Scholar and Singer/Songwriter at LIU Brooklyn Wins $6,000 Scholarship from Alpha Lambda Delta
Helen Saffran,Associate Director of Public Relations
Long Island University
Brooklyn, N.Y. –Josh LaMore, 26, a singer and songwriter majoring in English at LIU Brooklyn, has been awarded a prestigious Jo Anne J. Trow Scholarship for $6,000 from Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) National Honor Society.
The Trow scholarships are awarded to outstanding sophomores to be used during their junior year. Highly selective, 35 awards are presented annually to students in ALD’s more than 270 chapters on campuses across the United States.
“Josh is a unique person — he’s academically talented, intellectually curious, civic-minded and a talented musician,” said Cris Gleicher, co-director of the University Honors Program in which LaMore is a member.
Sunset Park in Brooklyn, where he lives now, is a long way from the small farming town in Manteno, Illinois where LaMore grew up. During his junior and senior years at Manteno High School, he criss-crossed the U.S. performing folk and rock music with a band and performing solo, playing the guitar and piano, using material he had written. Despite his touring schedule, he diligently kept up with his high school requirements and graduated from Manteno High School with his high school class.
“Alpha Lambda Delta continually strengthens my awareness and understanding of the communities around me and enables me to give back to them through various fundraising efforts and volunteering opportunities,” said LaMore. “I personally raised over $200 dollars by playing music in the subway for our chapter’s canned food drive.”
LIU Brooklyn has benefited from LaMore’s many contributions, including those he made while a member of the Freshmen Lend a Hand Advisory Board, which creates community service events for LIU Brooklyn first-year students. On a regular basis LaMore tutors international students working on their communication and writing skills and volunteers with the campus’ Career Services department by assisting at their career fairs.
LaMore is a member of ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers). He is writing a musical in addition to maintaining his high academic average and taking honors courses.
LIU Brooklyn is distinguished by…
dynamic curricula reflecting the great urban community it serves. Distinctive programs encompass the arts and media, the natural sciences, business, social policy, urban education, the health professions and pharmacy, and include the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, the Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics, the D.P.T. in Physical Therapy and the Pharm.D. in Pharmacy. A vibrant urban oasis in downtown Brooklyn, this diverse and thriving campus offers academic excellence, personalized attention, small class size and flexible course schedules. In 2006, a $45-million Wellness, Recreation and Athletic Center was opened to serve the Campus and the surrounding community. In 2007, the Cyber Café was launched, providing a high-tech hot spot for students and faculty members to meet and eat.
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