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Press Release – May 18, 2018

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TAMPA – The South Tampa Chamber of Commerce was proud to present scholarships to six Tampa area graduating seniors during a reception hosted at SunCoast Credit Union on May 17th.

“Our scholarship program was founded 4 years ago by the Chamber’s Education Committee, and each year has grown thanks to the generosity of our members. To date we have awarded 15 scholarships and I cannot think of a more important initiative than investing in our students, who are future of our workforce and our community,” said Chamber CEO Kelly Flannery.

In addition to the scholarship program, the Chamber’s Education Committee hosts an Annual New Teacher’s Welcome Breakfast where they welcome more than 100 new hire teachers from 17 South Tampa area schools each year. The committee also partners with the Plant High School Mentor Connect Program, the Robinson High School Career Fair, provides dozens of volunteers each year for the Great American Teach-In, and has donated more than 300 back packs full of school supplies to South Tampa students in need since 2016.

2018 STCOC Student Scholarship Award Recipients:
Alyson Snyder – H.B. Plant High School
Eve Glenn – T.R. Robinson High School
Jacquelyn Tawil-Brown – H.B. Plant High School
Daniyil Biletskyy – H.B. Plant High School
Damamli Dorsey – T.R. Robinson High School
Milin Kurup – T.R. Robinson High School

Thank you to our Scholarship Award Sponsors:
SunCoast Credit Union
Louis and Kathleen Hoffman
Bank of Tampa
Urban E Recycling
Fulfill Your Destiny
Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority

About the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce:
Established in 1926, the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce is an association of more than 600 businesses, organizations and individuals working together to make the South Tampa community the best place to live, work, and play. Its active membership consists of local businesses, professionals, non-profits and government representatives who enjoy social activities and community involvement. In 2017, the South Tampa Chamber was recognized as a Certified Plus Chamber by the Florida Association of Chamber Professionals, a designation held by less than 20 chambers in the State of Florida. www.SouthTampaChamber.org.

Kelly Flannery, President & CEO
(813) 637-0156


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