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The Power of Scholarship Brunch

Welcome Remarks

Daisha Williams
Senior, Adolescence to Young Adult Education
Dayton, Ohio
Flyer Promise Scholarship


Katie Bardine
Senior, International Studies
Dayton, Ohio
Students for University Advancement



Chris Morrison ’85, Vice President of University Advancement

Scholarship Recipient Panel

Moderated by:

Eric F. Spina

Caiden Guzman
Sophomore, Mechanical Engineering
Maumee, Ohio
Stephen I. Sheehy, S.M., Memorial Scholarship
Margarita Quintana-Tuss and Mark Stewart Maurice, Ph.D., Scholarship

Jacob Mantle
Senior, Communication
Cincinnati, Ohio
Dayton Newspapers Inc. Scholarship

Macy Purdy
Junior, Accounting
LeRoy, New York
Mark and Jane Nocito Scholarship
Ernst & Young Accounting Scholarship

Daisha Williams

Panelist bios
Caiden Guzman

Caiden Guzman is a sophomore from Maumee, Ohio, who is in the School of Engineering’s Bachelor's-Plus-Master's program working toward degrees in mechanical engineering and aerospace engineering. He is vice president for outreach and engagement for the UD chapter of Hispanic Professional Engineers, and he serves as a math and physics tutor for the Multi-Ethnic Engineers Program. Guzman also has participated in outreach activities benefitting inner-city students in Dayton and played intramural kickball.

Jacob Mantle

Jacob Mantle is a senior communication major from Cincinnati, Ohio, pursuing degrees in public relations through the Bachelor's-Plus-Master's program. Mantle works on campus in the communication department and is an athletics communication student worker. He is a President's Emissary and a member of Chaminade Scholars. Mantle also is in the orchestra, and can be found generating school spirit and a sense of community as vice president of Red Scare. He enjoys taking advantage of opportunities to deepen his faith and pursue other passions through Flyer TV, Public Relations Student Society of America and Catholic Life.

Macy Purdy

Macy Purdy is a junior accounting student from LeRoy, New York. She is involved with Flyer Consulting, the Davis Center, the Hanley Sustainability Institute and the accounting fraternity, Beta Alpha Phi. This past summer, she completed an internship with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Miami and plans to return to its offices again in 2023 for another internship. She is also on track to study abroad for a semester in Ireland. Outside of academics, she enjoys playing tennis on the club team, playing soccer with her roommates and cooking dinner with her family.

Daisha Williams

Daisha Williams is a senior from Dayton, Ohio, pursuing a degree in adolescence to young adult education. She has served in several roles on campus, including president of Women of Remarkable Distinction, community service chair for Black Action Through Unity, secretary for the House of UD and student assistant in the Department of Teacher Education. This past summer, she worked with Children's Defense Fund – Ohio as part of UD’s Statehouse Civic Scholars program, authoring a piece about the positive impact that diverse teachers have on Ohio students.