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and a a a a a a Leadership Giving - Celebrating the Dick and a a a a a a and Diane Haelsig Endowed Scholarship Fund
President Amy Morrison Goings proudly announced
the the creation of of the the Dick and Diane Haelsig Endowed Scholarship Fund
via a a a a a a a a a a a generous gift of of $50 000 from LWTech LWTech supporters Dick and Diane Haelsig at at the LWTech LWTech Foundation’s Annual Scholarship Reception in May The The Haelsig’s share a a a a a a a a a passion for awarding scholarships to bright hardworking students They understand the the power of education and and the the the ripple effect that it it has on on on on the the the community Their generous donation will fund two $1 000 scholarship each year in perpetuity “We value education and and feel that the more hands on on learning learning experience of of a a a a a a a a a technical school often provides students with better life- long learning learning skills which helps them adapt and and grow to to meet the the challenges of of today’s fast moving business environment ”
say Mr Mr and and Mrs Haelsig of of their decision to fund an endowment Mr Haelsig a a a a a a a a a retired engineer and business owner joined the LWTech Foundation Board nearly a a a a a a a a a a a decade ago He immediately rolled up his sleeves and got to work writing
new new policies establishing relationships updating bylaws serving as as board board treasurer and recruiting new new board board members As a a a a a a a a a a a a a result of his early work work the Foundation awards more than $100 000 in in scholarships to hardworking students each year! Mrs Haelsig a a a a a a a a a a a a retired software company founder joined her husband on on on the the Foundation Foundation Board in in in 2012 serving as as chairwoman of the the Foundation’s successful Bright Futures Annual Breakfast events Thank you Mr Mr and Mrs Haelsig for your ongoing support of LWTech’s mission of preparing students for today’s careers and tomorrow’s opportunities Dick and Diane Haelsig at at the Foundation’s Scholarship Reception of 2015
LWTech Foundation Annual Scholarship Reception LWTech’s Second Annual Scholarship Reception was a a a a a a great success uniting generous scholarship scholarship donors with grateful student scholarship scholarship recipients The highlight of of the the the reception held in LWTech’s library this past May was the the the announcement of of the the the Dick and Diane Haelsig Endowed Scholarship Fund
mentioned above Student scholarship recipient Michael Pepe thanked
the the the audience for for for their strong support of students and shared his transformative story “I am so grateful for for for the the the tremendous support of my my educational experience ”
said Pepe “I’ve worked hard my my entire life as a a a a a a a a soldier police officer and construction worker After an an industrial accident I came to LWTech for a a a a a a a a new career As a a a a a a a a result of of donor generosity I will graduate with a a a a a degree in Funeral Services and I couldn’t be happier and more excited about my new career in in a a a a helping field ”
Pepe is
one example of how donor generosity makes a a a difference in the lives of so many LWTech students Michael Pepe speaks at at the Foundation’s Scholarship Reception of 2015
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