Renton Technical College: Appliance & Refrigeration Training
The Renton Technical College Foundation
has established a memorial scholarship in the memory of Ric Deputy, the long-time Major Appliance Technology instructor who passed away August of 2000.
Ric came to Renton Vocational Technical Institute, as RTC was known then, in 1972. Instructors who knew him in those days have all responded with stories of his generosity and positive attitude. Several shared how he and wife Carol would invite the entire faculty to their house for a yearly garden party. As his former students and colleagues know, his unique and warm teaching style left many such wonderful memories.
Ric served his academic community in other ways as well. He was twice President of the Renton Federation of Teachers, which he was instrumental in establishing as a separate bargaining unit under the statewide federation. He was also recognized in 1993 as one of the winners of Renton Technical College and Puget Sound Energy’s Exceptional Faculty Award.
All of the current Maytag Techs who are RTC Alumni where in part trained by Ric.
The scholarship we hope to fulfill in Ric’s name is a perpetual endowment which can provide for years to come through the use of its earnings for the good of the students in the Major Appliance and Refrigeration Technology Program. We are proud to have reached the first level in establishing a $2500.00 endowment to support this scholarship and hope to increase it to a minimum of $5000.00 .
This effort will benefit from promotion through the Foundation’s “Scholarship for Every Program” initiative recently adopted by our college Foundation’s Board of Directors. Foundation staff has been spreading the word about this vision around campus for several weeks and it has been received enthusiastically.
If you’d like to know more about how you can help, please don’t hesitate to call the Foundation Office at (425) 235-2356. Thank you for considering supporting Renton Technical College and its Foundation.
Donations can be sent directly to the Foundation Office referencing the Major Appliance Program Endowment and Ric Deputy Scholarship. See address below for college.
Renton Technical College
3000 NE 4ht St
Renton WA 98056www.rtc.edu The attachment below is a RTC Appliance & Refrigeration program brochure.