holy Cross
Ashley May, nursing student at Charity School of Nursing
Elizabeth McRae, biochemistry student at Mississippi College
Serenity O’Brian, criminal justice student at Belhaven University
Chloe Thames, middle school education student at SLU
Victoria Rocquin, strategic communication graduate student at SLU.
In a letter O’Brian wrote for the luncheon, she thanked the organization and the women within it for the opportunity the scholarship will give her. “Organizations like this serve to help women achieve their dreams,” she said.
As written By Caroline Savoie, Staff Writer in the Hammond Daily Star April 29, 2022
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