KCC Foundation announces new Southwest Michigan Rehabilitation Foundation Scholarship for Physical Therapist Assistant students

Pictured, from left to right, are KCC President Mark O’Connell, KCC Foundation Executive Director Teresa Durham, SWMRF President Roger Mattens, KCC PTA Coordinator and professor Julie Dawes, KCC Dean of Workforce Development Dr. Jan Karazim and PTA professor Tracy Wood.

The Kellogg Community College Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of the Southwest Michigan Rehabilitation Foundation Scholarship for Physical Therapist Assistant students at Kellogg Community College.

The scholarship is part of an endowed gift commitment of $100,000 from the Southwest Michigan Rehabilitation Foundation and will provide funds each year to a KCC student enrolling in their second year of the College’s PTA Program. Recipients must reside in KCC’s service area or surrounding counties and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

“We admire the services that Kellogg Community College provides our local community,” Roger Mattens, president of the Southwest Michigan Rehabilitation Foundation Board, said. “The purpose of our foundation is to assist individuals who have financial difficulty meeting some of their medical needs for their rehabilitative demands. To help better serve those individuals through the preparation of qualified therapists, the Southwest Michigan Rehabilitation Foundation is pleased to award an annual gift of $10,000 for 10 years to the KCC Foundation for the purpose of establishing an endowment for student scholarships.”

KCC President Mark O’Connell and Teresa Durham, executive director of the KCC Foundation, expressed their sincere gratitude for the student scholarship funds at a recent gathering with Mattens and KCC staff including Dean of Workforce Development Dr. Jan Karazim, PTA Program Coordinator and professor Julie Dawes and PTA professor Tracy Wood.

“This generous gift motivates and enables students to successfully complete the PTA Program at KCC without financial anxiety or stress,” Durham said. “The Southwest Michigan Rehabilitation Foundation has made it possible for students to achieve their educational goals and to make a difference in our community.”

For more information about the KCC Foundation or to donate to student scholarships, contact Teresa Durham, executive director of the KCC Foundation, at 269-965-4161 or visit www.kellogg.edu/foundation.

Pictured in the above photo, from left to right, are KCC President Mark O’Connell, KCC Foundation Executive Director Teresa Durham, SWMRF President Roger Mattens, KCC PTA Coordinator and professor Julie Dawes, KCC Dean of Workforce Development Dr. Jan Karazim and PTA professor Tracy Wood.

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