2016 Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to our 2016 Scholarship Recipients: 


Creating Community Scholarship Recipient: Jantel Jordan, MA

I am a fourth year doctoral candidate in the clinical psychology program at the Florida School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University-Tampa. I am grateful and honored to be one of the recipients of this year’s Creating Community Scholarship. I am excited to attend my first AASECT conference! This scholarship has helped bring forth a dream of mine and will continue to help me develop as a clinician. I look forward to meeting tons of new people and gaining a wealth of information at this year’s conference.




Creating Community Scholarship Recipient: Martha Juarez

I have been following AASECT annual events since my undergraduate years. I am thoroughly excited to finally take part in the events as a graduate student. I want to thank ASSECT for the opportunity to attend through the Creating Community Scholarship. I look forward to meeting other newcomers and taking note from established professionals in the field.







John Sughrue, Jr., MD Scholarship Recipient: Jillian Eaker, RN, BSN. 

I am so thrilled to be the recipient of the John Sughrue, Jr., MD Scholarship. For as long as I can remember, I have been interested in talking, exploring, and educating about sex. As a nurse, I have developed a passion for sexual and reproductive health topics. Currently, I am in graduate school working towards my Masters in Community Health Nursing. I plan to continue on to received my Doctor of Nursing Practice in Women’s Health. My goal is to provide sexual health counseling and reproductive health services to underserved women and girls.





Bill T. Jones Scholarship Recipient: Arlene Cornejo, MEd, CHES

Winning the Bill T. Jones scholarship impacted my summer in more ways than just an exciting trip to Puerto Rico! Without the help of the scholarship I would have not been able to learn from the sessions that introduced me to new concepts. The opening plenary helped set the stage for the conference, and the speakers encouraged me to focus on decolonization for my upcoming doctoral dissertation. I was able to network with individuals in the field of sex education. Now I don’t have to feel so alone trying to talk about sex in the state of Texas! 


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