Scholarship Fest is a celebration of scholarship donors, recipients and their families. The reception is a lively event that provides an opportunity for recipients and donors to meet each other.
For the 2014-15 academic year, the Waubonsee Community College Foundation has awarded 232 scholarships totaling more than $154,000 to 192 recipients. The following are local winners.
Altrusa Scholarship: Sarah Kaminky of Yorkville; and Amanda Lawrence of Newark.
Anita Dickson Memorial Scholarship: Phoebe Xoxakos of Yorkville.
Anna M. Oleson Memorial Scholarship: Bradley Christensen of Newark.
Arlene S. Hawks Fine Arts Scholarship: Evan Mosby of Aurora.
Ashley R. Souba Memorial Scholarship: Theresa Eberhardt of Yorkville.
Aurora Business & Professional Women-Frances McKnight Memorial Scholarship: Susan Bessler of Oswego.
Aurora Elks Lodge 705 Scholarship: J. Eduardo Torres-Escobedo of Aurora.
Aurora Noon Lions Club Scholarship: Sarah Kaminky of Yorkville.
Aurora Republican Women's Club Scholarship: Justina Babel of Montgomery.
Aurora Residents Scholarship: Hector Flores and Sarai Vargas of Aurora.
Ball Horticultural Company Scholarship: Kirsten Meisner of Aurora.
Banking Industry Scholarship: Haley Drew of Sandwich; and Kristen Runyan of Big Rock.
Bobbie Jean Douglas Memorial Endowed Scholarship: Lizbeth Borunda of Aurora; and Katlyn Dempsey of Yorkville.
Cari Carter Memorial Scholarship: Michael Deja of Sugar Grove.
Castle Bank Endowed Scholarship: Victoria Jones of Somonauk.
Caterpillar Inc Scholarship: Katherine Draper of Sugar Grove.
Claudia J. Wennmacher Memorial Scholarship: Shontal Jefferson of Aurora.
Constantine and Jamie Kleronomos Endowed Scholarship: Nicholas Donka of Montgomery.
Cordogan Clark Architects Scholarship: Guadalupe Camargo-Reyes of Montgomery; and Julio Rivera of Aurora.
Cosmopolitan Club of Aurora Scholarship: Gianna Squillo of Batavia.
Cynthia L. Kleronomos Endowed Scholarship: Ashley Bowling of Yorkville.
Dona O'Keefe Tucholski Endowed Scholarship: Yessenia Delgado of Aurora; Gloria Hancock of Plano; and Zachary Weiss of Batavia.
Douglas Arthur Vest Scholarship: Jaime Lopez of Aurora.
Dr. Gina Santori Nursing Scholarship: Stephanie Banks of Plano; and Serena Jefferson-Jackson of Montgomery.
Dr. William J. and Jane G. Weigel Memorial Scholarship: NaKetha Richards-Kerr of Aurora.
Dreyer Community Health Fund Scholarship: Amanda Stewart of Oswego.
Edward A. Kelley Memorial Scholarship: Ryan Carter of Yorkville; and Gladys Herrera of Plano.
El Corazon Scholarship: Sandra Joaquin of Aurora.
Emma Brighman Endowed Scholarship: Jeqhari Miles of Sugar Grove.
Ernest McFall Memorial Award: Andrea Janick of Oswego.
Evar Erickson Memorial Endowed Scholarship: Jessica Jablonski of Sugar Grove.
Florence Lorenz Trust Scholarship: Keith Gubala of Darien.
Fox Valley Heart Fund Scholarship: Julio Flores of Aurora; and Katherine Gloor of Sugar Grove.
Geneva Lions Club Scholarship: Michelle Crawford of Chicago; and Marivel Leal of Aurora.
Gil Law Group Scholarship: Emily Campos of Geneva; Carlos Martinez and Nallely Nino of Aurora; and Jose Luis Martinez Joya of Carpentersville.
Gil Law Group Scholarship-Single Mother: Cristina Rodriguez of Aurora.
Goetz Family Engineering Scholarship: Dexter Sonuga of Aurora.
Goetz Family Nursing Scholarship: Sandra Spilman of Sandwich; and Cynthia Wollenweber of Montgomery.
Harbour Funds Scholarship: Patrizio Fortuna of Aurora.
Harry L. Crisp Scholarship: Rosemarie Mendoza of Aurora.
Heartland Bank Community Enhancement Award Scholarship: Alberto Briones of Aurora; Joel Dik of Batavia; Patrick O’Brien, Jr. of South Elgin; and Lia Thompson of Montgomery.
Henning Endowed Scholarship: Julie Graziano, Payton Klaas and Austin Luca of Yorkville.
Human Services Faculty Scholarship: Rosa Arriaga of Aurora.
