The Cerro Coso Community College Foundation received a very generous donation of $10,000 from Mr. Sam Schoenhals to create an endowed scholarship in memory of his wife, and the love of his life, Gail Marie Petty.
A very caring and compassionate woman, Gail worked as a real estate property manager where she helped people and families find their perfect home in which to build memories; and spent time helping people find jobs through a temp agency. As a successful stock broker/financial advisor for Edward Jones she assisted people in developing and managing their financial affairs. She was committed to her community and passionate about helping others. Over the years Gail, served on the board of directors on several agencies in Ridgecrest, including the Boys and Girls Club and the Salvation Army. Every year she hosted a big BBQ in support of veterans and the community.
A 1997 graduate of Cerro Coso Community College, Gail earned an A.A. in General Education and an A.A. in Social Science. She was a member of the Rotary club of the Indian Wells Valley and the Ridgecrest Lions Club. Gail will be remembered in the hearts of everyone she touched.
The Gail Marie Petty Memorial Scholarship is open to all full-time students at Cerro Coso’s Ridgecrest campus with a GPA of 2.5 or higher majoring in Business with emphasis in Finance.
The CCCC Foundation is committed to helping students succeed in college through its scholarship program. “Mr. Schoenhals generous gift will support Cerro Coso students who exhibit the leadership, initiative, and passion for people and the community for which Gail was known,” said Tony Damiano, CCCC Foundation Scholarship Chairman.
For more information on CCCC Foundation Scholarships contact the College Financial Aid Department.For further information, please contact Natalie Dorrell, Public Information (760) 384-6260