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NEW: Corvias Group Announces $100,000 In Grants For Military Wives

Friday, September 06, 2013

 

The Foundation’s 2013 grant recipients are the spouses of active-duty service members stationed at six U.S. military installations.

The Rhode Island-based Corvias Group has announced that its charitable arm—the Our Family for Families First Foundation—has awarded $100,000 in grants to the spouses of active-duty service members. As part of the award, 20 military spouses will each receive $5,000 education grants in support of secondary education. 

“Our goal in setting up the Foundation seven years ago was to find a way to give back to the service members by supporting their spouses and children in their pursuit of higher education,” said John Picerne, Foundation founder and CEO of Corvias Group, which builds and manages high quality homes for military and higher education clients. “We are extremely proud of this year’s worthy grant recipients and look forward to seeing what they accomplish in the years to come.”

“We are honored to support the hopes and dreams of this year’s deserving grant recipients,” said Maria Montalvo, Foundation executive director. “Providing military spouses with support in pursuing secondary education is just one of the many ways that we strive to give back to our communities and improve quality of life for our service members and their families.”

The Recipients

The Foundation’s 2013 grant recipients are the spouses of active-duty service members stationed at six of the military installations on which Corvias has partnered with the Army to improve the quality of housing.

Fort Bragg:

Nine of the Corvias Foundation’s 2013 Foundation grant recipients are from Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Jennifer Andrews, Keri Hughes, and Amanda Hall are pursuing nursing degrees at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and the Raleigh School of Nurse Anesthesia. Diana Cosme is attending Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce to earn a Master’s in Education. Jennifer Buehler and Olivia Dayton are pursuing psychology degrees at Penn State University Park and Fayetteville Technical Community College. Also from Fort Bragg, Baoan Lee, Heidi Pinkerton, and Qurtajah Redding are studying for careers in chemistry, biology, and forensic science.

Fort Meade:

Mary Banaszynski from Fort Meade in Maryland is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering at Anne Arundel Community College.

Fort Polk:

From Fort Polk, India Cannon is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Upper Iowa University and Central Texas College. Also from Fort Polk, Elicia Daugherty and Lakeisha Falls are pursuing careers in nursing at Northwestern State University of Louisiana the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, respectively.

Fort Rucker:

Carla Parker from Fort Rucker plans to study nursing at George C. Wallace Community College in Dothan, Ala.

Fort Riley:

From Fort Riley, Kirsten Gilmartin is pursuing a Master’s in Education from the University of Maryland-University College, and Tahcara Shorter is pursuing a degree in Nursing at Manhattan Area Technical College.

Fort Sill:

From Fort Sill, Keishay Cook is pursuing a certificate for Dental Assistant from Platt College, and Margarita DeLeon will be studying psychology at Cameron University. Talphineta Kelly is attending Western Oklahoma State College to earn a nursing degree, and Andrew Walker will be studying computer programming at Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology.

About Corvias Group

Based in East Greenwich, Corvias Group is a fully integrated development, construction and property management firm. Originally known as Picerne Military Housing, Corvias builds and manages high quality homes for military and higher education clients. Its charitable branch—the Our Family for Families First Foundation—has awarded more than $4.5 million in scholarships to 90 children of active-duty service members, including $815,000 in educational grants to 163 military spouses since its inception in 2006. For more information visit: http://ourfamilyforfamiliesfirst.org/

 

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