The Auburn University at Montgomery Alumni Association recently awarded its annual Graduate Study Merit Scholarships to six outstanding AUM students. The $1,000 scholarships, funded by alumni memberships, are awarded by the AUM Alumni Board of Directors.
Recipients for 2013 are Stephen Bray, April Delchamps, Christina Ellis Garner, Tarsha Patterson, Ronald Snarr and Emily Witte.
Stephen Bray, who resides in Prattville, is earning his Master of Liberal Arts. He was awarded a Purple Heart and a Combat Action Ribbon while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps prior to earning his B.A. from AUM. He is also a recipient of the Ida Belle Young Graduate Research Assistant Award and works as a tutor in the AUM Learning Center Stephen Bray, Emily Witte, Ron Snarr, Christina Garner and April Delchamps
April Delchamps is a resident of Montgomery, and earned a bachelor's degree in communications from the University of South Alabama. A graduate of LAMP High School, she is currently pursuing a Master of Public Administration and works for the City of Montgomery as a senior transportation planner.
Christina Ellis Garner of Elmore plans to earn her Master of Liberal Arts in December 2013. As an undergraduate student at AUM, she was a recipient of both the AUM Academic Excellence Scholarship and the Guin A. Nance Endowed Scholarship, graduating with a bachelor's degree in English. She is active on campus as a graduate teaching assistant and has worked in the AUM Learning Center.
Mississippi native Tarsha Patterson earned a bachelor's degree in management and psychology from Jackson State University and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in clinical psychology at AUM. She works as a graduate teaching assistant and as the supervising graduate student coordinator of the Social Development Lab.
Ronald Snarr, a native of Boothwyn, Penn., earned a bachelor's degree from Pennsylvania State University in health policy and administration. He is pursuing a Master of Exercise Science and is a recipient of the Catherine Lowder Scholarship. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist and a certified personal trainer. He works as a graduate research assistant in the AUM Human Performance Laboratory.
Emily Witte is a native of Orleans, Neb., and earned her bachelor's degree in applied human and sport physiology from Wayne State College. She is pursuing a master’s degree in secondary education at AUM. She works as a graduate research assistant in the AUM Human Performance Laboratory and volunteers in the Montgomery community.