VC Foundation recognizes scholarship recipients, supporters
Victoria College President Dr. David Hinds (middle of back row) and VC Foundation Executive Director Amy Mundy (third from left on front row) pose with five of the eight VC Foundation scholarship recipients at Wednesday’s donor appreciation breakfast.

Three Victoria College students received $1,000 scholarships Wednesday, Aug. 10 from the Victoria College Foundation for their entries in the annual “What’s Your Story?” essay and video contest.

Carmen Radicke and Matthew Bridges were the written essay winners and Alisa Killen, a hearing-impaired student, won the video contest by explaining her Victoria College experience in sign language. All three were featured at the annual VC Foundation Donor Appreciation Breakfast at the Student Center.

Victoria College President Dr. David Hinds welcomed guests to begin the event. VC Foundation Executive Director Amy Mundy thanked donors who helped raise nearly $2 million the past year for scholarships, programs and educational opportunities at VC.

“Just to give you a comparison, in 2010 we awarded 357 scholarships for a total amount of $331,000,” Mundy said. “This year, we awarded over 700 scholarships in the amount of over $520,000.”

Radicke, a Karnes County resident, is majoring in business management. Bridges, a Yoakum High School graduate and United States Marine Corps veteran, currently works for the Texas Department of Corrections and is enrolled this fall at VC.

Killen, a student worker in VC’s Advising and Counseling Services Office, plans to major in deaf education. She will continue her studies at Victoria College this fall and will transfer to Lamar University for the Spring 2017 semester.

A video presentation was shown and featured the three “What’s Your Story?” recipients as well as the following students:

• Kingsley Scott, who received the VC Endowed Transfer Student Scholarship and will attend the University of Texas at Austin this fall.

• Alejandro Gonzalez, who received a Dickson-Allen Foundation Workforce and Continuing Education Scholarship for electrical courses at VC’s Gonzales Center.

• Terry Jamison, who received a Dickson-Allen Foundation Workforce and Continuing Education Scholarship and recently completed Victoria College’s Commercial Truck Driving Course.

• Tim Tighlman, who received a M.G. and Lillie A. Johnson Foundation Scholarship and is a student in the Respiratory Care Program.

• Katie Carter, who received the VISD Education Foundation/VC Foundation Dual Credit Scholarship, completing nearly 30 credit hours at Victoria College; she will attend Texas A&M this fall.

Pictured with Hinds and Mundy are, front row from left, Carmen Radicke, Alisa Killen and Kingsley Scott, and, back row, Matthew Bridges and Tim Tilghman.

Visit the Victoria College Facebook page to view a video of the scholarship recipients.
Published: Wednesday, 10 August 2016

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