Jessie, Sinclair Student

Dedicated to a Dream

Jessie Thatcher is one of three students awarded The President's Club Scholarship for 2013 and graduated in June with an associate degree in Individualized Study. "I'm on a fixed income and don't qualify for financial aid."

"My daughter also received her degree from Sinclair, and our goal was to walk in graduation together with our full gold honors regalia, as the first in our family to graduate with college degrees."

While working at the Sinclair Bookstore, Jessie had a 3.5 GPA and was involved with the Honors Program and Phi Theta Kappa. "I served as the Public Relations Chair of Phi Theta Kappa," for 2011-2012 at Sinclair, "and also as President of the Ohio Region Phi Theta Kappa Society." Jessie lead the regional officer team, comprised of students from across Ohio, helped coordinate regional events, and was liaison to chapter officers and members throughout the state.

"Inspired by Sinclair's involvement with Completion by Design, I've worked on their C4 Commit to Complete Campaign and led the Nu Pi Survey Committee that collected more than 1,000 student surveys."

In addition to her work on campus, Jessie has also volunteered with the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Relay for Life Englewood as the Survivor Chair, and also the March of Dimes.

"I'm dedicated to fulfilling my dream," and with the help of The Presidents Club Scholarship and its donors, "I'm doing it at Sinclair."