GEM Advertising Awards Deserving Gateway Student Scholarship

GEM Advertising was proud to award a deserving Gateway Community College student with the GEM Advertising Entrepreneurial Scholarship.

GEM Advertising Awards Deserving Gateway Student Scholarship

Posted Friday June 24th, 2016 by in Company + News.

This month, GEM Advertising was proud to award a deserving Gateway Community College student with the GEM Advertising Entrepreneurial Scholarship.

In order to be eligible for the scholarship, a student had to be enrolled in the Entrepreneurial Studies Program and maintain of 3.0 GPA. He or she also had to demonstrate both merit and need. This year, the scholarship was awarded to Evelyn Viera of New Haven, CT, at the Gateway Community College Foundation’s Eighth Annual Donor/Scholarship Luncheon. The luncheon was held at the New Haven Lawn Club.

We are honored to have Evelyn as this year’s GEM Advertising Entrepreneurial Scholarship recipient.

Evelyn’s Story

Evelyn is currently enrolled in Gateway’s Entrepreneurial Studies program and is a mother, grandmother, and great grand-mother, who at one point in her life had her own small business. Unfortunately, she fell on hard times, lost the business and became homeless. It was during this tough period that Evelyn said she never wanted to be hungry again and decided to go back to school and enroll at Gateway Community College to pursue her education. She’s been committed to school ever since and today is living in New Haven and thriving at Gateway.

Why GEM did it

“To lift and support others in their pursuit of bettering their lives is my why; the reason I push out every day to reach my own capabilities. All of us ought to be challenged with giving hope to people; a person like Evelyn represents what can be achieved when you believe and when you're determined to accomplish your dreams,” said Chris Bartlett, CEO, GEM Advertising.

We want to congratulate Evelyn — her determination and entrepreneurial spirit are an inspiration to us all.


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