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Superheroes give Southwestern Scholarships

Coos Bay - Superheroes are fictional characters portrayed in movies and books as people who have a strong sense of responsibility, a formal calling or strong belief in justice and humanitarian service. But we also have real people in our community who have a calling to serve others and we believe they are Superheroes. We want to introduce you to them.

The Coquille Tribe is the first Superhero to give $10,000 to Southwestern Oregon Community College Foundation to create a permanent scholarship fund. The Tribe has given the college more than $100,000 over the years for scholarships for tribal members but this new permanent scholarship fund is for any SWOCC Student.

Peter and Clarinda Hansen are the second Superheroes to invest in a $10,000 endowed fund in honor of Henry and Elva Hansen, who lead the petition movement to begin the college in 1961.

Brenda Brecke is the third Superhero. Friends and family have helped memorialize her late husband, Vernon Brecke and created an endowed scholarship fund.

The fourth Superhero is the former congregation of the First Presbyterian Church of Coos Bay who recently dissolved and gave a gift of $100,000 to the College Foundation.

The Foundation is currently searching for new Superheroes to invest $10,000 in a named scholarship fund.

Superheroes come in many forms and anyone who gives to a scholarship fund whether you give $50 or $5000 is a Superhero in our eyes. Find out more by visiting the College Website. www.socc.edu

Published Apr 17, 2013 (Updated Apr 17, 2014)

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