Sponsor-A-Scholar Board News

Earlier this Summer, Sponsor-A-Scholar welcomed two new board members: longtime mentor and donor Denise Gorman, and Sponsor-A-Scholar alumnus Travon Jackson. Denise has been a mentor for Troy High School Class of 2016 graduate Angela Ngo, who heads off to Marymount University this fall. Denise is also a current member of the board of the Albany Institute of History and Art.

Angela Ngo and Denise Gorman

Angela Ngo and Denise Gorman

Travon is an alumnus of Troy High School and a member of the Morehouse College Class of 2015. He now works at the New York State Business Development Corporation. 

Travon Jackson speaking at Sponsor-A-Scholar's 2015 Graduation Celebration

Travon Jackson speaking at Sponsor-A-Scholar's 2015 Graduation Celebration

In June, longtime board member and mentor, John DeBlasio stepped down from the board after more than five years of service. John has served as the mentor coordinator in Schenectady for several years, and plans to continue this work. We thank him for his dedicated service to our Scholars and our program.

Former board member John DeBlasio with mentee Elvis Ghirdharie

Former board member John DeBlasio with mentee Elvis Ghirdharie