Cindy Phillips Memorial ScholarshipIt is with great pleasure we announce the first annual recipient of the Cindy Phillips Memorial Scholarship. Clackamas Community College Dental Assisting Student, Brigida Reinhart, has received a $500.00 scholarship from the fund established last year after the unfortunate passing of Cindy in August.
Brigida is a dedicated, determined woman who “…thrives on making people happy…”. She worked as a grade school teacher for 3 years prior to her decision to change career paths. She exudes kindness and a caring attitude that will definitely benefit her future dental patients and the practice in which she is ultimately employed.
Brigida, her husband, 2-year old son, mother and aunt accompanied her to the private ceremony in which she was presented the $500.00 check to be used for her dental assisting education.
Brigida brought each one of the scholarship committee members a gift of Forget Me Not flower seeds, soil and a small tooth planter. Cindy’s daughters shared with us this was one of their mothers favorites.
It was quickly apparent that Brigida is exactly the type of person and student who Cindy would have approved for this scholarship. It was mentioned by Cindy’s daughters at the ceremony, that Cindy was able to attend a dental assisting program due to a scholarship she received herself.
The Cindy Phillips Memorial Scholarship Committee includes Cindy’s daughters, Shannon Gonzalez and Melissa Watson, colleague and friends, Ginny Jorgensen, Mary Harrison and Stacy Bone.
The following website has been established. Cindyphillipsmemorial.com
Donations can be made by the click of the “donate” button and are greatly appreciated. Applications are available for the 2020 scholarship.