GABE W. MILLER MEMORIAL FOUNDATION AWARDS
TWELFTH SCHOLARSHIP

Ananda LeinartasAnanda Leinartas, an MSW candidate at the Jane Adams School of Social Work at the University of Illinois, Chicago, received the 12th Gabe W. Miller Memorial Foundation Scholarship at the organization's Fifth Annual Celebration of Life Dinner, which was held in November at Ravinia Green Country Club in Riverwoods, Illinois.

Ms. Leinartas received her bachelor's in psychology and gerontology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2006, where she was elected to Phi Eta Sigma. She self-financed her first two part-time years at Jane Adams by concurrent full-time employment as a Crisis Triage Worker with Resurrection Behavioral Health Procare. Ananda's third year required full-time studies, so she had to give up her employment. Her Gabe Miller scholarship, matched by the school, was thus especially helpful.

Ananda's previous experiential education included preparing and delivering educational presentations for the American Cancer Society, working as an Easter Seals' camp counselor for disabled and chronically ill adult and child campers and supervisory and coaching positions with the Park District of Oak Park, Illinois. She had also volunteered in the Occupational Therapy Department of Provena Hospital and in the Operation Snowball Program while in high school.

In addition to her election to Phi Eta Sigma mentioned above, a singular achievement for University of Illinois students, Ms. Leinartas is also the recipient of the Seabury Scholarship and a member of the NASW. She hopes to put her new degree to good use in advocating and working for the chronically mentally ill.

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1st Gabe Miller ScholarTrish Snell, M.S.W., University of Denver, 2006; Ph.D., Notre Dame University
2nd Gabe Miller ScholarDawn Davis, Illinois State University
3rd Gabe Miller ScholarLauren White, Illinois State University
4th Gabe Miller ScholarCheryl Lockett, Illinois State University
5th Gabe Miller ScholarShani L. Trapp, University of Illinois
6th Gabe Miller ScholarChristopher S. Perri, Loyola University Chicago (LUC)
7th Gabe Miller ScholarCarlos F. Moran, University of Southern California (USC)
8th Gabe Miller ScholarAudrey L. Tousant, University of Southern California (USC)
9th Gabe Miller ScholarThomas J. Malczyk, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UI)
10th Gabe Miller ScholarRachael Dietkus-Miller, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UI)
11th Gabe Miller ScholarStephanie D. Moss, University of Southern California (USC)
12th Gabe Miller ScholarAnanda Leinartas, Jane Addams College of Social Work of the University of Illinois, Chicago
13th Gabe Miller ScholarZuleika Andrade, University of Southern California (USC) School of Social Work
14th Gabe Miller ScholarKristopher Koester, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC) School of Social Work
15th Gabe Miller ScholarWhitney Welsh, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC) School of Social Work
16th Gabe Miller ScholarJana Hernandez, Loyola University Chicago
17th Gabe Miller ScholarLauren Higbee, University of Illinois Chicago / Jane Addams Colllege of Social Work
18th Gabe Miller ScholarLauren Belding, University of Illinois, Chicago / Jane Addams College of Social Work
19th Gabe Miller ScholarJennifer Copeland, Loyola University, Chicago
20th Gabe Miller ScholarJenny Vu, University of Southern California
21st Gabe Miller ScholarAlison Lehner, Loyola University, Chicago
22nd Gabe Miller ScholarAnnie Azriel, University of Illinois, Chicago / Jane Addams College of Social Work
23rd Gabe Miller ScholarDanielle Perry, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC) School of Social Work
24th Gabe Miller ScholarRaji Shivshanker, University of Southern California
25th Gabe Miller ScholarLynette De Dios, University of Illinois, Chicago / Jane Addams College of Social Work
26th Gabe Miller ScholarNakisa Choupani, University of Southern California
27th Gabe Miller ScholarSarah Mesick, Loyola University, Chicago
28th Gabe Miller ScholarAshley N. Grabb, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
29th Gabe Miller ScholarIvan Gonzalez, University of Southern California
30th Gabe Miller ScholarTiara Smith, University of Illinois, Chicago / Jane Addams College of Social Work
31st Gabe Miller ScholarCandyss Newman, Loyola University, Chicago
32nd Gabe Miller ScholarMelissa Farmer, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign