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Patrons give $28,000 in scholarships

May 27, 2011|By Ruth Sowby

In spite of its old age — 64 years since its founding, the Patrons Club of Glendale Community College keeps right on giving. Members raised $28,000 in the past year to give 36 scholarships and 30 grants-in-aid to deserving students. Those were awarded May 19 at the club’s annual Scholarship Luncheon on campus.

Club President Betty Musacco welcomed her audience and announced that every student interviewed by members of the scholarship committee received a scholarship. Those scholarships ranged between $400 to $1,000. Also giving a quick welcome were co-scholarship chairwomen Judy Gorham and Karen Wharton. College Supt./President Dawn Lindsay introduced club advisor and Dean of Student Affairs Paul Schlossman, who said the college gives an additional 500 to 600 scholarships annually.

The scholarships were awarded during a fast-paced one hour. Former college Supt./President John Davitt awarded the most scholarships. His four scholarship recipients were Anna Engstrom, Aram Gambourian, Jhonna Lamur and Gina Song. Gayle Davitt applauded her husband’s honorees.

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A scholarship was awarded in memory of another former college superintendent/president. The H. Rex Craig Memorial Scholarship was presented to Haig Aintablian by Craig’s wife, Jan Craig. Aintablian is a biological science major at the college. He will transfer to USC in the fall and major in molecular biology and genetics.

A sumptuous chicken lunch was prepared and served by students and staff of the Culinary Arts Department. Executive Chef Andrew Feldman and Chef Nancy Jordan supervised. Two Culinary Arts students, Bertha Perez and Erika Saldana, were also awarded scholarships. All that was missing were their chef’s hats.

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Members of the Verdugo Hills Hospital Women’s Guild always tell it like it is. But instead of using the politically correct word, “opportunity drawing,” these ladies announce they’re selling raffle tickets. They don’t mind the whiff of gambling the term denotes. On May 20, some 75 women gathered to celebrate their “Luncheon and Fashion Show on the Red Carpet” in the Council Room of the hospital. And sell raffle tickets they did — one ticket for $1 on up to 25 tickets for $20.

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