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The Southern Maine Community College Foundation has received two sizable donations toward student scholarships.
The donations total more than $42,000 and will benefit students in SMCC’s Early Childhood Education and Precision Machining programs.
Mary Louise Williams Haskell, of Yarmouth, donated stock valued at more than $30,000 just prior to her death to establish an endowed scholarship in her name that will benefit early childhood education students each year in perpetuity. The scholarship will be awarded starting in the 2017-18 academic year.
The Gene Haas Foundation, based in California, donated $12,500 to provide Gene Haas Scholarships to precision machining students over the next two years.
Mary Louise Williams Haskell died in June at the age of 94. In the year before her death, she decided she wanted to establish a college scholarship that would benefit ECE students, according to Sarah Haskell, one of her daughters.
“She wanted to make a difference and she especially wanted to make a difference in the field of early childhood education,” Sarah Haskell said. “She was passionate in her belief that a person’s early childhood experience and education is the foundation for a happy and successful life.”
Coincidentally, Mary Louise Williams Haskell attended SMCC’s May 22 commencement to watch her granddaughter graduate. Zoe Fowler is Sarah Haskell’s daughter and earned a degree in behavioral health.
The Gene Haas Foundation provides scholarships to community colleges, high schools and special educational programs that help build skills within the machining industry. The Gene Haas Scholarship will be awarded to six precision machining students who will receive approximately $2,000 each over the coming two years.
Camille Braun and Jacob Wasserman, both of Cape Elizabeth
Anna E. Brogan and E. Drew Boulos, both of Cape Elizabeth
Western New England University
Jeffrey Oddy, of Scarborough
William LeBlond, of Cape Elizabeth
Rachel Dick and Trevor LaRose, both of Scarborough
Lake Forest College
Natalie Devins Brusie, of Scarborough, Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in biology and math.
Shawn Everest-Ortiz, of South Portland, Bachelor of Arts in creative writing
University of Dayton
Riley McKeown, of Scarborough
University of Vermont
Laura Przybylowicz, of Scarborough, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics
Megan Loiselle, of Scarborough, cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in environmental studies
Katherine Shottes, of Scarborough, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in middle level education
Margaret Smith, of Scarborough, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English
Christopher Thibeault, of South Portland, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in environmental sciences
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Tucker Carter, of South Portland
Western New England University
Jeffrey Oddy and Joseph Connors, both of Scarborough
Abigail Hunter, of Cape Elizabeth
Claudia Ouellette, of South Portland
Georgia Southern University
Lydia L. Odlin, of Scarborough
Michael Bloom, of Falmouth
Madison Leadley and Alexandra Walker, both of Scarborough
Scarborough: Andrew Chase, Molly Carter, Lindsay Dobecki, Lauren Foley, Devon Rauth; Kellen Smith, Alyssa Williamson and Morgan Sewall
Emma Greenberg and Ryan Huber, both of Scarborough
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Lucas Dvorozniak and Thomas Feenstra, both of Cape Elizabeth
Anders Jepson and Kyle Redegeld, both of Scarborough
Logan Gaddar, of South Portland
Nolan Chase and Margaret Jacobson, both of Cape Elizabeth
Michael Guesev, Eric Johnson, Sarah Kearns, Alexander Kyte and Maria Quartararo, all of Scarborough
Alden Porter, of South Portland
Madison Botelho, of Cape Elizabeth
Sydney Martin, Justin Reynolds, Kristina Salafia and Andrew Simons, all of Scarborough
Sarah Micucci, of South Portland
Julia Raffel, of Scarborough
University of Maine Augusta
Jonathan Call and Nadezda Hinds, both of Scarborough
University of Maine at Farmington
Cape Elizabeth: Christina Kouros
Scarborough: Rebecca Beatty, Caitlyn Connolly, Nathaniel Duggan, Amanda Ledue, Parisa Mohabbati and Sarah Pritchard
South Portland: Hannah Calkin, Paige Carter, Emily Gray and Spencer Lloyd-Rees
Madeline Kraft, of Cape Elizabeth