May 09, 2013
Jennifer Hasamear

Boeing BOLD Scholars Showcase Program Projects

As part of the scholarship program, students have the opportunity to meet and network with professionals from The Boeing Company.

2013 BOEING Bold scholars
The 2013 Boeing BOLD scholars with representatives from The Boeing Company. Submitted photo

Recipients of the Boeing BOLD scholarship showcased projects completed in classes or through service-oriented organizations as part of the scholarship program at a breakfast with Boeing and University staff on May 7.

The Boeing BOLD (Boeing Opportunity for Leadership Development) Scholarship program offers a unique opportunity for The Boeing Company to select and mentor Saint Louis University students to become the next leaders in the global workforce.

BOLD scholarships are available to students, majoring in either business, engineering, mathematics or computer science, who also have declared a secondary major, minor or certificate in another of the above four areas.

"I think it's a really great program, not only because of academic aspect of the scholarship but also the leadership aspects as well," said Annie Radville, junior, who is majoring in mechanical engineering and dual minoring in engineering and mathematics.

"I think students get so caught up in the academic portion of school that they forget to notice other important aspects, such as volunteering and leadership programs."

Bob Ciesla, vice president of F-15 program with The Boeing Company, attended Tuesday's event and listened to the presentations.

"All of these students are amazing. I would take many of them and put them into the program at Boeing and every one of them would excel," said Ciesla, who is also a Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology grad.

"This is such a wonderful program. Students today have so many outstanding opportunities to learn and succeed. I know these scholarship recipients are going to do incredible things."

Also in attendance was Cindy Malawy, vice president of marketing with The Boeing Company, who also believes this is a great program.

"It's wonderful that Boeing is able to provide these scholarships to these students. Just by watching their presentations, I think it shows that Boeing is making a difference with these students," said Malawy, also a Parks College grad.

In April, many of the recipients also attended a tour of the Boeing F-18 facility in St. Louis and were given the opportunity to ask questions of Boeing professionals working in various departments.

"It's definitely a great program, especially since it encourages students to pursue majors and minors. And of course, the scholarship helps with the cost of tuition and allows us to focus our attention more on our studies, service organizations and leadership programs," said Safi Islam, a junior majoring in mechanical engineering and dual minoring in political science and mathematics.

The Spring 2013 recipients are:

College of Arts and Sciences

  • John Calvin
  • John Dulle 
  • Jacob Fussell 
  • Wesley Gardner
  • Margaret Hock
  • Shiyang Huang
  • Erin Kofron 
  • Krunal Shah
  • Adekemi Sodamade
  • Nicholas Walker

Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology

  • Zlatomira Atanasova
  • David Balassi 
  • James Canning 
  • Christopher Faudree
  • Matthew Genova
  • Safi Islam
  • Mary Jennerjohn
  • Brendan McDermott
  • Annie Radville
  • Ross Santee

John Cook School of Business

  • Thuy Bui
  • Richa Gupta 
  • Barrett Lanham
  • Gabrielle Madigan
  • Diane Reilly
  • David Rutledge
  • Stephanie Sanchez
  • Eric Stoddard
  • Claire Tessier
  • Rebekah Zilz
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