WCCC Scholarship

Janessa was an art major at WCCC who was beginning to show an interest in art therapy when her life was tragically cut short. Having been born profoundly deaf, she overcame so many of the obstacles she encountered during her twenty-five years. The Janessa Fleming Memorial Scholarship was established to honor her strong spirit and assist others who are successfully overcoming their own disabilities.

This scholarship is available, for Art majors with a medical disability, through the Educational Foundation at Westmoreland County Community College. For further information, please visit WCCC’s website at www.wccc.edu and look for the “Alumni and Friends” tab.

Recent Scholarship Recipients

  • Stacey Plymale – She completed enough credits for her degree and achieved a 3.87 GPA
  • Lisa McKeel – Lisa combined her art studies with human services studies, hoping to obtain a bachelor’s degree in art therapy. She planned to further her studies at Seton Hill
  • Alicia Kaminski – Alicia is a Fine Arts student in good standing, with a cumulative GPA of 2.64.
  • Santos Ortiz-Pasterick – Santos is an AFA (Associate of Fine Arts) student, with a GPA of 3.44. Santos aspires to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor’s degree in Art.