Oct 17, 2013
Today SUNY Empire State College has announced The Morton Bahr Online Learning Scholarship recipients for the 2013-14 academic year.
The Bahr online scholarship supports students enrolled in the college’s Center for Distance Learning studying to complete their bachelor’s online and was created in the name of president emeritus of the Communications Workers of America and college alumnu Morton Bahr.
“Today’s jobs are rapidly changing and increasingly complex, which places new demands on working men and women,” Bahr said. “Lifelong learning and online education are now becoming part of mainstream employment. A scholarship to Empire State College provides working men and women with help paying for college, the opportunity to learn online while holding down a job and the skills they need to keep learning throughout their lifetime.”
The winners are:
- Kenya Coleman, of Albany, N.Y., the current vice president for CWA Local 1141, who works as an administrative assistant with United University Professions. Coleman is pursuing a B.A. in business management and economics and plans a career in business management.
- Jennifer Jacob, of Hilton, N.Y., a member of CWA Local 1170, who works as a library clerk at Gates Public Library in Rochester, N.Y. Jacob is studying to earn a B.S. in community and human services.
- John Lawrence Llewellyn, Jr., of Matamoras, P.A., a member of the International Association of Firefighters, Local F-7, who works as a firefighter, hazmat and emergency medical technician for West Point Fire and Emergency Services. He is studying to complete his B.A. in labor studies with a concentration in labor-management relations.
- Jordan Marsh, of Glens Falls, N.Y., a member of Office and Professional Employees International Union, Local 2, who works as a secretary II at the IUE-CWA GE & Aerospace Board. Marsh plans on continuing his education by earning a master’s degree in labor studies.