Representatives from the New York State Association of Realtors and Buffalo Niagara Association of Realtors were present to award two scholarships at a recent reception ceremony at the BNAR's headquarters at 200 John James Audubon Parkway.
Recognizing the need to support the future of the real estate industry, NYSAR Real Estate Services, together with the New York State Real Estate Education Foundation, created the Next Generation Scholarship Fund to award scholarships to the next generation of real estate professionals for higher education. Relatives of Realtor members entering or attending a two- or four-year institution or pursuing graduate studies in real estate or a real estate-related field were invited to apply for the Next Generation Scholarship.
Scholarships in the amount of $500 each were awarded to Christina Logan, daughter of Realtor Lynne Logan, of Williamsville, and to Claire Sukiennik, daughter of realtors Sheryl Ersing and James Sukiennik of Glenwood.
Logan earned a bachelor's degree from SUNY's University at Buffalo and went on to attend law school. He is currently working as a law clerk in the office of Michael Rakowski. Sukiennik is a student at Niagara University studying political science and pre-law and is pursuing a law degree.
Presenting the award was Margaret Hartman, NYSAR president-elect; Charlene Zoratti, NYSAR regional vice president western division; Gary Kenline, representative of NYSAR Real Estate Services; and Amy Winklhofer, BNAR president. Also present at the reception were family members, BNAR officers and fellow realtors.
"On behalf of all of us, we look forward to working with both as real estate attorneys in the not-too-distant future," Winklhofer said.