Past Scholarship Recipients

19th Anniversary Scholarship & Donor Recognition Reception - Detroit, 2017



(Top row, L - R) Shabina Aslam, Jane Chun, Patricia Cole, Ashley Cordes, Michael Dong, Sean Feel-Baugh, Ashley Glover, Charisse Holder, Danielle Hunt, Erica Lopez, Angelica Ortiz,
Michael Pace, David Pérez, Stephany Rodas, Jonny L. Ricks, Marsha Sanchez, Imani Shabazz, Elizabeth Tejeda, Sharon Uche, Cortlan White

(Second row, L - R) Jenna Aguilera, Natalie Balladarsch, Gabrielle Beamon, Toni Benn, Taivon Boone, Kyla Brinkley, Bo Chen-Samuel, Po Yen Chueh, Jordan Hunter, Steffanee Jagdeo,
Nairobi Jeanniton, Michelle Kim, Karen Kyi, Amanda Lam, Andrew Moreira, Kris Nguyen, Ovie Ojeni, Paloma Pedraza-Robles, Stacey Ramirez, Sydney Rogers

(Bottom row, L - R) Jose Rodriguez, Ingrid Sabah, Ana Sabarots, Jade Song, Aivan Traylor, Sydney Takes, Stephanie Uriostegui, Jael Whitney, Zachary Wright


 
2017 Graduate Scholarship Recipients

Shabina Aslam - Virginia Commonwealth University, business, branding/strategy emphasis
Jane Chun - New York University, publishing, digital & print media
Patricia Cole - DePaul University, public relations & advertising
Ashley Cordes - University of Oregon, media studies
Michael Dong - Duke University, MBA, marketing emphasis
Sean Feol-Baugh - City College of New York, branding & integrated communications
Ashley Glover - Virginia Commonwealth University, advertising, experience/design emphasis
Charisse Holder - City College of New York, branding & integrated communications
Danielle Hunt - Indiana University, MBA, marketing emphasis
Erica Lopez - City College of New York, branding & integrated communications
Angelica Ortiz - Virginia Commonwealth University, business, branding/experience design emphasis
Michael Pace - Northwestern University, MBA, marketing emphasis
David Perez - Harvard University, MBA
Johnny L. Ricks - Wayne State University, public relations
Stephany Rodas - University of Southern California, strategic public relations
Marsha Sanchez - DePaul University, public relations & advertising
Imani Shabazz - DePaul University, public relations & advertising
Elizabeth Tejeda - University of Denver, international & intercultural communication
Sharon Uche - Syracuse University, public relations
Cortlan White - Duke University, MBA, marketing emphasis

2017 Undergraduate Scholarship Recipients

Jenna Aguilera - Pepperdine University, public relations
Natalie Balladarsch - University of Southern California, public relations
Gabrielle Beamon - Elon University, strategic communication
Toni Benn - Howard University, advertising
Taivion Boone - Towson University, mass communications & advertising
Kyla Brinkley - University of Georgia, public relations
Bo Chen-Samuel - San Diego State University, journalism, public relations emphasis
Po Yen Chueh - University of Washington, communications
Jordan Hunter - University of Southern California, broadcast & digital journalism
Steffanee Jagdeo - University of Minnesota- Twin Cities, marketing
Nairobi Jeanniton - Boston University, business management, advertising minor
Michelle Kim - Drexel University, graphic design
Karen Kyi - University of California, Santa Barbara, communications
Amanda Lam - University of Oregon, public relations
Andrew Moreira - Rutgers University, marketing
Kris Nguyen - University of Southern California, business of cinematic arts, advertising minor
Ovie Ojeni - Lehigh University, global studies, marketing emphasis
Paloma Pedraza-Robles - University of Texas, advertising
Stacey Ramirez - New Mexico State University, marketing
Sydney Rodgers - Southeast Missouri University, public relations
Jose Rodriguez - Georgia State University, marketing
Ingrid Sabah - University of Minnesota- Twin Cities, integrated strategic communication, public relations emphasis
Ana Sabarots - University of Washington, business marketing
Jade Song - Cornell University, communications
Alicia Tran - University of California, Santa Barbara, communications
Aivan Traylor - University of Houston, communications & public relations
Sydney Tukes - Syracuse University, public relations
Stephanie Uriostegui - Northwestern University, communications
Jael Whitney - Kansas State University, marketing
Zachary Wright - University of Southern California, business of cinematic arts, advertising minor

18th Anniversary Scholarship & Donor Recognition Reception - Atlanta, 2016
(Top row, L - R) Kevin Agyakwa, Korede Akinsete, Valerie Angelkos Quintero, Amber Burton, Dalisbeth Galvez, Stephanie Guzman, Stanley Hines,
DeAnna Hoy, Quiana Hughes, Keara James, Ryan Jordan, Melissa Julien, Cleyana Mayweather, Khandyce Menard, Priscilla Parra

(Second row, L - R) Leah Seay, Erica Smith, Samantha Sukow, Jenele Williams, Briana Alamilla-Benitez, Maricela Avila,
Briana Caffee, Hunter Durham, Amanda Ferreira, Alvin Harrise, Michelle Kim, Jorge Martinez, Ovie Ojeni, Calvin Orr, Landyn Pan

