2006 Scholarship Recipients


Nickolaus James Bonner
Nickolaus is presently a front-end coordinator at Dick’s Sporting Goods. Nick received his GED in January 2006 and this fall will be attending Arapahoe Community College to pursue an Associates Degree in Business. After completing his Associates Degree, he plans on transferring to the University of Colorado at Boulder Leeds School of Business. One day, he would like to own his own business.

See Nickolaus receiving his scholarship from Dr. Koepke.


Megan Nichole Chaussee
Megan is a senior at Colorado State University double majoring in Business Management and Spanish. She is also earning certificates in Entrepreneurship and International Business. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and The Mortar Board. Using her fluency and passion for the Spanish culture, she plans on conducting mission work in Spanish speaking countries. Professionally, Megan plans on pursuing a career in International Marketing and eventually developing and owning a marketing business. Her love for people and creativity within the business world are what drives her toward success.

See Megan receiving her scholarship from Dr. James.


Kristina Renae Ross
Kristina graduated from D’Evelyn High School in May 2006. In the fall, she plans on attending Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA. She was very involved in her community during her days in high school. She volunteered at Lutheran Hospital, she lead a peer tutoring program, sponsored a child from Thailand, participated in D’Evelyn musicals, and was a member of the National Honor Society. She plans on majoring in pre-med and hopes to one day become a physician or physician’s assistant.


Erin Chiyeko Valenciano
Erin is a graduate of Columbine High School. This fall, she will attend the University of Denver, where she plans on majoring in Biology. Her goal is to become a Radiologist. In her spare time, she enjoys playing taiko (Japanese drumming), with the Denver Junior Taiko, learning about her Japanese-American heritage, and volunteering at Swedish Medical Center.

See Erin receiving her scholarship from Dr. Van Kerckhove.