Our Donors

This page shows you all of our donors who have established a scholarship endowment at Delta College. We are very grateful to these people and companies who choose to support our students so generously!

We also have scholarship donors, who are not listed here, who give to their annual scholarship fund. We so appreciate their support! They are not listed here because this type of scholarship support changes quite often.

Aceie and Thelma Micho Scholarship Endowment

Aceie and Thelma Micho Scholarship Endowment

Aceie Micho joined the staff of Delta College in 1961 as a Custodian. In 1962, he was appointed as a Storesman. In 1972, he became Delta’s Purchasing Manager and Assistant to the Business Manager, and retired in 1982. Mr. Micho is the only purchasing manager from...

Ada E. Hobbs Scholarship Endowment

Ada E. Hobbs Scholarship Endowment

This scholarship was established in 1976 by Bay City resident Miss Ada Hobbs

Alfonso Rasch-Isla Scholarship Endowment

Alfonso Rasch-Isla Scholarship Endowment

Alfonso Rasch-Isla was a friend of Hilde and Walter Heyman of Saginaw, who are memorialized with the Hilde and Walter Heyman Scholarship Endowment at Delta College. Hilde and Walter, both of Jewish origin, were born and raised in Germany. Alfonso was the son of a...

Alfred J. Bladecki Scholarship

Alfred J. Bladecki Scholarship

Mr. Bladecki was a long-time employee of Consumers Power Company. He started working for Consumers at the Bay City Division in 1950. After Mr. Bladecki’s death in 1978, his wife, Delight Bladecki, a member of Delta College’s nursing faculty, created this scholarship...

Alice and Jack Wirt Scholarship Endowment

Alice and Jack Wirt Scholarship Endowment

Jack Wirt was owner of Wirt Stone Docks and president of Michigan Ash Sales Company. He moved from New York to Bay City in 1941 after marrying Bay City native Alice Karse. The Wirts have been long-time contributors to community life. They have given freely of their...

Alma and Anton Zucker, Sr. and Anton Zucker, Jr. Scholarship Endowment

Alma and Anton Zucker, Sr. and Anton Zucker, Jr. Scholarship Endowment

Anton (“Tony”) Zucker Sr. was co-owner and operator of the Home Garage in Bay City for 40 years, and passed away in 1974. Alma (Malzahn) Zucker worked outside the home during her younger years, but enjoyed her status as a homemaker for her family and was a superb...

Andrew F. and Mary H. Anderson Scholarship Endowment

Andrew F. and Mary H. Anderson Scholarship Endowment

Mary H. Anderson, who founded the Delta College Flute Choir in 1974, established this endowment in memory of her husband, Andrew F. Anderson. The Anderson Family has long connections to Delta College – Mr. Anderson’s father, Oscar, was a member of the “Committee of...

Arthur J. and Bette L. Fisher Scholarship Endowment

Arthur J. and Bette L. Fisher Scholarship Endowment

Arthur J. (Bill) and Bette L. Fisher are Midland residents who care deeply about the future education of area youth and wish to make a difference in students’ lives.

Bay City Central High School Class of 1941 Scholarship Endowment

Bay City Central High School Class of 1941 Scholarship Endowment

In 1941, 550 students graduated from Bay City Central High School. December 7, 1941 – when Japanese planes attacked the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor and launched World War II – changed their course of life. After the war, many went on to college and became...

Beki Gray Hadley Scholarship Endowment

Beki Gray Hadley Scholarship Endowment

Beki Gray Hadley taught biology at Delta College from 1986 until her death in 1988 from injuries in an automobile accident. During her short tenure, she made a significant impact on her colleagues and her students. She directed a youth choir and raised a Labrador...

B. Joe and Margery (Knepp) Dodson Scholarship Endowment

B. Joe and Margery (Knepp) Dodson Scholarship Endowment

Margery Knepp Dodson (Mitchell) is the daughter of Edith A. and Wallace R. Knepp, one of Bay City’s most successful merchants and founder of the W.R. Knepp Department Store. Although she has lived in Florida since 1965, she has always considered Bay City her home....

Cecilia Randall Scholarship Endowment for Delta College Work Study Student

Cecilia Randall Scholarship Endowment for Delta College Work Study Student

As faculty bay secretary for the Science Division, Cecilia Randall – or “Ceil”, as she was known to her friends, was a champion for Delta College student workers. She respected them and trained them well, and felt an obligation to inspire them to be effective and...

Cliff and Grace Saladine Scholarship Endowment

Cliff and Grace Saladine Scholarship Endowment

Cliff Saladine was the first member of his family to complete high school and earn a college degree. He retired in 1995 from his position as Senior Broadcast Engineer at Delta College WUCM-TV/WUCX-TV Channel 19. Mr. Saladine passed away in 2011. Delta is one of the...

Coca-Cola Scholarship Endowment

Coca-Cola Scholarship Endowment

The Coca-Cola® Company has partnered with Delta College to help deserving students obtain well deserved scholarship dollars in order to attend college. Coca-Cola®’s goals in supporting students align well with its company’s mission: •To Refresh the World…in body,...

