IT Club Donation

IT Club donates to Book Fund

IT Club donates to Book Fund

DONATION MADE – Eastern Gateway Community College’s IT Club donated $400 to the college book fund, spearheaded by Dr. James Baber, executive vice president for academic and student affairs. The IT Club is led by Stacy Boston; President, Kevan LaPosta, Vice President, Adam Geer; Secretary David Morgan and Christopher Bennett.

New Scholarship Established

Suzanne Kresser of Tri-State Financial Services, Steubenville, established an endowed scholarship at Eastern Gateway Community College in honor of her mother, Linda Slowikowski of Toronto. For 30 years, Slowikowski provided dedicated service at Eastern Gateway years as a secretary in the workforce and community outreach department. Before retiring in 2012, she was involved in many projects and activities at the college and was instrumental in the college’s levy renewal campaign in 2006 when the levy was approved by 66 percent of the voters. “Her positive outlook on life and her work were uplifting,” said President Dr. Laura Meeks, “and the college benefited from her dedicated and professional service.” The Linda K. Slowikowski scholarship will be awarded annually to a Jefferson County female student. Kresser is a member of the Eastern Gateway Foundation Board of Directors, which is campaigning for “Fifty by Fifty” for the college. The foundation’s goal is to gain 50 new $5,000 Named/Endowed Scholarships by the college’s 50th anniversary in 2018. To establish a named/endowed scholarship, an individual or business must pledge a minimum of $5,000 over five years with the endowment providing scholarships for decades to come. For more information, contact Dr. Jim Baber, Executive Director, at 740-264-5591 ext. 1902

Five Hess Scholarships Awarded

Five scholarships funded by the Hess Corporation, a leading global independent energy company, were awarded this fall to students at Eastern Gateway Community College.

Hess partnered with Eastern Gateway Community College Foundation Inc. to offer $10,000 in scholarship funds to assist displaced workers and other students to pursue higher education at the local community college.

The first scholarship recipients, who are enrolled full time this fall, include:

  • Brandon Anderson, a 2013 graduate from Edison Local High School who completed 18 credit hours with Eastern Gateway while still in high school. He began his first year as a regular student at the community college pursuing an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Electrical Engineering.
  • Aaron Bottegal, a 19-year-old student from Steubenville who completed his first year at Eastern Gateway with a grade point average of 3.61 in the Electronic Engineering program. Additionally, he is pursuing a certificate in Programmable Logic Controllers.
  • Gregory Burgess, a 41-year-old resident of Jewett who is pursuing dual degrees in Electrical Engineering and Electro-Mechanical Engineering.  He is a second-year student who carries a grade point average of 3.3.
  • Devin Coil, a 2013 Toronto High School graduate with a grade point average of 3.36.  He began his first year at Eastern Gateway in the Electric Utilities program.
  • Jason Haught, a 20-year-old resident of Toronto who completed his first year at the college with a grade point average of 2.90. He is enrolled in the Electric Utilities program.

Each scholarship, valued at $1,000, will help these students further their education and gain employment. To receive the scholarship, recipients must reside in Jefferson, Harrison or Belmont counties and pursue degrees or certificates in programs that relate to the energy field or support the local community.

Hess, with an office in Steubenville, engages in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas.

“Supporting education in the communities where we live and operate is part of the company’s long-term vision and goals,” said Glenda Harlan, social responsibility coordinator for Hess in Steubenville. “We’re proud to help support the educational needs of these students at Eastern Gateway Community College.”

HESS SCHOLARSHIPS – Hess Corporation officials met with Eastern Gateway Community College students who received of $1,000 scholarships from the corporation. Shown, from left, are Joaquin Martinez, operations manager; and Glenda Harlan, social responsibility coordinator; both in Hess’s Steubenville office; students Aaron Bottegal, Gregory Burgess and Devin Coil; college officials Dr. Laura Meeks, president; Dr. James Baber, executive vice president for academic and student affairs; and John O’Brien, director of institutional advancement. Other recipients are Brandon Anderson and Jason Haught.

