Margaret W. Wong Scholarship Cuyahoga Community Colege April 7, 2011
Margaret W. Wong knows first hand how important a scholarship can be to an immigrant (or child of immigrant) student. She was in that position herself when she came to the United States. Margaret used scholarships to complete her education which led to the establishment of her world-renown Margaret W. Wong & Associates law firm.
Margaret W. Wong
The Cuyahoga Community College Foundation announced the Margaret W. Wong Scholarship Fund at a special reception at Ms Wong's building in March. "The Cuyahoga Community College Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of the Margaret W. Wong Scholarship Fund for support of immigrant students and their children. This scholarship will provide access to education for both immigrant students and students who are children of immigrants who may not be able to begin or continue their educations without additional financial assistance."
Dr. Jerry Sue Thornton, President of Cuyahoga Community College, thanked Margaret for her efforts and generous gift.
Dr. Jerry Sue Thornton, President of Cuyahoga Community College
Shelley Roth, President of Pierre's Ice Cream Company and Chairperson of the Cuyahoga Community College Foundation and Gloria Moosman, Vice President, Development & Tri-C Foundation thanked Margaret and told how important the scholarship fund is.
Carol Rommel, a Tri-C scholarship awardee told her story and how her Tri-C scholarship was improving her and her family's lives.
Margaret W. Wong has served the Tri-C Foundation for nearly 20 years. "I have had the opportunity to work with many students throughout my years in practice and am happy to establish this scholarship to assist future immigrant students and the children of immigrants, in attending Cuyahoga Community College, the place where futures begin for so many students," Wong said.
Margaret W. Wong
The Tri-C Foundation provides funding for scholarships that help many outstanding students who, without financial assistance, cannot access or continue their education. Many are working one or two jobs to support themselves and their families while attending classes. Scholarships assist with tuition and related educational expenses
Shelley Roth and Margaret W. Wong
Tri-C Foundation scholarships are made possible by members of our generous community who understand that helping Tri-C helps our whole community, as over 85% of Tri-C students remain in northeast Ohio and pursue careers here.
Enjoy these photos from the event.
Tom Laird of Gilbane Construction and ACE Mentor Program of Cleveland Board Chair with Dan Walsh, Huntington National Bank President of Greater Cleveland Region
Felton Thomas, Director, Cleveland Public Library and Joe Thomas, President of ProForma Group
Dr. Maria Pujana, Cleveland Foundation Board Member and Giahoa Ryan, leader of the Vietnamese Friendship Society
Yvonne Pointer, Le Nguyen and Sujata Burgess
Judy Wong, Shelley Roth, Jerry Sue Thornton, Margaret Wong, Peggy Zone Fisher and Gloria Moosman
Miro Pujana and Pavel Manaenkov
Margaret Wong and Gloria Moosman
Margaret Wong, Jerry Sue Thornton and Judy Wong
Thank you Margaret Wong for this very generous investment in our region's students and their education.