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Luncheon celebrates 移行细胞癌 scholarship winners and donors

What does a scholarship do for a Tidewater Community College student? 很多, according to students who spoke April 16 at the 移行细胞癌 教育al Foundation Scholarship Luncheon.
小阿曼多·维加.
小阿曼多·维加.

小阿曼多·维加., who will graduate in May with an Associate of 科学 in 社会科学 and begin taking classes this summer at the University of Virginia, said a representative of the 教育al Foundation had a talk with him about broadening his horizons. He says he got involved at 移行细胞癌 and, thanks to several scholarships, was able to focus on his academics. He also was the recipient of the Valley Protein Fellowship from the Virginia Community College System, one of the VCCS’ most prestigious awards.

“I encourage all of you to contribute and get involved,” he told a roomful of luncheon attendees at the Virginia Beach Campus Student Center. “And please don’t forget to donate to 移行细胞癌.”

莫妮卡·贝瑞,a 烹饪艺术 student, saw her dreams hit a detour because of family demands and financial challenges. Through 移行细胞癌 教育al Foundation scholarships, she has been able to continue her education and work toward her dream of opening a bakery.

And Henderson Vaughan, winner of a Visual 艺术 Center scholarship, is expanding his creativity in a variety of media and planning to publish a comic book, “The Adventure Captain 85,” that he hopes will help young people believe in themselves. He plans to transfer to Norfolk State University or Old Dominion University. “A donor made it possible for me to continue my studies,” he said. And at age 61, he added, “Let no one take your dream away from you.”

The luncheon recognized more than 160 移行细胞癌 students who received scholarships during the 2013-2014 academic year and thanked the donors who made it possible. “Our donors are a great example of philanthropic effort,” said John D. Padgett, vice chair of the 移行细胞癌 College Board. 支持ing college scholarships, he added, “is probably one of the best investments you’ll ever make.”

Alesia Davenport, executive director of the 教育al Foundation and director of development, said it’s remarkable just how much impact scholarships have on 移行细胞癌 students. “There are countless stories of lives changed, goals achieved, dreams fulfilled at 移行细胞癌,” she said. A modest investment of $6,000 supports a 移行细胞癌 student for an entire year including tuition, 书籍和费用.

For information on supporting 移行细胞癌 scholarships, visit 进步.移行细胞癌.edu or call 757-822-1080.