Radiology Scholarship for TCC Students

As a college student, it can be tough to manage work and school, especially when you have to pay for it all yourself. Scholarships can be the difference between earning a degree and being forced to drop out, which is why the TRA Medical Imaging Foundation and Tacoma Community College are proud to announce a new partnership! This partnership will provide financial assistance and a mentoring program for Tacoma Community College (TCC) Radiologic Technology students.

In its first act of support, the TRA Medical Imaging Foundation provided a one-time gift to four TCC Radiologic students who were identified as being at-risk of dropping out of the program. Funded by the Bamford Foundation and matched by the TRA Medical Imaging Foundation, this unique and generous gift met an immediate need for these students.

TRA and TCC have also announced a new TRA Medical Imaging Foundation Scholarship that will be available for the 2021-22 school year. The TCC Foundation will administer this scholarship and students may apply starting in January.

“We have talented and dedicated students in our Radiologic program, and TRA has been an amazing partner, and they have gone out of their way to learn about the challenges our students may face on their way to becoming radiology technologists,” said Krista Fox, Dean of Health, Business and Professional Services.

In addition to financial support, TRA will provide mentoring for scholarship students. Because Radiologic Technology is a field with many sub specialties, students Radiology Scholars hip for TCC Students will be assigned TRA mentors based on their areas of interest – mammography or CT scans, for example.

Both the immediate awards and the ongoing scholarships will help students complete training for a field that has an increasing local demand. “This education fund will help us grow the next generation of medical technologists,” said Dr. Douglas Seiler, President, TRA Foundation.

“TCC has one of the best radiology programs in the state, and they’re right here in Tacoma. It’s a wonderful collaboration and a natural partnership that serves our community.”

For Additional Information
Tacoma Community College Radiology Program
tacomacc.edu/academics-programs/programs/radiologic-science

BY LYNN CASTLE

Tacoma Community College Wine Classic

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The 2016 Tacoma Wine Classic, hosted by the Tacoma Community College Foundation on May 7, sold out with 250 guests, who raised a record $178,976  – of which all proceeds benefit TCC students in need.

The event was a lively one that featured a mid-century “Mad Men” kind of look, designed by TBL Designs, and filled with colorful décor and bright blue and orange lighting. But the real stars of the show were the rare wines that were donated to the Foundation by an anonymous Tacoma wine collector. Sold by silent and live auction, all of these exceptional wines, collected over the years from Washingtonian, Italian, French and Californian wineries, sold out.

The grand star of the show was a Magnum of Chateau Latour 1982 Pauillac that was valued at $2,000 and sold for $2,300. Other stars included bottles of vintage Chateau Latour Pauillac; Domaine Roumier Bonnes-Mares 1978 Burgundy and Chateau Margaux 1975, 1980 and 1984. Also mixed in the auctions were trips to Palm Springs, elaborate dinners, thoughtful gift baskets and exclusive art. All of the auction items were donated to serve our students.

Guests mingled in the TCC library, which held wine tastings featured by Washington wineries, nibbled on appetizers served by The Vault, and bid on silent auction items. The main event, held in the TCC Student Center, featured a delicious dinner served by The Vault, a live auction, and a “dessert dash,” provided by Corina’s Bakery.

The Tacoma Wine Classic is the TCC Foundation’s signature event, and has raised more than $1.2 million in scholarships, emergency funds and other needs for TCC students. It is coordinated by the TCC Foundation team and supported by dozens of TCC staff and student volunteers.