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Kish College Foundation names fall scholarship recipients

MALTA – The Kishwaukee College Foundation recently named the student scholarship recipients for the fall semester. The foundation awarded $198,479 to 173 Kish students through 282 scholarships.

Scholarship funds are made possible through gifts from members of the community, local businesses and industry, and area agencies and associations. Students are selected on a competitive basis, according to each scholarship’s specific requirements.

DeKalb County students received the following awards:

AG Communications Endowment – Dustin Wielenga of Waterman

Arden Perry & Kathryn Cornell Endowment – Amanda Musielski of Kingston, Austin Peters of Genoa, Madisen Miller of Genoa

Beulah & Roberta Hackett Endowment – Destiny Halbert of DeKalb, Julia Springer of Genoa, Sherita Sims of DeKalb, Stephanie Tasso of Genoa

Charles & Mary Roberts Memorial Endowment – Abigail Diehl of DeKalb, Ahmed Elfaki of Sycamore, Alivia Spellious of DeKalb, Amanda Musielski of Kingston, Lydia Myers of Sycamore, Madeline Smith of DeKalb, Sierra Price of DeKalb, Sonja Davis of DeKalb

Charles & Mary Roberts Memorial Endowment for Nursing – Aubrey Villarreal of Sycamore, Grace Johnson of Sycamore, Heather Carlson of Sycamore, Jessica Cates of DeKalb, Joshua Stratton of Genoa, Julia Springer of Genoa, Lilian Ndicu of Sycamore, Raina Sands of Cortland, Skyler Kaelin of Malta

Dean & Betty Burgemeister Endowment – Andrea Carmona of Waterman, Jennifer Guymon of DeKalb

DeKalb Area Garden Club Endowment – Hulda Stebbins of DeKalb

Doris & Robert Boey Endowment – Hafsa Samia of DeKalb

Doris V. & Suzanne K. Lewis Memorial Endowment – Danika Thibault of Sycamore, Tamara Mason of DeKalb

Edward W. Deeke Endowment – Ian Harrison of DeKalb

Eleanor Anglin Price Scholarship – Dustin Wielenga of Waterman

Emma Anderson Fund – Ahmed Elfaki of Sycamore, Amelia Bock of Kirkland, Anthony Enriquez of Sycamore, Ashlynn Grismer of Genoa, Brianne Wackerlin of Waterman, Bridget Babb of Genoa, Brittany Stiles of Genoa, Carsten Menzer of Sycamore, Cassidi Calfa of Sycamore, Celia Huerta of Kingston, Christian Perea-Morales of Sycamore, Danika Thibault of Sycamore, David Lane of Sycamore, Eimy Ramirez of DeKalb, Finley Callahan of Sycamore, Grace Johnson of Sycamore, Heather Carlson of Sycamore, Hunter Stanis of Genoa, Ian Harrison of DeKalb, Isaiah Nunez of Sandwich, Jacob Reidl of Sycamore, Jessica Cates of DeKalb, Jesus Hernandez of DeKalb, Jonathan Contreras of Genoa, Jonathon Martinez of DeKalb, Jose Garcia of Kingston, Joseph Quinn of Sycamore, Kristina Duncan of Sycamore, Leslie Munoz of Sycamore, Lindsey Meisch of DeKalb, Lupe Carrillo of DeKalb, Madisyn Standard of Shabbona, Matthew Sharp of Sycamore, McKayla Fitzpatrick of Sycamore, Mesha Jones of DeKalb, Noah Forsberg of Sycamore, Noah Yates of Sycamore, Perla Gonzalez of Kirkland, Robbie Sapita of Sycamore, Robert Carpenter of Sycamore, Samantha Storm of Sycamore, Tiana Tingling of DeKalb

Employee Give Scholarship Fund – Eddith Encho Endack Eyanyeh of DeKalb, Joshua Ford of Sycamore, Lindsey Meisch of DeKalb, Lizet Espinoza Gutierrez of Genoa

Enbridge Energy Company Pipeline Industry Awareness Scholarship – Anne Kalal of DeKalb, Luis Cabral of DeKalb

Forging Foundation Scholarship – Alex Jindrich of Kirkland, Anne Kalal of DeKalb, Damian Bennett of Kirkland

Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois Scholarship – Sonja Davis of DeKalb

Harold C. Flanigan Memorial Endowment – Amelia Bock of Kirkland, Damian Bennett of Kirkland

Heartland Bank Community Enhancement Scholarship – Abigail Diehl of DeKalb, Lydia Myers of Sycamore, Skyler Kaelin of Malta

Howard & Martha Mullins Memorial Endowment for Nursing – Margaret Struthers of DeKalb

Illinois Health Improvement Scholarship – Dennysha Kizer of DeKalb

James Salomone Fuerst Culinary Endowment – Hunter Rowland of Shabbona

Jeanne M. Henderson Memorial Endowment – Finley Callahan of Sycamore, Kassidy Ferguson of DeKalb, Lillian Johnson of Kingston

Jeremy “JD” Davis Memorial Endowment – Thora Condon of DeKalb

Jesus Romero Hispanic Endowment – Aldo Castro of DeKalb, Avery Medina of DeKalb, Brian Ortega of Genoa, Olivia Arias of Genoa

