News Release

Published on Friday, July 21, 2006

Michelle Weisenberger of Ettrick, a student at Western Technical College, was recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation.

Through the Coca-Cola Two-year Colleges Scholarship Program, the Foundation awards a total of 400 scholarships annually to students attending higher-education institutions granting two-year degrees. Weisenberger is one of 350 students nationwide who received a $1,000 scholarship. All recipients have demonstrated academic success and participated in community service within the past 12 months.

“The Coca-Cola Two-year Colleges Scholarship Program gives support and encouragement to an under-served population of college students,” said J. Mark Davis, president of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. “This program is an extension of our long-standing commitment to college education throughout the United States. These fine students, who often juggle, school, work, and family, continue to give back to their communities through volunteer service.”

“Michelle was nominated for the scholarship because she is a great example of what Western Technical College is all about,” said Jennifer Brave, campus administrator for Western’s Independence Campus. “In addition to facilitating academic success, we encourage our students to be active members of the community by integrating volunteer work into our curriculum.”

The Coca-Cola scholarship is one of more than 200 scholarships available to prospective and current Western Technical College students.

For information about additional programs and services at Western, call 715.985.3392 or visit the Web site at