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Numbers, Value Of VGCC Scholarships Presented At Awards Day Set Records

Vance-Granville Community College presented a record 278 scholarships to full-time students at Scholarship Awards Day on Sept. 25 at the college.

In addition, 200 part-time students have received scholarships valued at $300 each.

President Robert A. Miller told the scholarship recipients, presenters and guests gathered in the Civic Center that both the number of awards and their value – $242,700 – established new records for the college’s scholarship program.

Seven Presidential Scholar Awards of $1,200 each were presented to seven of the “best of the best” of Vance-Granville’s students. Presidential Merit Awards of $1,000 each went to 67 students, and 184 scholars received Academic Achievement Awards valued at $500 each. Also, 20 non-endowed scholarships valued at a total of $15,300 were presented at the ceremonies.

President Miller thanked the individuals, businesses, industries, civic groups and other organizations for their gifts of almost $5 million to the VGCC Endowment Fund and Scholarship Program. This makes it one of the largest college scholarship programs in North Carolina.

Following the ceremonies, individuals who endowed scholarships or representatives of the groups who made the award possible ate lunch in the Civic Center with the recipients of their scholarships. This gave the students an opportunity to thank their donors and the presenters a chance to learn more about the recipients and their academic goals.

Recipients of the Presidential Scholar Awards, made possible by contributions of $25,000, were:

R.B. “Bob” Butler Memorial: Yvonne B. Faison of Oxford, Human Services Technology; John T. Church Sr. Scholarship: Lynsay Dorothy Allen, Franklinton, Radiography; John T. Church Sr. Memorial: Jeremy Allen Wall, Virgilina, Va., Electronics Engineering Technology; Miss Nannie Crowder Memorial: Jennifer Long Baird, Oxford, Accounting; Dove, Knight & Whitehurst, Architects: Elisabeth Ann Wessel, Mebane, Radiography; Glen Raven Inc.: Jackie Cooper Anderson, Warrenton, Criminal Justice Technology, and Suzanne Rudd Carpenter, Warrenton, Information Systems.

Presidential Merit Awards, made possible by $12,000 contributions, were presented to:

Air Control Inc: Joanna Lynn Abbott, Henderson, Pre-Associate Degree Nursing; Linda Aleshire Memorial: Jamie Lynn Ross, Macon, Accounting; Americal Corp.: Karen Burwell Jones, Henderson, Human Services Technology; Frank and Ruth Askins Nursing: Patricia Heffner Henkel, Youngsville, Associate Degree Nursing, and Peggy Harris Spivey, Louisburg, Associate Degree Nursing; Bandag Inc.: Stephanie Owens Parrish, Creedmoor, Human Services Technology; R.B. “Bob” Butler Memorials: Rebecca Lynn Dale, Louisburg, Pre-Early Childhood Education, Kari Lynn Ingram, Castalia, Pre-Associate Degree Nursing, Ashley Rose King, Macon, Pre-Radiography, Candice Ruth McNew, Louisburg, Office Systems Technology, Donnie Graves Reynolds, Henderson, Pre-Recreation & Leisure Studies, Kimberly Marie Richardson, Hollister, Pre-Radiography, and Sanya Denise Whitley, Warrenton, Pre-Criminal Justice Technology.

CareFocus Nursing: Tammy Meador Gallagher, Norlina, Associate Degree Nursing; Church of the Holy Innocents: Jennifer Paynter Hawks, Early Childhood Associate, and Winona Walsfa Richardson, Macon, Early Childhood Associate; Emma Rose Church: Lottie Moss Stephenson, Henderson, Office Systems Technology; John T. Church Sr.: Amanda Kay Harris, Henderson, Accounting; Marion Lee Johnson Church: Johnny Asa Parham Jr., Henderson, Information Systems; Marshall Young Cooper Sr.: Heather Nicole Parrish, Henderson, Pre-Associate Degree Nursing; Mishew C. Cooper Nursing: Jamie Daniels Spencer, Oxford, Associate Degree Nursing; Harriet & Henderson Yarns Inc.: Sharon Reynolds Haskins, Henderson, Pre-Medical Office Administration.

