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Business and Professional Women Group Awards Scholarship

From left: Lisa Facteau, mother, holds flower centerpiece at this year's Oswego Association of Business and Professional Women Scholarship Dinner while her daughter, Alyssa Facteau enjoys her $500 scholarship check nearby.

From left: Lisa Facteau, mother, holds flower centerpiece at this year's Oswego Association of Business and Professional Women Scholarship Dinner while her daughter, Alyssa Facteau enjoys her $500 scholarship check nearby.

Oswego, NY – The Oswego Association of Business and Professional Women have awarded a $500 scholarship to Alyssa Facteau, a 2015 graduate of Mexico High School.

Oswego Association of Business and Professional Women committee members gather with scholarship winner and her mother. From left: Mary Jackson committee member, Lisa Facteau, mother of scholarship winner, Alyssa Facteau, 2015 recipient of the Oswego Association of Business and Professional Women scholarship, committee member McGee Manniccia. In back, Pat Jackson, treasurer, and committee member, Kay Bachelor.
Oswego Association of Business and Professional Women committee members gather with scholarship winner and her mother. From left: Mary Jackson committee member, Lisa Facteau, mother of scholarship winner, Alyssa Facteau, 2015 recipient of the Oswego Association of Business and Professional Women scholarship, committee member McGee Manniccia. In back, Pat Jackson, treasurer, and committee member, Kay Bachelor.

She is the daughter of Lisa Facteau of Mexico.

Facteau had a weighted average of 95. She was the president of the french honor society, national honor society, business society and others. She was an intern at Chirello Advertising through the Business/Marketing New Visions program.

She is currently a freshman at SUNY Oswego with a major in marketing.

The OABPW membership includes working women and retirees. The group supports local groups and organizations.

OABPW contributes to Human Concerns Food Pantry and focuses on a Thanksgiving cash/food drive for them.

Because of the tremendous need a spring cash collection has also been newly implemented.

OABPW also adopts needy families at Christmas and provides gifts and food.

Each year, we award a scholarship to a local female graduate of Oswego High School.

From left: Lisa Facteau, mother, holds flower centerpiece at this year's Oswego Association of Business and Professional Women Scholarship Dinner while her daughter, Alyssa Facteau enjoys her $500 scholarship check nearby.
From left: Lisa Facteau, mother, holds flower centerpiece at this year’s Oswego Association of Business and Professional Women Scholarship Dinner while her daughter, Alyssa Facteau enjoys her $500 scholarship check nearby.

In 2014 Mexico High School was added to the scholarship opportunity.

Meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month at Vona’s at 6 p.m. with the exception of July and August.

Also, the December meeting is held the second Tuesday to accomodate our holiday offerings.

We are encouraging new membership now.

If interested in joining this group of women please reach out to Pat Cole, membership committee, at 342-2455.

Our collect said before each meal and meeting: “Keep us O God from pettiness; let us be large in thought, word, deed. Let us be done with fault finding and leave off all self seeking; May we put away all pettiness and meet each other face to face without self pity and without prejudice. May we never be hasty in judgment and always be generous. Let us take time for all things; make us grow calm, serene, gentle. Teach us to put into action our better selves, straight forward and unafraid. May we realize it is the little things that create differences, And O Lord God, let us remember to be kind.”