OCC Scholarship Luncheon Celebrates Students and Donors

The Oakland Community College Foundation is celebrating its 23nd Annual Scholarship Luncheon honoring students who received scholarships and donors on Thursday, March 19, at the College’s Orchard Ridge Campus.13335 Scholarship Luncheon Square

OCC awarded 260 scholarships totaling $150,594, in the 2014-2015 school year.

“It is the mission of the Foundation to help students succeed – supporting them through scholarships and other student focused initiatives we can advance at the College,” said OCC Foundation Executive Director Carol Furlong. “We will celebrate scholarship recipients for their hard work and thank our generous donors for contributing in such a significant manner to our students’ success.”

Scholarship recipient Daniel Stocker, of Marysville, will talk about the impact scholarships have had on his life as an OCC student. Stocker, a police academy recruit, received the LJPR Guns & Hoses Scholarship and the Michigan Schools & Govt. Credit Union (MSGCU) Scholarship.

The award-winning Culinary Studies Institute will serve lunch to those attending, including donors, scholarship recipients, college officials and family members.

Scholarship recipients are:

  • Jacob Adams, of New Hudson, Michael Golds Memorial Endowed Success Fund
  • Gabriella Alastra, of Warren, Highland Lakes Campus Scholarship and Nicholas Pyrros Scholarship
  • Danielle Ali, of Oak Park, Womencenter Endowed Scholarship
  • Brandon Anton, of Troy, Auburn Hills Campus Scholarship
  • Kelly Armstrong, of Howell, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment and Highland Lakes Campus Scholarship
  • Debra Arnold, of Walled Lake, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Vanessa Ashford, of Southfield, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment and Southfield Campus Scholarship
  • Melissa, Bardecki, of Holly, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Veda Bashi, of Commerce Township, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Roshni Bedi, of Farmington Hills, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Melissa Bemis, of Clarkston, Leininger Thornton Forensics Scholarship
  • Dorothy Berger, of Lathrup Village, Dean O. Webster Memorial Mental Health Scholarship
  • David Berry, of Farmington Hills, Alpha Phi Alpha Scholarship Fund
  • Nathan Bodendorfer, of Ortonville, Specialist Andrew Waits 101 Airborne Division Endowed Scholarship
  • Annette Brantley, of Clarkston, Bolinger, Joseph Jr. Memorial Scholarship
  • Daniel Brazier, of Sterling Heights, MSGCU Scholarship
  • Nicolette Brikho, Troy Association of Retired Personnel of OCC (OCCARP)
  • Maley Brown, of Rochester Hills, OCC Foundation Scholarship Endowment
  • Christina Brown, of Oak Park, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Sherrelle Camerone, Pontiac, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Theodis Camp, of Royal Oak, OCC Gala Scholarship
  • Amanda Campbell, of Brighton, Delta Kappa Gamma Beta Eta Chapter Scholarship
  • Paul Caradonna, of Commerce Twp., Sgt. James Collins, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
  • Kevin Catano, of Pontiac, Cervantes-Paramo Scholarship
  • Kirt Catchpole, of Hartland, Physical Excellence Scholarship
  • Trenia Chastain, of Ferndale, Van Hoy Family Endowed Scholarship
  • Christina Choate, of Farmington, Farmington AAUW Scholarship
  • Darnisha Cleveland, of West Bloomfield, Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship, John Sackett Chapter
  • Kayla Close, of Southfield, Southfield Campus Scholarship
  • Shantinque Coleman, of Pontiac, OCC Gala Scholarship
  • LeRon Coleman, of Pontiac, Dean O. Webster Memorial Mental Health Scholarship
  • Danielle Cornet, of Garden City, Farmington AAUW Scholarship
  • Andrew Cosier, of Farmington, Michael Golds Memorial Endowed Success Fund
  • Rayvlon Croon, of Westland, Raiders Athletic Endowment Scholarship
  • Crystal Crumpler, of Bingham Farms, of OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Theresa Cummings, of Highland Park, Delta Kappa Gamma Beta Eta Chapter Scholarship and Womencenter Endowed Scholarship
  • Jesse Cunningham, of Holly, Dean O. Webster Memorial Mental Health Scholarship
  • Stephen Dall’Orso, of Waterford, Maria Rodriguez Velasquez Scholarship
  • Evelyn D’Argy, of White Lake, Robert B. & Jean A. Zemke Emeritus Endowed Scholarship
