The Hopkinsville Community College Foundation held its Second Annual Award Luncheon this afternoon, with dozens of area students to benefit from their efforts.
Treasurer Scott Hancock announced about $96,000 was awarded in scholarships for the upcoming academic year by the Foundation. An additional $10,600 will be given to support the allied health program and for the Frances Thomas Literary Park. The Indian Physicians Association for Community Service and the Billie Lee Cayce Scholarship Fund will provide an additional $5,650 in support.
Students from Hopkinsville benefiting from the Foundaton are: Jamar Babb, Herman Brison, Rachel Brown, Joshua Brown, Caleb Brown, Matthew Campbell, Hope Cox, Clinton Crick, Whitney Cunningham, Latoya Greene, Caleb Haddock, Callie Halvorson, Brandi Hoover, Rebecca Knight, Armara Lewis, Bethany Lott, Jennifer Martin, Corey McKee, Heather Middleton, Amy Nightingale, Stephanie Radford, Angela Rucks, Tiffany Simpson, Breck Turner and Nadien Tyler. Rusty Guzman and Erica Moyer are winners in Oak Grove, Bethany James from Pembroke and Jason Allison, Mary Back and Shayna Myers from Crofton.
Geraldine Navarro, Elizabeth Smith and Kristy Utkin of Fort Campbell will receive rewards, as will Katelind Morris and Leslie Stone of Cadiz. Elkton residents Chelsea Berry, Karen Hill, Thomas Strader, Cynthia Tabb and Andrea Wicks will benefit from the Foundation scholarships, as will Jeremy Shank of Guthrie.
Other students on the list are Princeton resident Chandler Phelps, Russellville residents Brandie Canler and Malcom Holland and Pete Dye, Janelle Jastillana, Jacob Maikish, Kimberly Newton, Keesha Perry, Samantha Quanstrom and Michael Roberts of Clarksville.
The keynote speaker at the luncheon was filmmaker and HCC alumnus Aaron Carew, who thanked HCC Foundation Executive Director Yvette Eastham and former Fort Campbell campus Director Marc Barker for their impact on him. Carew says Barker gave him confidence to pursue his academic goals when he wasn't sure which way to go several years ago.
Carew says HCC is much different than many colleges across the country as the faculty and staff are more than willing to do whatever is necessary to ensure student success.
Carew will also be the keynote speaker at HCC's commencement ceremony Friday night at 7 at the Bruce Convention Center.