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Jason Kluck is tackling something that might overwhelm other design students: he's painting a 52 X 12.5 foot backdrop based on a design he conceptualized for the WCC Foundation Mardi Gras-Carnevale di Venezia.

"I worked hard on the Mardi Gras backdrop because I wanted to prove that the money they gave me was worth it," says Kluck.

The money was a surprise check from the WCC Foundation that Kluck received before last semester started. He thinks that it was instigated by a graphic design instructor based on his work and his high grades. "It was a nice surprise when I opened the mail. I felt really good about it because I had just given up a good-paying job and that check helped me live so I could pursue my dreams of a career using my artistic talents," says Kluck.

Kluck has finished his program and he looks back on his experience with great satisfaction. He feels that he learned on the best technology, had teachers who gave him practical advice and let him incorporate his style into his class work.

"When I saw Jason's work for Mardi Gras it spoke to me of Venice," says Rose Bailey, events manager at the WCC Foundation.

"I feel honored and excited about being chosen to create the backdrop for the Mardi Gras," says Kluck. "I want everyone to know who did this work. I'm very proud of it."

And Bailey was equally excited. "After 36 hours of detailed work I watched as Jason put the 13 panels of the backdrop together. His jaw dropped and I heard him whisper, 'Wow'."

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Next Annual WCC Foundation Jerry Jernigan Memorial "Drive for Education" Golf Outing
Aug 18 2014
Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center
Join us at this 21st annual golf outing as we again honor Jerry's passion to help many WCC students have a brighter future. Visit golf outing page for more information. Read more on Next Annual WCC Foundation Jerry Jernigan Memorial "Drive for Education" Golf Outing
Thank You for Visiting the Island With Us!
Feb 12 2014
Morris Lawrence Building
This year's Mardi Gras helped raise more than $100,000 for WCC students. Thanks to all who came out in the snow and slush to enjoy our island warmth. Stay tuned for photos which we will post soon!
Judith Hommel Emergency Fund
Feb 11 2014
The Foundation has received several inquiries about how to make a contribution to the Judith Hommel Emergency Fund. For online gifts, visit the Make a Gift link at the top left of this page. Be sure to note in the "gift designation" box that the gift should be applied to the Judith Hommel Emergency Fund. Read more on Judith Hommel Emergency Fund

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