Scholarship America Names Mary Wynne Assistant Vice President, Community Programs

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26 Nov 2008
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Scholarship America, the nation’s premier nonprofit scholarship and educational support organization, is pleased to announce that Mary Wynne has accepted the position as Assistant Vice President, Community Programs, beginning December 1.

In her new position with Scholarship America, Wynne will lead the community programs team in implementing the strategic plan and recommendations developed from the organization’s recent assessment of Dollars for Scholars, a volunteer-driven national network of more than 1,100 community-based scholarship foundations across the nation.

Prior to joining Scholarship America, Wynne was the professional development director for the Minnesota Child Care Resource & Referral Network, a statewide nonprofit agency, where she was responsible for program implementation and coordination of service delivery across a variety of child care organizations and geography. In her role, Wynne provided comprehensive program management for four education support programs and was responsible for the development and implementation of an online learning program, which has received national and international recognition by e-learning leaders in the field.

“I am thrilled that Mary has joined Scholarship America. Her leadership experience, along with her ability to engage independent organizations in a statewide campaign, will help us grow our organization in support of students and their success,” said Dr. Clifford L. Stanley, Major General, USMC (Retired), President & CEO of Scholarship America.

“Postsecondary education, with a focus on nontraditional learners in the field of early care and education, has been my passion for many years. I am eager to put my skills to work with Scholarship America and help grow the Dollars for Scholars movement in support of all students,” said Wynne.

Wynne received an Emerging Leader Award from the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agency in 2005, and received the Distinguished Leader of the Year award from the Minnesota Early Childhood & School-Age Trainers Association in 2006. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in English and Spanish from the University of Minnesota.

Janine Fugate, Scholarship America
Michelle Showalter, Scholarship America

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