September Women’s Scholarship Winner, Nanci Santistevan
I believe that humans are resilient, adaptable, and courageous; I know this to be truth because of the young men that call me mom…. Now I have the opportunity to go back to school to get the education I need to follow my heart’s desire to help others.
Ms. Santistevan has the earnest desire to positively impact society that we love here at SR Education Group. We applaud her initiative. Congratulations to Nanci Santistevan for her ambitious, altruistic plans.
September Military Scholarship Winner, Jordan Smith
As soon as she graduated from high school, Jordan went to the Leadership Training Course in Fort Knox, Kentucky, where she was awarded the Highest Female Score for the Army Physical Fitness Test. She then spent a year at Marion Military Institute, where she broke all stereotypes and became the first female Swamp Fox (an elite, usually all male organization) in 10 years. By her second semester, she earned a leadership role as Company Commander. At the time, she was the only female and the youngest person in any leadership role at a predominately male military college. In her final semester, she received multiple leadership awards and earned a place on the dean’s list in the spring of 2012. In May 2012, she graduated from MMI and received a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Army National Guard. She is currently assigned to the 294th Quartermaster Company in Austin, Texas and is a Platoon Leader for an Airborne Rigger Company. She is currently pursuing a degree in international studies with a concentration in international politics and diplomacy from Texas A&M University. Second Lieutenant Smith plans on continuing her officer career in the Army on active duty as soon as she graduates from college.
I plan to use my degree to develop relationships between the United States and foreign countries. I believe that as Americans, it is our responsibility to educate ourselves about the world we live in. It is vital to our development as a nation to have an understanding of the people and cultures that inhabit Earth. In the future, I hope to better educate myself, as well as my family and my troops, on the current issues and economic crises that not only impact our neighboring countries, but our nation as well.
SR Education Group is confident that Jordan Smith will make an important impact through her military career. We thank her for her service.