ALPENA, MI—The Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan is pleased to announce the creation of the Carl A. and Kathleen A. Woloszyk Scholarship Fund to provide assistance to students graduating from Rogers City High School to attend any post-secondary public or private school in Michigan. The scholarship fund was established with a contribution of $5,000 with additional funding expected to come from a bequest from the Carl A. and Kathleen A. Woloszyk Trust.
“Carl Woloszyk is a role model for board members of charitable organizations like the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan,” said CFNEM Executive Director Barbara Frantz. “He joined the Community Foundation board in March 2011 and serves on its marketing committee. By establishing an endowed scholarship fund with the Community Foundation, they are not only making a difference in the future of many Rogers City High School graduates, but they also are making sure that Northeast Michigan continues to have a strong, vibrant community foundation to serve the region now, and forever,” added Frantz.
Carl Andrew Woloszyk was born on May 12, 1947 to Andrew and Virginia (Wodkowski) Woloszyk in Dearborn, Michigan. Carl was one of four children (himself and three sisters). His father was a machine tool job setter for Ford Motor Company and a veteran of World War II. His mother was employed during the War in a factory as a “Rosie the Riveter,” but after marrying Andrew Woloszyk in June 1946, stayed at home to raise their family.
Kathleen Ann “Kathy” (Provost) Woloszyk was born on October 1, 1947 to Frank and Maxine (Grzena) Provost in Springfield, Illinois. Kathy was one of seven children (herself, three sisters and three brothers). Her father worked full-time as a bus driver for the City of Detroit and part-time as a taxi cab driver. He eventually was promoted to greenskeeper at the Palmer Park Golf Course in Detroit. Maxine stayed at home to raise the family.
Both Woloszyks are retired educators with extensive training and experience. Carl A. Woloszyk, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus from Western Michigan University has had over 35 years of experience in the field of education as an instructor, administrator and university teacher-educator. He has been an elementary, junior high, high school and university instructor. Woloszyk is co-author of a textbook entitled Marketing Essentials, which is used in secondary marketing programs throughout the country.
Dr. Woloszyk completed an associate degree from Henry Ford Community College, a B.A. degree in business administration from Michigan State University and his M.A. degree from Eastern Michigan University. He has an educational specialist (Ed.S.) degree in occupational education from the University of Michigan and his Ph.D. in business and distributive education from Michigan State University.
Kathy Woloszyk retired from Rogers City Area Schools after teaching at the high school for seven years where she was a computer applications instructor and ski club advisor. Prior to teaching in Rogers City, she taught typing, shorthand, accounting, and office administration full-time to youth and adults in various school districts and part-time at post-secondary institutions in Michigan. Kathy is a Certified Professional Secretary (CPS) and received her bachelor’s degree in business education from Central Michigan University and her M.A. degree from Michigan State University.
Carl and Kathy Woloszyk were married on July 19, 1969 at St. Christine’s Church in Detroit. They have two children (Steven and Brian Woloszyk) and four grandchildren (one grandson and three step grandchildren) and currently reside in Rogers City, Michigan. Carl and Kathy live in northern Michigan during the summer and vacation in southern Arizona in the winter. They enjoy attending plays and concerts, hiking, hunting, motorcycling and travelling.
Both Carl and Kathy believe in giving back to their community and in the importance of obtaining a good education. The Carl A. and Kathleen A. Woloszyk Scholarship Fund has been designed to provide Rogers City Area School graduates with assistance to meet their post-secondary needs.
The Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan is a charitable organization committed to providing people who care about the future of our area with unique and effective ways of supporting their community now, and for generations to come.
Led by a volunteer board of local citizens, the foundation oversees a group of permanent endowment funds from a wide range of donors. Gifts of all sizes from individuals, families and corporations are invested in a balanced, well-managed portfolio to build endowments, enabling support for local community nonprofits now and forever. To make a donation or learn more about how community foundations work, visit www.cfnem.org.