Making goals, and how doing so leads to success, was the theme during the Glendale Noon Rotary Club meeting last Thursday at the Hilton Glendale.
President Bill Knauf welcomed members and guests, and then Tye Veden, chairman of the Glendale Noon Rotary Foundation, introduced Glady Kabateck, counselor emeritus of Glendale Community College, who read the biographies of three GCC students receiving scholarships. Before retiring, Kabateck worked at GCC for 23 years as coordinator of the Adult Re-entry Program, where she assisted new and returning students at the college, especially those who have been away from school for many years.
“You have helped so many students over the years,” Kabateck said, adding that the need grows every year. “This year, the college received 1,150 scholarship applications.”
The college scholarship committee recommended more than 35 students to the Noon Rotary Club and members decided on the top three, Kabateck said.
Receiving scholarships were Rashon Washington, who is majoring in architecture; Natalia Garcia, who is working toward becoming a dental hygienist; and Steven Vu, who is majoring in computer science and business administration.