The Haywood Community College Foundation recently recognized two long-time supporters, Reimar Steffen and Marjorie Warren, for their service and passion for the college.

Steffen dedicated 25 years to the college in various forms of service. He was appointed to the HCC Foundation Board of Directors in 1990. He served on several committees including: scholarship, finance, mini-grant, and executive. He established two scholarships, the Judy Steffen Endowed Scholarship Fund in honor of his wife and the Erik Steffen Endowed Scholarship in memory of his late son. In addition, Dr. Darryl Nabors started the Reimar Steffen Endowed Scholarship in honor of Steffen.

Marjorie Warren began her time at HCC as a student in the Professional Crafts Fiber program. She was appointed to the HCC Foundation Board of Directors in 2006. During her time at the college, she served on the social, mini-grant, and executive committees. With her friends, Warren created the Ladies Book Club Scholarship. She works closely with the college and the WNC Fiber/Handweaver Guild Scholarship for Professional Crafts Fiber Students.   

“Both Reimar and Marj have dedicated tireless energy and many hours to HCC and the HCC Foundation.” says Dr. Laura Leatherwood, HCC Vice President of Student Services and Interim Director of Institutional Advancement. “We will be forever grateful to them.” 

HCC’s Foundation exists to aid, strengthen, and further the work and service of the college. It assists the college to secure the necessary and timely financial support unavailable through its traditional public funding source.