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WCC is a place of opportunity, outstanding achievement and sometimes second chances, often in the face of enormous odds. With a devoted faculty and staff committed to students’ success, Whatcom offers an experience unparalleled at comparable educational institutions. 

The goal of the Whatcom Community College Foundation is to ensure access to higher education for students from all backgrounds, and to promote academic innovation and excellence on our campus. Thanks to our generous donors, more students are discovering and achieving their dreams at Whatcom.  


Fran Hudson Award for Excellence

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Pictured from left to right: WCC Foundation Director Caite Holman; Mike Hudson; WCC Assistant to the Vice President for Administrative Services Cynthia Hoskins; WCC Information Technology Director Ward Naf; Kate Hudson.

We are pleased to introduce the Fran Hudson Award for Excellence. The Hudson Family has established an endowment named in honor of our dear colleague and long-time Whatcom employee, Fran Hudson, who passed away on October 16, 2018.

For 16 years, Fran assisted WCC staff and students at the IT Help Desk. She was known for her care and attention to everyone across campus. Fran was an integral part of Whatcom’s professional development committee, always supporting and investing her talents in the organization of campus wide events. Most recently, she served as a member of the programming and design team for the Phyllis & Charles Self Learning Commons. Above all, Fran was delightful, kind and a person of great integrity and generosity. She inspired those who knew her, and affected the lives of those around her for the better. She left Whatcom and the world a better place, and will be deeply missed by everyone whose lives she touched.

We are honored that the Hudson Family has given us such a wonderful gift—a gift which will remind us of Fran, her contributions to this college, and the level of excellence for which we strive.

The Fran Hudson Award for Excellence for classified staff recognizes proven excellence in job-related duties, initiative in maintaining a positive atmosphere, and outstanding service to students and staff. Fran encompassed all of these qualities and was honored in 2015 for her outstanding contributions and exceptional service to the College.


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