I-55 Auto Salvage Automotive Program Scholarship: Dany Saldana Gonzalez of Aurora.
ICCSF-Illinois Health Improvement Association Scholarship: Emily DiPasquantonio of Geneva; and Cody Leffelman of Sycamore.
ICCSF-Marilyn Casey Scholarship: Emiliya Valcheva of Batavia.
Ivy Erickson Memorial Endowed Scholarship: Lauren Buchner of Sugar Grove.
J. Dennis Hastert Scholarship: Daniel Noll of Hinckley.
James E. Meier Memorial Award: Devin Ambrose of Plano.
Jami Knowles Memorial Scholarship: Bianca Aguirre of Oswego.
Jane Whinfrey Harris Scholarship: Ariana Bustamante of Aurora.
Janet Bodie Memorial Scholarship: David Lopez-Gonzalez of Aurora.
Jennifer Shook Athletic Scholarship: Mitchell Boyd of Sandwich.
John Austin Sizer Fine Arts Scholarship: Kristen Runyan of Big Rock.
John Emma Memorial Scholarship: Ian Boltz of Aurora.
John J. Swalec, Jr. President's Achievement Award Scholarship: Alexander Cowell, Beatrice Fonge, Christian Ornelas, Jesus Perez-Rincon of Oswego; Nicholas Donka of Montgomery; Claudia Garcia Vazquez of North Aurora; David Lorenzo of Batavia; Tania Mancilla Foullon, Erica Padilla, Alejandra Perez, Dany Saldana Gonzalez, Yossely Silva Caro, and Dominique Turner of Aurora; and Christine Michaud of Sandwich.
John J. Swalec, Sr. Memorial Scholarship: Emma Ahrendt and Joshua Scott of Aurora; and Christine Michaud of Sandwich.
John M. Leatherbury Memorial Scholarship: Cidney Smith of Montgomery.
Kane County Cougars "Ozzie's Scholars" Scholarship: Christian Ornelas of Oswego.
Karen J. and David S. Stewart Scholarship: Emily Reynolds of Geneva.
Kathleen Kelly Memorial Scholarship: Jennifer Kulikowski of Batavia.
Kazanova McDonald's Scholarship: Joel Lopez-Mandujano of Montgomery.
Land Development and Construction Industry Endowed Scholarship: Cinthya Rivera of Aurora; and Andrea Terry of Romeoville.
Larry Scranton Memorial Scholarship: Teresa Orlow of Aurora.
Lawyers' Scholarship: Lizeth Quintana of Oswego.
Lifelong Learning Institute Scholarship: Jose Coronel and Yossely Silva Caro of Aurora; Sarah Grams of Elburn; and Donnie Pingleton of Sugar Grove.
Literacy Achievement Endowed Scholarship: Rosa Arriaga and Rashunee Hill of Aurora.
LKQ Automotive Recycling Program Scholarship: Drew Kleyweg of Yorkville.
Louise Murphy Memorial Scholarship: Mikela Olson and Alex Wagner of Oswego.
Lucille M. Clark Memorial Scholarship: Lisa Gayles and Marivel Leal of Aurora; Ruben Noceda of Montgomery; and Donnie Pingleton of Sugar Grove.
Lyle Burrichter and Sharon Burrichter-Votaw Endowed Memorial Nursing Scholarship: Elizabeth Rache of Yorkville.
Marie Von Ohlen Memorial Scholarship: Shannon Barrett of Aurora; and Daniel Wegehaupt of Oswego.
Marion M. and Les Lester Endowed Scholarship: Stephanie Banks of Plano; Katherine Gloor of Sugar Grove; Serena Jefferson-Jackson and Cynthia Wollenweber of Montgomery; and Elizabeth Rache of Yorkville.
Martha and Ralph Egeland Scholarship: Christine Flood of Mooseheart.
Mary Ann Thompson Memorial Science Scholarship: Danielle McCormack of Sugar Grove.
Mary Francis Mulcrone Endowed Scholarship in Interpreter Training: Kimberley Baccus of Calumet Park; and Andrea Terry of Romeoville.
Mary Jean Murphy Memorial Scholarship: Olivia Lee of Geneva; and Kaela Pelletier of Montgomery.
Mary Lou Murphy Memorial Scholarship: Katherine Galazka of Oswego.
Matco Tools Automotive Program Scholarship: Drew Kleyweg of Yorkville.
Muriel and Stanley R. Groh, Jr. Memorial Scholarship: Jennifer Kulikowski of Batavia.
Myrtle Belle Jones Scholarship: Briseida Chavez of Plano; and Scott Thompson of Batavia.
Nick Wirth Memorial Fire Science Scholarship: Jacob Cichorski of Geneva.
Norm Paul Memorial Scholarship: Bradley Christensen of Newark.
