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Frederick Community College Foundation Presents Eagle Award to Plamondon Companies

05/16/2014

May 16, 2014
 
Frederick Community College Foundation Presents Eagle Award to Plamondon Companies
 
The Frederick Community College Foundation recently presented the Plamondon Companies with the 2014 Community Eagle Award at the College's annual Donor Scholar Reception. The Community Eagle Award recognizes unique and innovative support for FCC students and programs.
 
In 1999 the company made a generous gift to the college to launch our Culinary Arts and Hospitality Program.  With the ongoing guidance and support of the Plamondon family, who serve not just as benefactors but as a direct link to industry and employer feedback, the program has grown into both a career readiness and transfer program for students interested in culinary careers.  With the opening of the College’s Monroe Center in 2010, they supported the renovation of the previous warehouse space into a cutting edge facility, including start-of-the-art equipment in the space’s commercial kitchen.
 
In addition to their deep support of the Culinary and Hospitality program, the Plamondons have also established two endowed scholarships to support FCC students.  In 2009, the Plamondons established the James Triantis Memorial scholarship to honor their long-time business associate and friend.  In 2009, after a treasured Plamondon Companies employee was killed in a car accident, the Plamondon Companies
 
Past recipients of the Community Eagle Award include John and Barbara Jorgensen, Brian Herring, Linda Cleveland, Dr. Patricia Stanley, A. Daryl Routzahn, E. Lynn and Betty Follin, SAIC-Frederick, Carl and Norma Miller, the George L. Shields Foundation and Chris T. and Mary Lee Matthews Family, and the Loats Foundation.