Dale and Alma Keyser Scholarship Endowment

Dale and Alma Keyser Scholarship Endowment

Former Chair of the Business Division at Delta College, Dale Keyser was an effective communicator who had tremendous concern for others and an unrelenting commitment to excellence. He was an outstanding educator who devoted his life to helping others succeed He came...

Daniel P. Kubiak Scholarship Endowment

Daniel P. Kubiak Scholarship Endowment

As a child, Daniel P. Kubiak had difficulty with reading. One of his teachers worked with him after school each day, and taught him how to read fluently. His widow, Shirley Kubiak, established the endowment in his memory, to help Delta students achieve their dreams....

Darrell R. Berry Scholarship Endowment

Darrell R. Berry Scholarship Endowment

In 1969, Darrell Berry started teaching in the Technical Division at Delta College. During his 25 year career at Delta, Mr. Berry served as an instructor and rose through the ranks to become Dean of Occupational Education. Throughout his career, he never lost sight...

David and Carol Williams Scholarship

David and Carol Williams Scholarship

Carol A. and David P. Williams of Midland, Michigan were married on September 19, 2009. Carol Williams earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 1980 and an Executive Business Education from Indiana University in...

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David and Jackie Hall Scholarship

Influenced by his father’s positive attitude and his own determination, Dr. Hall served in the military for 30 years – rising to the rank of Brigadier General in the U.S. Air Force, and working as a civilian in industry and education – and has also worked for General...

David R. Gamez Scholarship Endowment

David R. Gamez Scholarship Endowment

David R. Gamez, R.N., M.A., is the retired President and CEO of Health Delivery, Inc., an organization responsible for providing primary care services to medically underserved populations in Saginaw and Bay counties. Mr. Gamez is a graduate of Delta College, and...

Dee Mona Chatman Scholarship Endowment

Dee Mona Chatman Scholarship Endowment

Dee Mona Chatman graduated from Bay City Central High School in 1991. While attending Delta College, she quickly gained the attention of students and professors. Instructors recognized her uniqueness and sought her as a student mentor for their classes. She was even...

Delta College Business and Information Technology Division Scholarship Endowment

Delta College Business and Information Technology Division Scholarship Endowment

Delta College’s Business and Information Technology Division first began hosting its Skill Day in 1971. A total of 15 competitive events are currently scheduled with trophies and awards in each event. A school trophy is also awarded. A part of the event provides an...

Delta College Employee-Sponsored Scholarship Endowment

Delta College Employee-Sponsored Scholarship Endowment

The Delta College Employee-Sponsored Scholarship Endowment was established by employees to respond to a need for student scholarships. In 1986, Delta College employees began the Bid-a-Bit O’Green Auction to raise funds to create this endowment. Each year employees...

Denise Lovay-Gravlin Memorial Scholarship Endowment

Denise Lovay-Gravlin Memorial Scholarship Endowment

Denise Lovay-Gravlin, who passed away in February 2006, was a professional practitioner of dental hygiene for 28 years and an associate professor of dental hygiene at Delta College for 22 years. She was named Outstanding Dental Hygienist of the Year by the Mideast...

Dixon Family Scholarship Endowment

Dixon Family Scholarship Endowment

Ruth Barstow Dixon is the daughter of Edwin Ormond (E.O.) Barstow, who became the top chemist of The Dow Chemical Company during its formation. After graduating from college, she became a professional actress in New York, and retained her interest in theatre later in...

Donald J. and Betty Carlyon Scholarship Endowment

Donald J. and Betty Carlyon Scholarship Endowment

Donald J. Carlyon served as Delta College President from 1964 to 1993. On his 25th anniversary as President, more than 1,000 people gathered to raise dollars to establish this endowment, as part of a “Truly Chocolate” scholarship fundraiser. The Carlyons did more...

Don E. Holzhei Memorial Scholarship Endowment

Don E. Holzhei Memorial Scholarship Endowment

Dr. Don Holzhei, who passed away in 2007, taught in the Technical, Trades and Manufacturing Division at Delta College from 1969 until his retirement in 2004, serving as Chair of the Division for 14 years and as Delta’s Senate President in 1984, and earning the...

Draper Family Scholarship Endowment

Draper Family Scholarship Endowment

The Draper Family founded Draper Automotive of Saginaw in 1924 and opened the present location on Bay Road in September 1978. The company, founded by Harold D. Draper, Sr., was originally named Heagany & Draper. Since 1924, it has sold and serviced hundreds of...

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Dr. James and Betsy Stoddard Scholarship

James F. Stoddard is a native of Michigan, born in Alpena, Michigan. After high school, he attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1962. He entered medical school at the University of Michigan, graduating in...

Dr. Jean Goodnow

Dr. Jean Goodnow

Dr. Jean Goodnow was born and raised in Iowa. She is the second oldest of an Irish family of seven children. Her father had an eighth-grade education and dug gas line ditches for Iowa-Illinois Gas & Electric in Iowa City, Iowa. Her mother died when she was ten...