Nannie Crowder Memorials: Jennifer Leigh Bragg, Franklinton, Pre-Associate Degree Nursing, Serene Bonita Bethea, Oxford, Associate Degree Nursing, Hannah Hymon Bullock, Warrenton, Information Systems, Gracie Robinson Crews, Norlina, Pre-Early Childhood Associate, Louis John DeRosa, Louisburg, Information Systems, Jennifer Sue Jones, Bullock, Accounting, and Connie Benson Senter, Louisburg, Pre-Accounting. 

Thurman and Fannie Crumpler Scouting: Tomeka Juliette Jones, Henderson, Accounting; Dr. Ben F. Currin: Ann Derita Taylor, Oxford, Human Services Technology; Ferguson Family Foundation: Lyubov Bigun Karcha, Henderson, Pre-Accounting; Flextronics International: Jacquelina Wilkins, Franklinton, Medical Office Administration; Glen Raven Inc.: Shannon Page Woody, Macon, Associate Degree Nursing; Granville County Cattlemen’s Association: Anna Marie Ball, Henderson, Associate in Arts; Margaret L. Gupton and Linwood M. Gupton Memorial: Heather Aileen Kilby, Youngsville, Radiography; Talmadge Hamm Memorial, Eric Christopher Fleming, Henderson, Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration.

H. Dermont Hedrick Memorial: Brandon Len Averette, Oxford, Associate in Arts; Robbie Gilliam Hedrick: Sharon Michelle Harvey, Youngsville, Radiography; Vera M. Hedrick Memorial: Kelly Barbara Twisdale, Henderson, Associate in Arts; Henderson Board of Fire & Casualty Underwriters: Sarra J. Bookman, Henderson, Accounting; Hugh White Holt Memorials: Naomi Bushell Gregory, Middleburg, Pre-Associate Degree Nursing, Judy J. Leonard, Macon, Pre-Office Systems Technology, and Richard Keith Williams, Norlina, Associate in Science; Hubbard Family: Phillip Morris Riggan, Henderson, Associate in Science; George W. Jenkins Memorial: Brenda Hunt Askew, Oxford, Human Services Technology.

Bignall Speed Jones Memorial: Jonathan Shepard Aycock, Norlina, Information Systems; Kayser-Roth Corp.: Lorena Thornton Brown, Henderson, Information Systems; Kittrell Family: Christopher Ian Wiggins, Henderson, Information Systems; Lace Lastics Inc.: Jonathan Monroe Baptist, Bullock, Business Administration; Leggett Family: Carrie Elizabeth Denton, Henderson, Radiography; Robert A. Leggett Jr. Memorial: Beverly Voyles Purser, Norlina, Pre-Information Systems; Lenox China: Dennis Garrett Davis, Oxford, Human Services Technology.

Harriette G. Mast Memorial: Marcy Snow Wright, Franklinton, Criminal Justice; Margaret West Cousins Matteson: Judy Racer Frame, Oxford, Pre-Medical Office Administration; Nelms Family: Andrew Edward Hielema, Oxford, Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration; Helen & Norris Post: Diane Kimball Moore, Butner, Pre-Recreation & Leisure Studies; Professional Construction Estimators – Triangle Chapter: John Harold Williamson, Oxford, Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration; John Stovall Royster Jr. Memorial: Joy Hicks Walker, Henderson, Associate Degree Nursing.

Lucy Royster Brenner Memorial: Deborah Maynard Rumph: Louisburg, Associate Degree Nursing; Helen Jones Sherman Memorial: Raven Nichole Johnson, Creedmoor, Associate in Arts; Sirchie Finger Print Laboratories: Sybil Renee Kearney, Norlina, Criminal Justice; VGCC Faculty & Staff: Rachel Christian Jones, Louisburg, Business Administration, Betty Adcock Barker, Oxford, Radiography, Vanessa Bumpass Dunkins, Oxford, Recreation & Leisure Studies, and Leslie Jo Holland, Wake Forest, Associate in Arts; William T. “Billy” Watkins Memorial: Jamie Rose Hester, Oxford, College Transfer.

