OGLESBY – A scholarship for college kids planning to show within the superb arts has been established in reminiscence of Christine Jordan Kalil. The $1,000 annual award will assist college students pursuing educating careers in artwork, music, theatre or different superb arts. Demonstrated monetary want and a minimal 3.0 GPA are additionally required. Kalil of Lexington Park, Md., died Jan. 27, 2020 at age 42 after a brave two-year battle with most cancers.
The scholarship was created by her dad and mom Lynne and Alan Weber of Princeton and husband David Kalil of Lexington Park. Lynne Weber teaches Early Childhood Training part-time at IVCC. The previous Christy Jordan graduated from Princeton Excessive College in 1995. She attended IVCC and graduated from Bradley College in 1999 with a bachelor’s in artwork. She later earned a grasp’s at school steering counseling from Johns Hopkins College in Baltimore.
She was employed for a 12 months by Disney World because the character Chip, and generally Dale. At Disney, Kalil found her love for youngsters and her want to enter the academic system. She taught artwork in Nashville for 5 years earlier than transferring to southern Maryland the place she labored as an elementary college steering counselor.
Kalil had a ardour for theater and was actively concerned on stage from highschool by maturity. She and David had been additionally lively in music ministry at their church. The Kalil’s fostered three kids previous to her sickness.
“Christine would have been so happy with her household’s choice to ascertain a scholarship in her identify in order that others may gain advantage from a school schooling,” stated IVCC President Jerry Corcoran.