In front of a packed house of over 300 audience members, South Seattle Community College celebrated its annual “Friends of the College Dinner.”
The event recognized scholarship recipients and the donors that made the awards possible. During the current academic calendar, South has awarded 240 students – including 125 students that were in attendance tonight – with $600,000 in scholarships.
Additionally, South also announced a new endowment scholarship that was established in memory of Stephen K. Rockwood. This award will be given to students from South’s renowned Culinary program in his honor.
South alumnus John Titus, President and CEO of Aero Controls Inc., was recognized with the 2012-2013 Outstanding Alumni Award, tonight. Titus was honored for his generous support and donation of aviation equipment for classroom use and as a member of the Aviation Technical Advisory Committee. Additionally, Titus made a surprise announcement that he will establish an endowment scholarship for aviation students at South.
The evening was capped off by recognizing 19 members of South’s faculty with annual development grants for their outstanding work in the classroom.
“Tonight was really special and helped us showcase our brightest stars,” President Gary Oertli said. “South has made, and will continue to make, a positive impact on this community.”
For more information contact:
Kevin M. Maloney, Director of Communications,South Seattle Community College. Email – Kevin.firstname.lastname@example.org, Direct Line – 206 934 6875