Jeffery Anderson-Burgos - Henry S. '71 and Carol Andrus Scholarship
To the generous donors responsible for the Henry S. '71 and Carol Andrus Scholarship, I wish to express my deepest gratitude. As a student looking to enter the world and be a force for change, having the chance to enter that world with less of a debt burden through scholarship opportunities such as this makes a very big difference. I have developed a profound respect for the HCC Foundation and for those of you who show your enthusiasm for higher education through the funding of these awards. As much as this award is meant to honor students like myself for our efforts to better ourselves and our world, your commitment is equally worthy of honor. In short, thank you for your investment in my future.
Deirdre Brazenall - John F. Connors Scholarship
Dear Kate C. Payne and all who make the James F. Connors Scholarship possible, thank you from the bottom of my heart. I feel blessed to have the opportunity to further my education and pursue my ambitions to teach. My family is so grateful and excited for me. I really appreciate what you've done for me and other students with financial needs. I will make the most of this opportunity and I will not forget your generosity.
Pamela Akemon - Adeline & Jacob Barowsky Scholarship
Dear Scholarship Donor, I am humbled to be a recipient of the Adeline & Jacob Barowsky Scholarship. It is an honor to be chosen as a recipient of this award. Your generous support has kept me from worrying so much about the cost of tuition. It took a lifetime of attempting to sell my talents without a degree or certificate to get decent jobs and sustain myself. It took turning middle age to see just how important and challenging an education can be. I have struggled and I have been extremely self-disciplined to attempt a full time job and part time schooling. You are helping make it worthwhile for me to continue! As I near the completion of a certificate in the Medical Assisting Program this spring, my objective is to continue towards an Associate's Degree in Science-Liberal Arts. I truly value my education here at Holyoke Community College and the inspiration I am given to continue to reshape myself! Thank you again for your generosity. I look forward to the time that I can help others as you have helped me.