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Anthony Thomas, 30, native of Mississippi, is a soft-spoken man who has wanted to be of service as long as he can remember. "Even in high school I knew I wanted to help others. If someone had asked me then what I wanted to do I would have said be a musician, but in the back of my mind I wanted to be a nurse," he explains. "Nursing offers so much and can take me in different directions. I feel that it will help me be become more outgoing," says Anthony.

Money has always been tight for Anthony, and there were times he had to be creative with his finances to make ends meet. In the Winter of 2004, Anthony received help from the WCC Foundation as a recipient of the Philip and Beulah Elving Scholarship. This assistance made the difference between whether Anthony and his wife had a place to live or not. He admits that, "Nursing school is very demanding... it was a time when I sure needed the help." "Beulah and Philip Elving gave the best thing in life that anyone could receive," Anthony says, "In America, education is the most important thing."

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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.
Approved by Board of Directors March 9, 2010
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

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