Edmonds CC Foundation celebrates Scholars, business partners

Edmonds CC Foundation celebrates Scholars, business partners

The Edmonds Community College Foundation celebrated its scholarship recipients and community partners on Nov. 14.

Scholarship recipients were collectively honored for their dedication and hard work as Student Scholars. Two of the Scholars shared their stories at the event.

Veronica Salas spoke about her journey to EdCC as a single mother, first-generation college student and survivor of domestic abuse. Two of Salas’ children, José and Paola, also are currently enrolled as students at EdCC. Salas received a Foundation scholarship and emergency funding, which allowed her to continue her education even during a financial crisis. She is in the paralegal program.

Angela Ferro-Capera grew up in Colombia and moved to the United States to pursue a career. The year before Ferro-Capera began taking classes at EdCC, her mother passed away and she was involved in a terrible car accident. The scholarship allowed Ferro-Capera to quit her part-time job and focus on her studies. She hopes to one day work on creating a program that will help people with learning challenges continue their education.

The Foundation also presented two community awards.

The Mission Award, given to a small business that has dedicated financial, volunteer and moral support to the college and the Foundation, went to Carter Subaru of Lynnwood.

The Vision Award was presented to Heritage Bank as a large business that has extended its resources in significant ways.

Donations to the Foundation for scholarships, emergency funding or other programs are welcome. Go to edcc.edu/give to learn more.

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