The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce honoured three UWindsor students for their community involvement, leadership potential, academic excellence and inspiration to women during the 17th annual Athena Scholarship Luncheon, Friday at the Caboto Club.
Receiving scholarship awards of $5,000 each were Michelle Krieger, Janny Lau and Myla Picco.
Krieger, a graduate of forensic science (BA 2007) and psychology (BA 2008) and now a doctoral student in applied social psychology, strives to reduce violence against women as president of the Community Action Group.
Lau, a nursing student who splits her time between the university and St. Clair College, has demonstrated her leadership skills every day in her role as director of marketing and communications at the Thames Student Incorporated and secretary of the Thames Campus Nursing Society.
Picco, a second-year law student who earned the Board of Governors Medal when she graduated from criminology and sociology (BA 2014), is a student ambassador for Windsor Law and co-ordinator of the Family Law Project at the Windsor Family Court.
Janice Kaffer, president of Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare, delivered a keynote presentation entitled “The 5 W’s of Career Building – My Journey to the CEO’s Office.”