Our Donors


AAUW Birmingham Branch

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Birmingham Branch devote many hours to raising funds for scholarships and other endeavors that support AAUW’s mission of promoting education and equity for women and girls.


AAUW Farmington Branch

Farmington AAUW (American Association of University Women) has been a part of the community since September 27, 1951. The AAUW organization was founded in 1881. The AAUW mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and...


AAUW Northville-Novi Branch

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Northville-Novi Branch was established in 1975 to promote equity and education for women and girls in the Northville-Novi area. We currently have 100+ members. The Branch supports a number of community action...

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Ann O'Grady memorial (by Dr. Kathleen Lorencz)

Ann O’Grady accepted a position with Oakland Community College during its formative years. She would often recall those beginning days and the antics that occurred as it began to get on its feet. She was very dynamic and inspirational, and as a professor, you...


Barbara F. Ball memorial (by AFSCME Local 2042)

Barbara Ball was a longtime member of AFSCME Local 2042’s Classified union at Oakland Community College. Local 2042 consists of Classified staff at OCC who provide a variety of support services to students, faculty, and staff on a daily basis. Classified staff are...


Barbara Frey & Nicholas Thines

Barbara Frey taught at Oakland Community College for 29 years in the Biology department. During that time she frequently taught Anatomy and Physiology – important subjects for students preparing themselves for careers in health. She saw again and again the struggles...


Barton Malow Company

Barton Malow Company is an American-owned construction management firm that was founded in 1924. Barton Malow Company’s core purpose is to build people, projects and communities. These goals and our company’s purpose stem from a 90 plus-year history of company...

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Bryan A. Bowden memorial (by his family & friends)

“This scholarship was created to honor the memory of our son, Bryan. Horticulture and landscaping became Bryan’s passion in life and he would be delighted to know that others will have the opportunity to follow in his footsteps and fulfill their dreams as well. Bryan...

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Camille Sneed memorial (by her family and friends)

In May 2015, Registered Nurse Camille Sneed, an OCC Nursing graduate, passed away unexpectedly. Our goal is to bring a positive light to our Nursing community after such a tragic loss. Camille was a 2013 OCC Nursing graduate. While at OCC, Camille was a constant...

Carney-Herndon Family

Carney-Herndon Family

The Carney Herndon Endowed Scholarship was established to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage continued progress, and provide financial assistance to students pursuing a Culinary degree.

Carole Bennett & Anthony Wahlman

Carole Bennett & Anthony Wahlman

Carole Bennett and Anthony Wahlman think that education is the cornerstone of a good community. They are thrilled to be able to help support students as they work to enrich their education, their job opportunities, and their future.

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Centerplate is the exclusive caterer for the Cobo Center in Detroit. At gathering places across North America and the United Kingdom, Centerplate and its partner venues have been defining extraordinary experiences through thoughtful hospitality, expertly delivered,...

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Cervantes-Paramo Families

Education has always been a priority among our families as well as a key to opening doors in the future. With that, this scholarship aims to encourage students from Spanish-speaking households to begin or continue their college education. Particular appreciation is...

Cheryl Feinberg

Cheryl Feinberg Endowed Scholarship

The family of Cheryl Feinberg established this endowed scholarship in her memory. Cheryl loved reading and always wanted to be a writer. She traveled the world, loved life and always helped others. The family hopes that this scholarship will not only honor...


Clifford & Jeanne Benson memorial (by Carol Benson & Maria Culley)

Clifford and Jeanne Benson placed a high value on education for themselves, their five children, and six grandchildren. Carol Benson, an OCC librarian since 1997, established the Clifford and Jeanne Benson Endowed Scholarship so that, like her, others could have...

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Daniel W. Doidge memorial (by his family)

Daniel W. Doidge graduated from OCC in April 1989 in Liberal Arts. He transferred to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and completed a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. As part of his course work at Michigan, he began internships and work experience in early...


Daughters of the American Revolution, John Sackett Chapter

The John Sackett Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) is based in Redford, Michigan. The chapter was organized November 8, 1941 at Botsford Inn, Farmington Township. There were eighteen organizing members present, ten of whom were...

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Dave Hamilton

Dave Hamilton, retired President of Auch Construction. Mr. Hamilton established the scholarship to encourage students to pursue a degree in Construction Management.

David Randall

David Randall memorial (by his family)

David R. Randall, PhD was a long-time faculty member, donor, and mentor to OCC students. He began his career as a mechanical engineer, but switched to education in the late 1950s as the country focused on improving the quality of our math and science education during...

David W. Elliott

David W. Elliott Memorial Foundation

David W. Elliott was a local business owner who died of kidney failure. Elliott said he gained a great appreciation for the nursing profession while being treated for kidney disease and wanted to support the education and training of future nurses.

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David W. Hackett (by his family and friends)

David W. Hackett served on the OCC’s first Board of Trustees. For 29 years he was an active board member who sought to improve the overall excellence of Oakland Community College. Receiving his bachelor’s degree after ten years of night school, he later earned a...

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Dell Inc.

The Dell, Inc. Endowed Scholarship was established to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage continued progress, and provide financial assistance to students.


Delta Kappa Gamma Society International - Beta Eta Chapter

The mission Statement of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International: “…promotes professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education.” The local chapter, Beta Eta, is comprised of women educators – working and retired – from the Clarenceville...

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Delta Network Services

Delta Network Services is a service-focused network integrator and premier provider of converged IP network solutions. Delta specializes in the design, deployment and support of IT infrastructure solutions including Network, WiFi mobility, Voice/UC and Security. We...

Dennis Toffolo memorial (by ITC Holdings Corp., his friends, colleagues, and family)

Dennis Toffolo memorial (by ITC Holdings Corp., his friends, colleagues, and family)

Dennis Toffolo brought foresight and planning skills to Michigan’s economic development initiatives as deputy county executive for Oakland County. He led the county’s Emerging Sectors program and its Economic Growth Alliance with St. Clair, Livingston and Genesee...

In Memory of Don & Marie Huey

Don & Marie Huey memorial (by Nancy Huey)

Nancy worked at OCC for over 26 years as a Financial Aid Specialists, in the Office of Student Financial Resources and Scholarships. She saw first-hand how financial assistance with a college education can change and enhance a person’s future. The financial aid...

Dorene Hope Shank memorial (by her family and friends)

Dorene Hope Shank memorial (by her family and friends)

Dorene Hope Shank was a teenage mother with two young children to support, and after obtaining her GED she enrolled at OCC and graduated magna cum laude. Dorene knew firsthand the challenges facing struggling students and how important scholarships are. Her life...


Doris & George Mosher

George and Doris Mosher were instrumental in founding and creating Oakland Community College in 1964. George was elected Chairman of the first Board of Trustees and served as Chairman during the formative years of the College. He has long been considered the founding...

Dr. Dennis R. Sobol

Dr. Dennis R. Sobol

Dr. Dennis R. Sobol is a retired member of the Oakland Community College, Orchard Ridge campus, Psychology Department. His career at OCC-Orchard Ridge began in the fall of 1968, at the age of 24, until his retirement on December 31, 2010. At present, Dr. Sobol is an...

Mrs. Patricia S. May and Dr. Gordon F. May

Dr. Gordon F. & Mrs. Patricia S. May

Following a fifteen-year career in private industry, Dr. Gordon F. May worked at Oakland Community College for 27 years. In 1987, he became the founding director of the OCC Pontiac Center, and later served in key leadership positions, including presidencies at the...