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 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 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 Lewis-McChord (JBLM).

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 extension campuses.

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

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

For more information:

Cruz Arroyo
Director of extension campuses

Jennifer Fellinger
Vice president for marketing and communications
Saint Martin’s University