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QCC Scholarship Luncheon Honors Students and Donors

Scholarship Dollars Nearly Triple Over 10 Years

Contact: Cherie Ronayne
Office of Institutional Communications
cronayne [at]

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Worcester, MA, June 4, 2014 –The QCC Foundation has a long history of awarding scholarships to deserving students and this year was no exception. Over 100 Donors, Students, Faculty, Staff, Board of Trustees and Foundation members attended the June 3 celebratory luncheon at QCC’s West Boylston Street location. QCC Foundation President, Laurance Morrison, commented that the growth of scholarship dollars has been remarkable saying, “ten years ago we had 19 funds and today we have 50, allowing us to make 200 awards every year totaling over $300k.”

Long-standing donors and QCC Foundation friends attended, including Jim Harrington, Mark Fuller and the Maykel Family as well as newer friends and donors Barbara Rossman, Reach out for Schools Scholarship and the Claire E. Hayes RN/Worcester City Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Scholarship Fund.  

Memorial awards in the names of QCC Faculty and Staff loved ones: Richard James Booth, Charles Booth, Nancy Durkin, Martin Fontanez, Gladys Jackson, Hector Melendez, James Scichilone, Janet Brink Thomas and Nick de la Torre were recognized with a moment of silence. These awards are memorialized by donations from the Office of the President and Dr. Carberry personally.

37 students were honored at the celebratory luncheon and received the following scholarships:

Ashleigh Kaspar – Amy Carberry Endowed Scholarship
Cameron DeWallace – George F. and Sybil H. Fuller Foundation Scholarship
Samantha Mietla – Carol Lawson Memorial Scholarship
Nicole Quinn – Maykel Family Dental Hygiene Scholarship Fund
Trevor Rosebusch - Professor Paul Rossman History/Political Science Memorial Award
Kaelly Melendez and Rebecca Yoder - Claire E. Hayes RN/Worcester City Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Scholarship Fund
Suellen Diller, Jordan Holm and Clevers Mayama – Fairlawn Foundation Scholarship
Timarie Fields – QCC Foundation Scholarship
Evan LaBrie – QCC Honors Scholarship
Renisha Bailey, Ashley Caswell, Geovanni Cruz, Melina Fauro, Gladys Garcia, Sonia Garcia, Marjory Kozak, Alberto Lockward and Laura Penn - The Francis A. and Jacquelyn H. Harrington Foundation, Main South Scholarship
Yu-Pei Chang and Maritza Kortright – Melvin S. Cutler Charitable Foundation
Jennifer Parkin, Jennifer Recalde, Rafael Reyes-Vargas, Caitlin Wood – Reach Out for Schools Textbook Scholarship
Barbara Amoah, Miruel Casado Rosario, Yared Kumssa, Laurie LaFlash, Ramona Reed and Regina Yawson – TRIO Scholarship
Beatrice Kayigwa – TRIO Scholarship/Hermann Foundation Scholarship
Ebenezer Fixon-Owoo and Sarah Fixon-Owoo – TRIO Scholarship/QCC Foundation Scholarship

Jim Harrington whom President Carberry called, “one of the College’s best friends” made closing remarks, quoting Sir Winston Churchill who said, “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”

For more information regarding this release: Call Josh Martin, Director of Institutional Communications at 508.854.7513


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