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 of students to finance their education. In particular, older students returning to the classroom while raising their children inspired her with their determination and grit. She and her husband Nicholas Thines established this scholarship to let these students know that they are not alone in their struggles.