'97 Ambassadors


[Group Picture of '97 Scholars]

The following Ambassadors began participating in DO-IT in 1997. They continue to pursue college and career goals and encourage younger Scholars and Ambassadors.

Jennifer | Andrew | Amanda | Minh | Trent | Brad | Ben | Justin | Michael | Alexi | Karyn | Shakethia | Steven | Chris | Laura | Keaton | Veronica | Sharon |

Jennifer, '97 Scholar
Blind
Graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in General Studies and is pursuing a possible career in blindness skills education.

Andrew, '97 Scholar
Mobility impairment
Majoring in physics.

Amanda, '97 Scholar
Paraplegia
Graduated with honors and with a degree in communications and a minor in computer systems integration. Currently working as a free-lance writer for a magazine.

Minh, '97 Scholar
Achondroplasia
Graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Economics. Currently working at Washington Mutual Bank, but looking for a job in security investment.

Trent, '97 Scholar
Epilepsy
Attends community college and working at Target as a customer service helper.

Brad, '97 Scholar
Paraplegia
Attends the a state university, majoring in mechanical engineering.

Ben, '97 Scholar
Quadriplegia
Earned Associate of Arts and Sciences degree in design drafting and a mechanical design certificate and is now working towards an architectural and civil drafting degree.

Justin, '97 Scholar
Blind
Attending community college

Michael, '97 Scholar
Spina Bifida with Upper Motor Neuron Dysfunction
Graduated with a Bachelor's degree and now pursuing an MA-PhD. program in Political Theory and International Politics.

Alexi, '97 Scholar
Profoundly deaf
Graduated with English and Publishing degrees. Plans to pursue a career in editing after spending the summer in Greece as a camp counselor for an Ionian Village.

Karyn, '97 Scholar
Dyslexia
Studying to be a registered nurse at community college.

Shakethia, '97 Scholar
Paraplegia
Attends a state university, majoring in accounting.

Steven, '97 Scholar
Severe hearing loss
Economics graduate; pursuing an M.B.A.

Chris, '97 Scholar
Dyslexia
Attends a tech university, majoring in engineering.

Laura, '97 Scholar
Ischemic spinal cord injury
Completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in physics and philosophy and is now pursuing graduate studies in physics.

Keaton, '97 Scholar
Blind
Attended a state university pursuing a career in engineering. Passed away in 2001 after a battle with cancer.

Veronica, '97 Scholar
Arthrogryposis
Attends a private university, majoring in social studies and pursuing a career as a political strategist.

Sharon, '97 Scholar
Retinitis Pigmentosa, low vision
Attends a university, majoring in social sciences and plans to become a teacher for the visually impaired.