Thursday, March 26, 2015

Two alumni earn prestigious veterans scholarship

CGCC alumni Joe Schiavo and Russ Good
The Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Society (AVHOF) awarded two of three state scholarships to Chandler-Gilbert Community College alumni. In addition to being honorably discharged, veterans are selected based on their academic scholarship, patriotism and service to their country and community.

Army vet Russ Good '13 and Air Force vet Joe Schiavo '14 both attended CGCC prior to advancing to Arizona State University, where they are now pursuing bachelor degrees. 

 Good, who is also a former Tempe police sergeant, is pursuing a secondary education degree and wants to become a high school science teacher in low-income areas. He has assisted with distributing medical supplies, building houses and drilling clean water wells in Central America and Morocco.

After his goal of earning a two-year degree in one year at ASU, Schiavo plans to enroll in the physician assistant graduate program at A.T. Still University. He is currently a volunteer at the Phoenix Allies for Community Health clinic in downtown Phoenix.

The scholarship winners were honored at the annual AVHOF Patriotic Gala on Saturday, Mar. 21 which was attended by, among others, Gov. Doug Ducey, Rep. Martha McSally and Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton.

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