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BayPort Credit Union Awards More Than $50,000 to Scholarship Recipients

May 22, 2013 by Lewis Wood

This year’s banquet honored 20 winners from across the Greater Hampton Roads area and Quaker Hill, Connecticut. 

Matthew Somerindyke
Marketing Coordinator
BayPort Credit Union
Phone: 757-873-4076

BayPort CU - Scholarship Winners 2013

Back Row (left to right): Bryan Smith and Nathan Sivertson; Middle Row (left to right): Van Dora Williams, Kirsten Roth, Meghan Madler, Rachel Granata, Brooke Chalfant, Kristen Kadlec, and President/CEO George Dudley, Jr.; Front Row (left to right): Chairman Suzanne Beckstoffer, Megan Dunford, and Elizabeth Harrington.

Newport News, May 14, 2013 – BayPort Credit Union hosted its annual scholarship banquet Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at the Mariners’ Museum and awarded more than $50,000 to deserving scholastic recipients.

This year’s banquet honored 20 winners from across the Greater Hampton Roads area and Quaker Hill, Connecticut.  Chris Reckling, local TV personality from WAVY TV 10’s Hampton Roads Show was this year’s guest speaker and spoke about his experiences on television as well as his educational journey.

This year’s scholarship recipients are as follows:

                Beard/Bennett Memorial Scholarship
                Elizabeth Harrington, Warwick High School, Newport News, VA
                Nathan Sivertson, Isle of Wight Academy, Smithfield, VA
                Meghan Madler, Menchville High School, Newport News, VA
                Megan Dunford, John Handley High School, Winchester, VA
                Melody Stein, Home School, Quinton, VA
                Richard Zaharek III, Waterford High School, Quaker Hill, CT

                Wiatt Memorial Scholarship
                Bryan Smith, Hayes, VA

                Directors Scholarship
                Kimberly Delk, Hampton, VA
                Cassandra Tulloh, Williamsburg, VA
                Geoffrey DeBrew, Newport News, VA
                Kevin Shook, Newport News, VA
                Kirsten Roth, Carrollton, VA
                Brian Brooks, Newport News, VA

                Tuition Booster Scholarship
                Jaclyn Schmidt, Newport News, VA
                Tina Johnson, Hampton, VA
                Zabrina Brundidge-Little, Newport News, VA
                Van Dora Williams, Hampton, VA
                Kristen Kadlec, Hayes, VA
                Rachel Granata, Newport News, VA
                Brook Chalfant, Virginia Beach, VA

George Dudley, Jr., President/CEO of BayPort states, “BayPort takes great pride in being able to offer these scholarships.  Over the past 52 years, we have met a great number of extraordinary students, all that have touched us in one way or another, and played a role in helping them continue their education.”

Since 1961, BayPort Credit Union has awarded more than $700,000 in scholarships.  With total assets in excess of $1.3 billion, BayPort Credit Union is a member-owned, full-service financial institution with 15 branch locations in Newport News, Hampton, Grafton, Gloucester, Williamsburg, Smithfield, Suffolk, Chesapeake, and Virginia Beach serving individuals and businesses in the Greater Hampton Roads Community.  Visit us at


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