Bill McGarvey's Sons Award 2015 YWCANOC Scholarship Awards
The 7th Annual Bill McGarvey Scholarship Luncheon was held at the Brownstone's
Cafe, Fullerton. Pat McGarvey and Bill McGarvey III presented the scholarships on
behalf of their father, Mr. Bill McGarvey Jr., to Wanda Sabia and Janis Alexa
Wanda Sabia is majoring in Liberal Studies at California State University Fullerton.
She currently works as an Academic Coordinator for elementary aged students.
She needs her degree to move forward in her chosen field of work. Wanda has
raised her family and put her personal growth on the back burner for the last 30
years. She is now focusing on reaching her personal goals to help others.
Janis Alexa Smith, was the second recipient of the Bill McGarvey Scholarship
award. She is majoring in Human Services. She selected this path from her
exposure to shattered families as a Family Law Paralegal. Those years of
interacting with adults battle with the final weaponry of divorce, being children and
money, made her decide to get somewhere on the preventive end and help people
before it is too late. Janis is expected to graduate in May 2015 with her Bachelors
of Science Degree.
The Bill McGarvey Jr., Scholarship recognizes and supports the efforts of the Adult
Reentry population and their decision to return to complete their education by
providing scholarships to students 27 years or older, attending California State
University Fullerton. Many Adult reentry students find themselves facing major
challenges such as supporting a family while working and attending classes, as
well as additional responsibilities that life experiences present.
A special thank you to the YWCA of North Orange County's Bill McGarvey Jr.,
Selection Committee: Rosalina Camacho, CSUF WoMen's Center, Rosamaria
Gomez-Amaro, YWCA Past President, Zina Gleason, YWCA Board Member,
Nancy Stock, YWCA Board Member, and staff, Diane Masseth-Jones, YWCA