  • Zachary Daugherty, of Commerce Twp., Michael Golds Memorial Endowed Success Fund
  • Hannah Daugherty, of Commerce Twp., Michael Golds Memorial Endowed Success Fund
  • Lauren Davis, of Waterford, Robert B. & Jean A. Zemke Emeritus Endowed Scholarship
  • Tanisha Davis, of Oak Park, Matthew J. Sackett Memorial Scholarship
  • Rebecca Dearry, of Clawson, Harper Hospital Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship
  • Phillip Dittmer, of Shelby, LJPR, LLC Guns and Hoses Scholarship
  • Emily Donohue, of White Lake, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Lea Dropps, of Pontiac, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment and Murdock/Langeland Annual Scholarship
  • Carolyn Edwards, of Detroit, OCC Gala Scholarship
  • Brice Eidson, Madison Heights, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Makumba Faal, Lincoln Park, Dr. Nadia E. Boulos Endowed Scholarship
  • Melissa Fairchild, Farmington Hills, Mark R. Dolan Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  • Kimberlie Flores, of Waterford, Susan and Dennis Fiems Endowed Scholarship for Textbooks
  • Teaira Foster, of Auburn Hills, Alpha Phi Alpha Scholarship Fund
  • Blanca Fox, Farmington Hills, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Miranda Fuerst, of Sebewaing, Raiders Athletic Endowment Scholarship
  • Elizabeth Gabrechristos, of Auburn Hills, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Sarah Gadzinski, White Lake, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Egle Garbenis, of Waterford, Virginia McGill & Fay DeLeonardis Endowed Scholarship
  • Season Gaultney, of Waterford, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Denise Geiger, of Lake Orion, Ivy C. Davis, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
  • James Godsey, of Madison Heights, AUCH Company Scholarship Fund
  • Khari Greene, of Southfield, OCC Gala Scholarship
  • Richard Greig, of White Lake, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Anita Griglio, Pleasant Ridge, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Cheech Harris, of Southfield, OCC Gala Scholarship
  • Patricia Heath, of Holly, The Arthur Pyrros Scholarship
  • Anne Heukwa, of Walled Lake, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment and Gail Taylor Memorial Scholarship
  • Kathy Hill, of Oak Park, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Matthew Houtekier, of Highland, Dr. Leroy and Carole Salowich Endowed Veterans Scholarship
  • Ann Hunter, of Fenton, Auburn Hills Campus Scholarship
  • Brandon Johnson, of Novi, Don & Marie Huey Memorial Scholarship
  • Kaylyn Johnson, of Oak Park, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Marsalis Jolley, of Detroit, Alpha Phi Alpha Scholarship Fund
  • Monica Jonna, of Farmington Hills, Orchard Ridge Campus Scholarship
  • Bryan Kalis, of Wixom, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Jonida Kambo, of Novi, Harper Hospital Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship
  • Moussa Kane, of Pontiac, Tamara Y Susskind Endowed Science Scholarship
  • Sumanjeet Kaur, of Sterling Heights, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Heather Kendall, of South Lyon, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Grant Kendricks, of Troy, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Lawrence Kenney, of Rochester Hills, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Lisa Key, of Farmington Hills, Farmington AAUW Scholarship
  • Zachary Kinsler, of Lake Orion, Shane Alan Wright Endowed Scholarship
  • Amanda Klecot, of Waterford, Harper Hospital Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship
  • Meredith Koch, of Commerce Twp., Dennis Toffolo Emerging Sectors Endowed Scholarship
  • Eliska Koorts, of West Bloomfield, Joseph & Mary Lorencz Scholarhsip
  • Jordan Kosinski, of Otisville, Davis/Sawyer Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  • Athena Kountouriotis, of Highland, Sarah Weiner Keidan Endowed Paralegal Program
  • Kelly Kremhelmer, of Commerce, Harper Hospital Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship
  • Jessica Krumm, of White Lake, OCC Foundation Board of Directors Scholarship and Harper Hospital Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship
