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Local students claim scholarships at Rend Lake College Foundation dinner

  • Austin-Welch Nursing Scholarship recipient Phillip Smith (Christopher), right, is pictured with RLC Foundation Assistant Director Liz Oliver.

    Austin-Welch Nursing Scholarship recipient Phillip Smith (Christopher), right, is pictured with RLC Foundation Assistant Director Liz Oliver.
    Courtesy of Reece Rutland/RLC Public Information

  • Black Diamond Harley Davidson Scholarship recipients (front) Anthony Welling (Mt. Vernon), Tylar Hanson (Bluford), Mary Linsley (West Frankfort), Alesse Strumpher (McLeansboro, Jonathan Lee (Pinckneyville), Dakota Miller (Sesser), Dalton Banach (Waltonville) and Nolan Domineck (Royalton) are pictured with RLC Foundation Board Member Mary Ellen Aiken.

    Black Diamond Harley Davidson Scholarship recipients (front) Anthony Welling (Mt. Vernon), Tylar Hanson (Bluford), Mary Linsley (West Frankfort), Alesse Strumpher (McLeansboro, Jonathan Lee (Pinckneyville), Dakota Miller (Sesser), Dalton Banach (Waltonville) and Nolan Domineck (Royalton) are pictured with RLC Foundation Board Member Mary Ellen Aiken.
    Courtesy of Reece Rutland/RLC Public Information

  • Clifton Caldwell Memorial Scholarship recipient Philip Beaman (Sesser), right, is pictured with scholarship donor and RLC mathematics professor Cindy Caldwell.

    Clifton Caldwell Memorial Scholarship recipient Philip Beaman (Sesser), right, is pictured with scholarship donor and RLC mathematics professor Cindy Caldwell.
    Courtesy of Reece Rutland/RLC Public Information

  • Douglas S. Carlson Memorial Scholarship recipient Emily Bulla (Sesser), third from left, is pictured with scholarship donors Beverly Carlson, John Carlson, Scott Carlson, Fischer Carlson, Klein Carlson and Kelty Carlson.

    Douglas S. Carlson Memorial Scholarship recipient Emily Bulla (Sesser), third from left, is pictured with scholarship donors Beverly Carlson, John Carlson, Scott Carlson, Fischer Carlson, Klein Carlson and Kelty Carlson.
    Courtesy of Reece Rutland/RLC Public Information

  • Crossroads Community Hospital Scholarship recipient Cassidy Howell (Benton), left, is pictured with RLC Foundation Assistant Director Liz Oliver.

    Crossroads Community Hospital Scholarship recipient Cassidy Howell (Benton), left, is pictured with RLC Foundation Assistant Director Liz Oliver.
    Courtesy of Reece Rutland/RLC Public Information

  • George Cybulski Memorial Scholarship recipient Brette Mahan (Benton), left, is pictured with RLC Foundation Development Coordinator Britt Fullerton.

    George Cybulski Memorial Scholarship recipient Brette Mahan (Benton), left, is pictured with RLC Foundation Development Coordinator Britt Fullerton.
    Courtesy of Reece Rutland/RLC Public Information

  • Brandon Dame Memorial Scholarship recipient Chelsea Krominga (Sesser), left, is pictured with scholarship donor Cindy Dame-Van Horn.

    Brandon Dame Memorial Scholarship recipient Chelsea Krominga (Sesser), left, is pictured with scholarship donor Cindy Dame-Van Horn.
    Courtesy of Reece Rutland/RLC Public Information

  • Brad and Brian Evilsizer Memorial Scholarship Scholarship recipient Derek Mueller (Christopher), right, is pictured with scholarship donor Mary Pelosi.

    Brad and Brian Evilsizer Memorial Scholarship Scholarship recipient Derek Mueller (Christopher), right, is pictured with scholarship donor Mary Pelosi.
    Courtesy of Reece Rutland/RLC Public Information

  • Franklin County Medical Society Scholarship recipient Bethany Zinzileta (Benton), left, is pictured with scholarship donors Dr. Richard Rethorst and Jan Rethorst.

    Franklin County Medical Society Scholarship recipient Bethany Zinzileta (Benton), left, is pictured with scholarship donors Dr. Richard Rethorst and Jan Rethorst.
    Courtesy of Reece Rutland/RLC Public Information

  • Hamilton County Telephone Co Op Scholarship recipient Jacob Jones (Benton), center, is pictured with scholarship donors Chris Sink and Kevin Pyle.

    Hamilton County Telephone Co Op Scholarship recipient Jacob Jones (Benton), center, is pictured with scholarship donors Chris Sink and Kevin Pyle.
    Courtesy of Reece Rutland/RLC Public Information

  • Dr. Leslie Johnson and Ed Kownacki Scholarship recipient Tessa Robertson (Christopher), left, is pictured with RLC Foundation Assistant Director Liz Oliver.

