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The Horatio Alger Association is committed to fostering a network that supports the professional growth, social connection, and continuing engagement of Horatio Alger Scholars following graduation. The Alumni Association offers many opportunities for involvement, such as organizing or attending networking events, reaching out to and mentoring current Scholars, participating in fundraising drives, volunteering for events, and supporting the implementation of our educational programs and services. By actively participating in the Association’s initiatives, Alumni can enjoy numerous benefits, such as enhancing their professional networks, gaining opportunities to give back and mentor others, as well as staying connected to the Association and its Members who played a critical role in their educational journey. Such engagement promotes a continuous cycle of mentorship and support that extends the impact of the Association and helps generations of students in their pursuit of the American Dream.

Alumnus of the Year AWARD


Vice President of Facilities Operations
University of Central Florida

Justin Wisor, a 2006 Pennsylvania State Scholar, has an inspiring journey from a first-generation college student to a volunteer leader within the Horatio Alger Association and an operations executive for academic institutions. Earning an Associate Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s in Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management from Pennsylvania State University, Wisor further enhanced his professional skills through an Executive Leadership and Management Certificate from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. Wisor’s career has been marked by resilience and determination. Overcoming a personal setback early, Wisor ascended from a janitorial supervisor to the Assistant Vice President of Facilities Operations at the University of Central Florida. He aspires to impactful leadership roles, aiming to inspire and effect positive change. As the Association’s Florida Field Director Florida and Field Director Committee leader for the Southern Region, Wisor has significantly contributed to our mission, particularly in training and recruitment. His dedication to giving back and empowering the next generation mirrors the Association’s values of resilience, integrity, and determination. Wisor’s story is a testament to the transformative power of education, perseverance, and community, serving as an inspiring model for overcoming adversity and achieving success.

activities Committee


Daniel Lind (2005)


Lydel Wright (2005)

Scholar Engagement

Roberta Sa Griner (2002)


Sheri Wadsworth (1990)


Justin Wisor (2006)

Communications officer

Kaitlyn Zucchi (2004)