  • Olivia Kulesza, of Troy, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Evan Leithauser, of Troy, James Collins, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
  • Catherine Lepkowski, of White Lake, The Arthur Pyrros Scholarship/Harper/golf
  • Anqi Liu, of Rochester Hills, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Kevin Lowery, of Royal Oak, Physical Excellence Scholarship
  • Linda Manning, of Beverly Hills, New Horizons Through Education Endowed Scholarship and Orchard Ridge Campus Scholarship
  • Dorothy Mason of Pontiac, Barbara F. Ball Memorial Scholarship and Tamar Y. Susskind Endowed Science Scholarship
  • Terri McKay, of Novi, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment and Orchard Ridge Campus Scholarship
  • Alexandria McKeever, of Waterford, Honor & Dedication Firefighter Scholarship
  • Dmytro Melnikov, of Auburn Hills, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Jean Mitchell-Walster, of Northville, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Justin Mooney, of Waterford, Blinn B. & Barbara Rush Endowed Scholarship
  • Brandy Morrow, of Novi, Richard and Nancy Thompson Endowed Scholarship
  • Jeremiah Murray, of Auburn Hills, Alpha Phi Alpha Scholarship Fund
  • Andrena Nash, of Southfield, Royal Oak Campus Scholarship
  • Nettle Brandella, of Ferndale, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment and Harper Hospital Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship
  • Kirsten Newland, of Brighton, AAUW – Northville Novi Branch Endowed Award and OCC “Golf for Scholarships” Endowment
  • Connor Newton, of Waterford, OCC Foundation Board of Directors Scholarship and Highland Lakes Campus Scholarship
  • Debra O’Neal, of Pontiac, Anonymous Endowed Foundation Scholarship
  • Rachael Overmire, of Warren, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Lori Panolsky, of Hazel Park, Harper Hospital Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship
  • Ashton Patterson, of Pontiac, Auburn Hills Campus Scholarship
  • Perry Racheal, of Madison Heights, Harper Hospital Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship
  • Sean Perry, of Southfield, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Vy Pham, of White Lake, Sarah Weusbaum Memorial Scholarship
  • Kelsey Pierson, of Highland, Susan Murdock/Sandra Langeland Annual Scholarship
  • Sara Pollack, of Leonard, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment and Harper Hospital Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship
  • Agnieszka Przygoda-Perkowski, of Warren, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Paul Quigley, of Waterford, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Saaja Rayford, of Clarkston, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Ashley Redd, of Detroit, OCC Gala Scholarship
  • Dina Ross, of Auburn Hills, Association of Retired Personnel of OCC (OCCARP)
  • Evan Royse, of Troy, Michael Golds Memorial Endowed Success Fund
  • Laura Rozycki, of South Lyon, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Alexa Ruhfass, of Bloomfield Hills, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Alma Ruiz Soto, of Madison Heights, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Gina Russo, of Commerce Twp., Don & Marie Huey Memorial Scholarship
  • Jesse Rybak, of Waterford, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Takahiro Sakaguchi, of Troy, Harriet H. Gabori & Richard F. Gabori Scholarship, Royal Oak Campus Scholarship
  • Jonathan Satterfield, of Hazel Park, Mildred C. Storch Endowed Scholarship
  • Kelly Savard, of Commerce Township, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment and Dennis Toffolo Emerging Sectors Endowed Scholarship
  • Wendy Schreiner, of Clarkston, Paul and Marlene Serwinek Foundation Scholarship and Highland Lakes Campus Scholarship
  • Michael Schultz, of Royal Oak, Richard and Nancy Thompson Endowed Scholarship and OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Emad, Shammakh, of Hamtramck, Maria Rodriguez Velasquez Scholarship
  • Alexandra Shaner, of Waterford, David W. Hackett Endowed Scholarship and Gail Taylor Memorial Scholarship
  • Hari Sharma, of Wixom, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Adam Sherman, of Farmington Hills, Mark R. Dolan Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  • Julie Sherwood, of Clawson, Bryan A Bowden Memorial Endowed Scholarship and Clarence Lee Brantley Scholarship
