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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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Mark Your Calendars to Join the Party "Down on the Bayou"!
Feb 7 2015
Morris Lawrence Building
The Annual WCC Foundation Mardi Gras Celebration takes us "Down on the Bayou" on February 7, 2015, so mark your calendars to be a part of what is sure to be a foot stompin' time! View here a recap of last year's event that helped raise more than $100,000 for WCC students.
Annual WCC Foundation Jerry Jernigan Memorial "Drive for Education" Golf Outing was a Success
Aug 19 2014
Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center
Our 21st annual golf outing drove a true hole-in-one for our WCC students, raising $92,000! Visit golf outing page for more information.
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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