The St. Charles Community College Foundation selected Laura Helling, director of development for the international humanitarian organization Wings of Hope, to receive the college’s 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award. The award was presented at the 26th annual SCC commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 17, in the College Center on campus.
Helling was a returning learner with five young children when she started her journey at SCC. Now director of development at Wings of Hope based in Chesterfield, Mo., Helling credits SCC for giving her the start she needed.
“Before the luck – and there was some – there was a tremendous amount of hard work and that started here on this campus,” Helling said in her acceptance remarks. The Associate of Arts degree she obtained from SCC in 2001 was Laura’s first step towards the fulfillment of her career ambitions.