The Shirley Borel Journalism Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to students majoring in journalism at Waubonsee Community College.
Veterans of the United States Armed Forces are given special consideration for these awards.
The scholarship is funded by Indigo Debrah Johnson, a former student of Mrs. Borel’s.
Shirley Borel graduated from Marquette University with a degree in journalism. She taught journalism at Waubonsee Community College for over thirty years.
She also was the founder of the Waubonsee College newspaper, Insight. Her determination and insistence on finding and reporting the truth were a reflection of her high ethical standards.
It is in this spirit that scholarships are awarded in her name to future journalism students.
Mrs. Borel lost her life in a traffic accident in April of 2006. She was survived by her husband and three children.