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Carl Cowan Scholarship 2011-2012 Recipients

Jason Chan
Jason is a sophomore studying electrical engineering. He is part of the Chancellor’s Honors program at UTK, and works two part-time jobs to supplement his income. In his free time he enjoys reading. His goal is to obtain a master’s degree in electrical engineering and to secure a job in the Knoxville, TN area.

Jeniimarie Febres
Jeniimarie Febres is a third-year graduate student working towards her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology under the advisement of Dr. Gregory L. Stuart. Her current research interests include risk and protective factors for intimate partner violence perpetration and victimization. During her time at UT and in conjunction with the members of her lab, Jeniimarie has co-authored numerous peer-reviewed publications that are in-press. Also, Jeniimarie recently had a first-authored manuscript on the intersection of adulthood animal abuse and intimate partner violence accepted for publication. Clinically, Jeniimarie is enthusiastic about her work completing evaluations, as well as conducting individual and couples therapy.

Jeniimarie hails from New York, New York. She has a large family, many of whom also live in New York, and whom she sees on a regular basis. Jeniimarie finds family very important and is grateful for their unwavering support in all endeavors.

In her spare time, Jeniimarie enjoys all things arts, including visiting museums and galleries, and attending theater productions. She is also fond of cooking and baking, dancing, spending time with friends, and trying new things. She has greatly enjoyed her time in Knoxville and at UT thus far, and looks forward to continuing to build her skills as a doctoral-level psychologist.

Kevin Guice
Kevin Guice is a senior majoring in Accounting with a collateral in Logistics. Kevin currently serves as a College of Business Ambassador and sits on the Dean’s Advisory Board for the college. While maintaining an exceptional GPA, he is also involved in the National Association of Black Accountants, Minority Achievement Program, Black Cultural Programming Committee, Business Administration 100 Peer Mentor, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Kevin has interned for two summers at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLC and plans to pursue an MBA after completion of his undergraduate studies. His favorite quote is, “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” -MLK

Chelsea Johnson
Chelsea Johnson is a Senior majoring in Nursing with a Minor in Child and Family Studies. Her long term career goal is to become a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and run her own clinic. She loves helping people and wants to make a difference in people’s lives. Her extracurricular activities include being President of her sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., a member of the Womens Coordinating Council, and a member of the Student Nurses Association. During her free time, Chelsea loves being with friends and family. Her hobbies include dancing and scrap booking. After she graduates from UT, Chelsea hopes to get a scholarship for graduate school and continue to pursue her dreams.

Jayanni Webster
Jayanni is a junior in College Scholars at UT and has developed a major in Post-Conflict Education in Africa. Her research is centered on the peace education programs she observed in northern Ugandan schools during her spring semester in 2010. As an Howard H. Baker Scholar, she conducted a research study on after-school programs in Knoxville that focused on intervention, conflict resolution, and empowerment. She serves as president of the executive board of Amnesty International @ UTK and is a core member of the Jazz for Justice Project. As an advocate for human and civil rights, she recently joined 40 American college students in a reenactment of the 1961 Freedom Rides sponsored by PBS and American Experience.