Automotive Program Nominates Students for Scholarships

Automotive Program Nominates Students for Scholarships

Automotive Program Nominates Students for Scholarships
Automotive/Diesel Program Head John Hicks (center) with Automotive Program students Eliza Taylor, Corey Harrison and Monika Lategano.

NOVA Manassas Automotive Program, under the direction of John Hicks, Automotive/Diesel Program head, has nominated three students to receive scholarships from Volkswagen of America. Each student had to write a short essay and explain how the scholarship would benefit them. Hicks recommended them because they have gone above the duties of a student by helping in class or lab and taking time out of their schedules to go to recruiting events for the Manassas Campus.

Monika Lategano volunteered to sit on one of the student panels for convocation. She helps at the VDOT career fair which is a large event. She will graduate in spring 2017 and is thinking about going to James Madison University for business to possibly have her own auto business one day.

Corey Harrison is one of four students who participated in a Ford Motor Corporation testing event and passed all three tests to become Ford-certified in three areas. This was not easy. He is also currently working at Malloy Ford in Winchester and is pursuing his diesel certification.

Eliza Taylor is always helping other students in and out of class. She has also become a volunteer for automotive and is helping Tim Godfrey to keep the NATEF (National Automotive Technician’s Education Foundation) records up-to-date. This is a large task. She plans on working in the field and is hoping to get a Micron or BAE internship.

For more information on the Automotive Program at the Manassas Campus, contact Hicks at 703.530.8254 or

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