Starkey Scholarship winners honored at GML
At the Sept. 9 Good Morning Livingston program, the 2014 winners of the Margaret Starkey Scholarship were introduced. This year, each of the winners received $1,000.
From left to right, they are: Anthony Disch of Howell Area Fire Department, who will attend Lansing Community College; Zachary Hash of Country Lane Flower Shop, who will attend Eastern Michigan University; Natasha Doan-Motsinger of Excel Employment Options, who will attend Walden University; Heather Cavin of the Livingston Education Service Agency, who will attend Cleary University; Emily DeJaegher of the Howell Carnegie District Library, who will attend Wayne State University; Erin Elizabeth Killop of Citizens-Hanover Insurance, who will attend Cleary University; Andrew Michael Kubiak of Hatch Stamping Co., who will attend Baker College; Renee David of Mott Community College Livingston Center, who will attend Cleary University; Alex Heeg of St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital, who will attend Lansing Community College; and Rachel Radick of The Learning Ladder, who will attend Lansing Community College.
The scholarships were presented by Becky Best, far right, of Citizens Insurance and past president of the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
Not in the photo are: Chelsea Finke of LACASA, who will attend Michigan State University; Morgan Anne Hoskins of Chemung Hills Golf and Banquet Center, who will attend University of Michigan – Ann Arbor; Karl Peterson of Asahi Kasei Plastics NA, who will attend Baker College of Owosso; Katelyn Lewis of Howell Nature Center, who will attend Michigan State University; and Bryan Ridley of Down Home Interiors, who will attend Washtenaw Community College.
Applicants are nominated by their employers, and the winners chosen best exemplify the personal qualities of Margaret Starkey, who was executive assistant of the chamber for 31 years until she retired in 1987; she passed away in 2002.
Mrs. Starkey was dedicated and enthusiastic, a woman who had great attention to detail and a love of community service. These outstanding personal qualities helped her achieve great success despite big obstacles in her life.
Some of the other criteria used to evaluate candidates included self-motivation and creativity, customer service, leadership and self-confidence. In order to nominate an employee, a company has to be located in Livingston County.
A fund-raising drive for the scholarship is currently under way. Donations to the scholarship fund can be made to the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, 123 E. Washington St., Howell, MI 48843.
All donations over $500 will be recognized on the Margaret Starkey page of the Howell Chamber of Commerce website, howell.org, with a link to the donor’s website.
For more information, contact Pat Convery, president of the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, at 517.546.3920 or firstname.lastname@example.org.