Wednesday, May 21, 2003

Some Good News

Single mom receives scholarship


A scholarship from CincyDigitalWomen might be the turning point for Margueritte Ellick, a 40-year-old single mother of four.

She plans to use the scholarship to attend the Southwestern College of Business downtown to get an associate's degree in computer application, specializing in Web site design.

"I think it is my time to get back on my feet," Ellick said. "I just have to get a better grasp on what I want to do."

Ellick of Mount Auburn enters the field with a basic knowledge of computers. She has completed a course in computer repair and has built her own computer.

She realizes the road will not be exactly easy because she still has children at home.

Ellick received the scholarship at a golf outing, given by CincyDigitalWomen last week at Legendary Run Golf Course in Pierce Township.

Two other women also received scholarships. They are Megan Ooten, who is majoring in computer information systems at the University of Cincinnati's Clermont College campus, and Danielle Glick, majoring in digital design at UC's College of Design Art and Planning on the Clifton campus.

CincyDigitalWomen, founded in 2001, is a women-focused organization, providing a forum for women in technology through educational meetings, online support, outreach and mentoring.

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Citywide tryouts, signups and workouts will be 5-8 p.m. Saturday at Withrow High School fields.

The event is sponsored by Major League Baseball and the Cincinnati Reds.

For more information, call Chris Nelms at 333-1211.

Allen Howard's "Some Good News'' column runs Sunday-Friday. If you have suggestions about outstanding achievements, or people who are uplifting to the Tristate, let him know at 768-8362, at or by fax at 768-8340.

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