(Bottom row, L - R) Maitlyn Phan, Kavita Raval, Jose Rodriguez, Ana Sabarots, Vanessa Santana,
Michelle Sheu, Leah Shin, David Simpson, Jade Song, Alicia Tran, Kayla Watkins

 
2016 Graduate Scholarship Recipients

Kevin O. Agyakwa – Syracuse University, public relations
Korede K. Akinsete – Columbia University, communications practice
Valerie Angelkos Quintero – University of Chicago, MBA
Amber B. Burton – Columbia University, communications practice
Dalisbeth A. Galvez – City College of New York, branding and integrated communications
Stephanie M. Guzman – The New School, urban policy analysis and management
Stanley Hines – Virginia Commonwealth University Brandcenter, experience design
DeAnna C. Hoy – Indiana University, MBA
Quiana B. Hughes – DePaul University, public relations and advertising
Keara K. James – Emory University, marketing
Ryan A. Jordan – American University, strategic communications
Melissa D. Julien – City College of New York, public relations
Cleyana Z. Mayweather – Emory University, MBA
Khandyce Menard – Indiana University, MBA
Priscilla Parra – The City College of New York, branding and integrated communications, management and planning
Leah J. Seay – University of Alabama, advertising and public relations
Erica P. Smith – Indiana University, marketing
Samantha M. Sukow – University of Colorado, Denver, communications studies and strategic communications
Jenele D. Williams – Hampton University, MBA

2016 Undergraduate Scholarship Recipients

Briana Alamilla-Benitez – Augsburg College, marketing and international business
Maricela Avila – University of Oklahoma, public relations
Briana C. Caffee – University of Washington, communications
Hunter C. Durham – Palm Beach Atlantic University, marketing
Amanda M. Ferreira – University of Maryland, marketing
Alvin R. Harris – Dillard University, marketing
Michelle H. Kim – Drexel University, graphic design
Jorge R. Martinez – San Jose State University, marketing
Ovie P. Ojeni – Lehigh University, global studies (marketing track) and economics
Calvin Orr II – Eastern Michigan University, communications
Landyn J. Pan – Chapman University, public relations and advertising
Maitlyn N. Phan – University of Southern California, business administration
Kavita K. Raval – University of Michigan, communications studies and political science
Jose L. Rodriguez – Georgia State University, marketing
Ana Sabarots – University of Washington, business marketing
Vanessa N. Santana – Baruch College (CUNY), corporate communications
Michelle K. Sheu – Baruch College (CUNY), ad hoc study in design and storytelling
Leah E. Shin – University of Washington, business marketing, entrepreneurship, and information technology
David S. Simpson – Boston College, economics and marketing
Jade Song – Cornell University, communications and information science
Alicia D. Tran – University of California, Santa Barbara, communications
Kayla A. Watkins – University of Georgia, public relations

17th Anniversary Scholarship & Donor Recognition Reception - Chicago, 2015

(Top row, L - R) Arpine Baghdasarian, Reginald Benbow Jr., Derrick Biggs, Vanetia Cannon, Donna Dei-Baning, Branden Elmore, Samantha Franklin,
Laura Galvan, Jaclyn Gonzales, Daniel Harris-Lucas, Alexander Harvey, Quiana Hughes, Erick Laseca, Natalie Mayen, Lizmarie Orengo Santiago

(Second row, L - R) Yathrib Ragsdale, Kerri Schaffer, Catherine Shen, Jae'da Turner, Yi-Chin Chang, London Coleman-Williams,
Nathan DeVaughn, Andrew Escobedo, Ruben Garcia, Alvin Harris, Cosette Haugen, Ahmed Hollowell, Menalie Hyde, Wesli Jones, Devin Johnson

(Bottom row, L - R) Shaquille Kessi, Laura Lespinasse, Natalie Mason, Dominique McCaskill, Savanna Mickens,
Danielle Miller, Kai Simmonds, Nick Valdivia, Kia Vang, Nysah Warren, Lesley Zhou

The following are the 2015 Graduate Scholarship Recipients

Arpine Baghdasarian - American University, Strategic Communications
Reginald Benbow Jr. - Duke University, MBA
Derrick Biggs - University of Minnesota, MBA
Vanetia Cannon - Northwestern University, MBA
Donna Dei-Baning - City College of New York, Branding & Integrated Communication
Brandon Elmore - University of Cincinnati, Communication
Samantha Franklin - Indiana University, MBA
Laura Galvan- University of Texas, Austin, Advertising
Jaclyn Gonzales - University of Minnesota, MBA
Daniel Harris-Lucas - Georgetown University, Public Relations and Corporate Communications
Alexander Harvey - Northwestern University, MBA
Quiana Hughes - DePaul University, Public Relations & Advertising
Erick Laseca- University of Chicago, MBA
Natalie Mayen - DePaul University, Public Relations & Advertising
Yathrib Ragsdale - George Mason University, Graphic Design
Lizmarie Orengo Santiago - DePaul University, Public Relations & Advertising
Kerri Schaffer - West Virginia University, Integrated Marketing Communications
Catherine Shen - Carnegie Mellon University, Design
Jae'da Turner - Northeastern University, MBA

