Rotary Club Honors Colette Hadley
updated: Dec 05, 2012, 3:30 PM
Source: The Rotary Club of Santa Barbara North
The Rotary Club of Santa Barbara North awarded the Rotary Paul Harris Fellowship
to Colette Hadley, Executive Director of the Scholarship Foundation of Santa
Barbara at a ceremony at its meeting on November 28th. The award was presented
by Rotarian Joe Dobbs, a past president of the Scholarship Foundation on the
recommendation of Rotarian Bruce Micheel, also a past president of the
The Paul Harris Fellowship, named for Rotary's founder, is its highest award,
presented to individuals who meet high professional and personal standards set
forth by Paul Harris.
Ms. Hadley has been with the Scholarship Foundation for 20 years and Executive
Director for the last six. Previously, she was a marketing director for the
University of California. In addition to her duties at the Scholarship
Foundation, Colette is a board trustee for the National College Access Network,
a delegate to the College Board, and formerly served as chairman of the Santa
Barbara Cal-SOAP Consortium, as a board member for CASA (Court Appointed Special
Advocates) and as a Big Sister for the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program.
Colette currently serves on the Leadership Council for Special Olympics-Santa
Barbara and volunteers with the local branches of Planned Parenthood and Meals
Last year the Scholarship Foundation awarded $7.3 million to 2,422 students, and
provided financial aid advising to more than 26,000 students and parents.
Photo Caption: From Left Bruce Micheel, Colette Hadley, and Joe Dobbs at Paul
Harris award meeting
Photo Credit: Terry Straehley
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