I wanted to personally thank the Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation and all benefactors of the Leopold and Elizabeth Marmet Scholarship. I will be graduating from graduate school in Nuclear Engineering this spring and working for the national government in Nuclear engineering. This scholarship, from my home state, truly made my college experiences a reality.
I have been blessed with a plethora of resources and support and I can truly thank The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation for my years of post-secondary
and making my dreams and aspirations a reality. I want to give a special thanks to Mrs. Hoover for always answering my questions and for placing me in a non comfort zone as I talked at many state functions with top delegates around my state. Being a nuclear engineer and helping others from my home state with simple tips and guidance to make it in college, has truly shown me how much of an impact I have had on youth. My sister will even be following in similar
footsteps. I know that college can be a burden and overwhelming for so many and my support systems made it positive and a remarkable experience. I will always find my way back to WV and provide support to all.
As I frequently visit, I want to always make myself available to give back to those that helped me along my pathway to success. If you ever need me as a reference or support to youth, please let me know. I now have 3 patents to my name and travel the world as a help in nuclear securities. Again, your foundation made this possible. Thank you!