- NWFSC News 2013
- NWFSC News 2012
- NWFSC News 2011
- NWFSC News 2010
- NWFSC News 2009
- NWFSC News 2008
- NWFSC News 2007
- NWFSC News 2006
- NWFSC News 2005
- NWFSC News 2004
- NWFSC News 2003
- NWFSC News 2002
- NWFSC News 2001
- Spirit of '45 Day Express to Make Stop
- Dental Assisting Graduates Honored
- Paramedic Graduates Honored
- NWF State College to Host Annual College Night
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing Graduates Honored
- Parent Information Meetings on Dual Enrollment
- Students Named to President's List and Dean's List for Summer 2014
- Integrated Career and Technical Education Initiative Launched
- Huckabee Event to Benefit College's Music Programs
- NWF State College again recognized as Military Friendly School
- NWF State College Saddened by the Loss of Coach Patrick Harrington
- Celebration of Life set for Coach Patrick Harrington
- Tamela McCorvey Named Acting Head Womenâ€™s Basketball Coach
- Tamela McCorvey Named Acting Head Women's Basketball Coach
- Ribando Compositions Performed in Virginia, New York City
- Free IT Pro Camp Scheduled for Nov. 22
- SGA Reflects Student Involvement at 'All-Time High'
Friends, Family Remember Carol Luedecke's Caring with Arts Scholarship Gift
DESTIN ---There was a determination and drive about Carol Luedecke that was contagious. When she wasn't working on developing her next business concept, Luedecke was volunteering somewhere in the community helping others.
It was because of Carol Luedecke's caring spirit that the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation has contributed $12,000 to establish a permanent scholarship endowment at Okaloosa-Walton Community College in memory of the late Destin businesswoman and arts patron.
"Carol would have been thrilled by this," said John Luedecke of his wife who recently died after a courageous battle with cancer. "The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation decision to fund the scholarship is really an out pouring of love from so many of her friends and business acquaintances."
Luedecke said Carol's dynamic personality and success "was grounded in a deep belief in ethics, in constantly striving to improve, and in a personal commitment. She was also very concerned about those who were less fortunate than others and was anxious to lend a helping hand."
Beverly McNeil, chair of the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation Scholarship Committee, said many friends and companies contributed the funds to help establish the scholarship "because Carol just made you feel good to be around her. Carol gave such marvelous support to our arts foundation."
McNeil said the Carol Luedecke Performing Arts Scholarship will provide financial assistance to students in OWCC's arts program. "Carol gave all of us so much encouragement, and now her scholarship will do the same for students in the arts program" said McNeil. She also said a requirement for the scholarship will be for the recipient to enroll in the college's Business Ethics course.
OWCC Foundation president Herb Tinsley said the Luedecke Scholarship gift from the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation "demonstrates how two organizations can work together to support education. We were saddened by the loss of Carol Luedecke, but her legacy will live on through students who receive this scholarship."
Tinsley explained the Luedecke Scholarship contribution is eligible for matching funds from the Florida Academic Improvement Trust Fund and increase the total endowment gift to $20,000. Earnings from the endowment will provide financial assistance to students. The first Luedecke Scholarship will be awarded for Fall 2002.
For information on establishing a scholarship fund or other charitable giving opportunities, contact the OWCC Foundation at 729-5357.