8th Michelle Salisbury Memorial Scholarship recipient announced

WATERTOW, NY — Northern Credit Union and Northern New York Community
Foundation are pleased to name Grace Gehrke the 2018 recipient of the Michelle Salisbury Memorial Scholarship.

Gehrke is the eighth recipient of the scholarship which pays tribute to Salisbury, a credit union employee who passed away in 2009 at the age of 22. To honor her memory Northern established a scholarship in her name to help students from Belleville-Henderson Central School, Salisbury’s alma mater, pay for college.

“Michelle was a beloved member of our staff whose life ended too soon,” said Dan St. Hilaire, President/CEO of Northern Credit Union. “We miss her deeply, especially her love of learning and kind spirit, but we are pleased to honor her memory by helping other young people fulfill their dreams.”

Gehrke, a resident of Belleville, is a 2018 graduate of Belleville-Henderson Central School. She plans to attend Jefferson Community College in Watertown this fall. The scholarship will provide her $1,000 per year toward college, for up to four years.

Photo Details: Northern Credit Union, Adams Relationship Center: (From left to right): Lindsay Panunzio, Member Relations Lead; Grace Gehrke, recipient; and Mary Perrine, Partnership Coordinator at Northern New York Community Foundation.