The following are the 2015 Undergraduate Scholarship Recipients

Yi-Chin Chang - University of Texas, Austin, Advertising
London Coleman-Williams - Hampton University, Strategic Communications
Nathan DeVaughn - University of Portland, Marketing
Andrew Escobedo - University of Washington, Marketing
Ruben Garcia - University of Oregon, Advertising
Alvin Harris - Dillard University, Marketing
Cosette Haugen - University of Minnesota, Marketing, Psychology, Strategic Communications
Ahmed Hollowell - Marquette University, Marketing and Information Technology
Menalie Hyde - Ithaca College, Communication, Management and Design
Devin Johnson - Western Illinois University, Marketing
Wesli Jones - College of Charleston, Communication
Shaquille Kessi - Syracuse University, Communication Design
Laura Lespinasse - Northeastern Illinois University, Marketing
Natalie Mason - San Diego State University, Public Relations
Dominique McCaskill- Xavier University, Public Relations
Savanna Mickens - Hampton University, Strategic Communication
Danielle Miller - Brigham Young University, Advertising
Kai Simmonds- City College of New York, Public Relations & Advertising
Nick Valdivia- Art Institute of California, Los Angeles, Advertising
Kia Vang - University of Washington, Communication
Nysah Warren - Hampton University, Strategic Communication
Lesley Zhou- Boston College, Marketing and Management

16th Anniversary Scholarship & Donor Recognition Reception - Minneapolis, 2014

(Top row, L -R) Amanda Beck, Amanda Jones, Amber Jackson, James Jernigan, Camila Espana, Pierre Stahrre, Ahmed Hollowell, Baza Haile Selassie, Chris Onesto, Cosette Haugen
(Second row, L - R) Charles Johnson Jr., Desiree Taylor, Dorado Quick, Fred Garcia, Jessica Crocco, D'Andre Young, Diana Albrecht, Diana Pinedo, Drew Coveyou, Edna Barrera
(Third row, L - R) Johnathan Butler, Larry Woodland, Lily Kim, Vanessa Pineda, Yathrib Ragsdale, Fue Yang, Hunter Durham, Jessica Sung, Kendra Croft, Khaled Hassan
(Bottom row, L - R) Luis Sanchez, Rachel Ross, Rosalinda Mendoza, Lakshmi Akella, Aaron Young, Kiah Clingman, Midori Ng, Miguel Juarez, Nellie Rajabi, Sulin Phat


The following are the 2014 Graduate scholarship recipients:

Lakshmi Akella - Southern Methodist University, MBA
Amanda Beck - West Virginia University, Integrated Marketing Communications
Johnathan Butler - Florida State University, Integrated Marketing Communications
Jessica Crocco - New York University, Integrated Marketing Communications
Camila Espana - University of Michigan, MBA

Frederick Garcia - City College of New York, Branding & Integrated Communications
Amber Jackson - City College of New York, Branding & Integrated Communications

James Jernigan - University of Minnesota, MBA
Charles Johnson Jr. - New York University, Public Relations & Corporate Communications
Amanda Jones - Northwestern University, Marketing, Management and Organization
Lily Kim - DePaul University, Public Relations & Advertising
Rosalinda Mendoza - University of Washington, MBA
Empress Varnado - The New School, Media Management
Vanessa Pineda - University of Chicago, Marketing & Strategy

Dorado Quick - Virginia Commonwealth University, Advertising
Yathrib Ragsdale - George Mason University, Graphic Design
Rachel Ross - Northwestern University, Marketing & Brand Management

Luis Sanchez - DePaul University, Public Relations & Advertising

Desiree Taylor - Troy University, Strategic Communications
Larry Woodland - Mills College, MBA
Aaron Young - University of Texas, El Paso, MBA



The following are the 2014 Undergraduate scholarship recipients:

Diana Albrecht - University of Minnesota, Creative Advertising
Edna Barrera - Sam Houston State University, Public Relations
Kiah Clingman - Howard University, Advertising

Drew Coveyou - University of Minnesota, Strategic Communications
Kendra Croft - University of Texas, Austin, Advertising
Kiah Clingman - Howard University, Advertising
Kendra Croft - University of Texas, Austin, Advertising
Hunter Durham - Palm Beach Atlantic University, Marketing
Baza Haile-Selassie - University of Minnesota, Marketing
Khaled Hassan - City College of New York, Advertising & Public Relations
Cosette Haugen - University of Minnesota, Marketing, Strategic Communications, Psychology
Ahmed Hollowell - Marquette University, Marketing & Information Technology
Miguel Juarez - University of Texas, Dallas, Marketing
Midori Ng - University of Washington, Marketing & Information Systems
Chris Onesto - Art Center College of Design, Advertising

Sulin Phat - Augsburg College, Public Relations & Advertising
Diana Pinedo - California State University Long Beach, Public Relations
Nellie Rajabi - Brigham Young University, Advertising
Pierre Stahrre - University of Southern California, Public Relations
Jessica Sung - Indiana University, Communications & Culture
Fue Yang - Minneapolis College of Design, Web & Multimedia
D'Andre Young - Brandeis University, American Studies & Communications


15th Anniversary Scholarship & Donor Recognition Reception - New York & Seattle, 2013


