Courtney Cataudella '15: Adoption Law and Child Advocacy

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Courtney Cataudella '15 is passionate about travelling and enjoys immersing herself in other cultures. Not a surprise, considering that she is majoring in International Relations, with a minor in Spanish. She's already determined her path: earn her law degree, specialize in adoption law and become a child advocate.

With those goals in mind, Courtney is thinking ahead about the funds needed for law school. Fortunately, her expenses at Geneseo are eased with the assistance of the Bridget Murphy '01 Memorial Endowed Scholarship, a full-tuition, renewable scholarship. It is awarded to a deserving student who demonstrates financial need, is in good academic standing and has an interest in community service and writing.

The Murphy family created the scholarship in memory of Bridget. Courtney corresponds with the Murphys on a frequent basis, contact which evolved from her first thank you note (expressions of gratitude to donors are handwritten by all Geneseo scholarship recipients). In her last update, she told of her summer trip to Nicaragua, and noted "I truly believe that the achievements I have made are a direct result of the amazing community of support with which I have been blessed."