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2012 Nancy Hooker Scholarship

Jenny Ohrstrom portraitCSUN Graduate Student Jenny Ohrstrom wins the 2012 Nancy Hooker Scholarship Competition

Jenny Ohrstrom is a graduate student in voice at CSUN. She has garnered numerous awards and scholarships.

She appeared as Fiordiligi in the CSUN Opera Theater's Fall 2011 production of Così fan tutte, and is a student of Dr. David Sannerud.

On March 28th, the Nancy Hooker Scholarship Committee heard voice majors compete for a scholarship award, graduate student Jenny Ohrstrom was named the 2012 winner.

The Music Department is very appreciative of the many years of support this organization has given to our students.

Nancy Hooker was a devoted community volunteer with a great sense of humor and a deep sense of caring.  She was a singer, a conductor, a musician, and a director of musical theater.  She was an active member of the Volunteer League of the San Fernando Valley where she conducted the still ongoing Choral Music project that entertains seniors at assisted living and nursing homes with show tunes and standards from their past.  

Through this memorial scholarship, which was established in 1987 by her friends and family, Nancy continues to touch the lives of the young people she loved so much.  The scholarship committee is composed of Volunteer League members who participated or currently participate in the Choral music project and Nancy’s son, Mike Hooker.   The Volunteer League is celebrating its 60th year in 2012 as a working charity dedicated to bettering the lives of children and the elderly in the San Fernando Valley.