The Foundation announces the inaugural recipient of the 1964 Society Faculty Professional Development Scholarship

Dr. Jensina Oliver is the inaugural recipient of the 1964 Society Faculty Professional Development Scholarship.


The Shoreline Community College Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to announce Dr. Jensina Oliver as the inaugural recipient of the 
1964 Society Faculty Professional Development Scholarship. The scholarship is designed to provide funds in perpetuity for faculty to use toward their professional development. Oliver, who teaches piano and music theory at Shoreline, will receive $1,100 to attend the Music Teachers National Association Conference.

“There were so many fantastic applications to the scholarship fund,” said Mary Brueggeman, Vice President for Advancement/Shoreline Community College Foundation Executive Director. “We truly have a talented and engaged faculty community here at Shoreline, and the Board is appreciative of the innovative approach to professional development displayed by so many associate faculty in their scholarship applications.”

The name of the 1964 Society Scholarship Fund honors the year Shoreline Community College was founded. The Scholarship review committee was comprised of three Foundation Board members, two of whom are faculty. The Foundation Board decided to open the first year applications to associate faculty at the recommendation of the Federation leadership.

Oliver has been associate faculty at Shoreline since 1998. A National Certified Teacher of Music and talented pianist, Oliver has appeared as soloist and chamber musician in the United States, China, Canada, Costa Rica, Israel, and Europe. She was a national finalist of the MTNA Chamber Competition, was a resident artist at the Banff Chamber Music Festival, and has won several solo and concerto competitions throughout the United States.

“We are excited to afford Jensina the opportunity to attend the Music Teachers National Association Conference and bring back to our College best practices and valuable information to assist with the newest technology and how to incorporate it into classroom and individual instruction,” said Brueggeman.

The Foundation Board of Directors welcomes donations to the 1964 Society Scholarship Fund at any time and would like to see it continue to grow. “We’d love to be able to offer more than one scholarship as well as larger amounts per scholarship so we can support the professional growth of even more deserving faculty,” said Brueggeman.

Learn more about the Shoreline Community College Foundation.

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