CU senior honored with International Student Scholarship

Vinetta Stanton, an international student from St. Andrew's, Grenada, has been awarded the CU International Student Scholarship. Funding for the $1,000 scholarship was raised through the first International Scholarship Banquet held in September.

In recommending Stanton, a senior majoring in international languages, for the scholarship, Ronna Vanderslice, Ed.D., Dean of the School of Education and Behavioral Sciences, described Stanton as organized, reliable, determined, motivated and intelligent and referred to her as "an asset as well as an ambassador for Cameron." Summing up her recommendation, Vanderslice said, "Vinetta is a great role model to her peers."

Stanton attended St. Joseph's Convent High School and T.A. Marryshow Community College in Grenada before attending CU. Since arriving in fall 2006, she has earned an overall grade point average of 3.64. Stanton received the Outstanding English Composition award, presented by the Department of English and Foreign Languages, in Spring 2007 and was invited to join the Beta Omicron chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society. 

As current president of the International Club, Stanton strives to instill club members "with a greater sense of community service through such activities as organizing a clothes drive for the Salvation Army and working with the Success by Six program, which involves reading to children."

She is currently a student worker in the School of Education and Behavioral Sciences and has previously worked as a tutor with the Upward Bound and Open Doors programs and as a lab assistant and tutor at the Language Learning Center.

The CU International Student Scholarship is awarded based on a combination of academics, merit, extracurricular activities and financial need. Eligible applicants must attend CU on an F-1 visa, must remain full-time student and must possess an overall academic of 3.0 or higher grade point average (GPA).

For more information about CU programs for international students, contact Marcella Gustafson, International Student Admissions Counselor, at 591-8019 or mgustafson@cameron.edu.

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November 18, 2008

PR#08-210