Rosa Parks Scholarship program celebrates recipients and anniversary

Three students who have won Rosa Parks Scholarships will be honored at the 25th annual Rosa Parks Scholarship and Presentation ceremony today at 4 p.m. at the Williams Center Multipurpose Room.

Recipients of the award and their respective entries are:

Ken Clause, a senior from Lockport majoring in drawing and painting, for artwork, “American Indian Identity;” Melissa Guida, a junior from Fishkill majoring in psychology and criminal justice, for a poem, “Lo Siento, No Hablo Espano,l” and Arielys Mendoza, a freshman from the Bronx majoring in cooperative engineering, for a comic presentation, “All I Wanted.” Each will receive a $350 scholarship and present their winning entry.

The Buffalo Gay Men’s Chorus will give al performance at the ceremony, which will end with a small reception.

The Rosa Parks competition recognizes student expressions that explore multiculturalism and celebrate diversity through art, music, language, dance and other forms of art.

The ceremony, sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Affairs, is free and open to students, faculty, staff and the community.