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Gardner VFW Donates to MWCC’s Student Veteran Scholarship

Gardner VFW Donates to MWCC's Student Veteran Scholarship
Photo Caption: Left to right: Bob Mayer, MWCC Director of Veteran Services; Joe LeBlanc, past Post Commander, Honor Guard, VFW; Don Progen, past Post Commander, Honor Guard, VFW; Jim Vander Hooven, MWCC President; Carla Zottoli, Executive Director of Development and MWCC Foundation.

The Ovila Case Post 905 Veterans of Foreign Wars in Gardner donated $1,000 this week to the Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation’s Veterans Memorial Scholarship.

MWCC President James Vander Hooven, Foundation Executive Director Carla Zottoli, and Director of Veteran Services Bob Mayer accepted the generous donation from past Post Commander and MWCC alumnus Donald Progen and past Post Commander Joe LeBlanc.

The scholarship was established in 2004 to recognize the important role played by MWCC in ensuring that the sacrifices and service of veterans who served the country will not be forgotten. The Ovila Case Post 905 Veterans of Foreign Wars has supported the scholarship since that time. Scholarship funds are awarded to new or returning full-time students who were honorably discharged from the U.S. Armed Forces or are currently serving in the Reserves or National Guard.

This year’s recipient of the Veterans Memorial Scholarship is Felicia Alicea, Army National Guard, who currently holds a 3.27 GPA in the Media Arts and Technology degree program with a concentration in Video and Film production.