1964 Scholarship Recipients

Brandon J. Griffin - Class of 2015

Tim Garner - Class of 2008

Peter Movilla - Class of 2010

 

 

 

Brandon J. Griffin - Class of 2015

As a freshman entering campus I wondered if Stevens would be a “good fit” for me and now that I am well into my junior year, I find myself thinking, “I am a good fit for Stevens”.

From the many clubs and organizations to the location of the campus, there are endless opportunities for each individual student at Stevens.  A few of the activities that I am involved with include the Stevens Dramatic Society (Senior Member at Large), Entertainment Committee (Arts Chair), Orientation Leader, and ECOES Counselor.  Living on campus provides me with the time needed to fulfill the requirements of my Business and Technology degree and the opportunity to work at the Campus Bookstore and for the Admissions Office as a campus tour guide.

As busy as I am, my education is very important to me, and fortunately, I have been able to keep my name on the Dean’s List since my first semester.  The professors and staff want me to succeed and make it possible to receive the high-quality education that you would expect from such an innovative university.

The scholarship money from the Class of 1964 helps to support worthy and forward-thinking projects at Stevens.  One example is the Department of Energy Solar Decathlon.  Stevens Institute designed, built, shipped, and operated a solar-powered house that was cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive (pictured above).  I was chosen to travel to California as part of Stevens’ team for this high-profile two week event.  It was a fantastic opportunity for me to work alongside of the engineers, professors and the rest of the decathlon team.  Stevens placed fourth overall out of the nineteen teams competing.  We met and competed with students from other countries (Czech Republic, Canada and Austria) and universities that included Stanford and the University of Southern California.

The Class of 1964 has invested in me and my future.  I am blessed by your generosity and inspired by your willingness to give to future students.   As you celebrate your 50th Anniversary, please celebrate that you have impacted my educational path as well.   After I graduate, I hope to become an Alumni supporter and give back to Stevens just like the Class of 1964.   

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Tim Garner - Class of 2008 

I currently work for the army as a civilian electronics engineer, and I am in the process of applying to graduate schools. It is my hope to begin working a doctoral degree in electrical engineering in the fall of 2014. 

While at Stevens, I studied electrical engineering.  Through the scholars program, I was able to graduate with a BE and ME in the field. 

Without the support of the Class of 1964 Scholarship, I would not have been able to attend Stevens. I would like to thank the Class fo 1964 very much for your generosity.  I am very grateful that I had the opportunity to attend Stevens.  Stevens was the college that I most wanted to attend, and I would not have been able to do so without the scholarships that I received. 

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Peter Movilla - Class of 2010

My name is Peter Movilla 10', and I graduated with a degree in Biomedical Engineering. I am currently in my last year of medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College in Manhattan applying into the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 

The Class of 1964 scholarship was awarded to me at the most fortunate time. My mother had just filed for divorce from my step father, who would no longer be consigning my loan. That uncanny situation left me with thousands of dollars of debt unpaid for during for the Fall semester of my junior year. Fearful that I could not continue with the prestigious Stevens education I had worked my lifetime to obtain, I was informed that I was the recipient for the Class of 1964 scholarship. It helped cover a good part of the debt I owed and allowed me to focus solely on my academics. 

I feel that it is important for alumni to donate to their respective class scholarship to help out students like myself that may have certain financial circumstances that make it difficult for them to concentrate on their studies. 

I would just like to thank the Class of 1964 for their altruism that allowed me to stay focused in my classes and eventually obtain my acceptance into medical school. Thank you all so much.