2013-2014 Goal Getters Team
Meet the inaugural Lourdes University Goal Getters – talented students who are making their educational goals and dreams reality – thanks to Lourdes donors.
Vatina Hollaman of Cleveland, OH
Sophomore, management major with psychology minor
Ken Mohn of Ottawa Hills, OH
Junior, adolescence to young adult education major
Who they are
"Through the generous gifts of philanthropists and donors who we prefer to recognize as 'great friends,' these students represent the numerous success stories of our current students and alumni," notes Michael George, Director of Development and the Annual Fund. "Our students want to interact with those who have made a Lourdes education possible. In turn, our friends also want to learn more about our students and encourage them to keep achieving their dreams."
"Lourdes has given me great leadership opportunities," notes accounting major and Student Government Association (SGA) President Joe Esposito. "I have built relationships with both peers and area professionals, which has given me the chance to network both among friends and in the community.
"Finally, my relationships have been enriched by the three hallmarks of this Franciscan Community – learning, reverence and service. The education students receive at Lourdes truly makes their goals attainable and inspires us to be individuals who 'live for others.'"
The 2013-2014 Goal Getters represent transfer students, high school graduates, and student athletes who have chosen various academic majors. Each student exhibits dedication to his or her education and is very involved in campus life.
Joe, Ken, Nicole, Sara, and Vatina will play a very active role in fundraising initiatives throughout the coming months. Attendees of Luminations and participants in the Hit the Links golf outing can expect to meet these students in person. Alumni may speak with them during the Alumni Phonathon in February. They will also proudly represent the Lourdes Annual Fund Appeal.
"We are very excited about this great new program!" adds Mike. "We encourage the entire Lourdes University Community to meet these students in-person and to learn more about them."
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