On Friday night, a scholarship dinner was held at the Common Man Restaurant in Claremont to honor a Charlestown man. John Olson, who is the Vice President of Manufacturing at Whelen Engineering, was awarded by River Valley Community College, headed by president Alicia Harvey-Smith.
Olson received the River Valley Community College Exemplary Leader and Champion of Learning Award for his ongoing efforts to train our future workforce. Olson and others spoke to the crowd gathered at the Common Man and YCN was there to hear the civic leader speak.
River Valley Community College’s goal to raise one million dollars from donations, pledges, and grants was exceeded with a total of 1.3 million. The money raised from the dinner will be used for student scholarships.