LCCC Awards Scholarships from the Krysta Hankee Memorial Fund

published Thursday, April 25, 2019

Image of Hankee Scholarship recipientsLehigh Carbon Community College student Aldonair Alphonse has been awarded the 2018 Krysta Hankee Memorial Leadership Scholarship Award in the amount of $2,000. The award was presented by Kimberly Bentz, director of sales and marketing at Pacesetter Enterprises and vice president of the Krysta Hankee Memorial Fund. Alphonse received the award at a luncheon provided by LCCC’s Foundation. Also making the award were Bill Hankee and Christine Hankee, Krysta’s parents.
Alphonse is a full-time student at LCCC majoring in business administration.
In addition, Jean Zellner, a member of the Hankee scholarship committee, presented a $1,000 educational grant to Sidney Geist, a full-time business administration student. Barb Hudak, a member of the scholarship committee, presented $500 educational grants to Ashlee Davies, Emmaus High School senior and Dual Enrollment student studying Occupational Therapy, and Cathryn Seibert, a full-time liberal arts major.
The awards are made based on the students’ academic performance, friendship, leadership and community service and are in memory of Krysta Hankee. Krysta lived in the Lehigh Valley for most of her life, graduating from Northwestern Lehigh High School in 2003. During her high school years, she took classes at LCCC and went on to graduate from New York University, Stern School of Business in 2007. She began her short career at Triangle Equities of Whitestone, N.Y.  She collapsed in a gym one morning in September 2007 and passed away a few days later. The Hankee family is proud of these scholars for exemplifying many of the same community-focused traits found in Krysta.
For more information about LCCC’s scholarships, visit Applications for the Krysta Hankee Leadership award will be open February of 2020. To apply for the award visit