Mr. John Paul Abbot, Chairman of the Carrie Anne Scott Memorial Scholarship Foundation, recently presented a $1,000 donation check for this Scholarship to the Southern West Virginia Community College Foundation, Inc. This generous contribution was made possible by the collected proceeds from the Second Annual Little Coal River Float held on Saturday, June 10, 2017, in Danville, WV. Mr. Abbott stated that his family is proud to support higher education opportunities for local students, and sincerely thanks everyone who contributed to making this year’s scholarship fundraiser a success.
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Students Win Gold and Silver Medals at SkillsUSA Competition Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College students in Aesthetics, Nail Care, and Prepared Speech won gold and silver medals in the 52nd Annual SkillsUSA West Virginia State Leadership and Skills Conference held March 31 - April 1, 2017. Fairmont State College and Pierpont Community and Technical College hosted the event for approximately 950 students.
Southern West Virginia Community College Foundation received a $10,000 contribution from Logan Bank and Trust (LB&T) during the annual board meeting held at the 317 Steak House in Logan, WV on December 15. The contribution supports the Adult Basic Education/Eddie Canterbury Educational Scholarship at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College. The scholarship was established in 2005 by Eddie Canterbury and recognizes the importance and value of adult basic education and assisting students pursuing a higher education.
Second year student, David Paul Lane, was awarded the Michael J. McGraw Memorial Scholarship at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College for the 2016-2017 academic year. The scholarship is awarded to a non-traditional student who resides in Wyoming County and attends the Wyoming Campus. Lane, who is a paramedic, hopes to pursue a career in nursing. The Michael J. McGraw Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament is an annual event to sponsor the award.
Jimmy Welch, Executive Director of the Credit Bureau of The Virginias Foundation, Inc. recently presented a contribution to the Southern West Virginia Community College Foundation. The Credit Bureau of The Virginias Foundation Scholarship program grants scholarships annually to students on the Wyoming Campus.

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