Saint Martin's announces Linda Fletcher Scholarship winners

December 14, 2009

Lacey, Washington — Saint Martin’s University recently announced this year’s recipients of the Linda Fletcher Memorial Scholarship. Senior Krystal M. Lucero and junior Noemi Salinas Cagatin will each receive $2,500. Both Ms. Lucero and Ms. Cagatin are studying psychology at Saint Martin’s extension campuses.

The scholarship is named after Linda Fletcher, a beloved and longtime employee at Saint Martin’s University. Ms. Fletcher passed away April 11, 2001 after a two-year battle with cancer. She was known for her devotion to the field of education and her faith. She had worked for the University for seven years, starting as the director of the Fort Lewis extension campus and later becoming the director of military programs for both McCord and Fort Lewis.

Saint Martin’s University first awarded the scholarship in the 2002-2003 academic year. There have been nine recipients since its inception. The scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students making progress toward a baccalaureate degree at Saint Martin’s military base extension programs. Students apply for the scholarship and a committee selects the recipients. These students should exhibit the characteristics that Ms. Fletcher valued and exhibited in making a difference in the lives of others.

“It was Linda’s dream to reward students who exhibited the special characteristics that are a part of the Saint Martin’s mission as well as helping make Saint Martin’s University’s extension programs a special community of learners,” said Cruz Arroyo, director of extension campuses.

For more information about the Linda Fletcher Memorial Scholarship or programs of study at Saint Martin’s extension campuses, contact Cruz Arroyo at

Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, Catholic, coeducational university located on a 380-acre wooded campus in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 18 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 21 majors and six graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes 1,250 students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its main campus, and 650 more to its five extension campuses located at Fort Lewis Army Post, McChord Air Force Base, Olympic College, Centralia College, and Tacoma Community College.

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