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WATERBURY, Conn. (March 13, 2023) ­­Post University is pleased to announce that its students Jenna Abeyta, Jennifer Riquelme and Alyssa Hughes have been selected as the 2023 Business Women’s Forum (BWF) Jaci Carroll Scholarship recipients. This annual scholarship is awarded to women pursuing a degree at Post’s Malcolm Baldrige School of Business who have demonstrated academic excellence.

On March 15, at the BWF’s 40th annual leadership conference, the three women will receive their scholarships of $2,000 each.

“It is an honor to be a part of a scholarship program that provides students the recognition and confidence to continue pursuing their dreams,” said Camille Dumont, director of the Center for Career and Professional Development at Post and a member of the Business Women’s Forum Board. “I’m continuously impressed by the Business Women’s Forum for its amazing work to inspire, energize and support the next generation of women in business. I am confident that these young women will continue on their path to become powerful business leaders.”

Abeyta, from Aurora, Colo., is pursuing her bachelor’s in accounting, Riquelme, from Fairfax, Va., is pursuing her bachelor’s in business administration and Hughes, from Staten Island, N.Y., is pursuing her bachelor’s in business administration with a concentration in human resources.

The BWF is part of the Greater Waterbury Chamber of Commerce Foundation. BWF’s mission is to raise scholarship funds for the female students at Post pursuing a degree in business. Over the past 37 years, more than of $210,000 in scholarships have been granted to worthy recipients.

The 40th Annual Business Women’s Forum is the largest and longest running full-day conference for women in Connecticut. For event details, tickets and more, visit the Business Women’s Forum website at

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