The Oakland Community College Foundation celebrated its 24th Annual Scholarship Luncheon honoring students who received scholarships and the donors who supported them. OCC awarded 260 scholarships totaling $150,594 in the 2015-2016 academic year.
“OCC’s mission is to remain accessible to all and promote student success,” said OCC Foundation Interim Executive Director Candy Geeter. “We celebrate scholarship recipients for their hard work and thank our donors for generously supporting student success in such a significant way.”
Five scholarship recipients spoke about the impact scholarships have had on their lives as OCC students.
Davida Reed-Grayer of Waterford is one class away from earning an Associate in Business Administration and hopes to open her own business. She received the OCC Gala Endowed Scholarship.
Heather Duenas of Pontiac will be graduating with honors from OCC this semester and transferring to Oakland University to pursue a degree in elementary education. Duenas received the Womencenter Scholarship.
Kayla Tyus of Farmington Hills is a dual-enrolled Oakland Early College high school/college student. She plans to graduate from high school and OCC in 2017 with an Associate in Science. Tyus received the OCC Faculty Association Scholarship.
Hong Le of Warren is one class away from earning an Associate in Business Administration with a major in Accounting. Le received the Joseph & Mary Lorencz Scholarship.
Allison Vergara of Highland is majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and plans to transfer to University of Michigan next fall. Vergara received the Cervantes-Paramo Scholarship.
This celebration also marked the 95th birthday of OCC founder George Mosher who was recognized for all of his hard work and dedication to OCC.