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The future leaders, tax payers, parents and citizens of Westmoreland County can be found right now walking the halls, sitting in the classrooms and developing their futures here at Westmoreland County Community College. Many of WCCC's students can be expected to stay right here. Our students are the future of Westmoreland, Indiana and Greene counties.
You can make an investment in that future right now with your donation to the WCCC Education Foundation Annual Fund.
|Why your gift is so important
|A proper education is vital in today's workforce. Westmoreland County Community College has developed new academic programs to meet the job needs of area employers. Programs such as dental assisting and dental hygiene, bionanotechnology and computer information security, to name just a few of our 65 majors, are giving area residents an opportunity to obtain an education close to home and pursue careers in these fields. And we will continue to add programs as we recognize new needs and opportunities, such as the new Radiology Technology Program that is being developed at WCCC.
Knowing that a skilled workforce is vital to keeping our business community strong, we established a Business & Industry Center that has become a key resource for the region's employers. Many area businesses have turned to the WCCC Business & Industry Center to train or retrain their workforce to keep their organizations competitive in today's global economy.
And, with your gift to the WCCC Education Foundation Annual Fund, you can designate how you would like your funds to be used:
Scholarships: The WCCC Education Foundation will provide more than 100 scholarships totaling more than $80,000 this academic year to deserving students. Without these scholarships, many of these students may not have the opportunities now available to them.
Under scholarships, you may designate the scholarship that you would like to support or you may select any of the Foundation Scholarships, which are awarded to students in all program areas. These scholarships apply to tuition, fees and bookstore expenses only.
Scholarships for which you can designate your funds:
- Foundation Recognition Scholarships for full-time, second-year students with a minimum grade point average of 3.5.
- Foundation Scholarship Awards given to students based on financial need.
- Foundation Career Technology Prep Scholarships are for students enrolled in vocational/career prep courses who meet the academic standards and financial needs.
- Chef Jack F. Braun Scholarship is awarded to culinary arts or baking and pastry students with 10 or more credits and a grade point average of 2.0 or above.
- Distinguished Humanitarian Scholarship is awarded to a student with exemplary community service, academic history and financial need.
- Gregory Lee Hricenak Visual Arts Memorial Scholarship is for a WCCC student majoring in Art and who meets the academic standards and financial need.
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Meritorious Scholarship is for an African American student meeting the academic standards and financial need.
- Dr. Thomas Lloyd Scholarship for students in business programs.
- Never Enough Boutique Scholarship for a female student who, due to extenuating circumstances, needs training to enter or reenter the workforce.
- M. Suzanne Weightman Memorial Scholarship offers financial assistance to a WCCC student with at least 12 credits.
- Cecil Yates Memorial Scholarship is for a second-year student majoring in criminal justice.
- Student Support Funds: These funds for students in difficult situations can be applied to educational expenses beyond tuition, fees and books.
Equipment/Technology: To keep pace with ever-changing technology and to make available all of the latest innovations for our students, WCCC is constantly upgrading equipment and laboratories. The ability to keep up with the latest technology is expensive, and funds are needed to continue to provide our students with resources to obtain the best possible education.
Programs/Departments: WCCC's professional, accomplished faculty bring practical experience and diverse training to the classroom. To provide a fully rounded learning environment, our faculty must teach using the latest technologies in step with today's workplace. Funds for faculty and staff development must exist in order to keep pace with changing technologies.
Programs/Departments for which you can designate:
- Faculty and Staff Grant Program to support new and innovative faculty and staff programs
- Athletic Department
- Division of Computer Technology/Business
- Division of Health Professions/Biology
- Division of Public Service/Humanities/Social Sciences
- Division of Technologies/Culinary Arts/Mathematics/Sciences
- Student Life
Buildings/Facilities: In addition to the main campus in Youngwood, WCCC operates and maintains five education centers. The college also conducts state-of-the-art training opportunities for emergency response personnel at the Public Safety Training Center in Smithton. To provide a comprehensive learning environment for our students at all locations, the college must continue to upgrade its facilities as new programs are developed and student enrollment continues to grow.
Greatest Need: Let us determine the area of greatest need as we look to the future and develop new programs.
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