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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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22nd Annual WCC Foundation Jerry Jernigan Memorial "Drive for Education" Golf Outing
Aug 17 2015
Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center
Last year the golf outing drove a true hole-in-one for our WCC students, raising $92,000! This year we are determined to raise the score! Mark your calendars for August 17, 2015 to participate. Visit the golf outing page for more information.
Mark Your Calendars to Experience the Annual WCC Foundation Women's Council Luncheon
Apr 21 2015
Morris Lawrence Building
The 19th annual luncheon will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2015, at 11:30am. Plan to attend to experience the heartfelt and inspiring stories and hear keynote speaker, Mary Sue Coleman, tell the rest of the story! Visit here to learn more about the luncheon and the work for the Women's Council.
All Had a Cajun Good Time, "Down on the Bayou"!
Feb 7 2015
Morris Lawrence Building
The Annual Mardi Gras Celebration took us "Down on t he Bayou" on February 7, 2015, for a foot stompin’ Cajun good time! View here a recap of this year’s event that raised over $110,000 for WCC students.

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