The Patrons Club of Glendale Community College kicked off scholarship season in style with the annual Scholarship Luncheon in the campus Student Center. Some 150 students, faculty and administers were welcomed by Supt./President Dawn Lindsay and Club President Judy Gorham on Thursday.
Club advisor and Dean of Student Affairs Paul Schlossman announced that during the past academic year, 500 students have received $300,000 in scholarships. At Thursday's event, the Patrons Club awarded $24,000 in scholarships to 29 students and grants-in-aid to 30 students.
Co-Scholarships Chairwomen Betty Musacco and Karen Wharton presented the scholarships. Two of those were awarded to students from the college's well-known Culinary Arts Department. Linda Alvarez and Josue Ortiz doffed their chef hats to receive their awards after preparing and serving, along with a dozen other culinary students, a luncheon of fruit-glazed chicken.
Theater arts students Mary Garcia and Joell Grager were given their awards to an extra amount of audience applause. Last year, Garcia starred in the college's well-received musical "Fiddler on the Roof."