#1 Live Your Dream Award (Formerly the Women's Opportunity Award)
#2 Vera Quimby Scholarship
#3 Mel Quimby Scholarship
#4 Moving-on Scholarship
On March 15, 2016,
S.I. River Valley held our Awards Dinner. Where we honored the winners of our
Live Your Dream Awards.
We will also award scholarships to RCC students through their Foundation.
#1 Live Your Dream Award (formerly Women's Opportunity Award)
The Live Your Dream Award is a cash grant awarded to a woman who provides the primary source of financial support for their family (head of household status), who is seeking to improve her economic status by gaining additional skills, training or education through an accredited learning center. To apply for this award, call 541-218-9974
2017 Live Your Dream Awards Ceremony
First Place Live your Dream winner Danae Cornelison
President Sandy presenting Danae Cornelison with the Soroptimist River Valley 1st Place 2017 Live your Dream Award.
First Place Winner Jessica Longerbeam
President Sandy presenting the Live Your Dream Award to Jessica Longerbeam. Guests enjoy socializing during the luncheon.
Guests Enjoying Lunch
Live Your Dream Awards - 2016
Theresa and Nadine - Our Winners
We are very proud of our winners!
Nadine Villa - Live your Dream - 1st place
Theresa Jensen - Live your Dream - 2nd place
Read more about these outstanding winners below
President Sandy, left, and Awards committee member Nancy, right, with our wonderful judge, Mary Stocker
Special bracelets were given to our two winners
Our 2016 1st Place Live Your Dream Award winner of a $2000 cash award is:
Nadine is from Grants Pass and is currently attending
Southern Oregon University in Ashand
where she is persuing a Bachelor of Science Psychology Degree.
Her career goal is to become a Community Program Developer and Coordinator.
She hopes to develop a program in Southern Oregon modeled after a Southern Clifornia program called
"Homeboy Industries". Having been brought up there in that atmosphere, she would like to help those who seek to break away from that life and make a better life for themselves. This program would help by offering education, therapy, substance abuse treatment and legel assistance through a coordinated effort with community resources.
Nadine has faced many devastating problems but has come out
of it more determined than ever to succeed in reaching her goal.
We know she'll succeed!
Live Your Dream Award Winner Nadine Villoa with President Sandy
Our 2nd Place 2016 Live Your DreamAward winner of a $1000 cash award is:
Theresa is from Rogue River, Oregon and is currently enrolled at RCC
where she is working on anAA/Oregon transferDegree.
She plans to transfer to SOU for a Masters Degree as a Special Ed teacher.
She has 2 children, ages 17 and 26, who are both autistic.
As a result, Theresa has been a champion of helping autistic children.
She made life for her two children as normalm as possible and,
while working with them at their school, this became her passion.
Her daughter is set to graduate from high school thi8s year
and her son is taking some classes at RCC.
She has experienced numerous adversities in her life
and only wants to help others overcome their obstacles.
We wish her all the best in her endeavors.
Live Your Dream Award Winner Theresa with President Sandy
#2 Vera Quimby Scholarship
The 2016 Award was given to
# 3 Mel Quimby Scholarship
This scholarship is given to a
graduating High School Senior
in recognition of volunteer work in the community
It is administered through the RCC Foundation
#4 Moving On Scholarship
Awarded through Rogue Community College
to a woman making the transitionback into education
Improving the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world.