Juan Vergara receives third annual Mary Catherine Reedy Scholarship Award!

Congratulations to Juan Vergara for receiving the third annual Mary Catherine Reedy Scholarship!

Established in 2018, the Mary Catherine Reedy Scholarship is named for the mother of Cal Poly alumnus Roger Reedy (English, ’88). Roger and the Reedy family set up the $1,000 scholarship award to memorialize his mother, Catherine. Roger wrote: “She was a very special individual. She believed in helping others – volunteering her time to great causes throughout her life. She was an avid reader – inspiring all of her eight children to read books from an early age. She was our role model growing up – always putting others first, being kind to everyone she met, caring about the world around her, and always trying to make a positive difference.” The award, which the Reedys plan to fund for at least the next 10 years, is intended for English majors who are the first in their families to go to college.

Chair of the English Department Kathryn Rummell said, “Juan impressed us because of his resilience in the face of personal challenges and his commitment to his education. He is pursuing a double major in English and Spanish, and plans to earn his English teaching credential. He is an outstanding representative of our department and we are thrilled that he is receiving this award.”

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