The Gabe W. Miller Memorial Foundation awarded its 11th Gabe Miller Scholarship to Stephanie Duncan Moss, a graduating MSW student at the University of Southern California. The University matched the Gabe Miller Scholarship.
Mrs. Moss received her bachelor's in communication and sociology from the University of Arizona, where she had a tuition waiver as her father was a police officer killed in the line of duty and that is a common benefit extended to surviving children.
She grew up in impoverished and under-resourced circumstances in Arizona. Her family's "ticket" out of that environment and to the suburbs was that tragic loss of her father. As with so many, her ticket up the socio-economic ladder in her own right was and is education.
Mrs. Moss' experiential education has included serving as a Program Assistant for Athletes In Action, part of the Urban Project Los Angeles; volunteering at Parkridge Community Center; a teaching assistantship in Psychology/Social Work 325 at the University of Michigan; a Site Coordinator for the Towne Avenue Elementary Boys and Girls Club; a Mentor/Coordinator for the Beat the Odds Scholarship of the Children's Defense Fund - Los Angeles; and an MSW intern and Program Specialist with Shields for Families, Inc., a program of the L.A. County Prevention Initiative Demonstration Project, in collaboration with the Annie E. Casey Foundation, First 5 L.A. and the Department of Children and Family Services, among others.
Her honors, offices and memberships include Chair of the Christian Social Work Caucus - '08-'09; member, Urban Youth Workers Institute - '08; participant at the IMPACT national Conference in '04; and the 1st year student representative to USC's SSW's All-School Day Committee.
Mrs. Moss' philosophy combines The Golden Rule with harnessing the power of others and community to extend themselves to the "outsiders." She looks forward to using her education, training and life experiences to teach, motivate and empower both sides, "normal" society and the marginalized, not only to co-exist, but to thrive.For further information, please contact The Foundation.
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|1st Gabe Miller Scholar||Trish Snell, M.S.W., University of Denver, 2006; Ph.D., Notre Dame University|
|2nd Gabe Miller Scholar||Dawn Davis, Illinois State University|
|3rd Gabe Miller Scholar||Lauren White, Illinois State University|
|4th Gabe Miller Scholar||Cheryl Lockett, Illinois State University|
|5th Gabe Miller Scholar||Shani L. Trapp, University of Illinois|
|6th Gabe Miller Scholar||Christopher S. Perri, Loyola University Chicago (LUC)|
|7th Gabe Miller Scholar||Carlos F. Moran, University of Southern California (USC)|
|8th Gabe Miller Scholar||Audrey L. Tousant, University of Southern California (USC)|
|9th Gabe Miller Scholar||Thomas J. Malczyk, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UI)|
|10th Gabe Miller Scholar||Rachael Dietkus-Miller, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UI)|
|11th Gabe Miller Scholar||Stephanie D. Moss, University of Southern California (USC)|
|12th Gabe Miller Scholar||Ananda Leinartas, Jane Addams College of Social Work of the University of Illinois, Chicago|
|13th Gabe Miller Scholar||Zuleika Andrade, University of Southern California (USC) School of Social Work|
|14th Gabe Miller Scholar||Kristopher Koester, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC) School of Social Work|
|15th Gabe Miller Scholar||Whitney Welsh, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC) School of Social Work|
|16th Gabe Miller Scholar||Jana Hernandez, Loyola University Chicago|
|17th Gabe Miller Scholar||Lauren Higbee, University of Illinois Chicago / Jane Addams Colllege of Social Work|
|18th Gabe Miller Scholar||Lauren Belding, University of Illinois, Chicago / Jane Addams College of Social Work|
|19th Gabe Miller Scholar||Jennifer Copeland, Loyola University, Chicago|
|20th Gabe Miller Scholar||Jenny Vu, University of Southern California|
|21st Gabe Miller Scholar||Alison Lehner, Loyola University, Chicago|
|22nd Gabe Miller Scholar||Annie Azriel, University of Illinois, Chicago / Jane Addams College of Social Work|
|23rd Gabe Miller Scholar||Danielle Perry, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC) School of Social Work|
|24th Gabe Miller Scholar||Raji Shivshanker, University of Southern California|
|25th Gabe Miller Scholar||Lynette De Dios, University of Illinois, Chicago / Jane Addams College of Social Work|
|26th Gabe Miller Scholar||Nakisa Choupani, University of Southern California|
|27th Gabe Miller Scholar||Sarah Mesick, Loyola University, Chicago|
|28th Gabe Miller Scholar||Ashley N. Grabb, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign|
|29th Gabe Miller Scholar||Ivan Gonzalez, University of Southern California|
|30th Gabe Miller Scholar||Tiara Smith, University of Illinois, Chicago / Jane Addams College of Social Work|
|31st Gabe Miller Scholar||Candyss Newman, Loyola University, Chicago|
|32nd Gabe Miller Scholar||Melissa Farmer, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign|