Kandice Ashlee Deaver and Katelyn Nicole Deaver have been awarded Wayne Community College’s first State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) Continuing Education Scholarships.
The twin sisters used the funds to take the college’s Continuing Education Nurse Aide II course in the Fall 2013 semester. Each was awarded $750 for registration fees, books, certification fees, and course supplies, and after those, for transportation, childcare, and living expenses.
Kandice Deaver plans to continue to use her training to support herself and her toddler daughter and as a step closer to her dream of becoming a neonatal nurse. Katelyn Deaver’s plan is to become an ultrasound technician.
Both girls were influenced by their mother’s career as a certified nursing assistant, x-ray technician, and CT technician.
Deavers’ scholarships were funded by the SECU Foundation. The SECU Foundation established the program to help meet the needs of North Carolina’s unemployed and underemployed residents, focusing on assisting unemployed and underemployed adults, military veterans, and members of the National Guard. It provides 10 $750 scholarships to each of North Carolina’s 58 community colleges to pay for short-term training that leads to state-regulated or industry-recognized credentials.
Since 2004, SECU Foundation has supplied scholarships to each of the 58 North Carolina community colleges, with an annual commitment of more than $1,000,000.
A not-for-profit financial cooperative owned by its members, SECU has been providing employees of the State of North Carolina and their families with consumer financial services for 75 years. With 1.8 million members, SECU provides services through 248 branch offices, 1,100 ATMs, 24/7 Contact Centers and a website, www.ncsecu.org.
The SECU Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization funded solely by the contributions of SECU members, promotes local community development in North Carolina primarily through high impact projects in the areas of housing, education, healthcare and human services.
Wayne Community College is a public, two-year college with an open-door admission policy located in Goldsboro, N.C. 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.