    Dr. Leslie Johnson and Ed Kownacki Scholarship recipient Tessa Robertson (Christopher), left, is pictured with RLC Foundation Assistant Director Liz Oliver.
    Courtesy of Reece Rutland/RLC Public Information

  • Benton Lions Club Scholarship recipients, from left, Aaron Lewis, Riddhi Rangoonwala, Kaycey Webb, Gavin Richardson and Amy Cocke, all of Benton, are pictured with RLC Foundation CEO Kay Zibby-Damron.

    Benton Lions Club Scholarship recipients, from left, Aaron Lewis, Riddhi Rangoonwala, Kaycey Webb, Gavin Richardson and Amy Cocke, all of Benton, are pictured with RLC Foundation CEO Kay Zibby-Damron.
    Courtesy of Reece Rutland/RLC Public Information

  • George and Anna Orshak and Paul and Bernice Petty Memorial Scholarship recipient Micah Neal (Benton), right, is pictured with scholarship donor Phyllis Petty.

    George and Anna Orshak and Paul and Bernice Petty Memorial Scholarship recipient Micah Neal (Benton), right, is pictured with scholarship donor Phyllis Petty.
    Courtesy of Reece Rutland/RLC Public Information

  • Howard L. Payne Nursing and Vocational Scholarship recipients, from left, Tyler Newbury (Waltonville), Ronald Rexing (Mt. Vernon, and Gavin Richardson (Benton), are pictured with RLC Foundation Development Coordinator Britt Fullerton.

    Howard L. Payne Nursing and Vocational Scholarship recipients, from left, Tyler Newbury (Waltonville), Ronald Rexing (Mt. Vernon, and Gavin Richardson (Benton), are pictured with RLC Foundation Development Coordinator Britt Fullerton.
    Courtesy of Reece Rutland/RLC Public Information

  • Pictured are Howard L. Payne Nursing and Vocational Scholarship recipients, from left, Jonathan Lehman (Mt. Vernon), Cynthia Horton (Keenes), Sydney Noto (Mulkeytown), Carl Gaebe (Dix), Kamilla Hathaway (Bluford), Heath Ramsey (Valier)and Rachel McCoy (Christopher).

    Pictured are Howard L. Payne Nursing and Vocational Scholarship recipients, from left, Jonathan Lehman (Mt. Vernon), Cynthia Horton (Keenes), Sydney Noto (Mulkeytown), Carl Gaebe (Dix), Kamilla Hathaway (Bluford), Heath Ramsey (Valier)and Rachel McCoy (Christopher).
    Courtesy of Reece Rutland/RLC Public Information

  • Dr. Warren E. Petty Memorial Scholarship recipient Hillary Ionson (Benton), left, is pictured with scholarship donor Phyllis Petty.

    Dr. Warren E. Petty Memorial Scholarship recipient Hillary Ionson (Benton), left, is pictured with scholarship donor Phyllis Petty.
    Courtesy of Reece Rutland/RLC Public Information

  • Continental Tire the Americas Scholarship recipients, from left, Aaron Summers (Sesser), William Holyfield (Pinckneyville), Devon Grimes (Fairfield) and Thorin Palmer (Mt. Vernon) are pictured with scholarship donor Jan Schulze.

    Continental Tire the Americas Scholarship recipients, from left, Aaron Summers (Sesser), William Holyfield (Pinckneyville), Devon Grimes (Fairfield) and Thorin Palmer (Mt. Vernon) are pictured with scholarship donor Jan Schulze.
    Courtesy of Reece Rutland/RLC Public Information

  • Arnistine Tolbert Memorial Scholarship recipient Phillip Smith (Christopher), center, is pictured with scholarship donors Johanna Tolbert and Denver Tolbert.

    Arnistine Tolbert Memorial Scholarship recipient Phillip Smith (Christopher), center, is pictured with scholarship donors Johanna Tolbert and Denver Tolbert.
    Courtesy of Reece Rutland/RLC Public Information

 
 
updated: 11/22/2017 9:44 AM

Hundreds of Rend Lake College students and scholarship donors met Oct. 19 at the Benton Civic Center for the 28th-annual Rend Lake College Foundation Scholarship Dinner.

Kay Zibby-Damron, RLC Foundation CEO, said the event is a great way to highlight donor charity and student success, but also focus on the need for more scholarships.

"As the cost of community college goes up, there are more and more students who need help with their tuition, books and supplies," Zibby-Damron said. "We are working to increase the number of scholarships available to students."

During the 2017-18 academic year, the RLC Foundation has awarded nearly $200,000 in scholarships to Rend Lake College students.