Page 14

Winter 2012_AlumNews_Layout 1 11/12/12 11:38 AM Page 14

COLLEGE FOUNDATION

Providing a Sporting Chance The Foundation’s Keith Ryan Scholarship Fund and Sports Banquet is a tradition funding opportunity for students and celebrating star athletes of the past.

Left to right: Joshua May, Elizabeth Gutierrez, and Francisco Rivera

T

hree students—two soccer players and a student journalist—are the latest beneficiaries of a 24-year CLC Foundation fundraising tradition that uses recognition of Lake County athletes to fund scholarship opportunities. The three CLC students—Elizabeth Gutierrez, Joshua May and Francisco Rivera each received $1,000 scholarships at the Foundation’s 24th Keith Ryan Scholarship Fund and Sports Banquet, held Nov. 1 at Midlane Golf Resort. The banquet, which attracted 220 guests, recognized 12 new inductees into the Lake County High Schools Sports Hall of Fame and the three CLC scholarship recipients. The event is held in memory of the late Keith Ryan, a popular sportscaster who spent nearly 25 years promoting local sports in Lake County. Proceeds from the event help fund three Foundation scholarships—one for a student pursuing a career in print or broadcast communications and two for a sophomore male and 14 | COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY

female student athlete. Since the scholarship’s inception, more than $60,000 has been raised for journalism students and student-athletes. Bill Devore, Foundation executive director, and Mike Babicz, Keith Ryan committee member, served as emcees for the event. Scholarship winner Elizabeth Gutierrez attended Stevenson High School, where she participated in soccer for four years. She plays on the CLC soccer team and plans to be a special education teacher or an aide at the elementary school level. Joshua May also graduated from Stevenson High School and currently serves as co-editor -in-chief of CLC’s student newspaper, The Chronicle. Last March, he won two awards at the Illinois Community College Journalism Association Conference, including a first place in news writing. Francisco Rivera attended Zion-Benton Township High School, where he participated in

soccer and wrestling for four years. He plays on the CLC soccer team and is majoring in physical education. After graduating from CLC, he plans to pursue a health and fitness career. Inducted into the Lake County High Schools Sports Hall of Fame: • Gary Bereiter (Zion-Benton High School) • Brian Colbert (North Chicago High School and Zion-Benton High School) • Eric Eckenstahler (Antioch High School) • Norm Erickson (Libertyville High School) • Andy Farrisey (Stevenson High School) • John Graham (Mundelein High School) • Randy Kuceyeski (Libertyville High School) • Dr. Edward May (Warren High School), • Quiande Moore (Zion-Benton High School) • Joel Peebles (Grayslake Central High School) • Don Swanson (Northern Officials Association) and • Kevin Walter (Libertyville High School).

College of Lake County Fall 2012 Alumni News  

The College of Lake County Alumni Association serves as a vital link between alumni and the college by sponsoring educational, social and cu...

College of Lake County Fall 2012 Alumni News  

The College of Lake County Alumni Association serves as a vital link between alumni and the college by sponsoring educational, social and cu...