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Nine Women Receive Roosevelt Fellowships

by Chicago Agent

Nine students in the Chicago School of Real Estate at Roosevelt University have been awarded fellowships by the Goldie B. Wolfe Miller Women Leaders in Real Estate Initiative.

The 2008-2009 recipients are: Mysty Harris and Lisa Stephens of Illinois Housing Development Authority; Paige Steers of Jones Lang LaSalle; Emily Portugal of Lamp Incorporated and Baird & Warner; Gulnaz Hossain and Vanessa Hale of MB Real Estate; Amanda Withrow of Chicago Association of Realtors of Crown Point, Ind.; Renee Huber of Citizens Financial Group/Charter One Bank; and Sacia Fowler, a student.

Each received fellowships in the amount of $3,000 in tuition assistance, which is being underwritten by Wolfe Miller. Students were selected based on their academic records, professional achievements and commitment to the industry.

This is the second year a group of mid-career women were selected as Goldie B. Wolfe Miller fellows, receiving financial and career development support as they pursue their MBAs or Master of Science degrees within the Chicago School of Real Estate. The fellowships are part of an initiative specifically geared toward mid-career women in the real estate industry.

In addition to the scholarships, each woman is paired with a successful woman in the industry as a mentor. This year’s mentors are: Gail Lissner, Appraisal Research Counselors; Pam Dudash, MB Real Estate; Nicole Pecoulas, Babson Capital Management; Janet Johnson, Schiff Harden; Ginger Downs, Chicago Association of Realtors; Mary Jo Graf, DeStefano+Partners; Jan Fiola, Corporate Design and Development Group; Neena Konan, Gensler; and Cindy Wozny Carl, Changeworks Consulting.

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