Wiregrass Foundation announces scholarship recipients | Events
VALDOSTA, GA - News release from Wiregrass Georgia Technical College
The Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Foundation South is pleased to announce the recipients of several scholarships.
Thanks to the generous support of many community leaders and Wiregrass alumni, the Foundation offers several scholarship opportunities for current students and future students.
The Foundation awarded 6 current students with scholarships in April. Doyle Dean, an automotive collision repair student, and Illisha Mulvaney, a radiology student, received the Dan Hatfield Scholarship provided by the Hatfield family in honor of Mr. Dan Hatfield, Jr. Alisha Duncan, a technical support specialist student, and Cary Eaglin, a computer information student, received the CJB Industries Scholarship.
Jerry Donaldson, an accounting student, received the Non-Traditional Program Tool and Textbook Assistance Scholarship to pay for tools and books. Andrew Corryn-Watson, an accounting student, received the Carolyn King Panizzi Memorial Scholarship.
When asked why Mr. Panizzi provides this scholarship each year, he stated “I give to keep the memory of my wife alive, and because getting an education will improve anybody.
If someone has the determination to go back to improve their life through education, then for me to be able to help them is even better.”
Scholarship recipient Andrew Corryn-Watson is very grateful for donors like Mr. Panizzi. This scholarship will help him achieve his educational goal of completing his associate degree at Wiregrass, continue on to Valdosta State University to work toward becoming a Certified Public Accountant.
In addition to scholarships for current students, local high school students were also awarded scholarships. Two Lanier County High School students were the recipients of the Ben Copeland Scholarship to attend Wiregrass Georgia Technical College.
Mr. Copeland, a Technical College System of Georgia board member, and President of Patten Seed Company, awarded Abeni Williams and Brittany West each with a $1500 scholarship.
Wiregrass Georgia Tech alumni Core Brown and his wife, presented the Brooks County Alumni Scholarship to Brooks County High School student Chardonney Anderson in the amount of $500 to attend Wiregrass.
For anyone interested in creating a scholarship through the Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Foundation South, please contact Mona Paulk at 229-468-2102.