2015 McDonough Scholarship recipients announced

graduation_capCSEA recently awarded six $1,000 Thomas H. McDonough Memorial Scholarship for Continuing Studies (one per region) to children of union members. McDonough had served in numerous CSEA offices, including as the union’s executive vice president. The scholarship in his name is awarded annually to former Irving Flaumenbaum scholarship recipients who are pursuing higher education.

The 2015 recipients are:
Long Island Region:
Emily Vigliotta, whose mother, Jane Vigliotta is a clerk typist at the William Floyd School District. Vigliotta is attending the College of the Holy Cross.

Metropolitan Region:
Suraj Kumar, whose mother, Suresh Bala is a food service worker at the Creedmoor Psychiatric Center. Kumar is attending Polytechnic Institute of New York University.

Southern Region:
Michelle Prakash, whose mother, Leelamma Prakash is assistant director of administrative services at Westchester County, and whose father, Koshy Prakash, is a software architect at Westchester County. Prakash is attending Siena College.

Capital Region:
Emily Hess, whose mother, Sandy Hess is a special education aide at the Shenendehowa Central School District. Hess is attending Hamilton College.

Central Region:
Kayla Dittl, whose mother, Penny Dittl is an aide at the Lowville Academy Central School District. Dittl is attending the State University of New York at Brockport.

Western Region:
Kayla Casper, whose mother, Maria Casper is a teacher aide at the Elba Central School District. Casper is attending Cazenovia College.