  • Kathleen Simpson, of Waterford, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Selena Singleton, of Highland Park, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Michelle Slessor, of Rochester Hills, Harper Hospital Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship
  • Jenna Smith, of West Bloomfield, Harper Hospital Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship
  • Jordan Smith, of Madison Heights, Madison Heights Lodge 551 Endowed Scholarship
  • Louay Somo, of Madison Heights, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment and OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Cynthia Soroka, of Wolverine Lake, Lillian & Victor Kelmenson Memorial Scholarship and Nicholas Pyrros Scholarship
  • Michelle Spencer, of Pontiac, Michigan Women Psychologist Endowed Scholarship
  • Daniel Stocker, of Marysville, LJPR, LLC Guns and Hoses Scholarship and MSGCU Scholarship
  • Sacharissa Suthers, of Milford, Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship, John
  • Dennis Tallon, of Commerce Twp., Law Enforcement Education Program
  • Tia Tartt-Fails, of West Bloomfield, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Annika Taylor, of Farmington Hills, OCC Foundation Scholarship Endowment
  • Zenobia Tolson, of Royal Oak, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Ashley Toodle, of Farmington Hills, Leininger Thornton Forensics Scholarship
  • Jared Towers, of Madison Heights, Fraser E Pomeroy & Margaret T Pomeroy Endowed Scholarship
  • Jacob Troia, of Livonia, Bennett Wahlman Endowed Scholarship
  • Molly Truitt, of Farmington, Bennett Gunderson Endowed Scholarship and The Thornton Communication Scholarship
  • Anna Tudor-Berendzen, of Novi, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment and David Randall Endowed Math Scholarship
  • Paige Tyldesley, of Madison Heights, Dann R Family Scholarship
  • Katelyn Vassallo, of Clawson, Oakland County Dental Society Scholarship
  • Allison Vergara, of Highland, Cervantes-Paramo Scholarship
  • Darell Wagner, of Pontiac, Dorene Hope Shank Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  • Denise Walker, of Southfield, Bernadine Lytle Memorial Scholarship and James R. Coates Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  • Alasha Walker, of Southfield, Michael Golds Memorial Endowed Success Fund
  • Dion Walton, of Southfield, Alpha Phi Alpha Scholarship Fund
  • Zachary Welch, of Lake Orion, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Lynale Williams, of Clarkston, OCC Gala Scholarship
  • Clarissa Williams, of Detroit, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Tyrean Wilson, of Franklin, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment and Southfield Campus Scholarship
  • Andrea Wilson, of Waterford, LJPR, LLC Guns and Hoses Scholarship
  • Amanda Withrow, of Wixom, Murdock Langeland Endowed Scholarship
  • Shannon Woody, of Highland, OCC “Golf For Scholarships” Endowment
  • Shakeya Woolfolk, of Pontiac, AAUW – Northville Novi Branch Endowed Award and Womencenter Endowed Scholarship
  • Kristian Wright, of Beverly Hills, Parent Family Endowed Scholarship
  • Christopher Wu, of Rochester Hills, Dennis Toffolo Emerging Sectors Endowed Scholarship
  • Xue Yang, of Pontiac, Dell Endowed Scholarship
  • Aaron Yanich, of Rochester Hills, OCC Math Club Scholarship
  • James Zink, of Rochester, Vaughn Hayes Memorial Scholarship

The OCC Foundation was formed in 1979 to receive private contributions from members of the community, corporations, philanthropic foundations and alumni to provide opportunities for students and to enhance the quality of education at the college.  Gift dollars support scholarships and special programs. All gifts to the OCC Foundation are currently eligible for federal tax deductions.

With five campuses throughout Oakland County, Oakland Community College is celebrating its 50th year. OCC is the largest community college in Michigan and the 25th largest in the nation. It offers degrees and certificates in approximately 100 career fields and university transfer degrees in business, science and the liberal arts. Nearly a million students have enrolled in the college since it opened in 1965. To learn more about OCC, visit www.oaklandcc.edu.

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