Golden West College held its annual Scholarships and Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, May 7, 2013. Although the rainy weather moved the event from the outdoor amphitheater to the Gym, the change in venue provided a comfortable, intimate ceremony. This year, 152 scholarships were awarded to 283 students at the ceremony. Since 1986, Golden West College students have received over six million dollars in scholarships.
Many of these students are graduating from Golden West this year and will be using the much-appreciated funds to continue their education. In addition to the scholarships awarded at the ceremony, scholarships will be awarded at local high schools for incoming GWC students and at other ceremonies for Criminal Justice, Nursing, and Independent groups.
GWC’s top award, the R. Dudley Boyce Outstanding Student Award, was presented to Dale Lendrum. The GWC Student Council established this award in memory of Dr. Boyce to recognize a student who most exemplifies the quality of leadership. Dale has held many leadership positions, including the Associated Student President for two years. The recipient of this award traditionally gives the student address at the commencement ceremony and Dale, a Communications Major is sure to do a great job on May 23rd.
Golden West College thanks the donors for giving these students an opportunity to reach their academic goals. In these challenging economic times, it is wonderful that so many donors have chosen to support Golden West College students.
One of the highlights of the evening was watching the 25 student veterans receive the Southern California Edison Veterans Scholarship. Pictured with Janelle Godges (center in white jacket), Region Manager, Local Public Affairs, SCE.