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Community college foundation awards $245K in scholarships

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ROCKY MOUNT — The Nash Community College Foundation awarded $245,662 in 2019-20 scholarships to 239 students at the 44th annual Scholarship Awards Program held Oct. 24 in Brown Auditorium. The event gave scholarship recipients a chance to meet their donors and express their gratitude.

“My very best wishes and congratulations to all of the scholarship recipients,” NCC Board of Trustees Chairman Paul Jaber told the students. “We hope these financial gifts will help you on your educational journey and your pursuit of a career. Hopefully, one day when you are successful in your careers, you will reflect on this time in your lives when someone helped you. I hope you will want to do the same for a deserving student.”

The Nash Community College Foundation was formed in 1983 to support the college’s mission and fund student scholarships.

“The time I have spent at Nash Community College has been very rewarding as it has allowed me to focus on my future and define a path for me to follow,” scholarship recipient Christina Strickland said. “There is contentment in knowing you are following your heart. I look forward to the upcoming days of educating young students just as the teachers in my past did for me.” Strickland, an associate in arts degree student from Rocky Mount, received the Moring-Jennett Scholarship.

The Moring-Jennett Scholarship was established in 2000 by Dr. and Mrs. Bill Carver in memory of Dr. Carver’s grandmothers, Margaret Moring Wilkins and Eva Jennett Carver and as a legacy to their careers as educators.

“The donors here today represent our community,” NCC President Bill Carver said. “The students represent what is possible.”

The Nash Community College Foundstion is a tax-exempt nonprofit organization. For more information, call 252-451-8329 or email phballew947@nashcc.edu.