May 29, 2012 12:58PM
Ron Daley (from left), Elsie Briette, Thomas Armstrong (blue shirt) studying chemistry; Heather Grant studying biology; Phillip Cleary studying engineering; Maggie Leake studying chemistry and Japanese; and Al Golden. | Supplied Photo
Updated: July 3, 2012 9:31AM
JJC students honored
JOLIET — On May 17, Joliet Junior College held a reception to award scholarships as part of the College Honors Program.
Each student will receive a $2,000 scholarship provided by Midwest Generation to continue their studies in chemistry, biology and engineering.
Ron Daley, Midwest Generation Will County Station administration manager, and Elsie Briette, Joliet Station administration manager, were on hand to present four of the six annual scholarships the company sponsors at JJC.
“We are thankful for Midwest Generation’s incredible generosity. This year’s applicant pool for the Midwest Generation Scholarship was much stronger than we have ever seen and that made the selection process very difficult,” said Al Golden JJC Honors Program Coordinator.
“I am thankful for receiving the Midwest Generation Merit Scholarship because it will help me focus on my academics rather than on the financial difficulties associated with higher learning,” said Thomas Armstrong, one of the students who received the honor scholarships.
This was a banner year for the JJC Honors Program, which had 16 students graduate from the program with full institutional honors. Additionally, this year’s graduating class was 70 percent larger than JJC’s previous largest graduating class.