Tapper Foundation donates to GCSC tuition assistance for local students

The Gulf Coast State College Foundation received a $50,000 donation from the Tapper Foundation to support the Gulf Coast Guarantee program, which assists high school students graduating from the GCSC service district with their tuition and fees.

“The Gulf Coast State College Foundation values the long-term generosity and support of the Tapper Foundation,” said GCSC Foundation Executive Director Sean Preston.

“The recent gift of $50,000 serves as a reminder of their commitment to connect the scholarship needs of Port St. Joe to the educational programs provided by Gulf Coast State College.”

Meet the Editor

Wendy Weitzel, The Star’s digital editor, joined the news outlet in August 2021, as a reporter covering primarily Gulf County.

Prior to then, she interned for Oklahoma-based news wire service Gaylord News and for Oklahoma City-based online newspaper NonDoc.com during her four years at the University of Oklahoma, from which she graduated in May with degrees in online journalism and political science.

While at OU, Weitzel was selected as Carnegie-Knight News21 Investigative Fellow among 30 top journalism students from around the country. She also was senior editor managing a 12-person newsroom in coordination with Oklahoma Watch, a non-profit news organization in eastern Oklahoma.

Wendy Weitzel The Star Digital Editor

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