Joyce A. Nicklas Memorial Scholarship – Madisen Miller of Genoa

Kishwaukee College Engineering Scholarship – Alexander Barton of Genoa, Eddith Encho Endack Eyanyeh of DeKalb

Kenneth & Susan Doubler Scholarship Fund – Tiana Tingling of DeKalb

Kishwaukee College Alumni Association Scholarship – Amanda Musielski of Kingston

LaVerne “Dutch” Johnson Memorial Fund – Amanda Musielski of Kingston, Jaedyn Slutz of Maple Park, Jared Clausen of Genoa

Law Enforcement Emergency Medical Services Scholarship – Andrew Sotomayor of DeKalb

Leah Wach Memorial Endowment – Hunter Rowland of Shabbona

Les & Deanie Springmire Endowment – Ahmed Elfaki of Sycamore

Mark Brisbin Memorial Scholarship – Sage Figueroa of Cortland

Mathew J. Rood DPT Scholarship – Anthony Patino of Aurora

Nancy D. Castle Scholarship – Citlalli Orozco of DeKalb, Cristhian Sanchez of DeKalb, Julia Alvarez of DeKalb, Lizet Espinoza Gutierrez of Genoa

Nancy Heal Memorial Altrusa Scholarship – Lydia Myers of Sycamore

O.J. & Phyllis Cunningham Endowment – Skyler Kaelin of Malta

Pat Humo Nursing Scholarship – Alexis Lucio of Kingston

Paul J. Smith Memorial Endowment – Cheyenne Horne of Cortland

Philip H. Nye Scholarship – Carli Klein of DeKalb, Edith Reynolds of DeKalb

Rebecca Williams Memorial Endowment – Kristen France of Sycamore

Richard Akers Memorial Endowment – Sonja Davis of DeKalb

Rollan B. Bonneau Memorial Endowment – Cheyenne Horne of Cortland

Rowland & Lucile Matteson Endowment – Christina Fisher of Kingston, Hulda Stebbins of DeKalb

Ruth Ashelford Pollock Horticulture Fund – Hulda Stebbins of DeKalb, Ian Harrison of DeKalb, Jimmy Luna of DeKalb

Ruth Ashelford Pollock Nursing Fund – Alivia Spellious of DeKalb, Anton Barton of Genoa, Ashley Del Real of DeKalb, Brittany Stiles of Genoa, Brittany Williams of Sycamore, Caroline Clasen of DeKalb, Celia Huerta of Kingston, Dennysha Kizer of DeKalb, Grace Johnson of Sycamore, Heather Carlson of Sycamore, Jessica Cates of DeKalb, Joan Pauline Balongag of Sycamore, Joellen Kile of DeKalb, Jonathan Rodriguez of DeKalb, Katelyn Kovacs of Genoa, Kyesha Means of DeKalb, Meijiao Lyons of Cortland, Mya Millard of DeKalb, Raina Sands of Cortland, Stephanie Tasso of Genoa, Taylor Smith of Sycamore

Ruth I. Hall Nursing Endowment – Alivia Spellious of DeKalb, Amanda DeClue of Shabbona, Andrea Carmona of Waterman, Anton Barton of Genoa, Aubrey Villarreal of Sycamore, Brittany Stiles of Genoa, Caroline Clasen of DeKalb, Celia Huerta of Kingston, Danika Thibault of Sycamore, Dennysha Kizer of DeKalb, Grace Johnson of Sycamore, Heather Carlson of Sycamore, Jennifer Guymon of DeKalb, Jeremy Mumm of DeKalb, Joan Pauline Balongag of Sycamore, Joellen Kile of DeKalb, Jonathan Rodriguez of DeKalb, Joshua Stratton of Genoa, Katelyn Kovacs of Genoa, Lilian Ndicu of Sycamore, Lori Gordon of DeKalb, Meijiao Lyons of Cortland, Mya Millard of DeKalb, Raina Sands of Cortland, Skyler Kaelin of Malta, Taylor Correa of Sycamore, Taylor Smith of Sycamore, Wesley Read of Sycamore

Shane Meyers Memorial Scholarship – Sage Figueroa of Cortland

Stephen P. Irving Family Scholarship – Jessica Espinoza of Cortland

Stoltz-Caruthers Family Scholarship – Jonathan Rodriguez of DeKalb, Thora Condon of DeKalb

Sycamore Hospital Physicians Nursing Endowment – Meijiao Lyons of Cortland, Wesley Read of Sycamore

Terry S. Jones & Nancy J. Eyer Nursing Student Scholarship – Lindsey Robertson of DeKalb

Tim Hammons Memorial Scholarship – Sage Figueroa of Cortland

Tom & Nancy Roberts Theatre Endowment – Gabriel Ihm of DeKalb, Lillian Johnson of Kingston, McKayla Fitzpatrick of Sycamore

Velta Smith Nursing Endowment Scholarship – Brittany Williams of Sycamore, Tamara Mason of DeKalb

Veronica M. Ream Endowment – Charles Blake of DeKalb

Wayne McIlrath Family Scholarship – Jessica Schroeder Waterman of Cortland

Students who wished to remain anonymous are omitted from this list.

The online application process for the Spring 2022 Kishwaukee College Foundation scholarships will be open through Monday, Oct. 18, with more than $180,000 in funding available. For more information on foundation scholarships, contact the Kishwaukee College Foundation at 815-825-9803 or visit www.kish.edu/kcfscholarships.