MCC student Susan Plecki is congratulated after receiving the Bull Valley Garden Club scholarship for the 2014 Spring Semester at MCC. Pictured are, from left to right, Brenda Stiff, development coordinator, Friends of MCC Foundation; Plecki and Tracy Kieras, scholarship coordinator for Bull Valley Garden Club.
McHenry County College, in cooperation with Bull Valley Garden Club, awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Susan Plecki for the 2014 Spring Semester.
Plecki, who lives in Elgin, is pursuing an associate degree in horticulture and will graduate in May. Plecki is also employed as a breeder technician at Ball Horticulture in Elburn.
"This scholarship will help me finish and receive my degree while I have two sons in college at the same time," Plecki said.
To qualify for the Bull Valley Garden Club scholarship, a student must be enrolled a MCC in any horticulture class, including floral design, gardening, greenhouse management, landscape management, plant science, botany, or environmental field biology.
"We’re committed to encouraging education in the horticulture field," said Tracy Kieras, scholarship coordinator for Bull Valley Garden Club. "We chose Susan to receive the scholarship because she is a dedicated non-traditional student with a love of learning."
For more information, contact the MCC Foundation Office at (815) 455-8761.