Katherine Ann VanDriel Memorial Scholarship

The Katherine Ann VanDriel Memorial Scholarship scholarship was established in memory of Katherine Ann (Armsby) VanDriel, a former Maricopa Community College student, who had a career in EMT and emergency services dispatch. Kathy graduated from Mountain View High School in Mesa, AZ in 1985. She met Todd VanDriel, Captain of the Apache Junction firehouse, in 1984 and they married in 1986. Pursuing her career, Kathy attended both Mesa Community College and Phoenix College. She worked as an EMT, a 911 emergency dispatcher, an emergency room tech, and a care facility manager. She loved all animals and especially her horses. She really enjoyed getting to know people and would help anyone in need. Her life was dedicated to helping others – no matter the cost.