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Animal Behavior College Names 2018 Sleepypod Scholarship Winner


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Animal Behavior College (ABC) named the winner of the 2018 Sleepypod Scholarship contest. Stacy Marquar of Slidell, La., was awarded a full-ride scholarship to the college’s Veterinary Assistant Program (VAP) for her winning essay that explained what she planned to achieve as a veterinary assistant.

“Passion and commitment to a pet’s well being begins with the veterinary assistant in the exam room,” said Michael Leung, co-founder of the Pasadena, Calif.-based company. “Sleepypod is privileged to provide resources to an exemplary Animal Behavior College candidate such as Stacy Marquar. We look forward to all that Stacy will accomplish in her future role as a member of a veterinary team.”

The scholarship provides financial assistance and support for a student enrolled in ABC’s Veterinary Assistant Program. To qualify, applicants needed to demonstrate a financial need and submit an essay. Judges reviewed each entry and selected the applicant who best explained their hopes and goals in their chosen field.

“We appreciate Sleepypod’s continuing support of veterinary assistant education and for making it possible for a student to fulfill her dream of helping animals,” said Steven Appelbaum, president and CEO of ABC. “This year’s winner’s story was deeply moving. Despite major health challenges, she never lost sight of her career goal to heal and help animals. Her determination is not only admirable but also inspiring.”

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