Community Channel: Scholarships, lectures and more
Prior to joining Mylan in 2010, Sheehan was CFO for the automotive systems supplier Delphi. Before that, he spent 20 years with KPMG in an audit role.
Sheehan has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from St. Bonaventure University in New York and is a registered certified public accountant.
The dean’s list
Three Westport residents made the fall dean’s list at Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore. In order to qualify for the dean’s list at Loyola, a student must achieve a minimum quality-point average of at least 3.5 for the term, provided they have successfully completed courses totaling a minimum of 15 credits in the term.
Lauren Garcia, of Westport, has qualified for the fall dean’s list at Seton Hall University in South Orange, N.J. To make the dean’s list, students must have at least a 3.4 grade-point average and can get no grade lower than a C.
Raab, a member of the class of 2017, is majoring in environmental studies and sociology. Raab attended Staples High School.
To be eligible for the dean’s list, a student must have completed at least four courses and have an academic average of 3.6 based on a 4.0 scale for the semester at the Canton, N.Y., school.
Westport Woman’s Club offers scholarship
The Westport Woman’s Club is offering a scholarship to an outstanding woman enrolled in a post-secondary educational program.
The award will be based on financial need and applicant goals upon program completion. Applications are due by April 10.
Additional information and an application are available at westportwomansclub.org. Call 203-227-4240 with questions.
The Westport Woman’s Club is a nonprofit, philanthropic organization dedicated to volunteerism and the raising of funds in support of the charitable, educational, cultural and public health services in Westport and surrounding towns.
The third First Friday Lecture in the series will take place March 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the community room at St. Luke Church.
For 11 years, he was dean of academic affairs at the Yale Divinity School. His topic will be “Christians and the Roman Empire in the First Century.”
The lecture will be preceded by a wine and cheese reception at 7 p.m. A goodwill offering will be appreciated. All are welcome.
St. Luke Church is at 49 Turkey Hill Road N. in Westport. For information, call 203-227-7245.
TEAM Westport and the Westport Library are co-sponsoring the fourth annual Teen Diversity Essay Contest for students in grades nine, 10, 11 and 12 who attend Staples High School or another school in Westport, or reside in Westport and attend school elsewhere.
The focus of the contest is the issue of “white privilege,” which surfaced as a topic during the recent presidential election.
This year’s invitation states, “In 1,000 words or less, describe how you understand the term ‘white privilege.’ To what extent do you think this privilege exists? What impact do you think it has had in your life — whatever your racial or ethnic identity — and in our society more broadly?”
Applications for the contest are available on the TEAM Westport website. Essays are due Monday.
Winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Westport Library on April 3. Subject to the volume and caliber of entries received, at the discretion of the judges up to three prizes will be awarded.
The first prize is $1,000, the second is $750 and the third prize is $500.
Chambers of commerce plan Danube cruise
The Westport-Weston Chamber of Commerce, together with the Greater Norwalk, Fairfield and Danbury chambers, will be taking a group trip to the scenic Danube River, stopping at Imperial cities along the way. Departure is
Sept. 28; return is Oct. 7.
Chamber members, guests, family and the public are invited to visit one of the most spectacular rivers in the world, the Danube. Included in the trip are stops in Munich, Passau, Melk, Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava, and Linz, with an optional, three-night extension stay in Prague.
Chamber trips are affordable, while providing the same high-quality travel of other tour groups.
Each city boasts its own unique and beautiful architecture, fine culture and specialty stores for shopping. On board the ship, with only 71 cabins, providing comfort without crushing crowds, guests experience superb dining with all meals included during the cruise, including complimentary, quality red and white wines from Europe’s great wine regions with every dinner onboard the ship.
Trip reservations that are made by March 3 will receive a $200 discount off the regular tour price. With the early bird discount, the starting price is $3,999, double occupancy.
Those interested in learning more about the trip, can call the Norwalk Chamber at 203-866-2521.
The trip is open to all interested travelers. Membership in the chambers is not required.