Scholarship America Elects Three New Members to National Advisory Board

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05 Jun 2008
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Scholarship America, the nation’s leading nonprofit scholarship and educational support organization, is pleased to announce that Shirley Alexander, Andres (Drew) Brugal and Sue Henderson have been elected to serve as National Advisory Board Members for Scholarship America’s Board of Trustees.

Shirley Alexander serves as the Achievement Advisor for the Metropolitan School District Perry Township, Ind. In her position, Ms. Alexander is striving to close the academic achievement gap between minority and majority students by researching, designing and implementing new and existing strategies. She is responsible for the successful development of a District Cultural Competence Plan as well as the development of Cultural Competence Training for District faculty and staff. Ms. Alexander serves on the board of Oasis of Hope Dollars for Scholars chapter in Indianapolis, where she chairs the Academic Support committee.

Drew Brugal is an innovative leader in the global defense and aerospace market and serves as President of Vision Systems International, LLC, the world’s leader in development and production of Helmet Mounted Cueing Systems for fixed wing, tactical fighter aircraft. Mr. Brugal is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, a former Naval Aviator and a graduate of the Naval Fighter Weapons School (Topgun).

Sue Henderson is the Vice President of Institutional Advancement for Queens College of the City University of New York (Flushing, NY), where she oversees more than ten units, including IT, Development and Athletics. Ms. Henderson helped raise over $100 million from private and legislative sources in a comprehensive campaign for campus facilities improvements and programmatic initiatives. In spring 2007, she was recognized at the Top 10 Women in Business Networking Awards dinner, an event created by the Queens Courier to highlight outstanding female entrepreneurs and innovators.

Janine Fugate, Scholarship America
Michelle Showalter, Scholarship America

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