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Previous Award Recipients

2018

Alyssa Pepio

Alyssa Pepio – Elaine Gordon Scholarship in Women’s Studies

Alyssa Pepio, a Women’s and Gender Studies major, has set herself apart from her peers by applying her studies to empowering others. Even before entering FIU as an undergraduate, Alyssa demonstrated her exceptional commitment to activism as a board member of GLSEN, a leading educational organization working to create safe and inclusive K-12 schools, and as a team leader with City Year Orlando. Since arriving at FIU, Alyssa has served as an Ambassador for the LGBTQ Association, an LGBTQ facilitator, and president of the Southern Poverty Law Center at FIU. She is president of the Student Alliance Fighting Exploitation and cofounded the HEART Initiative that provides training and resources to educators and healthcare providers on the identification and support of human trafficking survivors.

2016

Sergio Andrade and Wendy Ruiz with their faculty mentors Jessy Abouarab (l) and Asia Eaton (r)

Elaine Gordon Scholarship Award

Sergio Andrade and Wendy Ruiz with their faculty mentors Jessy Abouarab (l) and Asia Eaton (r)

 

2015

Elaine Gordon Scholarship Award

Natalia Gutierrez

Natalia Gutierrez

 

Michael Powell

Michael Powell

 

2014

Elaine Gordon Scholarship Award

Laura Hernandez

Laura Hernandez

 

2013

Elaine Gordon Scholarship Award

Jordan Guedes

2012

Elaine Gordon Scholarship Award

Chelsea Klaiber

Chelsea Klaiber

2011

Elaine Gordon Scholarship Award

Maria Murriel

Maria Murriel

Left to Right: Maria Murriel, Dr. Laurie Shrage, Seth Gadinsky and Liebe Gadinsky Elaine Gordon scholarship donors.

2010

Amal Ardito

Amal Ardito


Guadalupe Juarez

Guadalupe Juarez

2009

200 Scholarship

Lis-Marie Alvarado

Lis-Marie Alvarado

2008

Elaine Gordon Scholarship Award
Tiffany Yeomans

200 Scholarship
Jessica Benshay

Board Scholarship in Women's Studies
Tiffany Herrero

2007

Elaine Gordon Scholarship Award

Sze Lee

Sze Lee

200 Scholarship

Tiffany Yeomans

Tiffany Yeomans

Previous Elaine Gordon Award Recipients

2006

Ivanessa Arostegui 

Ivanessa Arostegui

 

2005

Megan Kelley 

Megan Kelley

 

2004

brenda_contreras 

Brenda Contreras

 

2003

Tamara Persad-Maharaj

Tamara Persad-Maharaj

 

2002

Cristina Pelleyá-Toledo

Cristina Pelleyá-Toledo

 

2002-2003

Marcela Piñeros

Marcela Piñeros

 

2001

Maria Ortiz 

Maria Ortiz