Keiser University West Palm Beach campus students Karla Thiele, Cassondra Corbin-Thaddies and McKinsey Rupert were recently awarded $1200 scholarships. The honor was part of the Women’s Chamber Foundation’s “Big Red Apple” Scholarship Luncheon held at the Hilton Palm Beach Airport.

 

Corbin-Thaddies, a previous recipient of a Women’s Chamber Foundation Scholarship and a Doctor of Philosophy in Instructional Design and Technology candidate at Keiser University, is founder of Connect to Greatness, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building the character, confidence and consciousness of African-American/Black Middle School boys through self-discovery sessions facilitated by African-American male coaches.

 

Thiele, a Keiser University student working toward her Doctor of Chiropractic degree, recently served at the AmeriCorps Washington DC National Program where she served in a high poverty low resource area as a mentor, tutor, and behavioral coach. Along with three friends she founded Strong Women Inspiring Interdisciplinary Fortitude and Transformation (SWIIFT), a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support and scholarship funds to deserving women.

 

Rupert, a Keiser University sophomore, is working toward her goal of earning a degree in Radiologic Technology. In high school, she excelled academically and was involved in a variety of groups while also serving as Captain of the Dance Company.

 

L-R: Dr. Janet Sikora, Elizabeth Houlihan, Karla Thiele, Cassondra Corbin-Thaddies, Kimberly Lea and Heather Gray