New York City Recipients:
(Back row, L -R) Myles Worthington, Nicholas Ramirez, Jordan Nichols, D'Andre Young, Reginald Seay,
Hunter Durham
(Front row, L - R) Julio Tavarez, Stephanie Guzman, Qori Broaster, Angela Hernandez
Veloza, Pearl Steinberg, Cindy Chow, Benjamin Ladrillono, Stacia Doss, Jessica Sung,
Empress Varnado, Sophia Stone, Kiah Clingman
 


Los Angeles Recipients:
(Back row, L -R) Crystal Marie Grant, Chase Lucero, Douglas Ta'a, David Perez, Emmanuela Ebunilo, Sonia Ramirez
(Front row, L - R) Amber Miller, Sara Farooqi, Evan Silvers, James Meiser, Kevin Vaishnav,
Kaitlyn Chock, Aiman Al Khachi, Rachelle Ramirez, Noelia Callejas, Kendra Croft, Dianique Ashley, Pierre Stahrre

The following are the 2013 Graduate scholarship recipients:

Cindy Chow - University of Chicago, MBA, emphasis in Marketing Management and General Management
Stacia Doss - DePaul University, Advertising and Public Relations
Sara Farooqi - Mills College, MBA, emphasis in Marketing and Socially Responsible Business
Crystal Marie Grant - University of Southern California, Communications Management, emphasis in Marketing
James Meiser - University of Texas, Austin, Advertising

Amber Miller - University of Southern California, Strategic Public Relations
Jordan Nichols - University of Michigan, MBA

Rachelle Ramirez - University of Southern California, Strategic Public Relations
Sonia Ramirez - University of Texas, Austin, MBA
Sophia Stone - University of Chicago, MBA, emphasis in Marketing Management, Managerial & Organizational Behavior
Julio Tavarez - Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Marketing Research; Insight & Analytics, Marketing
Kevin Vaishnav - University of California, Los Angeles, MBA
Empress Varnado - The New School, Media Management
Myles Worthington - New York University, Public Relations Management


The following are the 2013 Undergraduate scholarship recipients:

Aiman Al Khachi - Portland State University, Advertising Management & Marketing, minor in Design Management
Dianique Ashley - California State University, Long Beach, Journalism, emphasis in Public Relations, minor in Marketing
Qori Broaster - Temple University, Advertising

Noelia Callejas - University of Southern California, Public Relations
Kaitlyn Chock - University of Oregon, Communications & Public Relations
Kiah Clingman - Howard University, Advertising
Kendra Croft - University of Texas, Austin, Advertising
Hunter Durham - Palm Beach Atlantic University, Marketing
Emmanuela Ebunilo - California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Marketing Management, emphasis in Advertising
Stephanie Guzman - City College of New York, Public Relations & Political Science
Benjamin Ladrillono - University of Alabama, Public Relations
Chase Lucero - Brigham Young University, Advertising
David Perez - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Marketing & International Business and Portuguese
Nicholas Ramirez - Loyola University Chicago, Advertising & Public Relations
Reginald Seay - University of Missouri, Marketing

Evan Silvers - University of Washington, Communications & Sociology
Pierre Stahrre - University of Southern California, Public Relations
Pearl Steinberg - Ursinus College, Communications
Jessica Sung - Indiana University, Communications & Culture
Douglas Ta'a - University of Washington, Business Administration, emphasis in Information Systems & Marketing, minor in Diversity
Angela Hernandez Veloza - University of Alabama, Public Relations
D'Andre Young - Brandeis University, American Studies & Communications


14th Anniversary Scholarship & Donor Recognition Reception - Washington, D.C., 2012
 
                                                              

(Back row, L - R) Benjamin Ladrillono, Erik Arrabal, Annie Huynh, Senait Chrisostomo, Emmanuela Ebunilo,
Johanna Key, Valerie Regis, Danielle Chase, Jordan Nichols, Kudratdeep, Dhaliwal, Myles Worthington,
Judith Parra, Alexis Dulan (Front row, L - R) Founder/Chairman of TLF, Mr. Kim L. Hunter, Shyneice Porter,
Tiana Ford, Nichole Hamilton, Angelique Castle, Monica Santos-Pinacho, President of Channel
& Customer Experience at TE Connectivity Joan Wainwright, Director of Standards & Staffing
at USA TODAY Brent Jones, Priscilla Martinez, Kristen Kenner, Joseph Apodaca, Jose Aviles
and Rebecca Dailey-Wooley
 
The following are the 2012 Graduate scholarship recipients:

Jose Aviles - College of Charleston, Communications
Danielle Chase - New York University, Global Public Relations
Rebecca R. Dailey Wooley - DePaul University, Organization & Multicultural Communications
Kudratdeep K. Dhaliwal - California State University, San Bernardino, Integrated Marketing Communications
Johanna Key - Mills College, MBA, Marketing
Jordan S. Nichols - University of Michigan, MBA, Marketing
Myles T. Worthington - New York University, Public Relations Management


The following are the 2012 Undergraduate scholarship recipients:

