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National President's Scholar is "Sold on ABWA"

KriSta roGErS,
Southeastern university,
Master of Business

national prESidEnt'S
ScholarShip in honor
oF 2015-2016
national prESidEnt,
liSa BEEdon,
$10,000

For Krista Rogers, an MBA candidate on
track to receive her degree this december,
the path to a successful transition
from school to business winds directly
through the American Business Women's
Association. Krista is the recipient of
this year's $10,000 national president's
Scholarship in honor of 2015-2016
national president, Lisa Beedon.
yet, while the 2016 graduate of
Southeastern university in Lakeland, FL
is busy completing the coursework for
her master's degree at Southeastern, she
already has stepped into an active role
in ABWA's Lakeland downtown Chapter.
It all started in 2015 when Krista first
applied for an SBMeF scholarship but did
not receive it. But that process made her
aware of the Association and the fact that
the Lakeland downtown Chapter is one
of the largest and most active Chapters in
the country.

"One of my professors invited several
of the members to a luncheon where
they shared their experiences, both in
business and in ABWA," which piqued her
interest, Krista said in a recent interview.
"A few months later, Lakeland downtown
Chapter hosted their first Women's
Leadership Symposium. I attended, and
fell in love with the group. I was sold." She
noted that two of the Chapter's longtime members, Susan Chandler and Kim
Andreadis, attended the luncheon and
were influential in her decision to join.
Krista joined the Chapter in February
2016. "In April I was awarded the STAR
Award, (Service, Team Spirit, Attitude,
Resilience) which is passed on memberto -member at the general meetings. I had
only been in the Chapter for a month,"
she said. "I guess I was doing something
right." Currently, Krista chairs the Sunshine
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