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Alumni Group Awards Sixty-nine Scholarships

August 5, 2014 (4:46 pm EST)
Filed under: Schools & Education by News Staff

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FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Independent Association of Framingham State Alumni (IAFSA) is pleased to announce its 2014-2015 scholarship winners.

IAFSA, a charitable non-profit organization founded in 1874, offers approximately 30 scholarships and awards to Framingham State University students as well as interest-free loans. Some scholarships have multiple recipients. Scholarships and loan funding are provided by donations and bequests.

This year IAFSA is granting awards to a record 68 Framingham State University students. Scholarships range from $250 to $2,500. Recipients were chosen based upon their area of study, academic achievement, financial need, hometown, and campus involvement.

Two Framingham residents received awards. John McNeil was selected to receive the Cannes Internship Scholarship which makes it possible for qualified students to participate in the Cannes International Film Festival program through an associated one credit course. It was established in 2013 by an anonymous donor. Rebecca Wilson received The Murtaugh Scholarship which was established in honor of her parents by Joan E. Murtaugh, ’61 who taught for 36 years in the Framingham Public Schools. Graduates of any high school in Framingham may apply, with preference given to the offspring of police, fire, or military personnel.

Juliana Marra from Natick received the Paul T. Murphy Memorial Scholarship which was established by the Class of 1986 in memory of their Class President, Paul T. Murphy, who was stricken and died suddenly during his senior year. This award assists Communication Arts majors.

Marissa Gross and Devan Salvon of Hopkinton were awarded the David and Margaret Foley Scholarship. This scholarship was established by Margaret F. Harris and David J. Foley in memory of their parents. Margaret E. (Madigan) Foley, ’26, was a lifelong resident of Hopkinton who graduated from Framingham Normal School (now Framingham State University) and taught for 42 years in the Hopkinton Public Schools.
David A. Foley, a retired postal employee and long time resident of Hopkinton, ran the College Bookstore at Framingham State in the late 1960’s. Both were deeply interested in the Hopkinton Public Schools and the education of future teachers. The award is available to Framingham State students who are graduates of Hopkinton Junior-Senior High School.

Two Marlborough residents received awards: Kristen Coogan received an Alumni General Scholarship and Jenna Jaara received the Betty Whitney Scholarship.

The 2014-2015 IAFSA Scholarship recipients include:

