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New Boston Resident Awarded National Scholarship

MANCHESTER, N.H. (October 20, 2020) – Allyson Vermette of New Boston, N.H. is the recipient of the Jo Anne J. Trow National Undergraduate Scholarship for the 2020-21 academic year at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. She was nominated for the award by Associate Dean Karlea Marie Joiner. This is the third year in a row that the Saint Anselm Chapter has been awarded a national scholarship.

Vermette, an honors biology major in the class of 2022, was chosen for her academic record and dedication to campus and community service. During the academic year Vermette is a peer tutor for biology, volunteers at the Salvation Army Kids’ Cafe as well as Bartlett Elementary School, a member of the Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity, and serves as historian for the Saint Anselm chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD), in charge of maintaining records of chapter events. She compiled and submitted the chapter’s first scrapbook detailing the 2019-20 year which won the National ALD Order of the Torch competition. She currently works as an LNA at The Courville at Manchester in the rehabilitation center and in long-term care. She has continued to work there on the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This fall Vermette plans to apply to graduate school to earn a master’s degree in physician assistant studies and specialize in pediatrics or oncology. She believes that her experience dealing with surgery and treatment for thyroid cancer her freshman and sophomore years along with the opportunities and experiences at Saint Anselm will enable her to provide empathetic care and support to her patients.

The Jo Anne J. Trow Scholarship was started in 1988, in honor of a past National President of the Alpha Lambda Delta honor society. Jo Anne J. Trow is the former Vice President for Student Services at Oregon State University. The award was originally established to give chapters of Alpha Lambda Delta an annual opportunity to reward an outstanding sophomore member with a small stipend.


About Saint Anselm College:
Founded in 1889, Saint Anselm College is a four-year liberal arts college providing a 21st century education in the Catholic, Benedictine tradition. Located in southern New Hampshire near Boston and the seacoast, Saint Anselm is well known for its strong liberal arts curriculum, the New Hampshire Institute of Politics, a highly successful nursing program, a legacy of community service and a commitment to the arts.

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Ally Vermette