Brother William L. Walz Endowed Scholarship Awarded for 2017-2018 School Year

Romeoville, Ill., May 22, 2017 - The Brother William L. Walz Endowed Scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year has been awarded to Yesenia Gonzalez, a computer science major and psychology and Spanish minor at Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois.

The scholarship is awarded annually to a Lewis University senior in Computer Science or the College of Business who has a GPA of 2.75+, and has demonstrated leadership activities during their college career.

An interest in computer programming led Gonzalez to found the Lewis eSports Club, an on-campus club that offers opportunities to play all types of online games such as Pokémon Go, Overwatch, CS:GO, Super Smash, League of Legends and many more. In addition to co-founding the eSports Club, she also serves as its president. She is the vice chair for the Lewis Association of Computing Machinery chapter and works on campus as a computer lab assistant. She will be working on an upcoming project for the Spanish department transcribing audio clips, as well as working on a software development project helping to develop a program that will translate Spanish more accurately.

In the future, Gonzalez sees herself working as a cybersecurity analyst or software developer.

Gonzalez joins past Brother William L. Walz scholarship recipients Krystal Le, Marek Blizinski, Jason Giron, Ian Ziarko, Ryan O’Keefe and Ross Goers.

The scholarship honors Brother William L. Walz (1941-2010) for his years of service and dedication to the Christian Brothers and Christian Brothers Services. Walz served as President /CEO of Christian Brothers Services from 1985-2008.

The next scholarship will be awarded in the spring of 2018 for the 2018 – 2019 academic year.

If you would like to donate to the Brother William L. Walz Endowed Scholarship*, please mail donations to:

Lewis University
Attn: Luigi Amendola
Associate Vice President for University Advancement
One University Parkway, Romeoville, IL 60446
* If mailing a check, please write “Walz Scholarship” in the memo field.


About Christian Brothers Services
Founded in 1960 and headquartered in Romeoville, Illinois, Christian Brothers Services is a nonprofit, Catholic organization that administers cooperative programs in the areas of health, retirement, property/casualty, and technology as well as financial, administrative and Catholic school consulting to church congregations, organizations and dioceses internationally.

About Catholic School Management
Founded in 1973, NCEA Financial Consulting Services focused exclusively on finance and development consulting services for Catholic school and diocesan administrators. In 1979 demand for a broader scope of services resulted in the creation of Catholic School Management (CSM). In 2014, Christian Brothers Services acquired CSM's growing operations, making CBS the national leader in consultative guidance for Catholic schools. CSM's team of experts represents more than 500 years of experience in the education field with a focus on strategy, planning and leadership.

About BMT
Founded in 1972 and headquartered in Tarrytown, New York, Brenner, McDonagh & Tortolani, Inc., BMT Management and Financial Consultants was acquired by Christian Brothers Services in 2017. Providing premier consulting services to 280 religious institutes and many sponsored ministries in need of assistance, BMT offers the management of daily operations, including accounting and financial management, benefits eligibility management, human resources, investment consulting and real estate planning and sustainability studies.