  • Olivia Buonopane of Middleton, James and Margaret Akillian Scholarship
  • Matthew Mangano of Winchester, James and Margaret Akillian Scholarship
  • Kristen Coogan of Marlborough, Alumni General Scholarship
  • Rebecca Hansen of Quincy, Alumni General Scholarship
  • Cassandra Bernabel of Dorchester, Alumni General Boston Scholarship
  • Allison Dolan of Holliston, Alumni General Graduate Scholarship
  • Ann Foley of Worcester, Alumni General Graduate Scholarship
  • Nicholas Magliozzi of Ashland, Alumni General Graduate Scholarship
  • Allison Kelley of Leicester, Alumni General Worcester County Scholarship
  • Shannon Martin of Bondsville, Susana R. Bernard Scholarship
  • Amanda Nye of Athol, Susana R. Bernard Scholarship
  • Rachel Quist of Grafton, Susana R. Bernard Scholarship
  • Alyssa Trybus of Bondsville, Susana R. Bernard Scholarship
  • Dominque Freeman of Methuen, The Mary Bond Scholarship
  • Jenna Johnson of Malden, The Mary Bond Scholarship
  • Allison Machacz of Millbury, The Mary Bond Scholarship
  • Alecia Ferretti of Westborough, Cannes Internship Scholarship
  • John McNeil of Framingham, Cannes Internship Scholarship
  • Bailey McLernon of Attleboro, Carr Scholarship
  • Emily Incledon of Hopewell Junction, NY, Class of 1941 Scholarship, Kathleen Browne Ittig Scholarship
  • Shahd Jaara of Marlborough, Mary Melley Cotter Scholarship
  • Daynah LeBlanc of Gardner, Mary Melley Cotter Scholarship
  • Elizabeth Kelly of Dedham, Janet Chisholm Dolan Scholarship
  • Marissa Gross of Hopkinton, David and Margaret Foley Scholarship
  • Devan Salvon of Hopkinton, David and Margaret Foley Scholarship
  • Kaila Braley of Hanson, Marilyn Foley Scholarship
  • Kimberly Edick of Brookfield, Stuart B. Foster Scholarship
  • David Heidkamp of Revere, Stuart B. Foster Scholarship
  • Shirley Amonya of Chicopee, Mildred Boice Germain Scholarship
  • Amy Hanas of Conway, Mildred Boice Germain Scholarship
  • Karissa Kilhart of Orange, Mildred Boice Germain Scholarship
  • Meagan St. Laurent of Orange, Mildred Boice Germain Scholarship
  • Kelly Thompson of Belchertown, Mildred Boice Germain Scholarship
  • Alessio Muggli of Switzerland, The Dorothy Larned International Scholarship
  • Rachel Flaherty of Weare, NH, Ethel Groves Lucas Scholarship
  • Christina Gaudet of Burlington, Christine Carley Malzone Scholarship
  • Penny Tallent of Holbrook, Christine Carley Malzone Scholarship
  • Calvin Ridley of Alton, NH, D. Justin McCarthy Scholarship
  • Tremain Bell of Dorchester, Paul T. Murphy Memorial Scholarship
  • Zoe Coburn of Bernardston, Paul T. Murphy Memorial Scholarship
  • Amy Jones of Townsend, Paul T. Murphy Memorial Scholarship
  • Juliana Marra of Natick, Paul T. Murphy Memorial Scholarship
  • Rebecca Wilson of Framingham, The Murtaugh Scholarship
  • Michelle Tocci of Newton, Debra Osier Scholarship
  • Kelsey Halpin of Wrentham, Catherine Parker Scholarship
  • Roseanna Ward of Millbury, Boston Chapter of American Sewing Guild Scholarship
  • Nicole Trakadas of Grafton, Ada Shawkey Scholarship
  • Kaitlyn Giatas of Millville, Gladys Felton Taylor Scholarship
  • Kaylee Brazell of Peabody, Betty Whitney Scholarship
  • Genevieve Brown of Burlington, Betty Whitney Scholarship
  • Taylor Dean of Westford, Betty Whitney Scholarship
  • Shauna Delaney of Worcester, Betty Whitney Scholarship
  • Audrey Farenga of Medford, Betty Whitney Scholarship
  • Alexandria Gonzales of Arlington, Betty Whitney Scholarship
  • Chelsea Greene of Oxford, Betty Whitney Scholarship
  • Jenna Jaara of Marlborough, Betty Whitney Scholarship
  • Rushell Jones of Everett, Betty Whitney Scholarship
  • Clancy McNally of Arlington, Betty Whitney Scholarship
  • Gina Mickiewicz of East Longmeadow, Betty Whitney Scholarship
  • Elena Molchanova-Griffin of Waltham, Betty Whitney Scholarship
  • Jasmine Moore of Mansfield, Betty Whitney Scholarship
  • Stephanie Osborn of Plymouth, Betty Whitney Scholarship
  • Brianna Peter of Taunton, Betty Whitney Scholarship
  • Lauren Piandes of Peabody, Betty Whitney Scholarship
  • Heather Sheline of Pittsfield, Betty Whitney Scholarship
  • Ernadina Smith of South Boston, Betty Whitney Scholarship
  • Andrew Turbesi of Millville, Betty Whitney Scholarship
  • Amanda Wilkins of Whitman, Betty Whitney Scholarship

The Betty Whitney Scholarships are made possible by a bequest from Adah Elizabeth (Betty) Whitney, a member of the class of 1935, whose degree in nutrition from Framingham State enabled her to become a pioneer in early television, work in Saudi Arabia, and travel the world. For more information about Betty Whitney and to read about the other scholarships, see

A reception to honor the scholarship recipients will be held at the Alumni House on Sunday, September 21, 2014.

IAFSA is a self-governing, non-profit organization established in 1874 by dedicated alumni. IAFSA continues its tradition of service to Framingham State University students by receiving and administering funds that provide scholarships and benevolent assistance while maintaining the Alumni House for member and community functions.

IAFSA’s office is located in the Alumni House, 42 Adams Road, Framingham, MA 01702. Telephone is 508-872-9770; email address is: See the IAFSA website,, for scholarship and loan applications, to make an online donation, and for information about Alumni House.

The Independent Association of Framingham State Alumni is an independent, charitable organization and is not legally affiliated with, sponsored or endorsed by Framingham State University.


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