A menu of solid support from the campus and community helped Shoreline Community College Foundation's Student Success Campaign and Community Breakfast raise 24 percent more money than the previous year
The 11th annual event opened at 7 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008 in the new Pagoda Union Building's Main Dining Room. A highlight of the program was the honoring of Dr. Gloria Swisher, a retired SCC music faculty member, with the Student Success Award. Award presenters were her fellow faculty member Nancy Matesky and former student and now SCC Director of Special Services Kim Thompson.
With SCC faculty member Diana Knauf as emcee, attendees also heard from SCC President Lee Lambert, SCC Foundation President Scott Saunders and three inspiring stories from students Brittany Baker, Binh Nguyen and Chukwudi Okeke. SCC music student Lisa Serova played piano for the event.
SCC Foundation Acting Director Ritva Manchester said the financial success of the breakfast will go a long way toward helping the foundation to help more students meet the costs of education.
"The room was sold out," Manchester said. "And then, people gave generously. Our early and unofficial tally is more than $37,000 and we expect more pledges to come in."
Activist-level sponsors included Highlands West Dental, Puget Sound Energy and Dick and Beth Stucky.
Grassroots-level sponsors included Shoreline Bank, Aurora Rents, CRISTA Senior Living, Spin Alley, Bayley Construction, and Irene Wagner and Scott Saunders.
Table captains included Bayley Construction, James Alan Salon, Jim Hills, Edward Jones, Ruth Kagi, Shoubee Liaw, Lee Marchisio, Ken and Pearl Noreen, Roger Olstad, the O'Neils, Jack Rogers, Scott Saunders, SCC Humanities Division, SCC HOPE and Science Division, SCC IASS/SS Department, SCC President, SCC Senior Executive Team, SCC Workforce, City of Shoreline, Shoreline Bank/Aurora Rents, Shoreline Chamber of Commerce, Shoreline Federation of Teachers, Shoreline School District, Shoreline/Lake Forest Park Arts Council, Shoreline Public Schools Foundation, SLR, Dick and Beth Stucky, Dale Turner Family YMCA and Irene Wagner.