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Webb appointed to EMU Board of Regents

YPSILANTI, MI - James Webb, formerly of Hanford, has been elected chairman of the Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents. Webb is a prominent businessman in southeast Michigan, and a great contributor to the University and greater community. Webb was elected to a two-year term Dec. 15, during the board’s regularly scheduled meeting. Regents Michelle Crumm and Mary Treder Lang were both elected vice chairwomn of the board. Webb was appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder in December 2012. He is appointed for a term expiring December 2020.

Webb is a member of the 1966 graduating class at Hanford Union High School. He received an A.A. in Business Administration from College of the Sequoias in 1968, a B.B.A. in Management from Eastern Michigan University in 1971, and an M.B.A. in Finance from EMU in 1976. He also competed on the EMU varsity swimming team according to a press release from the university.


Golden 1 Credit Union Scholarships: Golden 1 Credit Union announced the continuation of its scholarship program, which will award $400,000 in scholarships to qualified applicants this year. The Golden 1 Scholarship program application period will remain open until January 18. For more information about the Golden 1 Scholarship program, please visit:

World Ag Expo and E.M. Tharp, Inc. scholarship: The “We Believe in Growing” scholarship is two $10,000 scholarships to be given out to students planning to attend a four-year university to major in an agricultural field, disbursed over four years at $2,500 a year. High school seniors from Kings, Tulare, Fresno, Madera and Kern counties are eligible to apply. The students must submit their applications by Jan. 19. Applications can be found online at

PG&E Scholarship: Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is  accepting scholarship applications for college-bound high school students and current college and continuing students living in Northern and Central California. More than 200 awards totaling nearly $700,000 are being made available through PG&E Scholarships, which includes the Better Together STEM Scholarship and employee resource group (ERG) scholarship programs. PG&E Scholarships information, including criteria and applications, is available at To be considered for a scholarship, all applications must be submitted by Feb. 5.

Kings County Black History Committee scholarship: Kings County high school seniors are eligible to apply for the annual scholarship. Pick up applications at your high school office or The Sentinel, 300 W. 6th St, Hanford. Requirements: Completed application, two letters of recommendation (one from an educator) and a type-written essay, (essay instructions are in the application.) All applications must be received via mail or email no later than Jan. 26. Mail applications to: Kings County Black History Committee, P.O. Box 224, Hanford Ca. 93232. Email is Questions: Contact Paula Massey at 761-4690. Notifications will of winners will be Feb. 9.

Cabrillo Club: The Cabrillo Clubs of California is offering $500 scholarships to high school senior students. To qualify, a student must be of Portuguese descent have a GPA of 3.5 or better all four years of high school and be involved in extracurricular activities. Scholarship applications are available by clicking the scholarship link at Applications must be postmarked by March 14 and submitted with transcripts and three letters of recommendation to: Breck Austin, State Scholarship Chairman, 472 Paradise View Dr., Vista, CA 92083.

Audrey Liebold Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship, being offered by The Kings Players, was established to honor one of the Kings Player’s founders and greatest advocates, Audrey Leibold. Eligible students must be a graduating high school senior and intend to pursue a career and/or make a contribution in the field of the Performing Arts. All applications are due by April 1. For more information, contact your high school or college career counselor, or email Scholarship Chairman, Kim Spicer at

Hanford Garden Club Scholarship: Hanford Garden Club is offering scholarships to graduating seniors from schools in Kings County in the amount of $500 each. Students must be planning a career related to the objectives of the Hanford Garden Club. This may include; botany conservation, entomology, floriculture, forestry, horticulture, landscape architecture, plant biology and/or plant genetics, urban planning, agriculture or research in allied fields. Consideration will be given to grades, extracurricular activities, and financial need. School transcript is required, along with three letters of recommendation which discuss scholastic ability, personal character, and work related experiences of applicant [each letter limited to one page]. Submission deadline is April 1, to the Scholarship Chairman, Pat Scialo, 2011 Idaho Ave., Hanford, CA 93230. Questions: Call 686-8166.


Inter-Ed in search of host families: International Education Student Exchange Programs (Inter-Ed), a non-profit high school organization, is currently looking for volunteer Host Families to host international students participating in our high school cultural exchange program. Information: Contact Inter-Ed by calling either 208-358-4480 or 209-422-6145, email C. Berger at or visit www.inter-ed for more information.

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