Abby picCongratulations are in order for Skyline College student, Abby De Los Reyes, recipient of the 2015 Bay Area Gardner Foundation Scholarship. Yearly, BAGSF awards twenty scholarships of $1,500 to applicants who demonstrate superior academic performance, a measure of not just knowledge but commitment, dedication, and responsibility in achieving higher education goals, and community involvement through volunteering at non-profit organizations.

Abby, a transfer student to SFSU this fall semester received an AAT in Psychology from Skyline College. Throughout her years here at Skyline, she worked as a student assistant in the Career Services Center, clocked over 300 volunteer hours at the San Francisco SPCA as a Shelter Medicine Volunteer, served as a Teaching Assistant, and maintained an impressive academic grade point average.

Present at the awards ceremony in July to cheer her on were Lavinia Zanassi, and Jocelyn Vila. The event proved to be an incredible evening for Abby as she was further recognized as a student displaying outstanding community involvement and excelling academically. For this distinguished effort, she was presented with an additional Scholarship of Excellence for a total award of $2,500!

We applaud this young woman as she continues on with her studies in Psychology and Animal Behavior.

Article by Lavinia Zanassi