Announcing the LaceLocker®
Celina Baez Sotomayor Pursue Excellence Scholarship at

SUNY Fredonia

November 25, 2019


"Humbled to have dedicated a LaceLocker® Pursue Excellence Scholarship honoring Celina Baez Sotomayor," says Carol "Stash" Stanley. "Celina is an incredible woman with amazing fortitude who is a champion of compassion and the human spirit. You have penetrated my soul, Celina. Thank YOU!"


The LaceLocker® Celina Baez Sotomayor Pursue Excellence Scholarship at SUNY Fredonia is for first generation female students from NYC.



September 15, 2020

First Recipient of The Celina Sotomayor Pursue Excellence Scholarship from LaceLocker at SUNY-Fredonia is Pearl Baabu from Bronx, NY.  Pearl plans to major in Psychology.


Ms. Baabu feels very honored to receive this special scholarship.  How wonderful that she hails from the same borough in NYC where Celina raised her two children.

Carol "Stash" Stanley (left) and Celina Baez Sotomayor (right)