Joseph C. Apodaca - California State University, Long Beach, Journalism, emphasis in Public Relations
Erik O. Arrabal - Florida State University, Marketing
Angelique R. Castle - California State University, Fullerton, Communications, emphasis in Public Relations
Senait Chrisostomo - University of Washington, Marketing & International Business
Alexis S. Dulan - Spelman College, Marketing & Public Relations, minor in Spanish
Emmanuela Ebunilo - California State Polytechnic University Pomona, Marketing Management, emphasis in Entertainment Marketing
Tiana M. Ford - Elizabeth City State University, Business Administration, emphasis in Entertainment Marketing
Nichole E. Hamilton - California State University, Long Beach, Journalism, emphasis in Public Relations, minor in Marketing
Annie Huynh - University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Marketing
Kristen R. Kenner - Temple University, Communications
Benjamin T. Ladrillono - University of Alabama, Public Relations
Priscilla Martinez - California State University, Dominguez Hills, Communications, emphasis in Public Relations and Advertising
Judith L. Parra - Boston College, English & Communications
Monica Santos-Pinacho - Washington State University Vancouver, Marketing & Professional Sales
Shyneice C. Porter - Syracuse University, Public Relations & Psychology
Valerie R. Regis - Florida International University, Marketing & Communications, emphasis in Public Relations

 

13th Anniversary Scholarship & Donor Recognition Reception - New York, 2011


(Back row, L - R) Allison Takeuchi, Alison Neufang, Jason Nichols, Lia Carmela Peralta,
Jesus Anthony Castenada, Monica Santos-Pinacho Ricardo Sandoval, Jerry Bruno, Phillip Terrill, Kristy Nguyen,
Priscilla Martinez, Rudolph Anthony Cabrera, Alejandra Jiminez, Mark Montez Flenoury, Nichole Hamilton,
Christine Oh (Front row, L - R) TLF scholarship recipients Andrea Jackson, Katrina Mendoza,
Founder/Chairman of The LAGRANT Foundation Mr. Kim L. Hunter, Annie Rivera, Kudratdeep Dhaliwal

The following are the 2012 Graduate scholarship recipients:

Kudratdeep Dhaliwal - California State University, San Bernardino,  Integrated Marketing Communications

Andrea Jackson - Florida International University, Global Strategic Communications
Katrina Mendoza - University of Southern California, Communications Management
Jason Nichols - University of Chicago, Marketing

Annie Rivera - California State University, Fullerton, Communications
Ricardo Sandoval - University of Southern California, Marketing
Allison Takeuchi - University of Washington, Marketing


The following are the 2011 Undergraduate scholarship recipients:

Jerry Bruno - University of Florida, Public Relations
Rudolph Anthony Cabrera - New York University, Marketing
Jesus Anthony Castenada - University of Nevada, Reno, Public Relations
Mark Montez Flenoury - University of Georgia, Public Relations

Nichole Hamilton - California State University, Long Beach, Journalism with an emphasis in Public Relations
Alejandra Jiminez - California State University, Pomona, Marketing and Public Relations
Priscilla Martinez - California State University, Dominguez Hills, Advertising and Public Relations
Kristy Nguyen - Texas Tech University, Advertising and Marketing
Alison Nuefang - Syracuse University, Advertising and Marketing Management
Christine Oh - Syracuse University, Public Relations
Lia Carmela Peralta - Pennsylvania State University, Public Relations
Monica Santos-Pinacho - Washington State University, Vancouver, Marketing
Phillip Terrill - Tuskegee University, Marketing and Sales

12th Anniversary Scholarship & Donor Recognition Reception  - New York, 2010


(Back row, L-R) Erica Harris, Cortlan White, Jacquinn Williams, Chauncey Alcorn, David Perez, Andrew Bear,
Phillip Parris, Delmarys Hernandez (Front row, L-R) Karmen Ponder-Moore, Joy Guerin, Melanie Wicander,
TLF Founder/Chairman Mr. Kim L. Hunter, Priscilla Martinez, Katie Chung, Tirhase Haddis, Liane Membis,
Ashley Jones, Francesca Murray, Grace Rudatsikira

The following are the 2010 graduate scholarship recipients:

Chauncey L. Alcorn - New York University, Corporate Communications and Public Relations
Joy A. Guerin - Duke University, MBA with an emphasis in Marketing
Delmarys Hernandez - Florida International University, Global Strategic Communications
Ashley A. Jones - California State University, San Bernardino, Communication Studies
Jacquinn L. Williams - Boston University, Public Relations


The following are the 2010 undergraduate scholarship recipients:

Andrew M. Bear – California State University, Fullerton, Marketing
Miriam Blanco – Brigham Young University, Advertising
Katie S. Chung – University of Southern California, Public Relations
Tirhase B. Haddis – University of Washington, Marketing
Alejandra C. Jimenez – California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Marketing
Priscilla Martinez – California State University, Dominguez Hills, Advertising and Public Relations
Liane M. Membis – Yale University, English and Communications
Francesca O. Murray – California State University, Long Beach, Public Relations
Phillip R. Parris – Medgar Evers College, Marketing
David D. Perez – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Marketing
Karmen K. Ponder-Moore – University of Oklahoma, Public Relations
Grace U. Rudatsikira – California State University, San Bernardino, Public Relations
Erica P. Smith – Howard University, Marketing
Cortlan R. White – University of Michigan, Marketing
Melanie G. Wicander – University of Michigan, Business and Communications