Hess Corporation Sponsors Scholarships

Hess Corporation, a leading global independent energy company, has partnered with Eastern Gateway Community College Foundation Inc. to offer $10,000 scholarship funds to assist displaced workers and other students to pursue higher education at the local community college.

In particular, Hess hopes to help displaced workers and other job seekers returning to college to further their education and regain employment. Hess anticipates several Hess Corporation Scholarships to be awarded, valued at up to $1,000 each.

Successful candidates must be enrolled full or part time at Eastern Gateway. They must reside in Jefferson, Harrison or Belmont counties. Students pursuing degrees or certificates in programs that relate to the energy field or support the local community may apply for the scholarship. Examples of programs include natural gas technology, welding, environmental science, instrumentation and control, nursing, accounting, business management and emergency medical services among others.

 “Eastern Gateway and its students are thrilled to accept added support for students pursuing careers connected to the growing energy industry,” said Dr. Laura Meeks, college president. “Our students work very hard inside and outside the classroom as they study for their courses and work to fund their education. This added financial assistance in the form of Hess Corporation Scholarships will help our students in many ways. Students will be happy to know the local energy corporation is reaching out to support them.”

Hess, with an office in Steubenville, engages in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas.

“Hess is proud to be a part of the community in Steubenville and excited to partner with Eastern Gateway Community College by offering the Hess Corporation Scholarship, which will play an important role here by supporting higher education,” said Glenda Harlan, social responsibility coordinator for Hess in Steubenville.

Hess anticipates these scholarships can help displaced workers and others to further their careers and enhance their lives.

For full details about the scholarship, contact Eastern Gateway’s financial aid office at 740.264.5591 x135.

SCHOLARSHIPS – The Hess Corporation with local offices in Steubenville presented $10,000 to the Eastern Gateway Community College Foundation Inc. to fund Hess Corporation Scholarships for students from Jefferson, Belmont and HarrisonCounties attending the college. At the presentation, from left, are Dr. Laura Meeks, Eastern Gateway president; Andrew Keck, Hess senior land negotiator; Glenda Harlan, Hess social responsibility coordinator; John O’Brien, Eastern Gateway foundation director; and Patty Sturch, Eastern Gateway dean of enrollment management and student information.

22 Scholarships Awarded

Eastern Gateway Community College awarded 22 scholarships to students for use during the coming academic year.

The scholarships and their recipients with hometown include: EGCC Transfer Scholarship (transfer to Ohio State University) – Larry Barksdale, Youngstown; Nina Gentile Scholarship – Christopher Bennett, Bloomingdale; EGCC Foundation Scholarship – Anna Cain, Weirton; McClellan Trust Fund Scholarship Jason Chappel, Youngstown; Arthur J. D’Anniballe Scholarship – Morgan Elson, Steubenville; McClellan – Vicky Hightower, Youngstown; Alumni Scholarship – Virginia Hodges, Steubenville; Nick A. Mougianis Memorial Scholarship – Molly Hutton, Brilliant; EGCC Scholarship – Olufemi Joshua-Morgan, Campbell; Samuel and Grace H. Johnston Scholarship – Kevan Laposta, Weirton; Alumni – Michael McBride Jr., Austintown; Defenbaugh Scholarship – Deborah Myers,  Vienna; Alumni – Rachel Noble, Steubenville; Gentile – Sydney Parks, Wintersville; Helen L. and James F. Murray Scholarship – Lisa Starr, Bloomingdale; Kimberly J. Patterson Scholarship – Lynnette Varvil, Warren; McClellan – Thanh Vo, Boardman; Naylor Scholarship – Crystal Wells, Toronto; Transfer (transfer to University of Akron) – Gregory Wickham, Richmond; Naylor – Katherine Williams, Wintersville; Naylor – Juliet Wolfe, Steubenville; and Alumni – Macy Yoho, Steubenville.