The Hopkinsville Community College Foundation will hold its second annual Awards Luncheon Thursday morning.
A news release from the college says the event will start at 11:30 in the gallery area of the auditorium. The HCC Foundation will recognize donors and honor students who were awarded scholarships from the organization during the last school year.
The guest speaker will be HCC alumnus Aaron Carew. He is a filmmaker who made his directorial debut with a short film entitled A Final Gift, which premiered to a packed house at Sony Pictures Studio in California earlier this year.
Carew started at Hopkinsville Community College while he was stationed at Fort Campbell Army Base. After two deployments to Iraq, he graduated from HCC in 2009 with an associate in arts degree. Carew then went on to complete a bachelor of arts degree in 2011, graduating magna cum laude from the University of California, Riverside. He recently completed his masters of fine arts degree from the University of Southern California.
After the luncheon, HCC will be screening Carew’s short film, A Final Gift, at 3:30 p.m. at the English Army Education Center Auditorium at the Ft. Campbell Campus with a reception at 3 p.m. The film will be screened again at 6:30 p.m. with a reception at 6 p.m. on the Hopkinsville Campus in the Lecture Hall of the Auditorium Building. The film is approximately 17 minutes in length. There will be a discussion session with attendees following the screenings.