NASA Supports Training for the Future

Representatives from administration, Financial Aid, Student Success Center, Development Office, and program instructors join in congratulating Colette.

The Utah NASA Space Grant Consortium received funding to support scholarships for students pursuing a degree or certificate in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) field. As part of this program, the college is pleased to announce that it awarded a $500 cash stipend to Colette Henderson, a student currently enrolled in its Composites program.

Colette had always wanted to work in education and planned to pursue a degree in an institution of higher education. Unfortunately, due to changes in her life circumstances—including the passing of her husband—her dreams were put on hold for a time. Fast forward a few years, and she was awarded an AmeriCorps education grant that she could use at a university or the tech college.

As Colette noted,“This was a very hard decision to make–get a job in an amazing, growing field or start on my long term goal and struggle for a job which would sustain my schooling. I could not have made a better decision with starting with Composites.”

President James Taggart presents Colette Henderson with her stipend and special certificate.

President James Taggart presents Colette Henderson with her stipend and special certificate.

Ogden-Weber is fortunate that Colette selected this institution as her college of choice. She is dedicated and driven, and with attendance of 92 percent and progress of 115 percent, she is a model student.

On August 30, members of college administration and the Office of Financial Aid visited
the Composites program to present Colette with her stipend in front of her instructors
and peers.

We wish her the best of luck in completing her program and have no doubt that she will
continue to achieve great success in her field.

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