Scholarship Recipient 2013: Arlensiu Novelli
The 2013 Sharon A. Schoeneck Christian Women's Leadership Scholarship Recipient is Arlensiu Novelli, a junior communicative arts major with a PR emphasis and minors in digital cinema production and media design.
The daughter of a kindergarten teacher and a journalist/Lutheran pastor, Arlensiu was born in Venezuela and moved to Milwaukee in 2008. Her decision to attend Wisconsin Lutheran College was led by her desire for a Christ-based education that would equip her for leadership and professional opportunities.
At Wisconsin Lutheran College, Arlensiu has served in the Spanish Club, Pathways to College, the International Diversity Club, the Center for International Education, and the Modern Languages Department. She also serves as a Spanish tutor.
Arlensiu serves at vacation bible school programs in Milwaukee and Racine. She also acts as a mentor in the Grace Lutheran Church after school program in Milwaukee and is an active member of the Hispanic Outreach program of the Lutheran Hour Ministries.
It is Arlensiu's goal to develop a community program serving the physical and social needs of the Hispanic population - all while sharing the good news of Jesus Christ.