George Town, Grand Cayman, 31 July 2013

The Insurance Managers Association of Cayman’s (IMAC) Scholarship Fund has hit its latest milestone with two more graduates and two new recipients heading off to school in the fall. A total of four IMAC students will graduate this calendar year.Camille Bodden graduated with honors (Cum Laude) with a BA in Communication and Media Studies with a minor in Marketing from Stetson University. She was recognised with an award for “outstanding senior” in her major. To IMAC, she gives her thanks: “I am grateful to IMAC not only for the financial support, but more importantly for the kind ears, helping hands and open hearts that have believed in my limitless potential and that of so many young Caymanians.”

Karysa Ebanks has graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Management (with Distinction) from Purdue University.

James Geary will graduate from Anderson University in Indiana with a degree in Sociology and earlier this year, Samantha Dorman graduated from Massey University in New Zealand as a Doctor of Veterinary medicine. She has recently been appointed as Veterinary Officer (designate) with the Department of Agriculture. “I am very excited to be back home and to now be able to contribute to the Cayman community as a qualified professional, and am most grateful to the Scholarship fund and IMAC for their constant support, and for assisting me in turning a childhood dream into what I can now call my career”, said Samantha.

Erica Powell is heading off to earn her BS in Early Childhood Education. She has been gaining valuable work experience since leaving high school in 2007, starting out at the Department of Children and Family Services with the intention of pursing social work, but later decided that teaching was her passion and she moved to a teaching assistant position at Red Bay Primary School. “It is such a privilege and absolutely exciting experience to be the 2013 recipient of the IMAC scholarship”, Erica said. “I cannot wait to begin the program and it is exciting to think that soon I will return to Cayman to join the team of dedicated educators to do my part to positively impact the future. This would have not have been possible without IMAC”.

Tiffany Rankine is the second recipient to receive a scholarship this year and will study Forensic Science at the University of Tampa.

In existence since 1994, the IMAC Scholarship has raised over $2 million, and has sent 24 Caymanian students to complete post-secondary education. Scholarship recipients may study in any field, the only requirement other than maintaining requisite grade-point averages is that the students return to Cayman to pursue careers in their respective fields.

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