Saint Xavier University recently awarded its new Vernon O. Crawley Scholarship to eight local students. Named for Moraine Valley Community College’s former president, the scholarship provides $12,000 annual awards to full-time Moraine Valley students of merit who have earned their associate degrees, taken 12 or more credit hours per semester, have a minimum 3.5 GPA, and have chosen to continue their academic journeys at SXU.
The following students received scholarships:
• Tom Grudowski, Orland Park
• Veronica Ledesma, Oak Lawn
• Margaret Miller, Burbank
• Buthina Nouri, Orland Park
• Valerie Nowicki, Midlothian
• Diana Pence, Lemont
• Brendan Ryan, Alsip
• Magdalena Walkosz-Strzelec, Oak Lawn
Administrators at both institutions recently signed a 2 + 2 articulation agreement that allows Moraine Valley students a seamless path to earn their four-year degree at SXU upon completing their associate degrees at Moraine Valley. Through the new agreement, students will receive academic advising and transfer planning assistance from both institutions from the time they start at Moraine Valley until they transfer to SXU.
“Saint Xavier University is proud to partner with Moraine Valley Community College in continuing their student success while recognizing the outstanding educational legacy of Dr. Vernon Crawley,” said President Christine Wiseman, J.D.
SXU and Moraine Valley have had long-standing ties with each other. Furthermore, nearly one in five of SXU’s 11,000 bachelor degree recipients was first a Moraine Valley student. This scholarship continues to address the region’s need for a highly educated workforce and correlates with the national agenda to increase the number of citizens with degrees.