CSEA announces 2018 statewide scholarship recipients

graduation_capWe are proud to announce the recipients of the 2018 Irving Flaumenbaum Memorial Scholarships, Pearl Insurance and MetLife Insurance Company Scholarships. Each year, our union presents the $1,000 Irving Flaumenbaum Memorial Scholarship to 18 graduating high school seniors who are dependents of CSEA members, three in each region.

The Pearl Insurance and MetLife Insurance Company Scholarships each total $2,500 and are each awarded to one eligible graduating high school senior.

Congratulations to all of the recipients!


Irving Flaumenbaum Memorial Scholarships
Long Island Region:
Nicole Niemiec, whose mother, Andrea Niemiec is a teacher’s assistant at the Bayport-Blue Point Schools.
Matthew V. Pecoraro, whose mother, Lois Pecoraro, is a food server at the North Babylon Union Free School District.
Joseph Sammartano, whose mother, Jennifer Sammartano , is a principal typist-clerk at Oceanside UFSD.

Metropolitan Region:
Evan Brewi, whose mother, Wendy Stynes, is a principal court attorney at the NYS Supreme Court, Appellate Division, 2nd Department.
Kiara Leon, whose mother, Yesenia Castillo, is a motor vehicle representative at the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Grace Mosley, whose mother, Diana Ceccacci, is a principal court attorney at the NYS Supreme Court, Appellate Division, 2nd Department.

Southern Region:
Claudette Garcia, whose mother, Karen Garcia, is a senior account clerk at the Wappingers Central School District.
William B. Schiele, whose mother, Peggy Schiele, is a clerk typist at the Minisink Valley Central School District.
Gabrielle Santoro, whose mother, Marleen Santoro, is an aide at the Port Jervis City School District.

Capital Region:
Michaela Eppich, whose father, Joseph Eppich, is a plant utilities engineer at SUNY Cobleskill.
Bridey R. Nolan, whose mother, Monica JB Nolan, is a teacher aide at Cambridge Central School.
Leah TumSuden, whose father, John J. TumSuden is a bus driver at Shenendahowa Central School.

Central Region:
Hannah Holt, whose mother, Nanette Holt, is a teacher assistant at the Potsdam Central School District.
Kevin Stalder, whose mother, Michelle Stalder, is a teaching assistant at the DeRuyter Central School District.
Mary Jamison Teixeira, whose mother, Dawn Teixeira, is an attendance clerk at Skaneateles School District.

Western Region:
Erin Harrington, whose mother, Andrea Harrington, is an account clerical IV at Niagara County.
Hannah Lewis, whose father, James Lewis, is an environmental chemist at the Monroe County Environmental Services.
Claire Zickl, whose father, William Zickl, is a court attorney at the NYS Office of Court Administration.

Pearl Insurance Scholarship (in memory of Charles Foster)
Skylar Hasseck, whose mother, Wanda Hasseck, is a school monitor at the Bellmore Public Schools.

MetLife Insurance Company Scholarship (in memory of Joseph D. Lochner)
Jessie Mae Brooks, whose mother, Lisbeth Ann Brooks, is a campground coordinator at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.