Capitol College held its annual Scholarship Appreciation Breakfast on Wednesday, April 12. Scholarship students, benefactors, family members, faculty and staff gathered in the William G. McGowan Academic Center to celebrate the achievements of Capitol’s scholarship students and the generosity of the benefactors who have helped make their educations possible.
Michael Plass ’87, MSSI Vice President and Director of Systems Integration at Motorola, delivered the event’s keynote address. During his speech, Plass reflected on his time at Capitol College and how he himself was a scholarship recipient when he was a student. He wrapped up his speech by advising students to always strive for greatness, because competition in the working world is stiff.
Following Plass was Audra Woodley ’00, Senior Acquisition Analyst at CACI International Inc. Woodley earned her master’s degree from Capitol College and she discussed how instrumental her education has been to her career. She also took time to congratulate the current scholarship recipients on their hard work and wish them well in their careers.
Finally, Avrum Gudelsky Memorial Scholarship recipient Carter Waxman ’13 took the podium to personally thank the scholarship benefactors in attendance. The Avrum Gudelsky Memorial Scholarship is on of the most prestigious scholarships the college confers and it recognizes and encourages academic excellence among outstanding seniors who are pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree.
Benefactors from the following scholarships were in attendance: Anthony and Anna L. Carozza Foundation, Avrum Gudelsky Memorial Scholarship, Brig. Gen. Harold Johnson Scholarship, Gabriel A. Battista Scholarship, Hal and Kay Scholl Family Scholarship, Karl Peterson Memorial Scholarship, M&T Bank Foundation Scholarship, Patrick Gibbon Memorial Scholarship and Thomas Capshaw Memorial Scholarship.