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Creating connections makes strong return after pandemic hiatus

Creating connection event in the fieldhouse.

Creating Connections was really about recreating connections as the breakfast for scholarship donors and recipients returned after two years.

After welcomes from GRCC President Bill Pink and Dr. Kathryn Mullins, vice president of College Advancement and executive director of the GRCC Foundation, the 150 people in attendance heard from donors Christina and Michael Rosloniec. Alumna Christina Rosloniec’s time as a student worker motivated her to create a scholarship for this group of employees.

Corey Wright, majoring in mathematics, shared how the scholarship he received encouraged him during his second attempt at college. “This college has shaped me into a better thinker than any other college could have done,” he said. 

Fabiola Carrillo Esparza’s scholarships allowed her to work through her final year at GRCC as a full-time student. “Being a wife, mother of two young children, and working a part- time job was very difficult,” she said. “It meant going to sleep past midnight to spend some time with my children after work, and then do homework.”

At tables throughout the Ford Fieldhouse, similar experiences were being shared between scholarship recipients and generous GRCC Foundation donors.