11th Anniversary Scholarship & Donor Recognition Reception - New York, 2009


(L-R) Sara E. Morgan, Ericka Laseca, Debbie Ebalono, Phillip Parris, Tiia S. Koppel, Francesca O. Murray,
Sharell S. Weeams, Bentley Lopez Curtis, TLF Founder/Chairman Kim L. Hunter,  Christine E. Nieves,
Danielle M. English, Kaneisha D. Grayson, Diana F. Jimenez, Steven G. Bram,
Karmen Ponder-Moore, Jonathan P. Gipson

The following are the 2009 graduate scholarship recipients:

Danielle M. English– University of Denver, Public Relations
Kaneisha D. Grayson – Harvard Business School, MBA & MPA in Marketing & Public Affairs
Erick Laseca – Northwestern University, Integrated Marketing Communications
Sara E. Morgan – Emerson College, Integrated Marketing Communications
Sharell S. Weeams – University of Dallas, MBA with an emphasis in Marketing


The following are the 2009 undergraduate scholarship recipients:

Steven G. Bram – San Diego State University, Integrated Marketing Communications

Bentley Lopez-Curtis – University of Southern California, Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing
Debbie A. Ebalobo – University of Georgia, New Media and Public Relations
Jonathan G. Gipson – Rutgers University, Communications
Diana F. Jimenez – University of Texas at Austin, Advertising

Tiia Koppel – The University of Washington, Communications
Karmen K. Ponder-Moore – University of Oklahoma, Public Relations
Francesca O. Murray – California State University, Long Beach, Public Relations
Phillip Parris – Medgar Evers College, CUNY, Business with an emphasis in Marketing
Christine E. Nieves Rodriguez – The University of Pennsylvania, Communications and Consumer Psychology

10th Anniversary Scholarship & Donor Recognition Reception - Los Angeles & New York, 2008


Founder/Chairman, Kim L. Hunter (top left) with The LAGRANT Foundation 2008 scholarship recipients and
Univision News Anchor Rolando Nichols (top right). The students were awarded scholarships at the 10th Anniversary
Scholarship Recognition Reception in Los Angeles on Monday, June 2, 2008.


Founder/Chairman, Kim L. Hunter (top left) with The LAGRANT Foundation 2008 scholarship recipients.
The students were awarded scholarships at the 10th Anniversary Scholarship Recognition Reception in New York City on Monday, June 9, 2008.

The following are the 2008 graduate scholarship recipients:

Tomika Anderson – University of Missouri, Kansas City, MPA with an emphasis in Marketing and Nonprofit Management
Brandi Boatner – Hawaii Pacific University, Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations
Marisel Chavez – University of Florida, Advertising
Gordon Curry – Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Public Relations
Danielle English – University of Denver, Public Relations
Morning Rae Ferris – University of Oregon, Arts & Administration with an emphasis in Events Management & Marketing
Kaneisha Grayson – Harvard Business School, MPA & MPA, Crisis Strategic Communications
Farida Harianawala – New York University, Corporate Communications and Public Relations
Tiffany Henry – University of Texas at Austin, Advertising
Genevieve Koch – New York University, Corporate Communications and Public Relations
Ann Kuo – Northwestern University, Integrated Marketing Communications
Khyati Mehta – New York University, Corporate Communications and Public Relations
Bailey Mosier – Arizona State University, Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations
Teresa Ruiz – University of Southern California, Communications Management with an emphasis in Marketing

The following are the 2008 undergraduate scholarship recipients:

Steven Bram – San Diego State University, Integrated Marketing Communications
Carlos Burset – Syracuse University, Advertising and Public Communications
Ting-Ting Chiu – Pace University, Marketing
Debbie Ebalobo – University of Georgia, Public Relations
Meghan Fitzpatrick – Gonganza University, Advertising and Public Relations
Jonathan Gipson – Rutgers University, Communications
Shirley Giraldo – Syracuse University, Public Relations
Eve Green – California State University, Northridge, Journalism with an emphasis in Public Relations
Diego Gutierrez – Rhode Island School of Design, Graphic Design
Erica Holland – University of Georgia, Public Relations and Speech Communications
Diana Jimenez – The University of Texas at Austin, Advertising
Amber Jolla – American University, Business Marketing and Communications
Michelle Juarez – University of California, Los Angeles, Communication Studies
Jaqueleen Larson – California State University, Long Beach, Marketing
Stephanie Martinez – University of North Texas, Journalism with an emphasis in Public Relations
Monique Murray – Clark Atlanta University, Mass Media Arts with an emphasis in Public Relations
Christine Nieves – University of Pennsylvania, Communications and Marketing & Consumer Psychology
Fadzai Nhamburo – University of Maryland, College Park, Marketing
Karmen Ponder-Moore – The University of Oklahoma, Marketing and Public Relations
Lisa Robinson – University of Southern California, Communications
Nancy Berenice Solis – California State University, Bakersfield, Marketing and Management
Michele Watley – Avila University – Communication Advertising and Public Relations


