2008 - 2009 Awards Dinner

In 2008, scholarship recipients were invited to Washington, DC for a special awards event hosted by ICMA-RC. Joan McCallen, President of the Scholarship Fund, presented each student with a certificate of achievement and best wishes for a successful school year. Prior to the awards ceremony, the recipients and their guests are invited on a tour of Washington, DC, and two special memorials that pay tribute to the lives the Scholarship Fund honors.

Top row: National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Executive Director Chief Ronald Siarnicki; Allan Hollis; Roderick Winston; ICMA-RC President and CEO Joan McCallen; Devan Thorne; Matthew Abinante; Gary Dundon II; Matthew Morrison

Bottom row: Stephanie Duncan Moss; Joy Bickham; Jacqueline McLoughlin; Samantha Powers; Brianne Day; Lillian Cherry; Amanda Hart; Jada Presley; Kimberly Dillard

Top row: National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Executive Director Chief Ronald Siarnicki; Beth Flanagan, of Blackrock Inc.; Larry Ely, of Professional Graphics Printing Co.; Allan Hollis; Roderick Winston; ICMA-RC President and CEO Joan McCallen; Devan Thorne; Matthew Abinante; Gary Dundon II; Matthew Morrison; Sheryl Linck of Mellon Capital Management Co.

Bottom row: Beverly Walter, Scholarship Program Manager, NFFF; Stephanie Duncan Moss; Joy Bickham; Jacqueline McLoughlin; Samantha Powers; Brianne Day; Lillian Cherry; Amanda Hart; Jada Presley; Kimberly Dillard

Sophia Cherry, mother of 2008 Scholarship Recipient Lillian Cherry, and Catherine Leggett, Senior Vice President of Human Resources for ICMA-RC take a photo together during the Vantagepoint Public Employee Memorial Scholarship awards dinner.

2008 Scholarship Recipient Jada Presley (center), stands with her mother, Charlene Presley, (left), and Kris Heurich, Senior Vice President of Client Services during the Vantagepoint Public Employee Memorial Scholarship awards dinner.

2008 Scholarship Recipient Lillian Cherry and her mother, Sophia Cherry, enjoy themselves at the Vantagepoint Public Employee Memorial Scholarship awards dinner.

Gayland Moffat, of Gayland Moffat Consulting, stands with 2008 Scholarship Recipient Matthew Morison (center), and his uncle, John Brewer (right) during the Vantagepoint Public Employee Memorial Scholarship awards dinner.

Long-standing Scholarship Fund donor Sheryl Linck, of Mellon Capital Management Company shares a smile during the Vantagepoint Public Employee Memorial Scholarship awards dinner.

Long-standing Scholarship Fund donor Larry Ely watches on as Joan McCallen passes out certificates to scholarship recipients.

Chief Ronald J. Siarnicki, Executive Director of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, delivers a moving keynote speech during the Vantagepoint Public Employee Memorial Scholarship dinner.

2008 Scholarship Recipient Brianne Day waits for her name to be called before she walks to the podium to receive her certificate.

2008 Scholarship Recipient Amanda Hart shakes hands with Gregory Dyson, Senior Vice President of Marketing at ICMA-RC after receiving her certificate from Joan McCallen, president and CEO of ICMA-RC. John B. Catoe Jr., General Manager of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), stands to the far right.

Joan McCallen, President and CEO of ICMA-RC, hands 2008 Scholarship Recipient Roderick Winston, Jr. his award certificate. Pictured to the far left is Gregory Dyson, SVP of Marketing for ICMA-RC, and Chief Ron Siarnicki, Executive Director of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, to the right.

2008 Scholarship Recipient Lillian Cherry (middle left) stands with her mother, Sophia Cherry (far right), Joan McCallen, President and CEO of ICMA-RC, and Gregory Dyson, SVP of Marketing for ICMA-RC at the Vantagepoint Public Employee Memorial Scholarship Fund awards dinner.

2008 Scholarship Recipient Lillian Cherry, whose father Leslie Cherry died in the line of duty as a WMATA employee, stands with John B. Catoe, Jr., WMATA general manager.