Twenty nine Warren County Community College students who have shown exemplary work ethics were rewarded for their efforts at the College’s annual WCCC Trustees and Foundation Scholarship Awards Dinner on Nov. 10.
Mr. and Mrs. Stepanek present The Timothy Stepanek Memorial Fund Scholarship to Michael Miele of Washington. Photo by Cathy Miller.
“These students truly give their all and are quite deserving,” said Lori Page, Chair of the WCCC Foundation. “It is our honor to assist them with their financial needs through these scholarships.”
Peter Schmidt, Chair of the Board of Trustees, echoed Page’s comments and added, “The goal is to prepare these students to thrive and become a part of the work force, hopefully here in Warren County.”
Offering words of appreciation, both Jessica Dermody and Alayna Sulick, noted that they have had to overcome their own unique obstacles in order to pursue their secondary education and the scholarships go a long way in making things easier for them.
Dermody, a nursing student from Washington, admitted she was not the best student in high school but she has turned the corner at WCCC and with the scholarship in hand, is “committed to myself and my future.” Sulick, from Phillipsburg, considers WCCC a second chance for her and is grateful for the belief in her that the scholarship signifies.
Chuck Haytaian presents the Chuck Haytaian Scholarship to John Ndegwa of Washington. Photo by Cathy Miller.
Among the special guests at the ceremony were State. Sen. Mike Doherty, Assmeblyman John DiMaio, Freeholder Director Ed Smith, Freeholder Jason Sarnoski, and former New Jersey Speaker of the House, Garabed “Chuck” Haytiaian.
“We take pride in helping our students,” said Samir Elbassiouny, Foundation Executive Director. “If we can assist them just a little bit it gives us great pleasure.”
Here is the full list of scholarship (with special awards noted) recipients:
; Breanna Consentino (Herbert & Elizabeth Trubek), James P. Crouse (King Memorial), Jolene Kline (Warren County Hall of Fame), Christina Munzipapa, Javiela Oleghe (United Way Women’s Leadership Council), Precious Xena Rilloraza, Christine Solt, Alayna C. Sulick (Dorio Courage to Continue), Brian Summit, Anna Villegas (WCCC Trustees), Benjamin H. Volk, and Kirsten Woolf.
Words of Appreciation were offered by student speakers Alayna Sulick (left) of Phillipsburg and Jessica Dermody from Washington. Photo by Cathy Miller.
Washington; Brandi Gibbs, Jessica Dermody (United Way Women’s Leadership Council & Anton & Dolores Sintich), Marissa Lucas, Donna Mizerek, John Ndegwa (Chuck Haytiaian), Michael Miele (Timothy Stepanek Memorial), and Rorie Stockton.
Hackettstown; Brianna Misener (Robert Sydney Needham), Alexandra Garcia (Lober Family Foundation), and Paige Revelle.
Great Meadows; Rocco DeCorso and Joan Kimmel (United Way Leadership & David & Jean Boone).
Port Murray; Jade Campbell (Dr. William Boll Memorial) and Logan Hanisak.
And, Columbia; Melanie Matts (Elite 20), and Belvidere; Savannah Murphy.
For more information about WCCC and its scholarship opportunities, visit www.warren.edu, or call 908-835-9222.