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NIGP Scholarship Program

Every single day, with every effort we make at NIGP our focus is on our mission to develop, support, promote our members and the work that you do. The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a brighter light on that work, and how important it is for the smooth functioning of all the communities and entities you serve. Whether that’s a small township or a major metro area, a school system or a hospital network and the many other entities that provide all the vital services to keep us all healthy, safe and able to cope with the vast challenges we are facing.

Sourcewell has been a great partner and continuing supporter of NIGP’s mission and a champion of the work that we do on behalf of our members and the profession at large.  

We are immensely grateful for their partnership which ensures our organization continues to provide the learning and development opportunities that enable our members to be more effective in the work that you do.




Pathways Workforce Development is your career roadmap with dedicated pathways you can follow based on your current and future roles in the public procurement profession. 

Congratulations to the following Workforce Development scholarship recipients:

Valerie Calvente, Wheaton, IL
Feleasha Sherfy, Williamsburg, VA
Karen DeLuca, Rockville, MD
Mia Lorenz, Norfolk, VA
Kelli Wilson, Naples, UT
David Hindman, Little Rock, AK
Sheila Willis, Columbia, SC
Erica Leogue, Davie, FL
Wonkiasha Washington, Orlando, FL
Fabio Henoa, Orlando, FL
Thomas Ellison, Wheat Ridge, CO
Deborah Rivera, Pueblo, CO
Jon Medwin, Hayward, CA
Veronica Douglas, Houston, TX
Portia Davis, Columbia, SC
Tim Prather, Pompano Beach, FL
Genesis Cuevas, Hallandale Beach, FL
Phillip Aycock, Fort Mill, SC
DeRita Mason, Crestview, FL


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Pathways for Chapters
Pathways for Chapters

30 Chapters were awarded professional development scholarships for our Pathways virtual offerings. Each chapter was awarded an NIGP ½ day virtual course for 8 for its chapter members.  

Chapter Recipients

Arkansas Chapter
Assinibola Chapter
Atlantic Public Purchasing Association
Canada West Chapter
Central Florida Chapter
Central Gulf Coast Chapter
Coastal Georgia Chapter
Dallas Ft. Worth Metroplex Chapter
Gulf Coast Association Of Governmental Purchasing Officers
Idaho Public Purchasing Association
Illinois Association of Public Procurement Officials
Kansas Association of Public Purchasing Proessionals
Louisiana Chapter
Michigan Public Purchasing Officers Association
Midwest Association of Public Procurement
Mississippi Association of Governmental Purchasing and Property Agents
New York State Association of Municipal Purchasing Officials
New York Chapter of NIGP
Oklahoma Association of Public Procurement
Public Purchasers Association of Northern Ohio
Public Purchasing Association of Connecticut
Rocky Mountain Governmental Purchasing Association
San Antonio Public Purchasing Association
Southeast Texas Association of Public Purchasing
Tampa Bay Area Chapter
Tennessee Association of Public Purchasing
Texas Association of Public Purchasers
Virginia Association of Governmental Purchasing
Washington State Chapter
Washington DC Chapter

