- Fort Polk spouses awarded Corvias Foundation educational grant
- Camellia Terrace computer lab hours
- Who is Minol?
- Getting into the spirit
- Halloween safety
- House watch program
- Green Corner
- Corvias cardboard recycle area has moved
- Post clean-up
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Corvias Foundation, a private, charitable foundation and the charitable arm of Corvias Group, has been committed to supporting military families in the pursuit of higher education since 2006. This year alone, Corvias Foundation has awarded 20 educational grants totaling $100,000 to the spouses of active-duty service members. Two of the spouses represented Fort Polk in Louisiana.
- Katlynn Dillon is a junior pursing a bachelor’s degree in social work from Northwestern State University of Louisiana. Her husband is Sgt. Shamarcus D. Dillon of the U.S. Army.
- Carolette Wright is pursuing a master’s degree in public administration from Old Dominion University. Her husband is Pvt. Linsford Wright of the U.S. Army.
“Each of these women should be commended for their determination to better prepare themselves to achieve their professional goals,” said Maria Montalvo, Foundation Executive Director. “We’re so glad to be able to offer them financial assistance and, more importantly, a support network to be there for them on this journey.”
Since its founding by Corvias Group CEO John Picerne, the Foundation has awarded more than $6 million in educational grants and scholarships to the spouses and kids of active-duty service members.
“Corvias’ commitment to improving the quality of life for service members and their families extends well beyond housing,” said John Picerne, Foundation Founder. “Education is one of the best ways anyone can improve his or her life and we’re honored to help these 20 spouses pursue these dreams without the burden of debt.”
This year’s recipients are stationed at seven Army and Air Force installations across the United States.
Fort Bragg, NC
- Dalya Alagele is pursuing a master’s degree in science education at Fayetteville State University, as she works toward becoming a dentist. Her husband is Spc. Ali Alsaeedy of the U.S. Army.
- Kaleena Cook, a junior attending Ashford University, is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Her husband is 1st Sgt. James Cook of the U.S. Army.
- Sherryl Esplana, a junior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Her husband is Spc. Christopher Trimmer of the U.S. Army.
- LaVida Frieson is a freshman pursuing a certificate in Cosmetology from Paul Mitchell. Her husband is Staff Sgt. Darnell Frieson of the U.S. Army.
- Bobbe Garcia is studying art education as a junior at Fayetteville State University. Her husband is Spc. Daniel Garcia of the U.S. Army.
- Amanda Hunnicutt is working on her associate’s degree in dental hygiene from Fayetteville Technical Community College. Her husband is Spc. Kyle Hunnicutt.
- Kierin Johnson is pursuing an associate’s degree in Dental Hygiene from Fayetteville Technical Community College. Her husband is Sgt. Justin Borquez of the U.S. Army.
- Malori Mayor is a sophomore at Fayetteville State University pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Her husband is Capt. Mark E. Mayor of the U.S. Army.
- Linda Persaud is pursuing a certificate of office management from Allied American University. Her husband is Sgt. Jorrel Persaud of the U.S. Army.
Fort Riley, KS
- Sina Carwell is a senior pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing at Washburn University. Her husband is Sgt. 1st Class James T. Carwell of the U.S. Army.
- Alyssa Jackson is pursuing a master’s degree in international affairs from Kansas State University. Her husband is 1st Lt. Philip Jackson of the U.S. Army.
- Queenter Ochanda is a junior pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Washburn University. Her husband is Spc. Murry Lewis II of the U.S. Army.
- Shametra Stoxstill is a sophomore pursing an associate’s degree in liberal studies at Barton County Community College. Her husband is Spc. DeAndre Stoxstill of the U.S. Army.
Fort Rucker, AL
- Heather Palmer is a freshman at George C. Wallace Community College pursuing an associate’s degree in nursing. Her husband is Pfc. Charles J. Cogswell II of the U.S. Army.
Eglin Air Force Base, FL
- Destiny Leggett is a junior pursuing a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Northwest Florida State College. Her husband is Staff Sgt. Robert Leggett of the U.S. Air Force.
Hurlburt Field, FL
- Diana Jusino is a freshman pursing an associate’s degree in aeronautics at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. Her husband is Senior Airman Hector De Leon Guzman of the U.S. Air Force.
McConnell AFB, KS
- Rose Caceres is a senior pursing a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Wichita State University. Her husband is 1st Lt. Nelson B. Caceres of the U.S. Air Force.
- Katherine Jensen, also of McConnel Air Force Base, is a senior pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Wichita State University. Her husband is Airman 1st Class Blake Jensen of the U.S. Air Force.
