Marymount’s School of Business Administration (SBA) recently honored the memory of Jennifer M. Tino ’94, a victim of the September 11 attacks, at the “Jennifer M. Tino Scholarship Plaque Dedication Ceremony. “ The plaque, which will be mounted in a place of honor in the School of Business Administration, lists the names of the MU students who have benefited from the endowed scholarship that was created by her family and friends following her death in the World Trade Center terrorist attack.
Known as the Tino Scholarship, it is awarded to an SBA student with an excellent academic record and demonstrated financial need. To date, seven Marymount students have received the scholarship, including Katelyn Fisher ’12, the most recent recipient, who attended the ceremony along with Marymount friends and faculty who had the privilege of knowing Jen Tino.
Jen graduated from Marymount with a Bachelor of Business Administration, specializing in Accounting. During her time at Marymount, she also played soccer and basketball, tutored at the Learning Resource Center, and was an early participant in the London Program, Marymount’s first Study Abroad option. At the time of her death, she was a CPA employed by Marsh and McLennan. Jen provided financial analysis and project accounting for the Technology Unit of Marsh Inc., which was located in the World Trade Center.
In his opening remarks, SBA Dean James Ryerson remembered Jen as an “outstanding student, a competitive athlete, and an adventurous leader, who lived her life to the fullest and helped those around her live their lives to an elevated level.”
Mary Carderelli Bergman, B.S.N. ’95, Jen’s friend and roommate on campus for two years, offered amusing and moving reflections of her friend. She recalled meeting Jen at the LRC, where she had gone for help in understanding “math for meds.” Not only did the math comprehension click, so did their friendship. They continued to bond over their mutual Italian roots, with Jen, “the New Jersey Italian,” providing the fine points of their cultural heritage to Mary, the “DC Italian.” On a more serious note, Mary thanked the University and the scholarship recipients for “keeping Jen’s memory and her legacy alive.”
In concluding remarks, Dean Ryerson thanked Charles Miller, associate professor of Finance, who was a driving force in the efforts to remember Jen Tino with a permanent tribute that would reflect her spirit and benefit those who came after her. Celebrating the joyous spirit and the full life that Jen Tino lived, Dean Ryerson ended by quoting one of her letters: “You must have patience and have faith in God because only He knows our fate. Enjoy life, each day as it comes.”
1. Jennifer M. Tino Scholarship Plaque
2. MU Senior Katelyn Fisher is the recipient of the 2012 Tino Scholarship. L to R: SBA Dean James Ryerson; Charles Miller, associate professor of Finance; Katelyn Fisher; and MU President Matthew Shank
3. Jennifer Marie Tino, B.B.A.'94