Hilbert Grad Student Receives Rotary Scholarship

WoodsonScholarshipMorgan Woodson is a current Hilbert graduate student pursuing her Master of Public Administration and she was the recipient of the Hamburg Sunrise Rotary Scholarship Award.  The scholarship was recently awarded by the Hamburg Rotary at the Veteran’s Day Dinner.

“What attracted me to Hilbert College was their solid reputation, student to faculty ratio, and the campus’s proximity to the city of Buffalo,” Woodson said. “I chose to get an MPA from Hilbert because I want to pursue a management career in the non-for-profit sector. Through volunteering I have come in contact with numerous non-for-profit agencies. Although my undergraduate degree is in business, I have realized that non-for-profits deal with unique circumstances and have to be managed differently. An MPA from Hilbert College will give me the skills I need to translate both my business and public administration background into a successful career.”

More Information on Morgan Woodson
Morgan Woodson was born and raised in Buffalo, NY and graduated from Seneca Vocational High School in 2004. In 2007 she enlisted into the United States Air Force. Stationed at Travis AFB, CA she served as a Pharmacy Technician at David Grant Medical Center. She was deployed to Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2010 where she operated a 1-manned pharmacy and assisted in the air evacuation of injured soldiers. During the deployment Morgan fell ill and was evacuated to a medical facility in Germany with the assistance of fellow members of the evacuation crew. In 2011 she received a medical retirement from the Air Force.

Morgan received her undergraduate degree in business administration from Medaille College in 2013 and is currently pursuing her Masters of Public Administration from Hilbert College.

After leaving the military, Morgan worked at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport as a Supervisor. In September 2012, Morgan was employed at the Financial Aid department and the Office of Veterans and Military Affairs at Medaille College. While in this position she became an active volunteer in the veterans community.

Morgan proudly served as the adjutant for the American Legion post 430 and is vice president of her local community block club. In addition, Morgan volunteers on the planning committee for the WNY Resources Summit for Female Veterans and Service members, the planning committee for the Veterans Day Parade for the city of Buffalo, and helped organize the discussion panel event; Joining Forces In the Mental Health Community: What Civilian Practitioners Should Know about serving our military service members, veterans and families.