About Corvias Foundation
Corvias Foundation, the charitable arm of the Corvias Group, is committed to inspiring students, college and university campuses, military families, and our employees to reach higher. Founded in 2006 as "Our Family for Families First Foundation," our work increases access to educational, internship, mentoring and volunteering opportunities so that those we touch are empowered to pursue their dreams and to make a greater impact in service of their communities and their nation. We strive to create ever-increasing opportunities by providing the resources and networks needed to help our scholars and partners surpass their goals. We achieve this through a commitment to education, community engagement and high-impact charitable giving. Online scholarship applications are available each November at www.corviasfoundation.org or call 401-228-2836 for more information.
Beginning October 17, the Camellia Terrace Community Office and computer lab will be closed on Saturday’s. Residents will still be able to access the Camellia Community Center via key fob for access to the fitness, laundry, kitchen as well as club room areas. The Palmetto Terrace Community Center will be open and available for resident use from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. If you are needing to report a work order whether it be routine or emergency we ask that you call the Community Center at 337-537-5045 and your call will be answered through the Palmetto Terrace Community Office. Any after-hours calls will remain the same and will be received and dispatched through the answering service accordingly. If you have any questions please visit with your Camellia Terrace Office Team.
Each year October begins an exciting time with activities for residents. Cooler weather brings Fallapalooza, which kicks off the end-of-year events coming your way. This is always one of the favorite events, and this year promises to be even better. Get ready to have a great time, spend time outdoors and mingle with your neighbors and community staff. Fallapalloza is scheduled for October 23, 2015 from 5-8 p.m. at the BellRichard Field in the Camellia Terrace Community. This carnival style event features free food, a train, bounce houses and more. Residents are welcome to come dressed up in their Halloween costumes.
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Each year more and more people get into the Halloween spirit by placing spooky decorations in and around their home. Corvias Military Living encourages families to join in the fun, but asks all residents to please follow the rules associated with decorating for the holidays. There are a few friendly reminders that we ask you to keep in mind before you begin decorating.
- Please make sure all decorations on the home are done so in a safe manner. Take every precaution to ensure none of the decorations pose a fire threat to you and your neighbor’s home. This also includes ensuring all emergency personnel and vehicles have access to your home should there be an emergency. All decorations placed in or around the home must have approval.
- No decoration should be placed on the roof of your home. Many times the nails, along with the extra weight of the decorations, can cause damage to the roof resulting in leaks. If you are hanging outdoor lights please use approved plastic clips to attach the lights to the roof.
- Due to warm climate in Louisiana, our lawn care will continue mowing throughout most of October. Please make sure any holiday yard decorations are removed on our designated lawn care day. The decorations can be placed back in the yard once your yard has been mowed.
- Finally, all decorations should be removed from the exterior of the homes within two weeks after the holiday. This provides everyone ample time to take down their decorations and store them.
If you have any questions regarding the policy on decorations please refer to policy 2-18 of your Resident Responsibility Guide (RRG).
Trick or Treating on post is October 31, 2015 from 6-9 p.m. Halloween is a fun time for kids, but, it is also an important time to be vigilant for safety hazards. Some tips to make Halloween safe include:
- Costumes should be short enough so they don’t cause your child to trip and fall
- Add some reflective tape to the costume or bag your child is using to carry candy, or choose a costume made of bright material that is visible in the dark
- Masks should fit securely and allow your child to see well
- If using face paint, make sure it is nontoxic and hypoallergenic
- Children should be well supervised by an adult when trick-or-treating
- Carry a flashlight
- Follow rules of the road
- Stick to the sidewalk
- You should prepare your home for trick-or-treaters by removing obstacles
- Provide treats that are individually wrapped
- Artificial lights and candles are a safer alternative to real candles with a flame that can pose a fire hazard when lighting a Jack-O-Lantern
If your spouse is deployed and you want to go home, we will watch your home while you are away. Corvias will come in and check he AC unit make sure all is working properly and can also have the MP’s drive by the home while you are away. Stop by your community center for details.
Did you know…recycling one glass bottle saves enough energy to light a 100-watt light bulb for four hours, power a computer for 30 minutes, or a television for 20 minutes.
The Corvias cardboard recycle area has been relocated to 6528 Holmlund Street. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8-5 p.m. Please do not leave furniture in front of the gate.
October is a great time to clean around your home and your community! Between October 19-23 each community will have dumpsters set up at the comunity centers to assist with the clean-up.
Residents are invited to dispose of bulk trash items in the dumpsters. Please remember items such as tires, batteries, and oils are not accepted as trash, and should be disposed of properly.
Corvias will also be showing their pride throughout the community. Each community will have staff out picking up wood lines, parks, and bus stops and other areas around the community.
If you or your family would like to help clean up around the community, we would love to see you out and about.
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Important events and dates
- Oct. 12- Limited Corvias Community Office hours in observance of Columbus Day. Community Offices open 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
- Oct. 19-23 – Post clean-up
- Oct. 23 – Fallapalooza 5 – 8 p.m. located at the BellRichard Field in the Camellia Terrace Community
- Oct. 31 – Trick or treating 6 – 9 p.m.