Alpena CRTC Establishes Scholarship

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  • By Patricia Luna
Colonel Bryan Teff, Commander of the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center (CRTC); in conjunction with the Alpena Community College Foundation, is pleased to announce the creation of the Combat Readiness Training Center Scholarship. Col. Teff said, "The men and women of the CRTC are proud members and supporters of the Alpena community. We realize that the youth of today are the potential leaders of tomorrow, and we take great pride in contributing to our local Community College."

Over the years, the CRTC has been a wonderful friend and supporter of Alpena Community College and its students. Not only have CRTC personnel taken courses at ACC, but courses have also been offered at the base. Currently, the CRTC is working collaboratively with ACC's nursing program and its students will have the opportunity to spend time on the base this summer to participate in patient exercises. In addition, the CRTC has loaned a human patient simulator worth approximately $70,000 to the College for use by its nursing students.

Col. Teff and Lt. Col. Bret Oldman recently presented ACC President Dr. Olin Joynton and ACC Foundation Vice President Sue Fitzpatrick with a generous gift of $2,500.00 to establish the Combat Readiness Training Center Scholarship. The monies to fund the scholarship have been raised by CRTC personnel throughout the year.

The scholarship will provide an annual $2,500.00 award and applications are currently being sought for the 2011/2012 academic year. Applicants must be enrolled full-time at ACC, have a minimum 3.5 GPA, and maintain it to receive the spring semester award. Financial need is a factor. Applicants must complete an ACC Scholarship Application, and also submit an essay describing what it means to be an American and how they plan to contribute to society through their education.