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Chesapeake Student Receives Statewide Honor

Posted on Friday, July 24, 2009


WYE MILLS – Robby Sheehan, a 2009 Chesapeake College graduate, was just named a Shipley Regents Scholar, and was awarded a full scholarship to earn his bachelor’s degree.

Sheehan, of Kent Island, was selected from among applicants from across the state to receive the University of Maryland System award. He was chosen for his excellent academic record and high level of service to the Chesapeake College community.

"These scholarships are among the most prestigious and competitive in the state," Chesapeake College President Barbara A. Viniar said. "We are very proud of Robby. His selection is evidence of our outstanding student body."

The Regents Scholarships are especially competitive in this time of rising tuitions because they are generous. The awards cover tuition, fees, plus room and board for up to four semesters. In addition, each student receives $500 for additional expenses each semester.

Sheehan will use the scholarship at Salisbury University where he will begin classes in the fall. Once he completes his bachelor’s degree at Salisbury, Sheehan hopes to attend law school.

"I can’t think of a more deserving student to receive this kind of honor. Robby is a great student leader who not only excels academically himself but enriches the classroom experience for others by what he contributes. His community involvement is also exemplary. Salisbury University is getting a wonderful student ambassador," said Dr. Richard Midcap, vice president for student success and enrollment services.

Sheehan had an outstanding record of service to Chesapeake College. He served as president of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society and volunteered his time for other college activities. In May, Sheehan was named co-recipient of the John T. Harrison Award, Chesapeake’s top award for graduates. He is a Chesapeake Leadership Academy graduate and was named to the 2009 All-Maryland Academic Team. A liberal arts major with a concentration in music, Sheehan was chosen to play the National Anthem at Chesapeake’s presidential inauguration in March. Sheehan began Chesapeake’s dual enrollment program while a student at Kent Island High School.


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