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Waubonsee announces Christine J. Sobek Endowed Scholarship Fund for current students

Waubonsee Community College has announced the established the Dr. Christine J. Sobek Endowed Scholarship Fund in recognition of her 21 years as president of the college upon her retirement.

Waubonsee Community College has announced the Dr. Christine J. Sobek Endowed Scholarship Fund in recognition of her 21 years as president of the college. Sobek will retire Jan. 4.

According to a news release, the fund will pave the way for students to fully experience the power of education and encourage them to explore leadership opportunities as part of their experience at Waubonsee.

The scholarship will be open to returning students with a grade-point average of at least 2.5. Applicants will be asked to provide an essay response regarding their interest and/or experience with leadership opportunities at Waubonsee. One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded annually and may be used for tuition, fees or books.

Sobek became the fourth president of Waubonsee Community College on July 1, 2001. The college serves more than 14,000 students annually, employs about 1,100 people and provides educational programs and services across four campus locations. Sobek has contributed 33 years of overall service to the college and more than 21 years as the college’s longest-serving president, according to the release.

The Waubonsee Community College Foundation Board of Directors has pledged to match up to $10,000 for the Dr. Christine Sobek Endowed Scholarship Fund.

Donors wishing to contribute can do so online by visiting waubonsee.edu/drsobek or by calling 630-466-2316.