Archive for November, 2012

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The Spartanburg Community College (SCC) Foundation awarded $28,256 in academic scholarships to 42 deserving SCC students for the 2012-2013 schoolyear. Donors and students were recently honored at the Foundation’s annual scholarship awards brunch at the Marriott at Renaissance Park in Spartanburg.

“We are fortunate enough to be entrusted with funds from our generous donors that make these scholarships possible,” said SCC Foundation Chair Steve Querin as he opened the ceremony. “Frankly, it’s the coolest part of what we do, and we’re proud to do it. On behalf of the SCC Foundation board, we congratulate all of the scholarship recipients and we thank the donors for their continued support.”

Robert David Burdette, a Mechatronics student at SCC, will be the first person in his family to receive a college degree. “This is an awesome opportunity. The faculty and staff at SCC have taken me in like family. It’s a dream come true to achieve an associate degree. It’s allowed me to be an inspiration to my son and my daughter. I’m honored to receive this scholarship from Grainger, which has made a big difference for me.”

Desizinore Browning, a nontraditional, University Transfer student, who is also a student ambassador and a work-study at SCC, received two scholarships at the award ceremony. “First and foremost, I must say thank you to the donors because these scholarshipstruly do help. I was laid off from my job and decided to go back to school. Now I have three part-time jobs and a senior in high school, so I have to work and maintain good grades. I love SCC because it has given me the foundation of education, which is so important to make it in this world today. It’s been challenging, but I would not change anything about this opportunity.”

“Our benevolent donors are community members, non-profits and local businesses,” said Sam S. Hook, executive director of the SCC Foundation. “We commemorate theirgenerosity and the impact they make on our students’ lives who will, in return, make a difference in our community. It’s outstanding to see how even a modest contribution can make a long lasting impression.”

The following students received SCC Foundation scholarships for the 2012-2013 school year:

Bruce Harris Memorial Scholarship –  
Johnica Ortiz, Gaffney

Charles R. Sanders Memorial Scholarship –  
Patricia McKale, Spartanburg

Chris Duerksen Memorial Scholarship –  
Mayson Miller, Blacksburg
Mercedes Shields, Duncan

Compass Group Canteen Scholarship –
Joshua Burke, Chesnee
Benjamin Cummins, Cowpens
Misty Dillard, Boiling Springs
Dana Gullickson, Spartanburg

Deborah Ann Kay Memorial Scholarship –
Desizinore Browning, Greer

Dr. Julian and Elizabeth Williams Nursing Scholarship –
Shawntay Lindley, Inman

Foster and Ruth Chapman Single Parent Achievement Award –
Natasha McDaniel, Spartanburg
Jennifer Schlamp, Boiling Springs

HVAC Technology Scholarship –
Mitchell Duvall, Gaffney

Jack A. Powers Presidential Achievement Award – 
Misty Dillard, Boiling Springs

James C. Wood Scholarship –
Kenneth McGahee, Boiling Springs

Jimmy Painter Horticulture Scholarship –
Clarissa Allaire, Catawba
Charleen Alman, Union
Evan Brown, Taylors
McKinley McClellan, Jonesville
Trevor Stamey, Anderson

JM Smith Foundation –
Megan Waddell, Greer

Joe R. and Joella F. Utley Radiologic Technology Scholarship –
LeUnna Littlejohn, Gaffney
John A. Squires Memorial Alumni Scholarship –
Kandice Kiosse, Spartanburg

John B. White Scholarhsip –
Chanda Davis, Duncan
John C. Johnson Memorial Scholarship –
Desizinore Browning, Greer

Mr. and Mrs. George Moseley Scholarship –
Amanda Taylor, Lyman

Piedmont Interstate Fair Horticulture Scholarship –
McKinley McClellan, Jonesville

Richard and Shirley Gage Brazilian Friendship Scholarship –
Evan Brown, Taylors

Spartanburg Downtown Rotary Scholarship –
Adam Regoni, Campobello

Shirley Tillotson Memorial Scholarship –
Dyetta Studyvance, Gaffney

Spartanburg County Foundation Scholarship –
Richard Bennett, Arcadia
Dana Gullickson, Spartanburg

Vic Bailey Ford Asset Scholarship –
Dakota Aldred, Dearing, GA

Watts Dental Scholarship – 
Traci Hurt, Spartanburg

WEASC Scholarship –
Lori Show, Cowpens

Will Myers Memorial Scholarship –
Joseph Culbreath, Boiling Springs
Ronald Dagg, Greer
Thomas Holbert, Boiling Springs
Daniel Medvedev, Spartanburg
Benjamin Rahrer, Duncan
Denis Zagorevkiy, Spartanburg

W.W. Grainger, Inc. Scholarship – 
Robert David Burdette, Chesnee
Matthew Clark, Boiling Springs

For additional information on the SCC Foundation and Foundation scholarships, call (864) 592-4624.

Photos and captions available for download at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sccsc/sets/72157632022585907/

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Spartanburg Community College (SCC) received a $10,000 grant from the Heritage Classic Foundation to support the LEGO Robotics program in Cherokee County. The check presentation was made during the Downtown Rotary Club Luncheon at ThePiedmont Club on Tuesday, October 30.

“We’re grateful to the Heritage Classic Foundation for recognizing the importance of STEM; science, technology, engineering and math programs, by supporting our LEGO Robotics initiative in Cherokee County Schools,” said SCC President Henry Giles.

The grant was made possible by the 2012 RBC Heritage PGA TOUR golf tournament and the Verizon Foundation. The Verizon Foundation awarded a three-year $1.5 million dollargrant to the Heritage Classic Foundation in 2011. A portion of the funding is to be used to increase students’ interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).

“The Heritage Classic Foundation feels Spartanburg Community College and its Cherokee County Campus deserves this grant because its LEGO Program is making students become moreinterested in math and science,” said Charity Committee Chairman Stan Smith. “There are more than 180 students enrolled in SCC’s program who build their own robots using LEGOs and other materials.”

“SCC’s Cherokee County Campus’ vision to increase young people’s vision in STEM subjects through the LEGO Robotics Program has become a reality,” stated Senator Harvey S. Peeler. “Our citizens are taking advantage of the programs offered by the community college, and organizations such as the Heritage Classic Foundation are recognizing the benefits that SCC’s programs provide to our community.”

SCC’s LEGO Robotics Program is based on a national model of discovery science: students enjoy learning when they are doing something that is fun. Using state-of-the-art materials and equipment provided by The LEGO Group, students from elementary school through college are introduced to STEM concepts and principles. Theyapply what they are learning by building robots that can function in various ways, and they may also compete in county, state and national robotics competitions.

This Heritage Classic Foundations grant brings the total charitable funds distributed by the Foundation to $1.5 million in 2012. Since 1987, close to $23 million has been donated to those in need throughout South Carolina.

To view or download photos of the check presentation, go to: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sccsc/sets/72157631889895403/

About Heritage Classic Foundation

Our mission is to provide the highest quality PGA Tour golf event that generates significant economicimpact and promotion for the Hilton Head Island region and the state of South Carolina while generating funds for charitable causes that enhance the quality of life of all. For more information about the Heritage Classic Foundation,please visit www.heritageclassicfoundation.com or Facebook (Heritage Classic Foundation).

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Take a look at SCC’s Corporate & Community Education November Newsletter to see what classes are available in December. You can also view our entire schedule and register online.

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