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The Larry Monroe Scholarship Award 2010

Virginia Anne Baker and Theresa K. Lohn

The Larry Monroe Scholarship Award is presented annually here in Sun Valley in memory of former FBI Agent Lawrence J. Monroe, one of the founders of the National Executive Institute. Larry played a crucial role in the initial program design, curriculum development and administration of many NEI programs during his long, distinguished career at the FBI Academy. His untimely death in l999 led to the creation of this coveted scholarship.

Candidates for this award include all eligible NEI members' children and grandchildren who are enrolled in an accredited two-or-four year undergraduate program or who are pursuing a masters or higher level degree. Selection for the award is based on monetary need, demonstrated work ethic, scholarship record and service orientation.

This year, the Scholarship Committee unanimously decided that two scholarships should be granted, in the amount of $5,000 each to Theresa K. Lohn, daughter of Edward Lohn, former Chief, Cleveland, Ohio, NEI class 26; and Virginia Anne Baker, daughter of Thomas Baker, retired FBI Legal Attache, Paris, NEI class 15.

Theresa Lohn is attending Gannon University, Erie, Pennsylvania, where she is finishing her second year of studies in a five-year Health Science specialty program. Upon successful completion of this curriculum she will earn a Master's degree and pursue a career as a Physician's Assistant. Theresa is President of the sophomore Honor Society, Lambda Sigma; and she impressed the selection committee with her academic record, work ethic and volunteer service at a nursing home and involvement in campus ministry at Gannon University.

Virginia Anne Baker is enrolled in a Master's degree program in Early Childhood Education at Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona. Virginia worked in private industry for a number of years upon graduating from college, but her love of children and sense of service has led her to a career change in elementary education. Virginia's strength of character, work ethic and volunteer work with adolescent girls at the Florence Crittenton Home for Girls in Phoenix led to her selection for this scholarship.

We believe that Larry Monroe would be proud to have Theresa Lohn and Virginia Baker as recipients of the 2010 scholarship award, presented at the NEIA Annual Conference, Sun Valley, Idaho, June 9, 2010. Congratulations Theresa and Virginia!

Richard M. Ayres
Chairman, Monroe Scholarship Committee