Work Scholars

LC Work Scholar raises nearly $7,000 for Cd'A Center Scholarships

June 19, 2017

Theresa Whitlock-Wild brought new energy, life, and excitement to LCSC Coeur d’Alene’s annual Swinging for Scholarships golf scramble. Proceeds from the golf scramble will fund scholarships for LCSC students studying at the Coeur d’Alene Center. Whitlock-Wild is the first LC Work Scholar in Coeur d’Alene. Her hard work and enthusiasm for the event paid off: Cd'A Swinging for Scholarships golf tournament raised nearly $7,000, a record for the event.

In early December, Whitlock-Wild announced Northwestern Mutual as the Main Sponsor of the scramle. Through sponsors like Northwestern Mutual taking an early interest in the event, “we were well on track to raise a record amount of funds for Coeur d’Alene scholarships in Spring 2017,” reports Whitlock-Wild’s supervisor, Rocky Owens, Director of the Coeur d’Alene Center.

Changing the name to Swinging for Scholarships is one of the biggest changes this year. Whitlock-Wild, “felt that we needed something to convey the message that this fundraiser was to help support local Coeur d'Alene LCSC students with much needed scholarships.” Whitlock-Wild improved the quality and experience of the event by moving it Avondale Golf Course and adding new events throughout the day.  One crowd favorite was the marshmallow drive. 

Whitlock Wild

Whitlock-Wild was given the opportunity to coordinate the scramble as a member of the LC Work Scholar program. “The work Theresa is doing is a great example of a return on investment,” stated LC Work Scholars Coordinator Erin Cassetto said, “We are investing in one student through the LC Work Scholars program and turning it into an investment for many.” LC Work Scholars provides opportunities for students to gain on-the-job work experience, linking classroom knowledge to and real-word experience.

“We are investing in one student through the LC Work Scholars program and turning it into an investment for many.”

Through LC Work Scholars, Whitlock-Wild was able to gain experience in her career field of interest, earn a stipend and scholarship, all while investing in the futures of other students. That's an investment that is paying dividends!

After graduating May 2017 with a major in Communications, Whitlock-Wild looks to earn a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership. She is also proud to report that  Matt’s Place Foundation, a charity she co-founded in 2015, broke ground on their first ALS-accessible adaptive smart home this past April, 2017. We can't wait to see what she does next!

LC Work Scholars represent a wide variety of majors across campus and work both on and off campus. In exchange for 10 hours of work, Work Scholars earn a tuition scholarship and stipend. For more information about LC Work Scholars contact Erin Cassetto at (208) 792-2084 or

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