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Anoka Technical College Foundation Hosts Scholarship Luncheon

The Anoka Technical College Foundation hosted its bi-annual Scholarship/Donor Recognition Luncheon Oct. 3 at the college. Forty-five recent scholarship recipients and 30 donors attended. 

Anoka Tech Foundation President, Bruce Sayler welcomed the guests, and recognized the donors for their vital support of the college and the students. He also recognized the scholarship recipients for their hard work and achievement.  

The student speaker at the event, Paula Graham, talked about her path to Anoka Tech’s Health Information Technology program. In researching potential colleges, she found that Anoka Tech’s program and instructors had a great reputation. Graham is now looking forward to graduation this December and is confident she will be well-prepared for employment in her field of study.

The foundation’s luncheon events provide an opportunity for donors to see and hear directly the impact their generosity has on students’ lives. It also gives student the opportunity to meet those who believe in their future success.

In fiscal year 2013, the Anoka Tech Foundation received $299,164 in cash and in-kind donations and awarded $91,450 in scholarships to 114 students. The foundation also awarded $16,041 in crisis grants to 70 students, and provided $39,234 in support to eight of the college’s 35 career programs.

For more information about the Anoka Technical College Foundation efforts, please visit or contact Foundation Executive Director, Cheryl Kish at 763-576-4012 or

Scholarship Luncheon Paula Graham

At the Anoka Technical College Foundation’s bi-annual Scholarship/Donor Recognition Luncheon Oct. 3, Paula Graham, a current student in the college’s Health Information Technology program, gave thanks to the donors and spoke about the many positive impacts her scholarship has had on her life and her education.

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