“I want to give back to the community,” Jarold Hawks said. “If you give a person an opportunity to achieve, they can apply these achievements to other areas in their lives. It’s all about creating opportunities these students wouldn’t have otherwise.”
Jarold graduated from Croswell-Lexington High School and attended what was then Port Huron Junior College and went on to co-establish Black River Manufacturing. He is now retired.
"I am so proud that Mr. and Mrs. Hawks have dedicated money to help us achieve our mission of sending more students on to college," said former Cros-Lex Superintendent Dr. Kevin Miller. "This is the epitome of giving back to the community in which you live and changing the lives of young people through college education."