The Lorain County Community College Foundation’s Annual Parade of Scholars was held on April 11, 2012 at the Spitzer Conference Center. This event represents the one opportunity each year where LCCC and UP student scholarship recipients are able to collectively meet the individuals and families who have so generously established the 170 scholarship funds managed by the LCCC Foundation. Many of these funds are created in memory of an individual as a way to create a long-lasting legacy for families, and it is an honor to be entrusted with those memories. These lasting tributes live on through our students year after year, and this academic year alone, the Foundation has awarded more than $600,000 in scholarship dollars to more than 750 students.
Every dollar awarded to these students helps them create their own “pathway to success,” the theme for the 2012 Parade of Scholars. As many of you have experienced, there is more than one pathway to a successful future. This is something the Lorain County Community College Foundation knows well. Every student on this campus—whether they’re fresh out of high school or returning to higher education after years of being in the workforce—is carving his or her own way. The college has created a dynamic suite of programs and initiatives to support every one of them in their endeavors, and it is doing so with the support of the LCCC Foundation and its generous donors. The 2012 Parade of Scholars was a wonderful celebration of our donors, our diverse student body and our college and we thank all who were able to attend.