On Tuesday, May 7, 2013; Mr. And Mrs. Dennis Mills awarded a very special scholarship to a student at WVJC. The Matt Mills Memorial Scholarship was established to assist a current WVJC- Bridgeport student with the cost of certification testing associated with the IT field. Matt Mills was a graduate of WVJC in the IT program. He was an excellent young man who was well liked by classmates and instructors. He worked very hard to achieve his goals. In his first try, Matt successfully passed his A+ Certification. Upon graduation from WVJC, he was employed with RESA VII as a Computer Repair Technician for a short time before he was diagnosed with germ-cell cancer. His life was cut short by the disease just six months after his diagnosis.
The student receiving the scholarship is Samantha Fryer. Samantha is an excellent student and current work-study at WVJC. She also leads the IT club on campus in community outreach projects. Samantha resides in Bridgeport with her husband, Justin and son, Cillian.