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First Midwest Bank Scholarship Recipient
Luis Hernandez, of Crystal Lake, received the $500 First Midwest Bank Scholarship for the 2013 Fall Semester. He is a sophomore at MCC with intentions of graduating in May 2014 and transferring to a four-year school to pursue a degree in education. Hernandez is also a member of the MCC men’s soccer team and maintained a 4.0 GPA this past semester. Pictured are, from left, Matt Lemke, president, Friends of MCC Foundation Board of Directors; MCC President Vicky Smith, Ed.D.; Luis Hernandez, First Midwest Bank scholarship recipient and Steve Rankins, Friends of MCC Foundation Board of Directors member and First Midwest Bank vice president.
Colleen is a returning adult student and a single mother to three boys ages 12, 8 and 6. She is pursuing an Associates of Arts degree at MCC and plans on transferring to Northern Illinois University to major in Sociology to fulfill a lifelong dream of teaching high school.
Jessica graduated from Woodstock High School and is pursuing an Associate of Applied Science degree in Culinary Management at MCC. She's planning on transferring to a four year university to pursue a degree in Hospitality Management.
Lindsey is a graduate of Huntley High School and will be receiving her Associates in Science in spring of 2015. She will be transferring to Elmhurst College where she will pursue a double major in Elementary Education and Psychology. She will be the first person in her entire extended family to receive a degree.
Amberley will be continuing her education in the field of nursing with a specialty in oncology.
Brianna will be transferring to Illinois State this fall and will be pursuing a double major in psychology and education for a career as a high school psychologist or teacher.
Anna will be transferring to Illinois State this fall and will be completing her bachelor’s degree in mathematics and science. She hopes to one day become a math teacher.