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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 mater’s degree and became a teacher. While raising their seven children and two foster children, David and Marion, his wife, were strong advocates for education at all levels. Their example of community service and love for knowledge was evident in all aspects of their lives.

When David died in 2005, the Hackett family decided the best way to commemorate his life was to continue his vision by encouraging an education for as many people as possible. With that in mind, the David W. Hackett Endowed Scholarship and David W. Hackett Annual Scholarship were established.

This scholarship is an extension of the Hackett family’s commitment to education and appreciation for all the opportunities the community of Oakland County has provided them.