Academic Achievement Awards, which are established by donations of $6,000, went to:

Lucy West Abbott Memorial: Amy Marie Fleming, Henderson, Pre-Recreation & Leisure Studies; Sam Alford Memorial/Henderson Lions Club: Mary Shannon Long, Henderson, Early Childhood Associate; AMVETS-Vance County Chapter No. 730: Pamela Denise Johnston, Townsville, Associate Degree Nursing, and Wendy Parker Peace, Youngsville, Practical Nursing; Hayden C. Bailey Family Memorial: Maria Claudina Heredia, Franklinton, Associate in Arts; Bank of America: Lindsay Suzanne Hatcher, Clayton, Associate in Science, and Arlette Renee Scott, Henderson, Information Systems; The Barnabus Fund: Mildred Ann Adcock, Oxford, Information Systems; BB&T of Henderson: Alissa Ann Nelson, Macon, Information Systems; BB&T of Oxford: Gail Elaine Beeson, Stem, Medical Office Administration.

W.B. Beasley Memorial: Amanda Suzanne Duke, Franklinton, Associate in Arts; George B. Blum Memorial/Middleburg Ruritan Club: Lisa Harton Manning, Henderson, Pre-Associate Degree Nursing; W.W. Boddie Sr. Memorial: Joe Louis Bullock Jr., Henderson, Truck Driving; Harold L. Sherman: Brenda A. Arrington, Franklinton, Truck Driving; Dr. Joseph A. Boyd Jr.: Sarah Catherine Freeman, Kittrell, Radiography; Amanda A. “Mandy” Braswell: Kristi Lynn Ellington, Henderson, Information Systems; Pauline Neisler Brewer: Lou Durham Baskerville, Henderson, Pre-Early Childhood Associate.

John Brigham Memorial: Rebecca Webb Tamez, Warrenton, Human Services Technology; Annie R. Bullock Memorial/City of Henderson: Matthew Nelson Prewer, Henderson, Pre-Criminal Justice; George E. and Estelle H. Bullock Memorial: Michael Robert Flickinger, Louisburg, Associate in Arts; Bernard O. Burgess Memorial Radiography: Jennifer Kristen Wilkerson, Bullock, Radiography; Burlington Industries: Travis Matthew Knight, Kittrell, Criminal Justice.

R.B. “Bob” Butler Memorials: Shalanda Montera Alston, Kittrell, Pre-Criminal Justice; Carol Meisel Freedman, Chapel Hill, Cosmetology; Jessie Mae Harris, Creedmoor, Radiography; Jennifer Leigh Hood, Bunn, Pre-Associate Degree Nursing; Thomas Stevens Jester, Louisburg, Associate in Arts; Terri Arthur Merritt, Franklinton, Radiography; Shannon Leigh Montague, Franklinton, Pre-Criminal Justice; Jacqueline Hargrove Reese, Henderson, Human Services Technology;  Evert Howard Russell, Macon, Early Childhood; Natalie Shea Stainback, Norlina, Pre-Criminal Justice; Tina Sheray Stewart, Wake Forest, Pre-College Transfer; Kathryn Ann Terry, Henderson, Information Systems; LaWanda Nicole Wilkerson, Henderson, Early Childhood Associate; John Shelton Wilson, Manson, Associate in Arts; and Kesharra Monique Wilson, Henderson, Criminal Justice.

Capital Bank: Labricia Joi Williams, Oxford, Pre-Associate Degree Nursing; Minnie Moseley Cawley Memorial: Natalie Mureen Hunter, Durham, Associate Degree Nursing; Central Carolina Bank & Trust Co.: Jami Renee Patterson, Creedmoor, Radiography; CertainTeed Corp.: Christina Maria Thompson, Oxford, Associate in Arts; Church of the Holy Innocents: Chrissie Diane Alejos, Henderson, Information Systems; John T. Church Sr./Roses Stores: Stacy Renae Freshour, Henderson, Cosmetology; Martha M. Clark: Kellie Aman Norris, Kittrell, Associate Degree Nursing; Rudolph Corbitt Memorial: Heather Ann Wood, Louisburg, Business Administration; Lucille Couch: Teresa Gayle Royster, Oxford, Early Childhood Assistant; Lenwood A. Crabtree: Kirk Richardson, Warrenton, Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration.

Miss Nannie Crowder Memorials: Diane Yuka Boos, Creedmoor, Associate in Arts; Brenda Lewis Cobbins, Henderson, Pre-Early Childhood; Peter Martin Cruz, Henderson, Information Systems; Rachel Lynn Garner, Wake Forest, Associate in Arts; Rebecca Lea Garner, Wake Forest, Pre-College Transfer; Uiama Ronquella Jackson, Franklinton, Information Systems; Latonya Rita McKnight, Kittrell, Pre-Associate Degree Nursing; Jonathon Michael Moore, Franklinton, Associate in Science; Stacey Nicole Moser, Kittrell, Pre-Criminal Justice; Antonio Perry, Franklinton, Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration; Celestine Morreen Stamper, Henderson, Carpentry; Dorothy Herdman Wiggins, Youngsville, Medical Assisting; Patricia Blair Williams, Franklinton, Pre-Early Childhood Associate; Fredericka Wynn, Wake Forest, Criminal Justice; and Jacqueline Valeria Young, Henderson, Pre-Accounting.

Dorothy M. Currin Nursing: Shannon Nicole Perdue, Henderson, Associate Degree Nursing; Dorothy M. Currin Memorial: Amanda Jean Lockwood, Youngsville, Associate Degree Nursing; Sophia H. Currin Memorial: Ramona Bynum Garrett, Henderson, Associate Degree Nursing; T.J. “Pooky” Currin Memorial: Gloria Shumate Goodin, Oxford, Pre-Associate Degree Nursing; Thomas B. Currin/Oxford Rotary Club: Diane Blalock, Oxford, Office Systems Technology; Mr. And Mrs. William A. Delbridge: James Crandell Wilson, Manson, Associate in Arts; Mr. And Mrs. B.A. Parker: Alma Elizabeth Holtzman, Norlina, Radiography; Eastern Carolina Rabbit Breeders Association: Heather Marie Carter, Wake Forest, Medical Assisting.

Franklin County Education Fund: Hugh Brian Ray, Bunn, Criminal Justice; Julius M. Frazier Memorial: Jeramiah James Bell, Wake Forest, Automotive Systems; Gate Concrete Products Co.: Larry Wayne Self, Oxford, Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration; Georgia-Pacific Corp.: Donna Barnes Strunk, Warrenton, Medical Office Administration; Hubert L. Gooch Sr.: Barbara Thomas Cozart, Oxford, Pre-Early Childhood Associate; Patricia P. Graham: Jessica Leigh Morris, Oxford, Associate in Arts; Elie Gut/Ideal Fastener Corp.: Dechelle Lasha Small, Oxford, Pre-Associate Degree Nursing.

Granville Industrial & Business Club: James Raymond Faircloth, Creedmoor, Associate in Arts, Terry Lawrence Moon, Oxford, Information Systems, and Rosalind Randolph Speed, Oxford, Medical Office Administration; Betty S. Hicks/Granville Industrial & Business Club: Angie Ray Machado, Butner, Pre-Associate Degree Nursing; John K. Nelms/Granville Industrial Club: Celeste Deborah Joiner, Creedmoor, Information Systems; Talmadge Hamm Memorial: Ashley F. Gill, Henderson, Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration; Joseph and Carrie P. Hamme: Shelley Renae Fields, Creedmoor, Associate Degree Nursing.

Dr. & Mrs. Roy L. Noblin Memorial: Cristal Carol Tart, Creedmoor, Radiography; Thurston S. and Vivian L. Parham: Julie Nicole Norwood, Oxford, Radiography; Thomas G. and Mildred K. Taylor Memorial: Jeffrey Scott Canada, Stem, Welding; John Person Harris Jr. Memorial: Lynette Donielle Thompson, Oxford, Pre-College Transfer; John Person Harris Sr. Memorial: Leah Williams Pernell, Oxford, Associate Degree Nursing; Mattie B. Harris: Theodore Linwood Swann, Creedmoor, Information Systems; Robert J. and Isabel B. Morgan Memorial: David Thomas Matthews, Oxford, Carpentry.

