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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.  

 

Announcing the ‘Stacie Rae Morse & Baby Delta Rae Memorial Scholarship’

Stacie with planeStacie in April 2017

Stacie Rae Morse was a force of nature! After graduating from WCC’s RN program Stacie was hired by Providence Hospital in Everett, Washington where she loved working in the Emergency Department, Trauma and Intensive Care units. She went on to get her BSN, CEN, CCRN, and had just started her degree to obtain her NP license. She worked at Bartlett Hospital and Guardian Flight in Juneau, where she was a flight nurse who also helped train helicopter pilots, fireman, local first responders and members of the Coast Guard. Outside of her outstanding work as a nurse, Stacie was an avid fisherman, hunter, hiker, snowboarder, and snow-machiner. She had a wonderful partner, Dylan, and together they were 13 weeks away from welcoming their first daughter, baby Delta Rae, at the time of the plane crash. Members of the family have created a scholarship as a memorial to honor Stacie’s life and her contributions to her community. The ideal candidate is driven in their educational pursuit; they are bold, inquisitive, creative, independent, and easily relates to new concepts and different cultures. If you would like to contribute to the scholarship in memory of Stacie please click here.

 

New Endowments Honor Beloved WCC Employees

The WCC Foundation has created two new endowed funds with generous donations from family members of two of the College’s much-loved staff who recently passed away: Fran Hudson and Cindy King. The Cindy King Memorial Scholarship endowment will provide a scholarship to a Whatcom Community College student into perpetuity. We are pleased that Cindy’s legacy will live on forever at WCC through this scholarship. Cindy was a long time employee and respected member of the College family. She came to WCC in 1987 and became an integral member of the registration department until 2016 when she retired.

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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.

 

Your gift in any amount is the bridge leading to a life of opportunities. Help Whatcom students stay on track to graduate. Let them know community values their persistence.

Questions?  Email foundation@whatcom.edu or call us at (360) 383-3320.