North Aurora Lions Club Scholarship: Cory Alvis, Kristina Fritter, Alyssa Koch and Jacob Mickelson of North Aurora.
Old Second Bank Endowed: Danielle McCormack of Sugar Grove.
Penelope (Penny) Cameron Endowed Scholarship: Emily Reynolds of Geneva.
Performing Arts Scholarship: Christian Limbo of Elburn.
Pulver Family Scholarship: David Kabanda of Oswego.
Quad County Urban League Scholarship: Krystal Davis and Florence Knox of Aurora; and Rikiyah Pryor of Yorkville.
Real Estate Brokers, Developers and Realtors Scholarship: Zayra Juarez of Aurora.
Rex C. Kanpp Memorial Award: Gered Bales of Aurora.
Richard J. Feltes Family Endowed Scholarship: Marisol Campos and Jeanette DiPasquantonio of Geneva.
Robert M. Sohol Endowed Scholarship: Beatrice Fonge of Oswego.
Rotary Club of Naperville Downtown Scholarships: Jennifer Schess of Oswego; and Yoonek Shaw of DeKalb.
Rotary Club of Oswego Scholarship: Amy Lukaszewski Nelson of Aurora.
Roy and Hilda Baker Scholarship: Charles Richardson of Montgomery.
Rush-Copley President's Scholarship: Wendy Mayo of Oswego; and Katherine Miranda of Aurora.
Shodeen Family Scholarships: Julie Adams of Plano; Joshua Fatima of Yorkville; and Terri Mate of Batavia.
Speedway Auto Parts Automotive Recycling Program Scholarship: J. Eduardo Torres-Escobedo of Aurora.
Steiner-Kerman Educational Foundation Scholarship: Sandra Esquivel and Jaylen Lyles of Aurora.
Study Abroad Scholarship: Bianca Aguirre and Andrea Janick of Oswego.
Valley West Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship: Nicole Fraser and Sandra Spilman of Sandwich.
Vanessa Skeens Ward Memorial Scholarship: Julio Flores of Aurora.
Vern Florence Family Scholarship: Keith Gubala of Darien.
Waubonsee Hearing Impaired Program (WHIP) Award: Nallely Nino of Aurora.
Wayne and Corrine Stone Endowed Career Scholarship: Ryan Fritter of North Aurora.
WCC Automotive Technology Scholarship: J. Eduardo Torres-Escobedo of Aurora.
WCC Early Childhood Education Scholarship: Lynette Groenenboom of Montgomery.
WCC Educational Office Staff (WEOS) Scholarship: Amber Rodriguez of Montgomery.
WCC Employee Scholarship-General: Marissa Rennick of Newark.
WCC Employee Scholarship-Minority Student: Maricruz Cervantes of Aurora; and Jason Manivong of North Aurora.
WCC Employee Scholarship-Single Parent Student: Kati Glascock and Susan Hernandez of Yorkville; and Dominique Turner of Aurora.
WCC Faculty Council Awards AFL-CIO: Lisa Wade of Batavia.
WCC Faculty Council Awards Endowed Scholarships: Matthew Gunderson of Sugar Grove; and Jennifer Sanchez of Aurora.
WCC Faculty Council Student Needs Awards Endowed Scholarship: Lisa Gayles and Michelle Luna of Aurora; Betsy Manak of Elburn; and Jose Luis Martinez Joya of Carpentersville.
WCC Foundation Directors Scholarship: Jeremiah Anthenat of Somonauk; Michael Bermes, Diego Franco, Cynthia Gomez, Kumar Kharel, Raul Ochoa, David Ramos, Marco Rivera, Kelley Siler, Savaughn Strickland, and Whitley Yemm of Aurora; Adriana Cardenas, Alexander Cowell, and Andrea Hockin of Oswego; Colin Eggleson of Sycamore; Brady Fonseca and Amber Rodriguez of Montgomery; Michael Howard and Nicholas Messina of Sugar Grove; Bailey Klaas and Hannah Peabody of Yorkville; Brian Moran of Sandwich; Patrick O'Brien Jr. of South Elgin; Jasmine Pearman of Dolton; and Morgan Sibley of Plano.
WCC Foundation Founders Scholarship: Jaylen Lyles of Aurora.
Weblinx, Inc. Scholarship: Michael Richmond-Heath of Hinckley.
West Towns Community Resource Team Scholarship: Cheyanne Haney of Aurora.
Wm Wrigley Jr. Company Foundation Endowed Scholarships: Rikiyah Pryor of Yorkville; and Jazmine Rivera of Aurora.
Womans Club of Aurora-General Scholarship: Tyler Bimrose of Sugar Grove; and Alyssa Koch of North Aurora.
Woman's Club of Aurora-Nursing Awards: Katherine Gloor of Sugar Grove; and Elizabeth Rache of Yorkville.