2017 Scholarship Recipients

Chelsea Parsons — James L. Poehlman Scholarship

Chelsea Parsons received her scholarship while a resident of Connemara Apartments in Laramie, Wyoming, a property managed by CARH member, Syringa Property Management. Chelsea is the mother of a young daughter, works part-time as a substitute teacher, and is enrolled as a full-time student at the University of Wyoming. Chelsea is pursuing her degree in Secondary Education—Social Studies with an emphasis on History and an endorsement in English as a Second Language (ESL).

Celeste Nzeza — Gordon L. Blackwell Scholarship

Celeste Nzeza received his scholarship while a resident of Shreveport Ridge Apartments in Ashburn, Virginia, a property managed by CARH member, TM Associates Management. Celeste is a 2017 graduate of Rock Ridge High School where he had a 3.89 GPA. He played varsity soccer and was voted captain during his senior year. Celeste was a volunteer coach at a youth soccer camp and at this church. He was one of his high school’s student representatives to the Loudoun County Student Forum, is a writer — both editorial and fiction, and provided a great deal of service through his association with local outreach mental health services. Celeste will attend Virginia Tech and study business and information technology.

Maggie Lavorgna — Jack Godin, Jr. Scholarship

Maggie Lavorgna is a resident of Beverlye Crossings in Dothan, Alabama, a property managed by CARH member, Hall Housing Investments. Maggie is a graduate of the 2017 class at Dothan High School where she had a 3.8 GPA and earned an Honors Diploma., while also dual enrolled at Wallace Community College. Maggie was a member of the National Honor Society and an active participant in her school — with involvement in softball, volleyball, basketball, Key Club, and the prom committee. She served as an assistant coach for Little League and also worked part-time. Maggie recently joined the Army National Guard and will continue her education at Wallace Community College to complete her nursing degree.

Sharonica Gavin — CRHD Founders Scholarship

Sharonica Gavin is a resident of Cedar Well Apartments in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, a property managed by CARH member, Partnership Property Management. She is single mother, works part-time, and extensively volunteers as a youth ministry advisor, a cheerleading assistant coach, and at a local medical clinic, while also enrolled at the University of South Carolina-Beaufort. Sharonica is pursuing her undergraduate degree in the Health Promotion Program with plans to one day pursue a master’s degree in public health and open a health and wellness center for those of low-income status who desire to live a wellness lifestyle.

Dana Quintero Rodriguez — Scholarship Foundation Scholarship

Dana is a resident of Cottage Hill Pointe Apartments in Mobile, Alabama, a property managed by CARH member, Gateway Management Company. Dana is a member of the 2017 graduating class of Baker High School where she earned a 3.74 GPA and earned an Honors Diploma. She was a member of the National Honor Society, and participated in the French Club, Key Club, Environmental Club, Multicultural Club, and Book Club. Dana is also an active member in her church. She will attend the University of Alabama at Birmingham where she will major in Biomedical Sciences on the pre-med track. Her goal is to pursue her medical degree and ultimately specialize in immunology.

2016 Scholarship Recipients

Emerson Miller — James L. Poehlman Scholarship
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Emerson Miller received his scholarship while a resident of Shellebrooke Pointe in Fairhope, Alabama, a property managed by Gateway Management Company. Emerson attends Faulkner State Community College and is pursuing an Associates Degree in Applied Science in Welding Technology, along with a general welding certificate.

Jillianna Boyd — Jack Godin, Jr. Scholarship
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Jillianna Boyd received her scholarship while a resident of Angela Meadows in Albertville, Alabama, a property managed by CARH member Olympia Management. Jillianna attends the University of Alabama at Birmingham and is pursuing her degree in Communications.

Tybie Maitri — Gordon L. Blackwell Scholarship

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Tybie Maitri received her scholarship while a resident of Glen Rock Apartments in Asheville, North Carolina, a property managed by Partnership Property Management. Tybie is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art and Gender Studies at the University of North Carolina at Asheville.

Katrin Metz — CRHD Founders Scholarship

Metz_Kat_16_croppedKatrin Metz received her scholarship while a resident of Glen Rock Apartments in Asheville, North Carolina, a property managed by Partnership Property Management. She is a mother of a young daughter, works part-time and volunteers while also enrolled at Western Carolina University. Katrin is pursuing a degree in Inclusive Education and minoring in Teaching English as a Second Language. Her goal is to work as a Special Education teacher in North Carolina, teaching under served and historically marginalized populations, including Native Americans and immigrants.

