Give to the Max Day November 15
Give to the Max Day is a single day, November 15, 2012, where non-profits and donors can participate in a 24 hour online fundraising event. The HCC Foundation asks for your support! Make a difference in the lives of
1. Log on to www.hibbingcommunitycollegefoundation.org
2. Click on the GiveMN.org icon in the lower right corner
3. Make a donation. Enter any amount $10 or more and follow the prompts.
Any dollar amount helps! All donations go directly to the Hibbing Community College Foundation
Please rally around the Give to the Max Day on November 15 and make a difference in the life of a Hibbing Community College student.
Spring Fundraising Event
Each April, the Hibbing College Foundation rolls out the red carpet for its elegant fundraising event that showcases gourmet food prepared by HCC’s Culinary Arts program and great entertainment. Now in its 19th year, the goal of the gala is to raise funds for student scholarships and give attendees an opportunity to support the Foundation in all that it does for the College community. Please watch for invitations in your mail, or contact Susan Degnan at 218-262-6710 or firstname.lastname@example.org to add your name to the mailing list.
Giving and Receiving – Stories of Benevolence
Listed below are just a few examples of the generous scholarship funds created to benefit HCC students. The Hibbing Community College Foundation sincerely thanks all of our wonderful donors who do so much to assist students in achieving their educational goals.
· “The Roy Carlson Scholarship”
Thanks to an extraordinary and generous $90,000 donation in April 2012, students at Hibbing Community College will benefit for many years to come.
Mr. Roy Carlson, (center) a retired elementary teacher who spent his teaching career at the Cobb Cook Elementary School in Hibbing, recently awarded the Hibbing Community College Foundation with scholarship money for student scholarships over the next fifteen years. At this year’s Foundation fund raising event held at HCC, Carlson addressed an audience of over one hundred others who also give benevolently to scholarships for HCC students. Carlson highlighted the importance of his own learning from kindergarten to his retirement travels. Pictured with Carlson are Patty Miller, President of the Hibbing Community College Foundation, and Dr. Ken Simberg, Provost of Hibbing Community College.
The $3,000 scholarships will be given to students who have graduated from Hibbing High School and have successfully completed a minimum of one semester at HCC. Two students annually will receive this scholarship, one each semester. The students must have financial need, have a minimum of a 2.0 GPA and be in good standing at HCC.
INCLUDE PHOTO – Caption: HCC Foundation President Patty Miller, Mr. Roy Carlson, HCC Provost Dr. Ken Simberg
· Kotonias Dental Scholarship Awarded
Those who know Hibbing Community College best, love it most.
Dr. Bill Kotonias, a 1984 HCC alum, credits the college with giving him the education and foundation necessary to become a successful dentist, now working in the Twin Cities. In 2007, Dr. Kotonias, contacted Susan Degnan, HCC’s Director of Public Information and a former classmate at HCC, to determine how best to give back to the school that started his career. Kotonias decided to establish a scholarship dedicated to students interesting in dentistry – a scholarship that is giving recipient Andy Aldrich a chance to earn his degree.
Fast forward to 2011, when HCC student Andy Aldrich visited Degnan’s office and talked of his goal of becoming a dentist. Degnan informed Aldrich of the Kotonias Dental Scholarship and encouraged him to apply. Aldrich was chosen as the 2012 recipient of the scholarship.
Aldrich said: “Since I was seven years old I have aspired to become a dentist. As a child, I am quite certain that I built up more excitement for a trip to the dental office than to any zoo or circus. As I got older, the job and daily tasks of a dentist began to progressively interest me. I look far beyond the blood, saliva, rotten teeth, and smelly breath to find some bizarre and intriguing fascination with the human mouth. To me, it is the perfect job. Being able to help the community with assessing and treating their oral health conditions, along with developing a friendly, trustworthy doctor-patient relationship is tremendously admirable.”
Aldrich spent the first two years of his college career attending Hibbing Community College where he received his Associate of Arts degree. He currently attends the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, majoring in Biology and Society of the Environment with a Pre-Dentistry emphasis.
Aldrich is grateful for the scholarship and say, “The scholarship has not only helped me financially, but it has further inspired me to pursue a career in dentistry.” Aldrich continues, “I was fortunate enough to shadow two highly respected Hibbing dentists -- Dr. John Miettunen and Dr. Jacob Smestad. They were kind enough to allow me into their office for a day and actively teach me about their job. As a dentist, I plan to return to my hometown of Hibbing and practice dentistry.”
· Mark Rostvold Scholarship
Marjorie Rostvold Filippi wanted a way to honor her brother Mark after his passing in 2010. Formerly of Nashwauk, Minn., Rostvold was an alum of Hibbing Junior College, a Navy veteran and an educator, teaching high school biology and chemistry in Illinois.
Working with Hibbing Community College’s Financial Aid Director Paul Hatch, Filippi established a scholarship fund to assist students entering a science-related field and who also meet high academic standards and have financial need. Selected students will receive $1,000 scholarships.
“Hibbing Junior College [as it was known then] offered great opportunities to us,” Filippi wrote in a letter to HCC. “My brother attended Hibbing Junior College before going to war and on his return attended again in 1947 and 1948. He was a 1950 graduate of St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., and taught biology and other science courses at Augustana Academy in Canton, South Dakota, and over 25 years in the Chicago area. I feel Mark would be pleased to be a part of Hibbing Community College’s scholarship awards.”
Filippi’s generosity ensures the next generation of students enjoys the benefits of a first-class education.
There are no other words to express our gratitude except for a simple, yet profound, THANK YOU to these featured donors and to the many others whose generous gifts help make a college education possible for HCC students. For information about giving to the Hibbing College Foundation, please contact email@example.com or 218-262-6710.