Donation matches locally-raised funds for scholarships for students

Photo: Florida College System Chancellor Randy Hanna presents a check for $13,915 for scholarships to the FKCC Foundation.  Accepting the check are FKCC Foundation Board Chair Bob Cardenas, FKCC President Dr. Jonathan Gueverra, and FKCC Vice President of Advancement and FKCC Foundation Executive Director Dr. Frank Wood.
Florida College System Chancellor Randy Hanna presented a check on behalf of the Florida College System Foundation for $13,915 to the FKCC Foundation. The donation matches locally-raised funds for scholarships for students in the nursing program as well as students who are the first in their families to attend college.

Of the total, $8,700 was provided by Florida Blue for nursing students, which matches funds donated to the FKCC Foundation by organizations such as the Hemingway Look-Alike Society, the Lower Keys Women’s Club and the American Legion Post 28.

Additionally, the Helios Education Foundation donated $889 and Bank of America donated $4,326 to equal amounts donated locally toward first-generation-in-college-student scholarships. The primary local donor for such scholarships is FKCC President Emeritus Dr. William A. Seeker who established the Sue and Albert Seeker First Generation in College Scholarship in 2007 in honor of his parents.

“The FKCC Foundation is very grateful to receive these scholarship donations that will help FKCC students achieve their academic and personal goals,” said Dr. Frank Wood, FKCC Vice President of Advancement and the Executive Director of the FKCC Foundation.  “Scholarship awards are important and allow students to focus on intellectual challenges rather than financial ones; they reaffirm dreams.”

For more information about supporting the FKCC Foundation, contact Dr. Wood at 305-809-3287 or frank.wood@fkcc.edu.

 

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