LOWELL — The Middlesex Community College Foundation awarded 11 student scholarships at a recent ceremony at the Nesmith House.
Sherri McCormack, MCC’s dean of advancement, welcomed the crowd and thanked the student recipients and the generous donors.
“Our students work hard to attain and maintain good grades, all the while balancing the challenges of college, work and family life,” she said. “We commend them for their sheer determination in seeking a better life for themselves and their families.”
Following are the recipients.
Kira Poole, a Liberal Arts/Psychology major from Lowell, received the Positive Psychology Scholarship created by MCC alumnae Tayla Mayo and Dawn Stickney to promote the lessons of the Positive Psychology course developed by MCC Professor Bob Fera, who presented the award.
Jaime Breingan of Billerica and Alhassan Musah of Lowell, both Nursing students, received the Marie Ryder Beacon of Hope Scholarship. MCC’s Nursing Department established the scholarship to honor the retirement of Ryder, who served as an MCC Nursing professor for 40 years. Ryder presented the scholarships with Dr. Sandra Shapiro, MCC’s director of nurse education.
Katelyn Bissett, a Dental Hygiene major from Woburn, Taylor Florence, a Radiologic Technology major from Methuen, and Nancy Lee, a Diagnostic Medical Sonography major from North Reading, all received the Prudence Drake Health Programs Scholarship. The scholarship was established in honor of the care Drake received from MCC students while at the Carleton-Willard Village Residential Home in Bedford. They were presented by Katherine Gehly, MCC’s dean of allied health.
Debora Ferrante, a Paralegal transfer student from Maynard, Jennifer LeMasurier, a Liberal Studies/Paralegal student from Dracut, Antoinette Mayi, a Liberal Studies/Paralegal student from Dracut, and Denise Warren, a Liberal Studies/Paralegal student from Lowell, all received the Muriel G. Hervey Memorial Scholarship. The award was established due to Hervey’s support of MCC’s Paralegal students. Halye Sugarman, director of MCC’s Paralegal Program, presented the awards.
Lois Kilberg, a Technical Writing Certificate student from Hudson, N.H., received the Judith Tarutz Technical Writing Certificate Scholarship. Sheila Morin, director of the Technical Writing Certificate Program, presented the award.