9th Anniversary Scholarship & Donor Recognition Reception - New York, 2007


(Back row L-R) Yi Li,  Bjorn Trowery, Chairman/CEO of Interpublic Group,
Michael Roth; Bailey Mosier, Bettina Garibaldi, Diego Gutierrez,
TLF Founder/Chairman, Kim L. Hunter (Front row L-R) Christine Nieves,
Keisha Adams, Tymika Morrison,  Christina Hardy, Charde Romero, Jaqueleen Larson,
Saata Bangura, Myeisha Greene, Amanda Jones, The University of Arkansas

The following are the 2007 graduate scholarship recipients:

Keisha Adams – Harvard Business School – MBA, Marketing
Bettina Garibaldi – New York University – MS, Public Relations and Corporate Communications
Christina Hardy – Howard University – MA, Mass Communications
Yi Li – New York University – MS, Public Relations and Corporate Communications
Tymika D. Morrison – University of Southern California – MS, Strategic Public Relations


The following are the 2007 undergraduate scholarship recipients:

Saata A. Bangura – Loyola Marymount University, Studio Arts, Graphic Design
Myeisha R. Greene – University of Missouri, Kansas City, Communications Studies
Diego L. Gutierrez – Rhode Island School of Design, Graphic Design
Amanda C. Jones – The University of Arkansas, Marketing
Jaqueleen A. Larson – California State University, Long Beach, Marketing
Bailey S. Mosier – Old Dominion University, Public Relations
Christine E. Nieves – University of Pennsylvania, Marketing
Dana-Diem Nguyen – University of Washington, Business with an emphasis in  Marketing
Charde N. Romero – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Advertising
Bjorn G. Trowery – The Pennsylvania State University, Public Relations

8th Anniversary Scholarship & Donor Recognition Reception - New York, 2006


(Back row L-R) Elda Auxiliare, David Ramirez, Brian Rose,
 Natalie Godwin (Middle row L-R) Bailey Mosier, Kalima Mayo-Perez, Sierra Kirby,
Shaquanna Philip, (Front row L-R) Keisha Adams, Annie Phan, Nancy Jeng, Monica Vasquez,
 Yili Ma, Paulita David,  TLF Founder/Chairman, Mr. Kim L. Hunter

The following are the 2006 graduate scholarship recipients:

Keisha Adams – Harvard Business School, MBA with an emphasis in Marketing
Elda Auxiliaire – Howard University, Communications
Paulita David – Northwestern University, MBA with an emphasis in Marketing
Natalie Goodwin – University of Southern California, Communications
David Ramirez – Virginia Commonwealth University, Advertising


The following are the 2006 undergraduate scholarship recipients:

Jade Howard – Hampton University, Advertising
Nancy Jeng – University of Texas, Austin, Advertising
Sierra Kirby – Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Public Relations
Kalima Mayo-Perez – Hampton University, Marketing
Bailey Mosier – Dominion University, Public Relations
Annie Phan – The College of New Jersey, Marketing
Shaquanna Philip – Emerson College, Marketing
Brian Rose – University of Washington, Marketing
Yili Ma – Syracuse University, Public Relations
Monica Vasquez – University of Texas, Pan America, Marketing


7th Anniversary Scholarship & Donor Recognition Reception - New York, 2005


(L-R) William Winder,  Jennifer Vasquez,  Andrea Spencer,
Brian Rose, Annie Phan, Bailey Mosier, William Laws, Sylvia Duran, Carol Cheung,
Christina Bird, and The LAGRANT Foundation Founder/President, Mr. Kim L. Hunter

The following are the 2005 undergraduate scholarship recipients:

Christina Bird – Florida International University, Public Relations
Annie Phan – College of New Jersey, Marketing
Carol Cheung – University of Texas, Austin, Advertising
Brian Rose – University of Washington, Marketing
Sylvia Duran – Cornell University, Communications
Andrea Spencer – Howard University, Marketing
William H. Laws – Morehouse College, Marketing
Jennifer Vasquez – DePaul University, Public Relations
Bailey S. Mosier – Old Dominion University, Public Relations
William R. Winder – Penn State University, Public Relations


6th Anniversary Scholarship & Donor Recognition Reception - New York, 2004


(Back row L-R) are: Aprill Williams; Christina Bird; Thalia Karesia Batan; Shenneth Dove-Morse;
Erica Harris; and Marleny Ramirez. (Front row L-R) are: Kim L. Hunter, TLF founder/president; Thomas Dinh;
Candace Davis; Kathy Shepard, TLF board member; William C. Heyman, TLF board member;
Gail Moaney, TLF board member; Mai-Lise Nguyen; and Michael Fusilli

The following are the 2004 undergraduate scholarship recipients:

Thomas Dinh – University of Southern California, Public Relations
Erica Harris – New York University, Marketing
Thalia Karesia Batan – Boston University, Public Relations
Aprill Williams – Hampton University, Public Relations
Mai-Lise Nguyen – University of Georgia, Marketing
Michael Fusilli – Boston College, Communications
Candace Davis – University of Alabama, Advertising
Marleny Ramirez – Southern Methodist University, Advertising
Shenneth Dove-Morse – Howard University, Public Relations
Christina Bird – Florida International University, Public Relations


5th Anniversary Scholarship & Donor Recognition Reception - Los Angeles, 2003


(L-R) Teisha-Vonique Hood; Hieu M. Tran; Juliana Gomez-Frausto; Jennifer Vasquez;
Vickie McCune; Kim L. Hunter, TLF founder/president; Carah Herring; Clivins Dantus;
Thomas Dinh; Ana Gutierrez; and Phyllis Hu

