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ABWA Homestead Chapter awards scholarships to two local woman
Pictured (l-r) are Jewell Baker, member of the ABWA Homestead Education Committee; Ann McAllister, member of the ABWA Homestead Education Committee; Deanna Sekel, accepting on behalf of her daughter and scholarship recipient Mallory Sekel; Dorothy Harden, local attorney and chair of the ABWA Homestead Education Committee; Jemma Lopez, scholarship recipient, and Eugenio Lopez, Jemma’s husband.

ABWA Homestead Chapter awards scholarships to two local woman

Pictured (l-r) are Jewell Baker, member of the ABWA Homestead Education Committee; Ann McAllister, member of the ABWA Homestead Education Committee; Deanna Sekel, accepting on behalf of her daughter and scholarship recipient Mallory Sekel; Dorothy Harden, local attorney and chair of the ABWA Homestead Education Committee; Jemma Lopez, scholarship recipient, and Eugenio Lopez, Jemma’s husband.

Pictured (l-r) are Jewell Baker, member of the ABWA Homestead Education Committee; Ann McAllister, member of the ABWA Homestead Education Committee; Deanna Sekel, accepting on behalf of her daughter and scholarship recipient Mallory Sekel; Dorothy Harden, local attorney and chair of the ABWA Homestead Education Committee; Jemma Lopez, scholarship recipient, and Eugenio Lopez, Jemma’s husband.

The American Business Women’s Association Homestead Charter Chapter has announced the recipients of the 2014 Homestead Chapter Scholarships. Scholarships have been awarded to two outstanding local women — Mallory Sekel and Jemma Lopez.

Sekel is a senior attending Stetson University, pursuing a Bachelor of Music and a master’s in Business Administration. She is involved in two choirs, has participated in the Stetson Opera Theatre as the stage manager and is a member of prestigious academic honor and leadership societies, Phi Eta Sigma and Omicron Delta Kappa.

Along with several students, Sekel has organized a service project called the “GreenMob” which aims to support local businesses while encouraging them to become more environmentally sustainable.

Lopez is a senior attending Florida International University, pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies followed by entry into the doctorate program for Physical Therapy.

Practicing for the past 20 years as a licensed physical therapist in the state of Florida, Lopez was inspired to return to school while at a Sunday church service viewing footage of UM medical professionals tending to the victims of the earthquake in Haiti.

Her goal is to use her skills as a physical therapist now focusing on fieldwork, helping those in need who do not readily have the means available. Lopez is a wife and a mother to three young girls.

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