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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."

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Our mission is to give hope and support to Washtenaw Community College students through scholarships and other philanthropic support, creating a better educated workforce and a stronger community.
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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.

Meet a scholarship recipient and hear more about what a critical difference receiving support makes.