The following are the 2003 undergraduate scholarship recipients:

Teisha-Vonique Hood – Southern Methodist University, Communications
Hieu M. Tran – University of California, Berkeley, Communications
Juliana Gomez-Frausto – California State University, Public Relations
Jennifer Vasquez – DePaul University, Communications
Carah Herring – Bennett College, Communications
Phyllis J. Hu – University of Texas at Austin, Public Relations
Ana Y. Gutierrez – Pepperdine University, Advertising
Thomas Dinh – University of Southern California, Public Relations
Clivins Dantus – Florida State University, Advertising
Vickie McCune – Oklahoma Panhandle State University, Marketing


4th Anniversary Scholarship & Donor Recognition Reception - Los Angeles, 2002


(L-R) Mr. Kim L. Hunter Founder/President of TLF, with recipients Melissa Lopez,
Juliana Gomez-Frausto, Clifford Ng, Deneyse Kirkpatrick, Tiffany Mitsui,
Brandi Nichols, Arron Robinson, Quyen Ha, Vicki McCune and Jose Guerrero

The following are the 2002 undergraduate scholarship recipients:

Melissa Lopez – California State University, Long Beach, Public Relations
Brandi Nichols – University of Southern California, Public Relations
Juliana Gomez-Frausto – California State University, Long Beach, Public Relations
Arron Robinson – Syracuse University, Public Relations
Clifford Ng – Pepperdine University, Advertising and Public Relations
Quyen Ha – University of California, Berkeley, Mass Communications
Deneyse Kirkpatrick – Howard University, Public Relations
Vicki McCune – Oklahoma Panhandle State University, Marketing
Tiffany Mitsui – Syracuse University, Advertising
Jose Guerrero – University of Houston, Downtown, Communications and Marketing


3rd Anniversary Scholarship & Donor Recognition Reception - Los Angeles, 2001


(Back row L-R) are: Mr. Kim L. Hunter, Founder/President of the foundation,
with the recipients, Lisa Nourse, Chantel Zapata,
Brian Lee, Ann Sari Malmquist, Sofia Guerra. (Front row L-R)
Stephanie Patterson, Janis Ortega, Felicia Cantu, Maria Real and Christie Blackmon

The following are the 2001 undergraduate scholarship recipients:

Christie J. Blackmon – Johnson C. Smith University, Public Relations
Janis Ortega – University of Southern California, Public Relations
Ann Sari Malmquist – California State University, Long Beach, Public Relations
Sofia Guerra – University of Texas at Austin, Advertising
Felicia Cantu – University of Texas at Austin, Marketing
Stephanie Patterson – California State University, Marketing
Lisa A. Nourse – University of Southern California, Public Relations
Brian Lee – University of Wisconsin, Public Relations
Maria Graciela Real – University of Oklahoma, Advertising
Chantel N. Zapata – Parsons School of Design, Advertising


2nd Anniversary Scholarship & Donor Recognition Reception - Los Angeles, 2000


(Back row L-R): Keith Wilson, Albert Villalta and Mark Van Lommel. (Middle row L - R):
Mr. Kim L. Hunter, president/founder of TLF, Stefanie Brown, and Elaine Willey.
(Front row L-R) Shavonn Handy, Lyndsey Kuykendall, Felicia Cantu, Sondra Ouye and Joanne Lee

The following are the 2000 undergraduate scholarship recipients:

Stefanie Brown – Howard University, Marketing
Albert Villalta – Pepperdine University, Advertising
Sondra Ouye – University of Hawaii at Manoa, Marketing
Lyndsey Kuykendall – Temple University, Public Relations
Felicia Cantu – University of Texas at Austin, Marketing
Elaine Willey – California State University, Long Beach, Public Relations
Mark Van Lommel – University of Southern California, Public Relations
Joanne Lee – California State University, Fullerton, Marketing
Shavonn Handy – Howard University, Marketing
Keith Wilson – University of Colorado at Boulder, Marketing


1st Anniversary Scholarship & Donor Recognition Reception - Los Angeles, 1999


(Back row L-R) President/Founder of TLF Mr. Kim L. Hunter, Tamika Hinton, Tiffany Tolbert,
Juli Huynh, Yolleta Fomocod, and Joy Smith (Front row L-R): Bonnie Hill,
president/CEO of Times Mirror Square Foundation
and SVP of community and public affairs for The Los Angeles Times;
Jessica Shih, Jacqueline Quintanilla, Michelle Spikin, and Allen Ward

The following are the 1999 undergraduate scholarship recipients:

Yolleta Fomocod – California State University, Long Beach
Tiffany Tolbert – North Carolina A&T State, Public Relations
Joy Smith – Hampton University, Advertising
Jacqueline Quintanilla – California State University, Long Beach, Public Relations
Tamika Hinton – Loyola Marymount University, Communications and English
Mark Van Lommel – University of Southern California, Communications
Michelle Spikin – University of North Texas, Public Relations
Jessica Shih – University of California, Los Angeles, Communications
Juli Huynh – University of California, Los Angeles, Communications
Allen Ward – University of California, Berkeley, Communications