Our Donors

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Alan Schroeder, family and friends

The Marilyn Schroeder Memorial Scholarship was first established by her close friend, Linda Lauer and her husband, Alan Schroeder. They, along with family and friends, have worked to get this scholarship endowed. Marilyn enjoyed a career of over 20 years in physical...

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Alyce Castellese

Alyce Castellese and Esther Hartzell have established the Dave Hartzell Culinary Scholarship at Monroe County Community College. The scholarship was created in memory of Hartzell, who was the father of Castellese and the husband of Esther Hartzell. Dave was born...

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American Legion Riders

The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome...

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Audrey E. Perry

Audrey Perry was a former educator, business person, and volunteer, as well as a former MCCC Trustee. She felt it important to leave a gift to MCCC as an extension of her support to those in need. Mrs. Perry was the first donor to establish a charitable gift annuity...

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Beta Rho Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma

Beta Rho Chapter was founded on June 2, 1973, when nineteen educators from Monroe County, Michigan were initiated into membership of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Alpha Iota State, Beta Rho Chapter. Members who are actively teaching or supervising are...

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Braunlich Family and Friends

The William J. and Hildreth C. Braunlich Memorial Scholarship was created by family, friends, and colleagues to recognize the significant and dedicated community leadership of William J. Braunlich Jr. (1924-1992) and Hildreth Comstock Braunlich (1922-2003). Mr. and...

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C. Ernest Read Trust

A generous donation from the C. Ernest Read Estate enabled the Monroe County Community College Board of Trustees to establish this scholarship in honor of one of the founders of the community college. Mr. Read was actively involved in the early stages of planning the...

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Chad E. Nyitray

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Circolo Italiano Club

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Concerned Citizens of the Community

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Scholarship was established in 1968 by the faculty and Student Council of Monroe County Community College to support the belief and practice that education is fundamental to any peaceful and successful solution to the problem...

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C.S. and Marion F. McIntyre Foundation

In honor of his firm belief in higher education, the C.S. and Marion F. McIntyre Foundation established this scholarship in memory of David L. McIntyre in 2006. Mr. McIntyre was vice president of advertising, corporate secretary and served on the Board of Directors...

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C.S. and Marion F. McIntyre Foundation

Higher education and the Monroe community were important to the late Charles and Marion McIntyre. To honor their commitment to education, the C.S. and Marion F. McIntyre Foundation established this scholarship in 2000. Mr. McIntyre was the president and chairman of...

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C.S. and Marion F. McIntyre Foundation

Gwendolyn M. Jacob was a dedicated and admired Monroe County teacher who helped educate children for 44 years, primarily at Boyd Elementary School and Lincoln Elementary School, before retiring in 1969. Although “teaching was her life,” Ms. Jacob also was an avid...

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David and Rose Mary Stoner

The scholarship was created in memory of Chad L. Stoner who died in a whitewater kayaking accident near Quito, Ecuador. Born October 10, 1973, he was one of four children (Richard, Kari and Ryan) born to David and Rose Mary Stoner. Chad Stoner graduated from Monroe...

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David Swartout, Cathy Osgood, Family, Friends and Students of Betty Swartout

The Betty Swartout Memorial Scholarship was established in 2018 by her family with the intent to invest in the future of education and pay tribute to the long-time Monroe Public Schools teacher, who worked in the system for 42 years. Betty Iris (Roy) Swartout...

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Donald and Linda Petree

Sarah Augie (Petree) Tedrick was born October 15, 1981 in Monroe, she was the daughter of Donald “Augie” and Linda (Johnson) Petree. She married Jeffrey D. Tedrick on September 18, 2004 in Monroe. Sarah was a 2000 graduate of Monroe High School and became a...

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Donna J. Brett and the Estate of Sonya Kay Brett

The Sonya Kay Brett Business and Computer Information Systems Endowed Memorial Scholarship was established by the estate in memory of Sonya Kay Brett, a professor of business and finance at Macomb Community College for over 43 years. The youngest of six children,...

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Dr. Florence Ames

Dr. Florence Ames delivered over 2,600 babies while providing medical care to three generations of Monroe County families. Today, her generosity to Monroe County Community College is carrying on her commitment and dedication to the Monroe community. Dr. Ames...

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Dr. Gerald L. Howe

The Dr. Gerald L. Howe Scholarship was established as an incentive for students committed to pursuing an education in the medical field. “It is likely that I would not have attended college had I not received a scholarship,” Dr. Howe noted. “The Monroe community has...

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Dr. Grace B. Yackee and friends

This scholarship was established by Edward Banachowski’s daughter, Dr. Grace Yackee. Banachowski was discharged from the Navy at the end of World War II and attended the University of Toledo through the GI bill, majoring in business and marketing. His degree was put...

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Education Plus Credit Union

Education Plus Credit Union has established the Education Plus Credit Union Scholarship through a generous donation of $20,000. The Education Plus Credit Union has been an annual scholarship donor for many years. “We are a Credit Union established by educators in...

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Family and Friends of Herb Kehrl

The Kehrl family has established the Herb Kehrl Memorial Scholarship at Monroe County Community College in honor of the late state representative’s passionate commitment to education. “As the family of State Representative Herb Kehrl, it is our privilege to be able...

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Family and Friends of Selma Rankins

Local Civil Rights Crusader and community leader Selma Rankins, Jr. died Thursday, March 10, 2016, in his home surrounded by his loving family; he was 74 years old. He was born February 26, 1942, in Monroe, Louisiana and ironically landed in Monroe, Michigan and...

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Fluid Equipment Development Company (FEDCO)

Fluid Equipment Development Company (FEDCO) was founded in 1997 to develop new fluid machinery to reduce the cost of reverse osmosis desalination. The results included patented concepts, highly integrated design, superior production software, and sophisticated...

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Former Bedford Rotarians and Friends

Former Bedford Rotarians and friends established the scholarship to provide assistance annually to a Bedford High School graduate who might otherwise not have the opportunity to attend college. The Bedford Rotary Club was originally chartered in 1945. They...

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Frenchtown-Newport Disabled American Veterans Chapter 137

Founded in 1920, the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) is the third largest veteran’s organization in the United States. Dennis Nixon, a Vietnam veteran and DAV volunteer for 36 years in Texas, was elected national commander recently, In Monroe, Floral City Chapter...

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Friends and Colleagues of George Rhodes

The George Rhodes Scholarship was established by friends and colleagues in memory of Mr. Rhodes, a former MCCC student and writing fellow. It is with great hope that the scholarship will continue the tradition of giving that was so much a part of Rhode’ life and...

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Friends and Family of Bryan W. Smith

Bryan William Smith was born August 12, 1993, in Monroe, MI. He was the son of Scott and Christy (Sharpe) Smith. Bryan was a 2012 Bedford High School graduate, where he excelled in football and wrestling. In football, he was a tri-captain his senior year and was...

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Hallie H. Billmire Estate

The Hallie H. Billmire Scholarship was established by the Hallie H. Billmire estate in 2009 to provide one scholarship each year to a Monroe County, Michigan resident. The daughter of Mabel and Chris Helser, Mrs. Billmire, born 1910, grew up on a farm near Maybee,...

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Helen M. and Eugene W. Beach

Helen and Eugene Beach embody the American success story, both growing up economically disadvantaged during the depression. Through determination and hard work, they developed a successful business in Monroe County, and afterwards, they helped dozens of MCCC...