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Forum 2021 Registration
Forum 2021 Registration
1. NIGP Forum virtual 2021 scholarship recipients:
Gloria McNac, City of Dallas, TX
Terri Merrell, University of Illinois -State of Illinois Procurement, IL
Patricia Lucas, City of Tucson, AZ
Sarah Ramoutar, Regional Municipality of Peel, Ontario, Canada
Tricia Demarest, University of Washington, WA
Brenda Hannu, City and County of Denver, CO
Karen Brown, State of Illinois Procurement, IL
Brandon Gunn, Highlands County BCC, FL
John Duckworth, County of Volusia, FL
Valerie Calvente, DuPage County, IL
Teresa MacWelch, Prince William County, VA
Jamie Carter, County of Spotsylvania, VA
Melisa Vergara, Orange County - FL
Yvette Clausen, Iowa Department of Administrative Services, IA
Sharron Nelson, City of Farmington, NM
Kelli Sandoval, City of Farmington, NM
Michelle Mccombs, Canyons School District, UT
Jennifer Ditslear, County of Volusia, FL
Timika Beaver, Rock Hill School District Three, SC
Rachel Messier, City of Titusville, FL
Aazam Piprawala, Miami Dade County Internal Services Department, FL
Judi Peffley, Blount County, TN
Trena A. Ponton, Hanover County Government, VA
Janice Bradford, SC Dept of Probation, Parole & Pardon Services, SC
Natasha Townsend, City of Stamford, CT
Eric Dickey, University of North Florida, FL
Mona Martinez, State of New Mexico Public School Facilities Authority, NM
JoAnne Robichaud, Rutherford County Board Of Education, TN
John Brinton, Weber State University UT
April Norris, City of Bristol - TN 
Jasmine Platt, Boise State University, ID
Ja'Anal Mcaden, City of Delray Beach, FL
Melissa Moore, Kentucky Department of Education, KY
Jonathan Hawley, City of Durham, NC
Courteney Henderson,City of Philadelphia, PA
Glen Hubbard, Maryland Dept of Public Safety and Corr Svcs, MD
Austin Rosenthal, Northeastern State University, OK
Trudi Peepgrass Arapahoe County, CO
Sagar Dholakia, County of Santa Clara, CA
Brenda Leo, Regional Transportation District, CO
Susan Lightfoot Brazos, Valley Council of Governments, TX
Hazel Gibson, Knoxville's Community Development Corp - The Public Housing & Redevelopment Authority, TN
Carol Lyons, Louisville Water Company, KY
Monique Jones, Virginia Department of Education, VA
Joel Pipkin, Missouri Veterans Commission State of Missouri, MO
Dionne Graves Great Lakes Water Authority MI
Donna Dubois, Multnomah County Purchasing, OR
Keith Ashby, Arapahoe County, CO
Chelsey Rodgers, City of Punta Gorda, FL
Shelby Kapitanski, Fond du Lac County, WI
Anthony Hamilton, State of Illinois Procurement, IL
Cassandra Price, City of Punta Gorda, FL
Danielle Keira-Cancel, City of North Lauderdale, FL
Lisa Teeples, South Central Human Resource Agency, TN
Stephanie Selman, Renewable Water Resources, SC
Erica Brandon, County of Allegheny, PA
Diana Alvey, Louisville Metro Government - Office of Management and Budget, KY
Delores Adams, Portsmouth Redevelopment & Housing Authority, VA
Daniel Guthrie, Maryland Public Television, MD
Karen Gross, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX
Elizabeth Marsh, City of Columbia, SC
Robert Price West, Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources, WV
Leidi Reyes, HOC MD Karen Olitsky University of Florida Procurement Services, FL
Tayo Sokale, City of El Paso, TX
Sy Gezachew, Arlington County, VA
Alejandro Garcia, Miami Dade County Internal Services Department, FL
Lori DeLoach, Highlands County BCC, FL
Jenny Marshall, Florida Housing Finance Corp. FL
Geraldine Osinaike, Denton County Transportation Authority, TX
Rebecca Bellamy, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, TX
Whitney Williams, Maryland Judiciary, MD
Katherine Farias, City of Hanahan, SC
Khalid Baassiri, Maryland Transportation Authority, MD
Melissa Krolczyk, County of St. Clair, MI
Venessa Redman, Town of Southwest Ranches, FL
Rosa Golden, City of Dallas - Department of Aviation, TX
Ileana Seward, City of Glendale, AZ
Denisha Harris, City of Greenville - NC 
Brady Schach, City of Lynnwood, WA
Laura Bown, Murray City, UT
Mike Pershing, Charlotte County Public Schools, FL
Cynthia Matz, WI Department of Health Services, WI
Kristi Mahi, Kauai County HI
Kristin Doyle, School District of Palm Beach County, FL
Shannon Ota, State of Hawaii Procurement Office, HI
Yana Radu, City of Centennial, CO
James Canjar, City of Palm Bay, FL
Xiaoyan Duan Alameda-Contra, Costa Transit District, CA
Barbara Manley, Prince George's County, MD
Lori Cervantes, State of Hawaii Procurement Office, HI
Sandra Ramirez, City of Meridian, ID
Bruce Merritt, Franklin Pierce Schools, WA
Leah Grothe, South Florida Water Management District, FL
Corey Gamble, City of Albany - GA
Keith Watts, City of Meridian, ID
James Smith, Peoria County, IL
Rebeca Malave, Orange County - FL
Juliana Manjarres, Miami Dade County Internal Services Department, FL
Stéphanie Dion, Manitoba Hydro Manitoba
Ann Patz, City of Milwaukee, WI
Yelena Quiles, City of Glen Cove, NY
Ally Dobbins, City of Richardson, TX
Fabio Henao, Orange County - FL
Sharon Vanzie, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, DC
Janet Dudley, County of York, VA
Subrena Clark, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., GA
Phung Nguyen, Tarrant County College District, TX
Gregory Smith, County of York, VA
April Cone, Chesterfield County - VA
Feleasha Sherfy, County of York, VA
Ana Villalona, Orange County - FL
Jason O'Toole, Pinellas County School Board, FL
Tammy Holman, Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority, SC

2. Forum Leadership Summit Recipients
Arden Clark, Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority, VA
Meagan Mason, Collin County TX
Brooke Smith, Murray City Corporation, UT
Verenice Ramirez, City of Brea, CA
Kristen Collora, Clay County Board of Commissioners, Purchasing Division, FL
Megan Averch, Colorado School of Mines, CO
Bobbie Hargrove, Hillsborough County Public Schools, FL
Nathan Dawson, State of South Carolina, Division of Procurement Services, SC
Perry Davis, Orange County Florida, FL

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Training Needs for Our Chapters
Training Needs for Our Chapters
Scholarship Recipients:   

East Tennessee Purchasing Association (ETPA)
Wisconsin Association for Public Procurement (WAPP)
Capital Area Purchasing Association (CAPA)
Public Purchasers Association of Northern Ohio (PPANO)
Oregon Public Purchasing Association

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For Members Without Training Budgets
For Members Without Training Budgets
Scholarship Recipients:   

East Tennessee Purchasing Association (ETPA)
Wisconsin Association for Public Procurement (WAPP)
Capital Area Purchasing Association (CAPA)
Public Purchasers Association of Northern Ohio (PPANO)
Oregon Public Purchasing Association

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Chapter Scholarship
Chapter Scholarship
The first program offered was designed to help engage our chapter partners by bringing Pathways learning to their members.

Chapter Scholarship Program Recipients

Alaska-Hawaii Governmental Procurement Association
Greater Miami Chapter
Iowa Public Procurement Association
Kentucky Public Procurement Association
Utah Chapter

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