Lundy Wins Car

Ashley Lundy is First Strive 2 Drive Winner

Ashley Lundy is First Strive 2 Drive Winner

Thu Apr 19, 2018

A year of participation in campus activities and working toward educational goals has paid off for Brazosport College student Ashley Lundy.

Lundy was named the winner of Brazosport College’s inaugural Strive 2 Drive initiative campaign and rewarded with a new Honda Civic during a presentation Thursday, April 19 in front of the BC Student Pavilion. 

Lundy was one of five finalists and her name was randomly selected by Brazosport College President Dr. Millicent Valek. The other four finalists, who each received consolation prizes, were Ephrem Kejela, Elisa Santana Guerrero, Clint Lowe and Jacqueline Martinez.

Dr. Valek proclaimed Lundy the lucky winner after selecting a random key fob out of a bowl of five key fobs. The five students were standing beside a different Honda Civic vehicle of their choosing as Dr. Valek’s key fob activated Lundy’s winning vehicle.

“I’m so overwhelmed,” Lundy said. “This is going to make things much easier for me and my family. It takes off so much stress and means so much. Now I don’t have to buy a car because me and my sister can use this one.”  

A BC freshman from Angleton, Lundy is currently deciding whether to major in business or nursing. She plans to share her car with her sister. This will allow Lundy to have her own transportation to school, which in turn, will assist her mother, a single mom.

“I want to congratulate Ashley for being our first Strive 2 Drive initiative winner,” said Brazosport College President Dr. Millicent Valek. “This innovative program reinforces behaviors that have shown to lead to success in college. I’m so grateful to our sponsors who made it possible for us to move forward with this initiative and to all the BC students who chose to participate.”

Strive 2 Drive has been one of the biggest promotions ever offered by Brazosport College. The Strive2Drive sponsors included Honda of Lake Jackson, The Dow Chemical Company – Texas Operations, Freeport LNG, BASF and MEGlobal.

“This new student success initiative has been an exciting opportunity for our students,” said Serena Andrews, Brazosport College Vice President, College Advancement. “As always, it’s our partners that invest in BC students that make programs such as this possible.”

The Strive 2 Drive program was based on participation in campus activities and operated on a defined point system, with points assigned based on the length, importance and educational value of the activities.

Through this point system, students accumulating the most points each month during the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters earned prizes. Also earning one of the biggest prizes was BC student Gracie Dupont, who was awarded $1,000 in gift cards Thursday for finishing as the year’s highest point earner.

All Brazosport College full-time, part-time and dual-credit students enrolled in at least six credit hours per semester in Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 were eligible for the Honda Civic.

Brazosport College will begin a new Strive 2 Drive initiative campaign at the start of the Fall 2018 semester. More information about Strive 2 Drive can be found at www.brazosport.edu/strive2drive.

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 Ashley Lundy, center, celebrates with her family after winning a new Honda Civic Car during Brazosport College’s inaugural Strive 2 Drive initiative campaign on Thursday, April 19.

 

Ashley Lundy reacts after winning a new Honda Civic Car during Brazosport College’s inaugural Strive 2 Drive initiative campaign on Thursday, April 19.

 

The finalists for Brazosport College’s inaugural Strive 2 Drive initiative campaign were, from left, Jacqueline Martinez, Ashley Lundy, Elisa Santana Guerrero, Clint Lowe and Ephrem Kejela. Lundy was the lucky winner of the Honda Civic.

 

The finalists and sponsors for Brazosport College’s inaugural Strive 2 Drive initiative campaign were, counter clockwise rom left, Tabitha Ray, BASF; Elisa Santana Guerrero, car finalist; Wendy Mazurkiewicz, Freeport LNG; Jacqueline Martinez, car finalist; Rod Hall, Honda of Lake Jackson; Ashley Lundy, car winner, Trish Thompson, MEGlobal; Clint Lowe, car finalist; Ephrem Kejela, car finalist; Gracie Dupont, Strive 2 Drive total points winner; and Gabriella Cone, Dow Chemical Company.




Brazosport College student Gracie Dupont, right, accepts a $1,000 check from Brazosport College President Dr. Millicent Valek during the College's inaugural Strive 2 Drive initiative campaign on Thursday, April 19. Dupont was the initiatives top points earner.