East Tennessee State University has named the 2011 recipients of Diversity Scholarships. Each of these students is receiving an award ranging from $3,000-$4,000.
Locals among the recipients include the following:
• Chasity Drew resides in Elizabethton with her husband, Steven Drew, and their three children. She holds an associate of science degree in secondary education from Northeast State Community College and will enter ETSU as a junior majoring in English. Her parents are Sterling and Christine Fields of Naples, Fla.
• Stacey Suarez is a recent graduate of Elizabethton High School and is the daughter of Eric and Debbie Suarez of Elizabethton. She is a member of Grace Baptist Church, where she is a Youth Praise Band leader and involved in Youth on Missions, children’s ministries and youth leadership conferences.
• Dessie Sue Avila, daughter of Lou and Tracie Avila of Gray, is a recent graduate of University School.
• Keely Hawkins is a sophomore at ETSU. She is the daughter of Kenny Hawkins and Tammy Hayes of Johnson City.
• Kulubah Karmue of Johnson City is a sophomore at ETSU.
• Stefani Lint is a freshman planning a career in nursing. She is a resident of Johnson City.
• Prabha Long of Johnson City is pursuing a graduate degree in nursing. She is the mother of one child and the wife of Ronald Dean Long II. Her parents are Shohan Lal Jaishwal and Manju Ke of Nepal.
• Muna Salah resides in Johnson City.
• Jacklyn Marie Reed, daughter of Johnny and Lani Reed of Johnson City, is a recent graduate of Science Hill High School, where she was involved in the Student Government Association, attaining the position of campuswide treasurer. She also participated in the Unity Dance Team. A member of Grace Fellowship Church, she teaches second grade in Sunday School and acts as worship leader.
• Zachary Paul Thompson is a recent graduate of Science Hill High School where he played baseball and participated in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He is a member of Mountain View Baptist Church. His parents are Jeff and Diane Thompson of Johnson City and his grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Thompson and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Saffold, all of Alexander City, Ala.
• Rewda Yeshak holds an associate degree from Nashville State Community College. A Johnson City resident, she will enter ETSU as a junior to study nursing.
• Sophia Law, daughter of Daniel and Tracy Law of Kingsport, is a recent graduate of Sullivan South High School who plans to study digital media at ETSU.
• Maria Samples has transferred from Northeast State Community College and will enter ETSU as a junior to study radiology. A member of Grace Church, she is employed by Surgical Associates of Kingsport. She is the daughter of James and Linda Samples of Kingsport.