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Alonna Rhoden Tedesco Memorial Scholarship

Alonna Rhoden Tedesco Memorial Scholarship

Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Saint Leo University? We have a son who is a student there now. We have a son who graduated from Saint Leo and is now an orthopedic surgeon. What would you want the recipients to know about the person for whom this...

Alumni Association Scholarship

Alumni Association Scholarship

The Saint Leo University Alumni Association exists to sustain and enliven the Saint Leo alumni network, and to work alongside University administration toward common goals. The ability to connect with your alumni network is an important asset—bringing added value to...

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Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. Presidential Scholarship

Former president of Keuka College in upstate New York, Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. joined Saint Leo College as its eighth president in January 1997. Under his leadership, Saint Leo College evolved to become Saint Leo University. During Dr. Kirk’s presidency, Saint Leo’s...

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Barry Glover Endowed Scholarship

Barry Glover was a former associate professor of criminal justice at Saint Leo University. His career in law enforcement began at the Clearwater Police Department in 1969. He worked his way up the ranks and retired as a captain over the criminal investigation...

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Blessed Frederic Ozanam Scholarship

Blessed Frederic Ozanam (1813 – 1853) was founder of St. Vincent de Paul. Frederic was a husband and father, professor and servant of the poor. He founded the Society of St. Vincent DePaul as a young student with others of the Sorbonne in Paris. Sister Rosalie...

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Bowers Family Endowed Scholarship

James Bowers Jr., USN (Ret.), a retired senior corporal with the Tampa Police Department, received his associate of arts in 1988 and his bachelor of science in criminal justice in 2000 from Saint Leo University. He has dedicated his career to the military and law...

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Captain Charles "Bo" Harrison Scholarship

Captain Charles “Bo” Harrison was just 15 days away from retiring after 31 years with the Pasco County Sherriff’s Office when he was shot and killed while on surveillance on June 1, 2003. Capt. Harrison was 57 years old, a Vietnam veteran, and a father of three. ...

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Carmine Picciano '76 Memorial Scholarship

John Picciano ’69 came to Saint Leo College after being a self-described underachiever in high school. Growing up in New York, he had never really pushed himself, and his parents felt he could benefit from a small Catholic college. At age 17, Picciano was happy to...

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Chad L. Michael Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Chad L. Michael ’01, special agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), was one of 10 Americans killed on October 26, 2009 when a U.S. military helicopter carrying seven U.S. Army soldiers, Chad and two other DEA agents, crashed in western Afghanistan. ...

Dennis Weber Endowed Scholarship

Dennis Weber Endowed Scholarship

Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Saint Leo University? Saint Leo afforded me the opportunity to be an Adjunct Professor in the business department for 21 years. Prior to that I had taught at Tidewater Community College. I truly enjoyed this role...

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Dolores Incremona Endowed Scholarship

For Dolores Incremona, earning her bachelor’s degree in political science from Saint Leo College in 1980 fulfilled a long-held desire. After graduating from high school in Paterson, N.J., Dolores enrolled in college, attended classes for a year and then, at the age...

Dorothy Elaine Dadez Endowed Scholarship

Dorothy Elaine Dadez Endowed Scholarship

Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Saint Leo University? Terry and I (Ed Dadez) created the scholarship for two reasons. 1) To honor my mother who would have loved to go to college, but did not have the funds to do so when she graduated from high school....

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Douglas R. Allen Endowed Scholarship

Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Saint Leo University? The underlying rational behind creating a scholarship at the University is to provide individuals with the same opportunities afforded to me. Saint Leo changes people for the better and my hope is...

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Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. Student-Athlete Scholarship

The Department of Athletics at Saint Leo University inducted Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. in the 2011 Saint Leo Hall of Fame. Beginning in 1997, Dr. Kirk skillfully led the university on its mission of seeking balanced growth in mind, body, and spirit for all members of...

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Dr. Maribeth Durst and Professor Chuck Fisk Endowed Scholarship

Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Saint Leo University? I wanted to make a contribution to Saint Leo University that would be of lasting value to the University and our students; and, I wanted to recognize Chuck upon his retirement after 42 years of...

Dr. Patrick Draves Endowed Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Patrick Draves Endowed Memorial Scholarship

Patrick R. A. Draves, PhD, received his B.A. in psychology from Michigan State University in 1993 and then moved to Tampa, FL to pursue his PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at the University of South Florida, which he earned in 2003. Dr. Draves was a...

