Congratulations to the 2015 winners Donna Raymundo and Jana Zweigoron!
The John Colvin Memorial Scholarship was created in honor of John Greg Colvin, a long time-resident of Orange County who died in 2014 while riding his bike training for an Ironman Triathlon. John lived his life focusing on his family, education, fitness and giving back to his community.
This scholarship will be awarded to a student(s) who demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to: family, education, fitness, and community. John was a dedicated son, husband and father. He was never prouder than when he spoke of his wife Joan and their two daughters, Natalie and Shayna.
The goal of this scholarship is to award those students that demonstrate qualities and attributes that emulate the way John lived and in doing so, honoring his memory for years to come.
John was the first in his family to earn a college degree; he attended Redlands University (Irvine Campus) and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. John had a successful career in logistics and gave back to the community through his work at the Irvine Chamber of Commerce. He held several leadership positions at the Chamber including serving as Chairman of the Business Retention and Expansion Committee.
John loved the outdoors and was a passionate mountain biker. He challenged himself to run his first marathon at 40. He qualified for the Boston Marathon following his 50th birthday and at the age of 54, he completed his first triatholon, a half Ironman. John cherished the social aspect of riding bikes, with friends and training with a team, albeit running, biking or swimming. His optimism and positive outlook was always evident and was infectious to those around him.
Help the Irvine Chamber keep John Colvin’s spirit and commitment alive. Help hard-working young people get the education he so respected. Donate today!
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