Henderson Business and Professional Women’s Club: Wanda Bobbitt Alston, Louisburg, Information Systems; Thelma “Bug” Dempsey/Henderson Business and Professional Women’s Club: Kelly McIntosh Ellis, Louisburg, Pre-Information Systems; Carrie Draper/Henderson Business and Professional Women’s Club: Karen Inscoe Ramsey, Henderson, Pre-Office Systems Technology; Fitzhugh A. Kesler/Henderson Business and Professional Women’s Club: Lynetta Edmonds Cameron, Oxford, Associate Degree Nursing; Emily G. Whitten/Henderson Business and Professional Women’s Club: Frances Bennett Rogers, Henderson, Information Systems.

Ethel Jane Rideout Harrison Memorial: Ricky Allen Edwards, Henderson, Cosmetology; Robert Burnham Harrison Sr. Memorial: Melanie Lane Paynter, Henderson, Pre-Early Childhood; Robert B. Harrison/Henderson Kiwanis Club: Janet Garrett White, Roxboro, Radiography; Henderson Board of Fire & Casualty Underwriters: Vonisha Massie Mullin, Henderson, Pre-Accounting; Henderson Coca-Cola/Classic Food Services: Earnestine Hargrove, Henderson, Human Services Technology; Henderson Woman’s Club: Heather Jean Guerrant, Henderson, Pre-College Transfer, and Nora Lynn Norwood, Henderson, Associate in Arts.

Irene Hamm Hester Memorial/Carolina Cooling & Heating: Phillip Stewart Tabron, Louisburg, Electrical/Electronics Technology; George W. Holden Jr. Accounting: Christina Delois Webb, Creedmoor, Accounting; The IAMS Co.: Debra Jones Talley, Henderson, Accounting; George W. Jenkins Memorial Boy Scouts: Donald L. Togisala, Stem, Associate in Arts, and Adam Thomas Weatherington, Henderson, Information Systems; Linda Vele Johnson Memorial: Carrie Talley Brodie, Franklinton, Human Services Technology; Seby B. Jones and Rufus T. Aiken: Jason Ryan Huff, Creedmoor, Associate in Arts.

James M. “Jimmy” Joyner Memorial: Shannon Joy Simmons, Wake Forest, Associate in Science; Mr. And Mrs. C.B. Keller Memorial: Matthew Gerald Thompson, Henderson, College Transfer; William Lee Keller Memorial: Thaddeus Remond Harden, Henderson, Industrial Systems Technology; Kerr Lake Area Home Builders Association/Red Faulkner Memorial: Jason Michael Morris, Oxford, Welding; Kerr Lake Home Builders Association/John Franklin Scholarship: Lewis Wayne Keller, Henderson, Carpentry; Kerr Lake Board of Realtors: Glynnis Ruschell Wilson, Norlina, Business Administration; Milton F. Legg Jr. Memorial: Amy Lynn Hedgepeth, Henderson, Pre-Associate Degree Nursing.

Frank H. Madigan: Kathleen Ann Monahan, Wake Forest, Criminal Justice; Vesta Fortson Manning Memorial: Michael Graham Garner, Wake Forest, Associate in Arts; Harriette G. Mast Memorial: Jeremiah Frank Dubois Jr., Kittrell, Information Systems; William J. “Bill” Matthews Memorial: Amanda Carol Sorrell, Henderson, Pre-Associate Degree Nursing; Fred A. and Ernestine H. Miller Memorial: Marlene Hicks Peterkin, Henderson, Human Services Technology; Nekoosa Packaging: Kimberly Marie Wilkins, Warrenton, Medical Office Administration.

