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ASBO International Awards Scholarships to New School Business Officials

Reston, VA – June 23, 2015 – The Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO International) is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2015 Emerging School Business Leaders scholarships. The scholarship program, sponsored by U. S. Communities, gives school business managers who have fewer than five years of experience in the school business profession, an opportunity to develop their knowledge, skills, and leadership through professional development and networking opportunities at ASBO International’s Annual Meeting & Expo.

Congratulations to the 2015 Emerging School Business Leaders Scholarship recipients:

Shalyne Baize, district clerk, Lima School District, Lima, MT
Kristen Behnke, assistant superintendent for business and finance, Pittsfield Public Schools, Pittsfield, MA
Nathan Castle, business administrator, SAU #64, Milton, NH
Kimberly C. Dziuk, business manager, Poth Independent School District, Poth, TX
Andrew J. Feuling, fiscal director, Carson City School District, Carson City, NV
Todd Hajewski, director of business services, Greendale School District, Greendale, WI
Rubie Harris, director of business and finance, Tonawanda City School District, Tonawanda, NY
William D. Hoffman, director of buildings and grounds, Ringgold School District, Finleyville, PA
Ian Hopkins, planner, Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Scott Kohler, CFGM, CFE, CTSBS, accountant, La Porte Independent School District, La Porte, TX
Sarah M. Marquez, SBO II, CPO, director of finance, Portales Municipal Schools, Portales, NM
Timothy Momanyi, director of accounting and business services, Aldine Independent School District, Houston, TX
Laura J. Morine, SBO/board secretary, Starmont Community School District, Arlington, IA
Jeanise Morton, business manager, Edmond Public Schools, Edmond, OK
Lucas M. Ratliff, accountant, Delaware City Schools, Delaware, OH
Brandy Nicole Smith, administrative assistant, Montoursville Area School District, Montoursville, PA
Stacey Viers, business manager, Huron Intermediate School District, Bad Axe, MI
Chelsey Volkman, CGA, accounting coordinator, Black Gold Regional Division No. 18, Nisku, Alberta, Canada

Each recipient will receive a $2,000 scholarship to attend the 2015 Annual Meeting & Expo in Grapevine, Texas, in October.

U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance is the leading national government purchasing cooperative that reduces the cost of goods and services by aggregating the purchasing power of public agencies nationwide. U.S. Communities provides participants with access to a broad line of competitively solicited contracts with national suppliers that have committed to providing their lowest overall public agency pricing. Each month more than 500 new public agencies register to participate. This continuing rapid growth is fueled by the program’s proven track record of providing public agencies unparalleled value and the best government pricing available.

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About ASBO International
Founded in 1910, the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) is an educational association that supports school business professionals. ASBO International is committed to providing programs, services, and a global network that promote the highest standards of school business management, professional growth, and the effective use of educational resources. For more information about ASBO International, visit