The 2015 LPEF Winners!
The Beauty Changes Lives Foundation and the Leo Passage Endowment Fund are honoring 25 beauty educators from across the U.S. with the BCL | Leo Passage Postgraduate Scholarship! Each scholarship winner receives up to $2,000 to attend the Pivot Point Creative Jam Chicago, November 15-16. These amazing winners represent the first class of BCL!
This year’s Legacy Award honored Leo Passage, Founder of Pivot Point International, Inc. for the contributions he made to beauty education and cultivating Next Generation talent. “My father was a lifelong learner and had a passion to help others achieve their artistic and professional potential through ongoing education and discovery,” said Pivot Point Chairman and CEO Robert Passage. Winners of the scholarship reflect a shared commitment to lifelong learning.
Congratulations to the following 2015 BCL | Leo Passage Postgraduate Scholarship winners!
|Winner Name||School Name||City, State|
|Samantha Beall||Bellus Academy||Manhattan, Kansas|
|Donia Booth||Virginia College||Huntsville, Alabama|
|Larissa Chane||Ogle School of Hair, Skin and Nails||Fort Worth, Texas|
|Tamara Connolly-Stephens||The Salon Professional Academy||The Villages, Florida|
|Inge Dietz||Marinello Schools of Beauty||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Kathy Jager||John Amico School of Hair Design||Oak Forest, Illinois|
|Donna Johnson||Phagans’ Cosmetology Colleges||Newport, Oregon|
|Shanda Kerr||Ogle School of Hair, Skin and Nails||Fort Worth, Texas|
|April Lemoine||Ogle School of Hair, Skin and Nails||Fort Worth, Texas|
|Teri McLemore||Alabama School of Nail Technology and Cosmetology||Jackson, Alabama|
|Theresa Miulli||Sunstate Academy||For Myers, Florida|
|Laura Neville||Phagans’ Cosmetology Colleges||Bend, Oregon|
|Diana Norris||Virginia College||Chattanooga, Tennessee|
|Brittany Novak||Bellus Academy||National City, California|
|Victoria O’Brien||The Salon Professional Academy||Nashville, Tennessee|
|Latera Olasewere||Bellus Academy||National City, California|
|Noelle Owings||Virginia College||Richmond, Virginia|
|Debbie Patrick||Phagans’ Central Oregon Beauty College||Bend, Orgeon|
|Khris Pool||Bellus Academy||El Cajon, California|
|Pamela Reed||Paul Mitchell the School||Jacksonville, Florida|
|Michael Stewart||Bellus Academy||Poway, California|
|Tammy Thompson||Ogle School of Hair||Fort Worth, Texas|
|Karla Melina Uribe||Bellus Academy||National City, California|
|Tiffany Whorton||Bellus Academy||Poway, California|
|Crystal Williams||Gene Juarez Academy||Seattle, Washington|
Applicants were invited to apply for a scholarship through a video application or a personal essay. A panel of industry judges including iconic hairstylists selected the winners. Applicants’ creative skill sets and collaborative spirits shone through in their video applications. The following are links to 2015 winners’ videos: