Our Donors

Here is a list of our donors who make these scholarship opportunities possible. We thank them all for their support.

Mr. James Bierl '83

Mr. James Bierl '83

Scholarship Name: James Luke Bierl Endowed Memorial Scholarship Contact: Mr. James Bierl ’83 Donor: Mr. James Bierl ’83 James Bierl, an ECC Professor in the Respiratory Care Department, founded this scholarship in memory of his son, James Luke Bierl. James Luke...

Mr. Jeffrey Bagel

Mr. Jeffrey Bagel

Scholarship Name: Nat Bagel Memorial Scholarship Contact: Mr. Jeffrey Bagel Donor: Mr. Jeffrey Bagel Nat Bagel enjoyed going to casinos and playing the slot machines. It brought him many hours of joy and entertainment, especially on the few occasions when he won....

Mr. Joseph Gonter

Mr. Joseph Gonter

Scholarship Name: Wyoming Erie Regional Emergency Medical Scholarship Contact: Mr. Joseph Gonter Donor: Mr. Joseph Gonter This scholarship is awarded to EMT students who have no other source of funding beyond TAP/Pell.

Mr. Kevin Malchoff

Mr. Kevin Malchoff

Scholarship Name: Kevin Malchoff National Restaurant Association Education Foundation Endowment Scholarship Contact: Mr. Kevin Malchoff Donor: Mr. Kevin Malchoff This scholarship was established by Kevin Malchoff to assist individuals seeking a degree in the...

Mr. Michael Taheri

Mr. Michael Taheri

Scholarship Name: Our Lady of Hope Scholarship Contact: Mr. Michael Taheri Donor: Mr. Michael Taheri Established by Michael Taheri, this scholarship is for a first-time student new to Erie Community College. Recipients are expected to maintain good grades and...

Mr. & Mrs. Francis & Maria Pahl (Correspondence addressed to Mrs. Maria Pahl)

Mr. & Mrs. Francis & Maria Pahl (Correspondence addressed to Mrs. Maria Pahl)

Scholarship Name: Jason Pahl Memorial Restaurant & Hotel Management Scholarship Contact: Mrs. Maria Pahl Donors: Mr. & Mrs. Francis & Maria Pahl This scholarship supports and motivates students in their pursuit of a Culinary Arts career and helps to develop skills...

Mr. & Mrs. John & Maureen (Griffin) Tomczak and friends

Mr. & Mrs. John & Maureen (Griffin) Tomczak and friends

Scholarship Name: James D. Griffin Scholarship Contact: Mrs. Maureen Griffin-Tomczak Donor: Mr. & Mrs. John & Maureen (Griffin) Tomczak and friends Mayor Griffin knew firsthand the importance of education and also the difficulties faced when trying to complete...

Mr. & Mrs. John Paulin

Mr. & Mrs. John Paulin

Scholarship Name: Cheri Ann Paulin Memorial Endowed Scholarship Contact: Mr. & Mrs. John Paulin Donor: Mr. & Mrs. John Paulin The parents of Cheri Ann Paulin established this endowment in the spring of 2012 in memory of their daughter who was a graduate of ECC’s...

Mr. & Mrs. Ken '78, '86 and Susan Duke

Mr. & Mrs. Ken '78, '86 and Susan Duke

Scholarship Name: Kerm Helmer /Ken Duke Scholarship Contact: Mr. & Mrs. Ken and Susan Duke Donor: Mr. & Mrs. Ken and Susan Duke This scholarship is in memory of Kerm Helmer, the founding coach of the Varsity Bowling Program at ECC and the NJCAA. Under his...

Mr. & Mrs. Ricky and Catalina Costner

Mr. & Mrs. Ricky and Catalina Costner

Scholarship Name: Ricky Costner, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Contact: Mr. & Mrs. Ricky and Catalina Costner Donor: Mr. & Mrs. Ricky and Catalina Costner The parents of Ricky Costner, Jr. established this memorial scholarship to remember their son who enjoyed working...

Mr. & Mrs. Ronald & Rebecca Stock and Mr. Frank LaManna (Correspondence to Mrs. Rebecca Stock)

Mr. & Mrs. Ronald & Rebecca Stock and Mr. Frank LaManna (Correspondence to Mrs. Rebecca Stock)

Scholarship Name: Anthony J. Wittman Memorial Scholarship Contact: Mrs. Rebecca Stock Donor: Mr. & Mrs. Ronald & Rebecca Stock and Mr. Frank LaManna Anthony J. Wittman was a highly decorated, 10-year veteran of South Carolina Law Enforcement. His service included...

Mr. Norman & Mrs. Diane Reynolds, and Mrs. Sarah Seweryniak

Mr. Norman & Mrs. Diane Reynolds, and Mrs. Sarah Seweryniak

Scholarship Name: Matthew J. Reynolds Endowed Memorial Scholarship Contacts: Mr. Norman & Mrs. Diane Reynolds, and Mrs. Sarah Seweryniak Donors: Mr. Norman & Mrs. Diane Reynolds, and Mrs. Sarah Seweryniak Matthew was a 2004 graduate from ECC. He passed away while...

Mr. Ralph Galanti and Mr. Eugene Covelli

Mr. Ralph Galanti and Mr. Eugene Covelli

Scholarship Names: Grace Galanti/Antoinette Covelli Endowed Athletic Scholarship Award, Ralph Galanti Endowed Athletic Scholarship Award Contact: Mr. Ralph Galanti and Mr. Eugene Covelli Donors: Mr. Ralph Galanti and Mr. Eugene Covelli The Grace Galanti/Antoinette...

Mr. Richard Washousky

Mr. Richard Washousky

Scholarship Name: Michael Washousky Memorial Scholarship Contact: Mr. Richard Washousky Donor: Mr. Richard Washousky The Michael Washousky Scholarship Fund creates opportunities for individuals to get a college education and realize the value of hard work and...

Mr. Robert Leader

Mr. Robert Leader

Scholarship Name: Thomas C. Leader Sr. Endowed Memorial Scholarship Contact: Mr. Michael Leader Donor: Mr. Robert Leader Mr. Robert Leader created this scholarship in memory of his father, Thomas C. Leader to support respiratory care students in their final year...

Mr. Samuel Leone

Mr. Samuel Leone

Scholarship Name: David S. Leone Memorial Scholarship Contact: Mr. Samuel Leone Donor: The Family of David S. Leone The family of David S. Leone established this memorial scholarship to honor David who was diagnosed with Chronic Inflammatory Debilitating...

Mrs. Beatrice Allen, Ms. Naomi Cerre and Ms. Sharon Wetzel

Mrs. Beatrice Allen, Ms. Naomi Cerre and Ms. Sharon Wetzel

Scholarship Name: Arthur Allen “Pass the Torch” Endowed Memorial Scholarship Contact: Mrs. Beatrice Allen, Ms. Naomi Cerre and Ms. Sharon Wetzel Donor: Mrs. Beatrice Allen, Ms. Naomi Cerre and Ms. Sharon Wetzel The Allen Family and beloved friend Ted Wetzel...

Mrs. Betty Allen

Mrs. Betty Allen

Scholarship Name: Jack D. Allen Endowed Memorial Scholarship Contact: Mrs. Betty Allen Donor: Mrs. Betty Allen The family of Jack D. Allen established this memorial scholarship for non-traditional students attending ECC. Mr. Allen served local government and was...

Mr. Scott Bieler '74

Mr. Scott Bieler '74

Scholarship Name: Scott Bieler Scholarship Contact: Mr. Scott Bieler ’74 Donor: Mr. Scott Bieler ’74 This award is given to deserving students who have managed to beat the odds by meeting and overcome tremendous adversity in pursuit of an education at ECC.

Mrs. Esther A. Matthews (Correspondence addressed to Mr. Ralph Coviello)

Mrs. Esther A. Matthews (Correspondence addressed to Mr. Ralph Coviello)

Scholarship Name: Albert E. Adams Computer Repair Technology Endowed Scholarship Fund Contact: Mr. Ralph Coviello Donor: Mrs. Esther A. Matthews This scholarship is named in memory of Mrs. Esther A. Matthews’ brother Albert E. Adams. Albert was an exceptional...

Mrs. Joy Flaschner

Mrs. Joy Flaschner

Scholarship Name: Jerrold Flaschner Memorial Scholarship Contact: Mrs. Joy Flaschner Donor: Mrs. Joy Flaschner This scholarship is in memory of Jerrold Flaschner, an ECC Foundation board member, who believed in education and was passionate about the fields of...

Mrs. Judith Miller

Mrs. Judith Miller

Scholarship Name: Gary Miller Memorial Scholarship Contact: Ms. Judith Miller Donor: Ms. Judith Miller Gary earned his A.S. Degree from Erie Community College and was co-owner and former chef of the Deerhead Inn in West Seneca. His wife, Judith, created the Gary...

Mrs. Marcia H. Washousky

Mrs. Marcia H. Washousky

Scholarship Name: Marcia H. Washousky Art Scholarship Contact: Mrs. Marcia H. Washousky Donor: Mrs. Marcia H. Washousky This scholarship fund was established to honor Mrs. Marcia H. Washousky, Professor of the Art Program at ECC.

Mrs. Mary Jo O'Sullivan

Mrs. Mary Jo O'Sullivan

Scholarship Name: Dr. Wayne O’Sullivan Scholarship Contact: Mrs. Mary Jo O’Sullivan Donor: Ms. Mary Jo O’Sullivan Dr. Wayne O’Sullivan served as Professor of History in the Social Sciences Department for 45 years-from 1971-2016. During that time, he enjoyed...

Mrs. Moira Goldfarb

Mrs. Moira Goldfarb

Scholarship Name: Craig A. Hyslop Memorial Scholarship Contact: Mrs. Moira Goldfarb Donor: Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey & Moira Goldfarb Craig A. Hyslop received his Nursing A.A.S. from ECC. His health care career spanned four decades, serving at several Buffalo area...

Mrs. Nancy Jo Hutch

Mrs. Nancy Jo Hutch

Scholarship Name: Gerard J. Hutch Memorial Scholarship Contact: Mrs. Nancy Jo Hutch Donor: Mrs. Nancy Jo Hutch This scholarship was created in memory of Gerard J. Hutch. Mr. Hutch, who grew up in the Lovejoy section of Buffalo, developed an interest for the...

Mrs. Patricia and Mr. Wayne Mertz

Mrs. Patricia and Mr. Wayne Mertz

Scholarship Name: Patricia Mertz and Wayne Mertz Mechanical Engineering Endowed Scholarship Contacts: Mrs. Patricia and Mr. Wayne Mertz Donor: Mrs. Patricia and Mr. Wayne Mertz Patricia Mertz, a former trustee of Erie Community College, and her husband Wayne...

Mrs. Rebecca E. Trezevant  (Correspondence sent to Ms. Jacqueline Trezevant)

Mrs. Rebecca E. Trezevant (Correspondence sent to Ms. Jacqueline Trezevant)

Scholarship Name: Lydia A. Trezevant Endowed Memorial Scholarship Contacts: Ms. Jacqueline Trezevant Donor: Mrs. Rebecca Trezevant Rebecca E. Trezevant created this scholarship in memory of her daughter, Lydia Trezevant

Mr. Thurman Thomas

Mr. Thurman Thomas

Scholarship Name: Thurman Thomas Endowed Distinguished Scholarship Award Contact: Mr. Thurman Thomas Donor: Mr. Thurman Thomas This scholarship assists disadvantaged students within Erie County who are continuing their education at Erie Community College.

Ms. Barbara Urban Ballard and Mrs. Adeline Kulik Urban

Ms. Barbara Urban Ballard and Mrs. Adeline Kulik Urban

Scholarship Name: Alfonso M. Urban Endowed Scholarship Contact: Ms. Barbara Ballard Donors: Ms. Barbara Urban Ballard and Mrs. Adeline Kulik Urban Life experience taught Al Urban to appreciate the value of an education and he did all he culd to see his children...