More than 250 supporters of Clover Park Technical College celebrated the academic and personal achievements of CPTC Foundation scholarship recipients during the 2nd Annual CPTC Foundation Scholarship Banquet Thursday, May 22, at the McGavick Student.
More than 30 scholarship recipients were present to be honored for their successes. Students Danielle Griffin, Grace Winner, Benjamin McLean, and Daniel Koch shared their personal stories of how the CPTC Foundation scholarships have helped change their lives and meet their educational goals.
Representatives from Boeing, LeMay, Inc., Puget Sound Energy, AA Party Rentals, McDonald’s, AFSCME Local 793, Columbia Bank, McGranahan Architects, and Nationwide Insurance were present to support the scholarship recipients. Past and present CPTC Board of Trustees were also present to share their support for students.
The evening began with welcoming remarks by David Harkness, CPTC Foundation President; Amy Goings, CPTC Foundation Executive Director; Dr. John Walstrum, CPTC President; and, Cecelia Loveless, CPTC Foundation Director of Development. Gary Nomensen from Puget Sound Energy and CPTC Foundation Director, was the evening’s Emcee.
A special recognition award by the Boeing Company was presented to Howard ‚ÄúFoot‚Äù Ingersoll, and Tracy Rose-Pennisi made an eloquent appeal to the crowd about how the scholarships truly do open the doors wider for students and their life’s hopes and dreams.
For more information about the CPTC Foundation, to learn about ways in which you can create your own scholarship fund or contribute to helping students stay in school, please contact Cecelia Loveless, Director of Resource Development, at (253) 589-5692.