Matthew McLaughlin — Scholarship Foundation Scholarship
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Matthew McLaughlin received his scholarship while a resident of Belmont Lodge Apartments in White House, Tennessee, a property managed by CARH member Hallmark Management. Matthew is pursuing an Associates Degree at Volunteer State Community College and then plans on transferring to Tennessee Tech University to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

2015 Scholarship Recipients

Whitney Cale — James L. Poehlman ScholarshipCale_Whitney_2015

Whitney Cale received her scholarship while a resident of Bayside Apartments in Bay Minette, Alabama, a property managed by CARH member Morrow Realty Company. Whitney attends attend Troy University and is majoring in Social Work.

Victoria Graham — Gordon L. Blackwell Scholarshipvictoria

Victoria Graham received her scholarship while a resident of Briarwood Apartments in Staunton, Virginia, a property managed by CARH member Knopp Enterprises. Victoria attends Randolph-Macon College and is double majoring in Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience with a minor in Biology. Her goal is to attend medical school to become a neuropsychological researcher or a neuropsychiatrist who specializes in treating children with autism.

Mikayla Murphree — Jack Godin, Jr. ScholarshipMurphree_MiKayla285 (3)

Mikayla Murphree received her scholarship while a resident of Stonecrest Apartments in Russellville, Alabama, a property managed by CARH member Irby Management. Mikayla attends Mississippi State University and is pursuing a degree in Biology then will attend MSA College of Veterinary Medicine.

Melvin Vicente — CRHD Founders ScholarshipVicente_Melvin_2015

Melvin Vicente received his scholarship while a resident of New Hope Community I in Indiantown, Florida, a property managed by CARH members Southwind Management and Indiantown Nonprofit Housing. Melvin attends Indian River State College and is pursuing his Associate’s Degree and plans to transfer to University of Central Florida to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering.

Shelby Foreman — CARH Scholarship Foundation ScholarshipForeman_Shelby_2015

Shelby Foreman received the inaugural Scholarship Foundation Scholarship while a resident of Pine Terrace Apartments in Callahan, Florida, a property managed by CARH member Hallmark Management. Shelby is currently enrolled in the nursing program at Florida State College of Jacksonville. She is the mother to one daughter and is  a Patient Care Associate at UF Health Jacksonville. She plans to be a registered nurse.

2014 Scholarship Recipients

Kennedy Lamb — James L. Poehlman Scholarship
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Kennedy Lamb received her scholarship while a resident of St. Michael’s Cottages in St. Michael’s, Maryland, a property managed by CARH member, TM Associates Management, Inc. Kennedy attends Washington College and is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. She is expected to graduate in 2018.

 Stephanie Gilbert — CRHD Founders Scholarship
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Stephanie Gilbert received her scholarship while a resident of Golden Acres Development in Pompano Beach, Florida, a property managed by CARH member, Nelson & Associates, Inc. and owned by the Housing Authority of Pompano Beach. Stephanie attends the University of Miami and is studying pre-pharmacy. She is expected to graduate in 2018.

2013 Scholarship Recipients

Nyshira Jackson — James L. Poehlman ScholarshipJackson_Nyshira_2013

Nyshira Jackson received her scholarship while a resident of Azalea Apartments in Bowling Green, Florida, a property managed by CARH member, Southwind Management Services. Nyshira attends Florida State University is studying exercise science. She is expected to graduate in 2017.

Dy’Lean English — Gordon L. Blackwell Scholarship

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Dy’Lean English received her scholarship while a resident of Summer Place Apartments in Carrollton, Alabama a property managed by CARH member, Hollyhand Companies. Dy’Lean attends the Mississippi University for Women and is pursuing her degree in biological sciences. She is expected to graduate in 2017.

Erica Valdez — Jack Godin, Jr. Scholarshipvaldez_erica_takenin14

Erica Valdez received her scholarship while a a resident of Regency Plaza Apartments in Russellville, Alabama, a property managed by CARH member, Irby Management. Erica received her Associate’s Degree from Northwest Shoals Community College and is attending the University of Alabama to finish her Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Pathology. She is expected to graduate in 2017.

Candace Sloan — CRHD Founders Scholarshipsloan_candace 2014 pic

Candace Sloan received the inaugural CRHD Founders Scholarship while a resident of Cedar Run Apartments in Brownsburg, Indiana, a property managed by CARH member, Dominion Realty, Inc. Candace graduated in 2015 from the Surgical Technology Program at Ivy Tech Community College. She has one son.

2012 Scholarship Recipients

Rebecca Collett — James L. Poehlman ScholarshipCollette_Rebecca_2014 picture use

Rebecca Collett received her scholarship while a resident of Quail Hollow Apartments in Inez, Kentucky, a property managed by CARH member, T.M. Associates, Inc. In 2016, Rebecca graduated from the University of Louisville, Kent School of Social Work with her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. She has two children.