Dr. Robert H. Peterson Scholarship

Dr. Robert H. Peterson Scholarship

Dr. Robert H. Peterson was a long time member of the Saint Leo faculty and served as chair of the chemistry department prior to his death. On his passing in 1991, his family established the Dr. Robert H. Peterson Scholarship in his memory.

Edward L. Flemming Memorial Scholarship

Edward L. Flemming Memorial Scholarship

Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Saint Leo University? My father, Edward Lee Flemming, Jr. was a lifelong educator. He had masters degrees from Harvard, UNC-Chapel Hill, University of South Florida and his doctorate from Columbia University. He was...

Eileen T. Hogan/McCloskey Family Endowed Scholarship

Eileen T. Hogan/McCloskey Family Endowed Scholarship

Eileen Hogan, aunt to Hugh P. McCloskey ’67 and Mark T. McCloskey ’71, was an early believer in education, having attained her master’s degree from Columbia University. She took great pride in telling people her degree was signed by Dwight D. Eisenhower, then...

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Father Damian DuQuesnay, OSB, Endowed Scholarship

Born July 24, 1918, in Highgate, Jamaica, Father Damian DuQuesnay graduated from Jamaica College Prep and from Saint Benedict College in Atchison, KS, in 1943 with a BS in zoology. Father Damian received this master’s degree from Catholic University of America in...

Father Henry J. Koren, CSSp Endowed Scholarship

Father Henry J. Koren, CSSp Endowed Scholarship

Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Saint Leo University? My husband and I (Richard J. Palazzo ’72 and Mary Arnheiter Palazzo ’72) met at Saint Leo. We both wanted to give back to the college where we had been given the opportunity to grow intellectually,...

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Father James Hoge, O.S.B. Endowed Scholarship

A member of the Saint Leo Abbey, Saint Leo College, and Saint Leo University community since pronouncing his first vows and entry into the Order of Saint Benedict in 1938, Father James Hoge was ordained to the Catholic priesthood in 1943. After 15 years teaching at...

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Father Marion Bowman Scholarship

Hailing from Kentucky, Father Marion Bowman, born Richard Bowman, gravitated toward the religious life and as soon as he graduated from Saint Leo College Preparatory School in 1924, he became a young monk-in-training. In fact, to begin on his path in being a monk,...

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Frank and Phyllis Mezzanini Endowed Scholarship

Frank Mezzanini retired in 2012 after a distinguished 14 year career as vice president of Business Affairs and Chief Financial Officer for Saint Leo University. Frank was named the 2012 Education CFO of the Year by the Tampa Bay Business Journal.

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Frank Swager Endowed Scholarship

Sheila McDevitt ’60 is always ready with the prescient observation, the penetrating question, the encouraging word. And Sheila is always among the first to contribute if she is convinced that her gift will be used wisely and for a worthy purpose. The future general...

Gaston and Evelyn De Groote Scholarship

Gaston and Evelyn De Groote Scholarship

Captain Gaston R. De Groote (1905-1982) was chosen to master the world’s first nuclear merchant ship, the N. S. Savannah. Although he reached the top of his beloved chosen profession, he did so without the benefit of a formal education. He was born in Nazareth,...

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Goizueta Foundation Scholarship

Roberto C. Goizueta, chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company from 1981 to 1997, established the Goizueta Foundation in 1992 to provide financial assistance to educational and charitable institutions. He envisioned a philanthropy that would improve the quality of...

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Gregory Noel O'Donoghue '54/'87 Endowed Scholarship

Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Saint Leo University? My husband, Greg, died in 2010. He attended Saint Leo Prep School in his junior and senior years and graduated in 1954. He joined the Air Force and had duty stations all over the world. We heard...

James H. Heagerty Sr. Family MBA Endowed Scholarship

James H. Heagerty Sr. Family MBA Endowed Scholarship

Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Saint Leo University? Jim Heagerty was a 1948 graduate of Saint Leo Preparatory School. Throughout his life he spoke to his family of how much he benefitted from his five years of attendance—both academically and...

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James K. Kiley '74 Endowed Scholarship

Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Saint Leo University? We chose to create the James D. Kiley ’74 Endowed Scholarship to remember Jim and to honor his dedication to scholarship and his love of Saint Leo. What would you want the recipients to know about...