June 23, 2014 | Medgar Evers College
Congratulations are in order for Sonia Wilson of the Medgar Evers College (MEC) Development Office. Friday, July 11th, Sonia will be honored as an Inspiring Woman by the WNBA’s New York Liberty on the floor of Madison Square Garden during the evening’s home game. In partnership with UPS, the New York Liberty’s “Inspiring Women” initiative “celebrates women who have demonstrated outstanding business leadership”. The program is a league-wide effort with teams across the country recognizing women who are making a tremendous impact in their local communities.
Sonia works diligently on behalf of MEC students, working to secure scholarship funding for dozens, annually. This school year alone, she secured $50,000 in a Matching Donor Drive, $25,000 from Sprint for Study Abroad scholarships, $50,000 from Voya Financial for Elite Scholars and $17,000 for the Pinnacle Awards and Scholarship luncheon. She has been honored by numerous organizations and former employers for her community service and fundraising efforts, including the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce & Industry in 2009.
“This recognition, while invigorating, is quite humbling. How auspicious to be given the opportunity to bring Medgar Evers College to the attention of a national TV audience! I’m all about raising monies for scholarships,” Sonia stated.
On August 17th, she and a guest will be invited to a hospitality reception prior to the Liberty’s final home game at Madison Square Garden.
Join us in congratulating Sonia on this tremendous honor!
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About Medgar Evers College
Located in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, Medgar Evers College is a growing institution offering both Associate and Baccalaureate degrees. The nearly 7,000-member student body is primarily comprised of those who are the first in their families to attend college. A senior college within The City University of New York (CUNY) system, Medgar Evers College was established in 1970 with a mandate to meet the educational and social needs of the Central Brooklyn community. With a commitment to students who desire a sound academic foundation as well as an opportunity for personal development, Medgar Evers College seeks to provide high-quality, professional, career-oriented undergraduate degree programs in the context of a liberal arts education. For more information, visit www.mec.cuny.edu.