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.
On February 11, dozens of SUNY campuses convened at the Legislative Office Building in Albany’s Empire State Plaza to showcase their individual contributions to their communities as well as SUNY’s collective contributions. SUNY Day is an event where the public, senators, and assemblymen are all welcome to see the latest of what each SUNY campus has to offer. This year’s theme was experiential education.
Generation SUNY is helping bring you a few of those stories in our SUNY DAY 2013 series.
It was announced in early December that Michael Kors was giving a $1 million gift to his alma mater, the Fashion Institute of Technology (SUNY). The purpose of the donation is to establish a scholarship for a future design student, the lifetime Michael Kors Endowed Scholarship. Although the world-renowned designer did not complete his education, he has nothing but great things to say about his experience there, “I attended FIT in the late ’70′s, and the school provided a totally comprehensive curriculum for fashion design that was unparalleled… I am committed to the school to this day.”