Timothy Wentworth (top row, center) with the first cohort of Wentworth Family Scholars.
A $2.25 million gift to the Monroe Community College Foundation from alumni Robin ’80 and Timothy ’80 Wentworth (Franklin Lakes, N.J.) will provide full scholarships to 40 MCC students each year. The gift is the largest in the college’s history.
The gift establishes the Wentworth Family Scholarship program at MCC, an endowed fund that gives students opportunities to start their college education. The first cohort of Wentworth Family Scholars—aspiring computer scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs and health care professionals from across our community—was present at the November 14 gift announcement.
“Tim and I hope this scholarship empowers students who can someday help others in a similar fashion,” said Robin Wentworth who earned an associate degree from MCC.
With 1,000 welders approaching retirement age in the Finger Lakes region, Mahany Welding Supply President and Monroe Community College alumnus Michael Krupnicki is igniting interest in this high demand field. In addition to helping launch a certificate program, he recently established the Krupnicki Family Scholarship for Excellence in Welding with the Monroe Community College Foundation to help students cover the costs of certification at MCC.
His vision for the near future is to open a larger facility and help position MCC as a top educator of welders for the nation.
If someone called offering to pay for your college education, would you believe it?
Monroe Community College freshman Camille Ball of Penfield, N.Y. received such a call and wondered if there was a catch. “I was in shock,” said Ball. “At first I thought the call was from a telemarketer; it was too good to be true.”
Ball is MCC’s first Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation First in Family Scholarship recipient. Before receiving the scholarship, she wasn’t sure how she would pay her college bills, especially with her mother being out of work. Now she can graduate debt free from college—from MCC and beyond—and pursue her dream of becoming a registered nurse. This will also allow her mother to make ends meet at home with her two other children. Continue reading