When Ginny Elrod was young she had an accident and needed X-rays. She remembers that the
radiographer did all he could to make her more comfortable. Now she wants to do the same
for other people who may be in the same situation.
After three years Elrod is on the verge of realizing her dreams. She will receive her
associate's degree and be ready to tackle the demanding job of radiographer, in part because
of a scholarship awarded to her through the WCC Foundation.
"I always knew that I wanted to go into the medical field and WCC had the best radiography program
in the area," said Elrod.
A native of South Dakota, Elrod remembers being impressed with the focus on education in the Ann
Arbor area. "The culture here is so different. The people here are upbeat, the environment is fast-paced
and there are so many educational opportunities," said Elrod.
Elrod was awarded the Marion and Lou Trubshaw Scholarship, which covered her tuition for Fall and Winter
semesters 2003-2004. "I jumped around the house and screamed when I found out that I had gotten it," said
Elrod. "I didn't think that I was going to get anything."
The scholarship has made a huge impact on Elrod's educational goals. "This allows me to continue to be
what I want to be. Without it I wouldn't be able to help the people I want to help."