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Lesley and Bill Metz

Students Have a Special Place in More Than Retired Professor’s Heart
“My feelings are that one always needs to give back,” says Bill Metz. That is why he and his wife, Lesley, decided to do even more for tomorrow’s Macomb students through a gift in their estate plans. More

Gerald Alward

Retired Fire Chief Provides More Than an Example to Future Firefighters
At the encouragement of daughter Brenda Alward, a Macomb professor, Gerald Alward started a scholarship to encourage others to become firefighters. Charles Havern, the first recipient, says the scholarship not only gave him a boost financially, but it boosted his confidence as well. More

Laura Osaer

Legacy Scholarship Honors Life of Student
Dr. Laura K. Osaer always wanted to help people. But this generous spirit was lost only months before completing her graduation and plans to be a family practice physician. Now, Laura’s family is helping others through a scholarship created in her honor. More

Jennifer Lafon

The Power of Scholarships
Meet Jennifer Lafon, Macomb Community College alum and recipient of private scholarships established at the Macomb Community College Foundation. Hear her story of perseverance and courage in her own words. More

Donna Domanke-Nuytten

Former Associate Dean's Legacy Lives on in Endowed Scholarship
Dr. Larry Zimmerman made such an impression on Donna Domanke-Nuytten during her time at Macomb that she created an endowed scholarship in his honor. More

Sandra Studebaker

Keeping the Family Legacy Alive
Sandra Studebaker knows something about perseverance, and much of it traces back to her career beginnings at Macomb Community College. The scholarships she established through legacy gifts help her give back. More

Don and Patricia Apfel

Donor Advances His and His Wife's Passions With 2 Scholarships
Don Apfel credits his late wife, Patricia, with helping him find a love for performing arts. He's honoring this shared passion, as well as his passion for environmental studies with two gifts at Macomb. More

Gary and Marlene Schafer

Endowed Fund Remembers Young Chef's Pride and Passion
Gary and Marlene Schafer established an endowed fund in memory of their son to assist Macomb Culinary Arts students and faculty with the costs of competing in culinary competitions around the world. More

Sandi Jones

Scholarship Honors a Family's Proud Tradition of Military Service
Sandi Jones created the Veterans of the United States Scholarship, or VOTUS Scholarship, to both support Macomb student's futures, and show her family pride. More

Scholarship winners

Leaving a Legacy for Years to Follow
In May 2017, the Macomb Community College Foundation announced that 29 graduating seniors representing each of the public high schools in Macomb County received the Kathy and Jerry Wood Foundation Scholarship—a scholarship that would allow them to attend Macomb Community College and pay for their tuition and other educational expenses at a value of $6,000/year for up to two years. More

Delia Rendon Martin

A Lasting Legacy of Art, Culture and Cuisine
When restauranteur Delia Rendon Martin asked how she could make a lasting impact at Macomb, the answer was right in front of her. Through the gift of life insurance, Delia is providing culinary scholarships for future Macomb students. More

Carol McLaughlin

A High-Growth Fund That Yields Lifelong Dividends
Carol McLaughlin has a green thumb and a grateful heart. That’s why this avid gardener is committed to growing a community as healthy as her hydrangeas and marigolds. More