2016 Scholarship Award

Emma J. Yokules
Emma J. Yokules

CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS, Pa. – Alliance College Alumni Association, thru the arm of its 501(c)(3) Foundation (ACAAF), is honored to announce the selection of Emma Yokules as the winner of its annual scholarship.

A junior attending Franciscan University of Steubenville, Yokules is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in education with emphasis in Early Childhood Education. While at Franciscan Yokules has made the Dean’s List and maintains a 3.0+ GPA. 

During her sophomore year, Yokules was selected to participate in Franciscan University’s European Summer Abroad Program. This trip enabled her to travel to a number of countries, including Poland, the land of her heritage

In addition, Yokules is an active volunteer with the Sacro Cuore Foundation, participating in their recent mission trip to Romania. There she worked with children of all ages in personal hygiene, communication skills, athletics and cultural exchange

Post-graduation, Yokules’s plan is to pursue an elementary school teaching career

Ms. Yokules is the granddaughter of Milt and Felicia (Ilczuk) Bruce, ACAA Class of 1967 and 1966 respectively.

I graduated from college on Saturday! I’ve been trying to find the right words to say for my gratitude of my time at Franciscan. It has been nothing short of incredible. This university has changed my life in countless ways. I am blessed by the experiences and friendships I have had. Thank you to everyone
who supported me along the way! I can’t wait for what is in store in the future. Hong Kong here I come!

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