Celebrating four decades of supporting students and the college community and engaging and connecting alumni and friends, the Itasca Community College Foundation warmly welcomes you. We invite you to catch up on news and activities, make a donation, join the Alumni Association, or contact Foundation staff. Please visit us often to keep up on what we’re doing for Itasca Community College and our students!
Thank you to all of our donors for their ongoing generous support of the Itasca Community College Foundation’s mission and goals. Without their support we would not be able to offer scholarships to our students, enhance educational programs, and support institutional advancement.
Alumni Profile - Paul Day
When Paul Day started at Itasca Junior College in the fall of 1966, it was located on the third floor of Greenway High School in Coleraine. Because the high school needed the space during the day, college classes were held in the evening. When he graduated two years later in 1968, it had been relocated to the present campus site in Grand Rapids.
2014 Outstanding Alumni
The Itasca Community College Alumni Association has selected two recipients this year to honor as Outstanding Alumni. This award is designed to honor those who are representative of the many success stories among Itasca's alumni. We are pleased to announce that Kevin Kangas, Class of 1989, and Ann Olson, Class of 2007, are the 2014 Outstanding Alumni.
The Golden Grads
The Golden Grads, Class of 1964, were well represented at the luncheon held in their honor on May 15 at ICC. Friendships were reestablished, memories were shared, and much laughter was heard as the Golden Grads enjoyed lunch and a short program on the ICC campus. Following a campus tour, which included a preview of the new Academic Classroom Building, the alumni attended the graduation ceremony where they were introduced to the current graduating class. Honoring the class of 50 years ago has become a tradition and annual event at Itasca Community College since 1987.
Foundation Awards 2014 -15 Scholarships
The ICC Foundation continues to increase the number and amount of scholarships awarded to ICC students. For the 2014 – 15 academic year, the Foundation awarded 208 scholarships to 170 students valued at $187,650. This is a substantial increase over the 2013 – 14 awards when 181 scholarships valued at $152,050 were awarded to 134 students.