Fall Golden LEAF Scholarships Awarded

Twenty-seven students from Wayne Community College were selected to receive fall semester scholarships through the Golden LEAF Scholarship program for the North Carolina Community College System.

Curriculum (college credit) recipients are

June E. Mixon, Medical Coding

Julia E. Melcher, Dental Hygiene

Dustin S. D’Hemecourt, Criminal Justice;
Ru X. Huang, Associate in Arts/College Transfer;
Subrina L. Hudson, Business Administration;
Mulasi Kisindja, Practical Nursing;
Symone Lundy, Associate in Applied Science/College Transfer;
Thurman Shackelford, Emergency Preparedness;
Lindsey D. Stutts, Medical Assisting;
Kristy L. Ware, Medical Office Administration; and
Sopphira J. Washington, Early Childhood Education;

Mount Olive
Linda S Keeler, Medical Assisting

Robert P. Jennette, Associate in General Education;
Trent H. Radford, Associate in Arts/College Transfer;
Anika W. Rawlinson, Associate in Arts/College Transfer;
Dylan B. Smith, Associate in Arts/College Transfer; and
Summer P. Sutton, Associate in Arts/College Transfer;

Seven Springs
Paula Ponce, Associate in Arts/College Transfer

Elizabeth C. Harris, Associate in Arts/College Transfer

Recipients enrolled in Continuing Education occupational programs are

Heather R. Gammon, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)-Basic;
Terry L. Nance, EMT-Basic; and
Hunter R. Newsome, EMT-Basic

Ashley M. Greenup, EMT-Intermediate

Mount Olive
Ashley A. Thompson, EMT-Basic

Joshua D. Everhart, EMT-Basic; and
Ashley M. Smith, EMT-Basic
Wee. R. Henderson, EMT-Basic

The scholarships can be used for tuition, fees, books, supplies, transportation and childcare expenses related to attending classes, and industry-recognized credential testing expenses that address skill gaps upon course completion. Recipients demonstrated financial need and resided in rural counties that are tobacco-dependent and/or economically distressed.

The Golden LEAF Scholarship program, which is designed to help North Carolinians attend the state’s community colleges, is funded through a $750,000 grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation. The scholarship program is administered by the N.C. Community College System.

“The Golden LEAF Foundation is proud to have awarded over 6,400 Golden LEAF Scholarships to help North Carolinians attend our state’s community colleges,” said Dan Gerlach, Golden LEAF president. “Our hope is that these scholarships will help build the talent, knowledge and skills of our current and future workforce, especially in the rural areas of our state.”

To find a list of participating community colleges and eligible counties of residence, visit www.nccommunitycolleges.edu or www.goldenleaf.org.

The Golden LEAF Foundation is a nonprofit organization established in 1999 to help transform North Carolina’s economy. The foundation receives one-half of North Carolina’s funds from the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement with cigarette manufacturers and places special emphasis on assisting tobacco-dependent, economically distressed and/or rural communities across the state.

The Golden LEAF Foundation works in partnership with governmental entities, educational institutions, economic development organizations and nonprofits to achieve its mission. The foundation has awarded 1,216 grants totaling more than $538 million since its inception.

For more information about the foundation, visit www.goldenleaf.org or call (888) 684-8404.

Wayne Community College is a public, two-year college with an open-door admission policy located in Goldsboro, NC. As it works to develop a highly skilled and competitive workforce, it serves 15,000 individuals annually as well as businesses, industry and community organizations with high quality, affordable, accessible learning opportunities, including more than 100 college credit programs.

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