Sonia Frederick — James L. Poehlman Scholarshipfrederick_sonia_2016 graduation

Sonia Frederick received her scholarship while a resident of Stanton Meadows Apartments in Senaca Falls, New York, a property managed by CARH member, Baldwin Real Estate Corporation. Sonia graduated from Albany State University in 2016 with her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting & Financial Analysis.

Deidra Sykes — Jack Godin, Jr. Scholarship
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Deidra Sykes received her scholarship while a resident of Avondale Apartments in Hernando, Mississippi, a property managed by CARH member, Southern Management Group. Deidra graduated from Northwest Mississippi Community College in 2016 with a degree in Business Administration. 

2011 Scholarship Recipients

Christen Canada — James L. Poehlman ScholarshipChristen_Canada

Christen Canada received her scholarship while a resident of Brookhaven Apartments in Huntsville, Alabama, a property managed by CARH member Greer Management. Christen graduated from Alabama A&U University with a Bachelor’s Degree in biology in 2013. She continued her post-graduate education at A&M University.

Jessica Kirkpatrick — Gordon L. Blackwell Scholarshipkirkpatrick_jessie from 2014 use

Jessica Kirkpatrick received her scholarship while a resident of Belmont Lodge Apartments in White House, Tennessee, a property managed by CARH member Hallmark Management.  Jessica graduated Middle Tennessee State University in 2015 with her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education.

Christopher Bright — Jack Godin, Jr. Scholarship
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Christopher Bright received his scholarship while a resident of Ashbrook Apartments in Albertville, Alabama, a property managed by CARH member, Sunbelt Management. In 2016, Chris graduated from Auburn University with his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minor Business.

2010 Scholarship Recipients

Paula Lockhart — James L. Poehlman Scholarshiplockhart_paula_2014pic

Paula Lockhart received her scholarship while a resident of Cumberland Village in Saint Mary’s, Georgia, a property managed by CARH member, Hallmark Management. Paula graduated from Wesleyan College in 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree in theatre and communication.  She continued her education at the University of Louisville to complete her Masters in Fine Arts in Theatre Arts with emphasis on Performance.

Grace Belnap — Gordon L. Blackwell ScholarshipBelnap2010

Grace Belnap received the Gordon L. Blackwell Scholarship while a resident of West Tisbury Apartments in Rexburg, Idaho, a property managed by CARH member, Syringa Properties. Grace received her Bachelors Degree in Communications from Brigham Young University-Idaho in 2011.  She is married and has two sons.

Charles Lee — Jack Godin, Jr. ScholarshipLee2010

Charles Lee received the inaugural Jack Godin, Jr. Scholarship while a resident of Carriage House Manor in Andalusia, Alabama, a property managed by CARH member, Sunbelt Management. Charles attends Wallace Community College and is expected to graduate in December 2016 with his Bachelor in Science in Nursing, with plans on becoming a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.

2009 Scholarship Recipient

Trey Jensen — James L. Poehlman Scholarshipjensen1

Trey Jensen received his scholarship while a resident of Hillside Park Apartments in Tonasket, Washington, a property managed by CARH member, Ad-West Realty Services. Trey graduated from Western Washington University in 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health/Physical Education.

2008 Scholarship Recipients

LaSquizzie Kern — James L. Poehlman Scholarshipkern_2008

LaSquizzie Kern received her scholarship while a resident of Hannah Heights in Ethel, Mississippi, a property managed by CARH member, Intervest Corporation. She graduated in 2013 from the Mississippi University for Women with a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education and Art Design.

Angela Hobson — Gordon L. Blackwell Scholarshiphobson_aston Wedding3

Angela Hobson received her scholarship while a resident of Burbaker Square Apartments in New Carlisle, Ohio, a property managed by CARH member, The Provident Companies. Angela graduated from Wright State University in 2013 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work.  She married in 2012.

2007 Scholarship Recipient

Britania Hutchinson — Gordon L. Blackwell ScholarshipHutchinson2007_4

Britania Hutchinson received her scholarship while a resident of Parkwood Apartments in Pell City, Alabama, a property managed by CARH member, Hollyhand Companies. She gradated from the University of Montevallo in 2010 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Pathology.

2006 Scholarship Recipients

Lyshanda (Robinson) Harbin — Gordon L. Blackwell Scholarship
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Lynshanda (Robinson) Harbin received the inaugural Gordon L. Blackwell Scholarship while a resident of Brandywine Apartments in Arab, Alabama, a property managed by CARH member Sunbelt Management. In 2008 she graduated from Wallace State Community College with a degree in Applied Science. She is married and goes by Lyshanda Harbin.

Charmelia Danielle Davis
Charmelia Davis received the inaugural James L. Poehlman Scholarship while a resident of Sagewood Apartments in Eutaw, Alabama, a property managed by CARH member, The Morrow Companies. She graduated from the University of Alabama in 2009 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology.