Richard A. Nasca Memorial Scholarship for Optics Excellence
Richard A. Nasca was a passionate leader and dedicated volunteer working to advance the Monroe Community College Optical Systems Technology Program. A member of the MCC Optics Advisory Committee, Rick worked closely with colleagues and friends at the MCC Foundation, Corning Incorporated Foundation and Corning Incorporated to secure and oversee a $500,000 grant that revitalized the MCC Optics program. Faculty were hired, curriculum revised, laboratories redesigned, equipment donated, enrollment exploded and graduates earned extraordinary jobs as as a result of Rick’s tireless efforts. The Richard A. Nasca Memorial Scholarship for Optics Excellence will provide full tuition scholarships to MCC students in Rick’s honor. The student recipients will be known as Nasca Scholars and will carry on Rick’s passion for optics excellence. The Richard A. Nasca Memorial Scholarship for Optics Excellence was established in 2015 by the Corning Incorporated Foundation with a $60,000 gift.