Nine students receive Coleman Opportunity Scholarships

Nine students from the University of Tennessee at Martin earned a Coleman Opportunity Scholarship for the 2019-20 academic year. This scholarship, funded by Sandy and Martha Coleman Edinger, of Weakley and Obion Counties, recognizes the importance of diversity within the student body. The award is open to all students, and first consideration is given to students of African-American, Hispanic-American and Asian-American decent. Pictured are (front row, l-r) Luz Morales, a senior biology major from Union City; Sinahi Carrizales, a sophomore communications major from Somerville; Andre Espinoza, a junior music major from Murfreesboro; Katherine Lopez, a senior animal science major from Martin; (back row) Mayralin Ponce, a sophomore biology major from Memphis; Janaina Machado-McFarlin, a senior Spanish major from Jackson; Anthony Prewitt, UT Martin assistant director of multicultural affairs; and Magdalena Martinez, a junior music education major from Medina. Not pictured are Abril Sosa, a senior communications major from Atoka, and Aliya Weaver, a senior international studies major from Jackson. For more information on the Coleman Opportunity Scholarship, contact Prewitt at 731-881-1864 or


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