Wheelock College Celebrates Braintree Scholar
Founded in 1888 and located in Boston, Massachusetts, Wheelock College is a private institution with the public mission of improving the quality of life for children and their families.
Wheelock College will celebrate Lisa Kriszun, a Braintree local, along with 17 other Passion for Action Scholars at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum on Nov. 16 from 6 p.m. - to 9 p.m.
The third Passion for Action Leadership Award Dinner will celebrate the positive social entrepreneurship of the Wheelock scholarship recipients. Dr. Carol R. Johnson, Superintendent of Boston Public Schools, and Dr. Linda N. Nathan, Founder and Co-Headmaster of Boston Arts Academy, will be honored with the 2011 Passion for Action Leadership Award. Karen Keating Ansara, co- founder of the Haiti Fund at the Boston Foundation, will present the keynote address.
Wheelock College’s four-year Passion for Action Scholarship Program is given to greater Boston area students who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to community service and involvement. Kriszun received Wheelock College’s highly selective Passion for Action Scholarship in 2008. She is currently a senior majoring in Elementary Education and Math & Science with a focus in Environmental Science.
Kriszun is originally from Berlin, Germany, where she went to the John F. Kennedy School. She moved to the United States in 2007 with her family and graduated from Newton South High School in 2008. Through the Passion for Action Scholarship Program, she participated in the Women’s Forum in New Hampshire, completed an internship at the Massachusetts Statehouse, and traveled to New Orleans and Guatemala City to expand her perspective as an informed leader.
The mission of the Passion for Action scholarship is to support students in learning to nurture and apply their passion to become leaders for positive change in their communities, the nation and the world. The scholarship is paired with a unique academic program that develops the students’ leadership and community service skills.
In May 2012, the first five Passion Scholars, referred to as “Passioneers,” will be graduating. Wheelock plans to award five scholarships each year. The proceeds from the 2011 Passion for Action Leadership Award.
Dinner will support the growth of this special scholarship program.
For tickets and sponsorship opportunities: Please contact Lauren Marquis at (617) 879 2328 or email@example.com or visit: www.wheelock.edu/wheelock/giving/passion-for-action.