Diane W. Nethercutt Memorial Nursing: Denise Lewis Bryant, Louisburg, Associate Degree Nursing; Newton Instrument Co.: Jess Hendon Currin, Oxford, Pre-College Transfer; Nortel: Thomas Keith Andrews, Creedmoor, Pre-Electronics Engineering Technology, Ronnie Lee Compton, Oxford, Electronics Engineering Technology, and Michael Allen Murphy, Youngsville, Pre-Electronics Engineering Technology; Novozymes North America Inc.: Ann Marie Bonini, Franklinton, Radiography, Michelle Renee Craddock, Franklinton, Associate in Arts, and Evangeline Darden Spruill, Louisburg, Pre-Early Childhood Associate; Owens-Illinois: Connie Talley Jones, Warrenton, Pre-Accounting.

Oxford-Henderson Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.: Sandra Cooper Freddie, Oxford, Accounting, and Veronica Taylor Royster, Oxford, Radiography; Oxford Lions Club: Sarah Williams George, Creedmoor, Information Systems; William D. Payne: Laura Ann McDonald, Creedmoor, Associate in Arts; W.D. Payne/Henderson High School Class of 1938: Donald Alvin Colbert, Youngsville, Criminal Justice; W.D. Payne/Henderson High School Class of 1939: Adina Latrice Davis, Henderson, Pre-Early Childhood Associate, and Princess Marie Solomon, Louisburg, Accounting; William D. Payne/Vance County Retired School Personnel: Karri Ellen Wheeler, Henderson, Associate in Arts.

Scott Parker Peace Memorial: Heather Jean Tice, Wake Forest, Associate in Arts; Adna B. Pierce Memorial: Julie Suzanne Yancey, Henderson, Pre-College Transfer; Henry S. Peoples Memorial/Disabled American Veterans Chapter 67: Dawn Inez Bauknight, Oxford, Associate Degree Nursing; Henry S. Peoples, Chapter 67, DAV: Heather Marie Bolton, Norlina, Associate Degree Nursing, Marquita Faye Cheek, Warrenton, Associate Degree Nursing, Martha Rebecca Long, Castalia, Associate Degree Nursing, and Marcia Amatangelo Mitchell, Youngsville, Associate Degree Nursing.

Mary Potter High School: Johnnie Jerel Eaton, Oxford, Carpentry, and Vaniella V. Rodwell, Oxford, Pre-College Transfer; PSNC Energy: Adrian Lamont Holden, Henderson, Industrial Systems Technology; RBC Centura of Oxford: Nancy Elaine Mace, Stem, Radiography; Planters National Bank: Heather Renae Richard, Wake Forest, Early Childhood Associate; Buggana Subba Reddy Memorial: Jeffrey Aguinot Pareja, Raleigh, Associate Degree Nursing; Putlur S. Devi Reddy Memorial: Tina Marie VanBuren, Norlina, Associate Degree Nursing; Putlur Jayarama Reddy Memorial: Kader Ozpehlivan, Oxford, Information Systems.

Steven Allen and Thomas “Tommee” Wayne Reese: Bambi Delaina Hendricks, Franklinton, Associate in Arts; Revlon: Johnny Lee Beal, Oxford, Pre-College Transfer, Ivonne Salamanca Caldwell, Creedmoor, Pre-College Transfer, and Bobby Leonard Wilson, Oxford, Pre-Early Childhood Associate; Rowan-Walters Nursing: Stariline Gaye Cozart, Oxford, Practical Nursing, and Marianne Buffaloe Morris, Wake Forest, Associate Degree Nursing; Robin Rowland Memorial: Timothy Terrell Douglas, Kittrell, Cosmetology; Royal Home Fashions: Lee Marshall Owen, Henderson, Associate in Arts.

Clemens Oscar Seifert/Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Henderson: Portia Charmian Hargrove, Henderson, Information Systems; Mary Helen Harris Shields Memorial: Maximo Soto, Henderson, Pre-College Transfer; The Silo Restaurant: Shwanda Verdina Thomas, Henderson, Pre-Associate Degree Nursing; Hettie Currin Skipper Memorial Nursing: Jeanne Beck Burgess, Butner, Practical Nursing; South Granville Rotary Club: Kimberly Mitchell Brandon, Oxford, Cosmetology; Ben and Cornelia Terry: Donna Jernigan Compton, Youngsville, Accounting; Rachel P. Thomas: Coleen Nina Green, Creedmoor, Cosmetology.

