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MCC Names First Recipient of Robert D. Swain Scholarship; Sponsored by Chroma Corporation

[Friday, March 28, 2014]


Matt Lemke, president, Friends of MCC Foundation; Vicky Smith, Ed.D., president of McHenry County College; Lupe Ayala Ortiz, daughter of Leobarda Ayala; Cathleen Connell, director of Human Resources at Chroma Corporation; and Tom Bolger, president & CEO of Chroma Corporation.

The Friends of McHenry County College Foundation has awarded the Robert D. Swain Scholarship for the first time. The Spring 2014 recipient of the Robert D. Swain Scholarship is Lupe Ayala Ortiz of Woodstock.

The scholarship amount of $500 will be awarded each semester (fall and spring) to a student who is a child or grandchild of a Chroma Corporation employee. Chroma Corporation president and CEO said that the scholarship was established to honor Robert D. Swain, founder of the Chroma Corporation to help support children and grandchildren of Chroma Corporation employees to help further their education. The monies awarded from this scholarship may only be used for tuition, fees and books at McHenry County College.

For details about this scholarship and others, visit or contact the friends of MCC directly at (815) 455-8721.



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