Sandy Frederick is still an integral part of Kirkwood Community College
and its outreach, despite succumbing to cancer in 2001.
Thanks to the Sandy Frederick Memorial Endowed Scholarship
established in 2001 by her husband Gary and children Amy Hussel and
Adam Frederick, Sandy continues to support and encourage Kirkwood
Sandy Frederick's remarkable, compassionate commitment to her work
with students in Kirkwood's Advising Center became a significant part
of who she was: someone whose love of education fueled her outreach
to students needing guidance. She helped them believe in themselves.
Students sought her out and trusted her advice. Sandy's love for her
work prompted her to move from part-time to full-time work in the
Advising Center so she could help more students.
"Sandy was dedicated to her work at Kirkwood and was proud of her
opportunity to impact student lives through academic advising and
testing," Gary Frederick explains. "This scholarship represents an
excellent way to continue her memory. This is especially important to our
Sandy flourished in her 15 years at Kirkwood, Gary adds, "and believed
that student success was a reflection of Kirkwood's supportive and
The scholarship in her name has kept her an integral part of that positive
environment, still inspiring and enabling students to pursue their dreams
through Kirkwood. Since 2001, the fund's support has helped many
students continue and complete their education at Kirkwood. The
recipients take time to thank the Frederick family for giving them financial
assistance at a critical time in their education.
"It's always rewarding to receive 'thank you' letters from the students
chosen for the scholarship," Gary says. "Student letters convince me
more than ever that offering educational financial assistance is an
excellent way to help others and maintain the memory of a loved one."