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YWCA Aurora Names Scholarship for Waubonsee President Dr. Christine Sobek

Waubonsee President Dr. Christine Sobek

Waubonsee Community College President Dr. Christine Sobek was recently recognized by YWCA Aurora, which named a scholarship in her honor.

During the YWCA 2016 Leaders of Change Luncheon in Aurora, the YWCA announced the creation of the YWCA Aurora Dr. Christine Sobek Scholarship, recognizing Sobek’s “passionate community outreach and devotion to empowering women leaders both through her work at Waubonsee and personally.”

The scholarship will award $2,500 to one Waubonsee student, and will be provided annually as funds allow. The application for 2016-17 is due Friday, May 20.

During the event, the YWCA also named a scholarship in honor of Dr. Rebecca Sherrick, who became president of Aurora University in 2000. Sobek has served as president of Waubonsee since 2001, and has spent her career as an educator and administrator in Illinois’ community college system.