GIVING THANKS - WCJC Friends of the College event recognizes donors, scholarship recipients

August 16, 2018
GIVING THANKS - WCJC Friends of the College event recognizes donors, scholarship recipients

Wharton County Junior College President Betty McCrohan, right, visits with WCJC Alumni Association members Janette McDonald, far left, and Clarice Snokhaus, center, during the college's Friends of the College Appreciation Dinner, held recently in the Pioneer Student Center on the Wharton campus. The event recognized donors, foundations and other benefactors who support the college and its scholarship programs.

WHARTON, TEXAS – Wharton County Junior College officials recently recognized the individuals and organizations that have made it possible for dozens of area students to achieve their educational goals.

During the Second Annual Friends of the College Appreciation Dinner – held Tuesday, July 31 at the Wharton campus – area businesses, foundations and boards were recognized for providing scholarships and funding programs.

“Without this financial assistance, many students would simply be unable to pursue higher education,” said WCJC President Betty McCrohan. “Our donors have changed so many lives for the better.”

WCJC Board of Trustees Secretary Ann Hundl and WCJC Foundation President Larry Wadler both spoke during the dinner, with Wadler further introducing the foundation’s 2018 scholarship recipients. The recipients – representing Wharton, Boling, East Bernard, Needville, El Campo and Louise school districts – were each awarded $4,000 in scholarship funds to attend WCJC.

Several students also made brief comments at the dinner, sharing how the support from donors and foundations has made a difference in their ability to continue with their education.

Students speaking at the dinner were Jae’ Avendano of El Campo, recipient of the Wharton County Junior College Foundation Scholarship; Macario Hernandez of Rosenberg, member of the Presidential Scholars; Tyler Korff of Markham, recipient of the Endowment Scholarship and the WCJC Foundation Harvey Relief Scholarship; and Binh “Jessica” Nguyen of Palacios, recipient of the Johnson Foundation Scholarship.