Bessie Nelson Trado/First United Methodist Church: Tiffany Winstead Collins, Warrenton, Practical Nursing; Grady W. Tunstall: Jermara Jhirell Bullock, Manson, Associate in Arts; Universal Leaf North America: Jeannette Rose Honeycutt, Henderson, Associate in Arts; Frank Tedder Memorial/J.P. Taylor Employees/Universal Leaf: Robert Edwin Carroll, Wake Forest, Automotive Systems Technology; Vance County Association of Educational Office Professionals: April Michelle King, Henderson, Accounting; Vance Construction Co.: John Benjamin Scott, Wake Forest, Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration.

Veterans of Foreign Wars/Hill Cooper Post No. 2417: Robert G. Gagnon Jr., Franklinton, Information Systems, Robert D. Hedetniemi, Louisburg, Information Systems, and Tina Jones Peoples, Henderson, Pre-Criminal Justice; Warrenton Rotary Club: Christopher Jermain Boyd, Norlina, Pre-Criminal Justice; Marvin H. Baugh/Warrenton Rotary Club: Jodie Lynn Jackson, Norlina, Information

Systems; S.M. Watkins Sr. Memorial: Lacresha Tawanica Henderson of Henderson, Pre-Criminal Justice; Edward L. Williams Memorial: Charlie Ray Hargrove, Henderson, Automotive Systems; Kate M. Wood Memorial: Catherine Elizabeth Jackson, Oxford, Medical Office Administration.

Recipients of Non-Endowed Scholarships were:

Alaris Medical Systems: Kerri Lynn Adcock, Creedmoor, Stephanie Dawn Blair, Oxford, and Heather Cockman Morton, Stem, all Associate Degree Nursing, and Sarah Hunt Bullock, Oxford, Practical Nursing; Myrtle Jane Pruitt Nursing Scholarship: Kimberley Ackerman West, Oxford, Associate Degree Nursing; Myrtle Jane Pruitt Radiography Scholarship: Carla Renea Noell, Oxford, Radiography; Sprint: Andrea Nicole Blackwell, Bullock, College Transfer, Terry Wayne Lewis, Oxford, Information Systems, and Denise Taylor, Creedmoor, Pre-Business Administration; Wachovia: Amanda Louis Overcash, Henderson, Radiography.

GlaxoSmithKline: Crystal Elana Ayers, Wake Forest, Business Administration; Jeremiah Benjamin Clever, Youngsville, Associate in Arts; Teresa Rae Dover, Henderson, Associate in Arts; Brett Edwin Forster, Henderson, College Transfer; Hollie Marie Haynes, Warrenton, Associate in Arts; Michael Dean Kromer, Henderson, Associate in Arts; Mark Brandon Moran, Franklinton, Electronic Engineering Technology; Timothy Wayne White, Warrenton, Electronic Engineering Technology; Clinton Ross Wilder, Franklinton, Associate in Arts; and Jason Tyler Wright, Louisburg, Associate in Arts.

In the first photo, Lynsay Dorothy Allen of Franklinton, right, accepts the John T. Church Sr. Presidential Scholar Award from Mr. Church’s widow, Marion Church, during Vance-Granville Community College’s Scholarship Awards Day Sept. 25. Mr. Church was the former chairman of Rose’s Stores Inc. and served as chairman of the Vance-Granville Board of Trustees. Allen is a Radiography student at the college.

The second photo above is Kristi Lynn Ellington of Henderson, right, accepting the Amanda A. “Mandy” Braswell Academic Achievement Award from Alice Braswell at Vance-Granville Community College’s Scholarship Awards Day Sept. 25. Alice Braswell and her husband, Marvin, established the scholarship in memory of their daughter who was enrolled in Information Systems Technology, the same program as Ellington, when she died of cancer.

The third photo is of Jonathan Shepard Aycock of Norlina, right, accepting the Bignall Speed Jones Memorial Presidential Merit Award from Howard Jones during Vance-Granville Community College’s Scholarship Awards Day Sept. 25. Howard Jones and his family established the scholarship in memory of their father who was the long-time publisher and editor of The Warren Record. Aycock is an Information Systems student at the college.