Saint Martin’s announces 2011 Linda Fletcher Scholarship recipients
Lacey, Washington — Saint Martin’s University has announced senior Eugene J. Hicks and junior
Samuel A. Doyon as this year’s recipients of the Linda Fletcher Memorial Scholarship. Hicks and
Doyon each will receive $1,580. Both students are studying psychology at Saint Martin’s extension
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 worked for Saint Martin’s for
seven years, starting as the director of the Fort Lewis extension campus and later becoming the
director of military programs for both McChord and Fort Lewis, now recognized as Joint Base
Saint Martin’s University first awarded the scholarship in the 2002-03 academic year. There have
been 11 recipients since its inception. The scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students making
progress toward a baccalaureate degree at Saint Martin’s University’s JBLM extension programs.
Selected by committee from a pool of applicants, the scholarship recipients demonstrate the qualities
that Ms. Fletcher both valued and practiced in making a difference in the lives of others.
“It was Linda’s dream to acknowledge and reward students who exhibit the special characteristics
that are a part of the Saint Martin’s mission as well as help cultivate a strong community of learners
among the University’s extension program students,” says Cruz Arroyo, director of Saint Martin’s
For more information about the Linda Fletcher Memorial Scholarship or programs of study at Saint
Martin’s JBLM campuses, contact Cruz Arroyo at email@example.com.
Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, 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 14 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 extension campuses located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Everett College,
Centralia College and Tacoma Community College. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at www.stmartin.edu.
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