MMHMF Scholarship Recipient

2002 MMHMF Scholarship Recipient 


The 2002 recipient of the MMHMF scholarship, JaVonda Tucker, received her Bachelors degree in criminal justice from Virginia State University (VSU) in 2006.  Continuing her trend of academic excellence, she graduated with honors.  In 2008 she received a Masters degree in criminal justice from Virginia Commonwealth University.  She plans to become an attorney or a law professor.  Whatever JaVonda does in life, we are confident that she will do exceedingly well.

 JaVonda has been a guest speaker for elementary school graduations and has tutored students in grades 8 through 12.  She worked the entire time she was in school.  She is an active member of Union Grove Baptist Church, Chesterfield, VA.

We commend JaVonda for her many achievements and wish her all the best.  She truly exemplifies the ideals of MMHMF.  

Javonda recieves MMHMF award
from Jan Hatchette (L) 
and Adrienne Stith Butler (R)


**UPDATE 2012**
2002 MMHMF Scholarship Recipient Makes a Career Move

2006 Honors Graduate, VSU, Criminal Justice, 2008, Masters Degree, Criminal Justice, VCU.  Recently received her certification (August 2012) in Special Education from Virginia Commonwealth University and a new job at Harry E James Elementary School in Hopewell, VA teaching Autism K-2. 
**UPDATE 2010**
A letter from
JaVonda N. Beasley
2002 Scholarship Recipient


I am JaVonda N. Beasley, formerly JaVonda N. Tucker.  I received the Martha Mason Memorial Foundation Scholarship in 2002.  I am a 2002 graduate of Matoaca High School, where I graduated in the top 10% of my class.  After high school, I was accepted at Virginia State University on a full academic scholarship, where I majored in Criminal Justice.  While attending VSU, I was involved in student leadership activities, several volunteer projects and tutoring youth in the area at the public libraries.  In May 2006, I graduated with high honors and began graduate school in August, 2008.  I attended Virginia Commonwealth University and majored in Criminology with a concentration in Justice.  In May, 2008, I also graduated with high honors with my Master’s Degree.  I have been working on my second Master’s Degree in Special Education.  Currently, I am employed at The Lead Center in Hopewell, Virginia where I teach history to middle school students who have special needs.  I currently reside in Chesterfield County with my husband, Rossy C. Beasley, Jr., and our son Rossy C. Beasley, III.

I am very passionate about helping at risk youth and focusing on rehabilitation.  Education has always been important to me.  I grew up in a family that pushed me to be all that I could be.  This one piece of advice encouraged me to always put my best foot forward.  Education is the one thing no one can take from you.  Remember that anything is possible.  Dream big and work hard for the goals you have set for yourself.  Never allow where you are now determine where you want to go in life.  The sky is the limit!!

God bless you,

JaVonda N. Beasley

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