HAWLEY- The Board of The John and Helen Villaume Foundation recently selected Lackawanna College to receive one of the Foundation’s 2013 community grant awards.

The $10,000 Villaume Foundation grant will be used to purchase equipment such as appliances, durable goods, including carts and racks, for the industrial teaching kitchen space being constructed as part of the Culinary Arts two-year associate’s degree program at Lackawanna College’s Lake Region Center located in Hawley.

Paul J. Strunk, Vice President for College Advancement, and Michelle Williams, Director of Grant Support Services, on behalf of Lackawanna College, received the check at arecent ceremony from Villaume Foundation board members, Dr. Paula Bennett and Mr. Paul Edwards.

Lackawanna College is an accredited, private, non-profit educational institution providing opportunities for career and personal development with associate degree, certificate and continuing education programs.

The John and Helen Villaume Foundation established by Honesdale natives, John and Helen Villaume, is dedicated to benefit charitable, religious, scientific, literary and educational programs within Wayne County. Since its inception, the Foundation has made awards totaling approximately $1,000,000.00.

Additional information about the Foundation and grant applications may be obtained from: The John and Helen Villaume Foundation, c/o Wayne Bank Wealth Management and Trust Division, 717 Main Street, Honesdale, PA 18431; by phone: (570)253-8507; or email:

trust@waynebank.com.The Culinary Arts program is part of the Mary & Harry Kiesendahl School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, at the Lackawanna College Lake Region Center. The satellite location is located at the Hawley Silk Mill. For more information call (570)226-4625 or visit www.lackawanna.edu.