• Jaksich Family Donates to MHCC Automotive Programs

    The Jaksich Family Foundation recently donated $65,000 to Mt. Hood Community College’s automotive programs. The money will establish a scholarship for automotive students and help the college with funding for the Ford ASSET program.

    Nancy Jaksich
    Nancy Jaksich

    This latest gift brings the total contributions from the Jaksich family to more than $150,000. Nancy Jaksich, owner of Suburban Auto Group in Sandy, is a long-time member of the MHCC Foundation Board of Directors. In May, she was named the 2017 MHCC Patron Saint of the Year. Recently, the MHCC Foundation Finance Committee named the 2017 Hero for Education Scholarship in Jaksich’s honor.

    The newly created Hero for Education Scholarship will honor a different local community member, MHCC employee or board member each year that it is awarded. MHCC student Sandra “Meg” Nau was this year’s scholarship recipient.

    MHCC operates three two-year degree automotive programs. They include the Chrysler Mopar College Automotive Program (MCAP), the Ford Automotive Student Service Educational Training (ASSET) program and the Individualized Mechanical Program of Repair Technicians (IMPORT). The college also offers the nine-month Automotive Technology – Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) certificate program.

    MHCC Automotive students at work
    Scott Chapman, a Ford ASSET student at MHCC.