Elston R. Johnson, D.O. Resident Physician, Internal Medicine, Doctors Hospital, Columbus, Ohio will be the keynote speaker for the annual Southern West Virginia Community College Foundation Scholarship Reception. Johnson is a graduate of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, magna cum laude graduate of West Virginia University and Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College.
A generous donation was recently presented to the Southern West Virginia Community College Foundation by representatives of Cotiga Development Company LP. The check presentation was made during the Foundations annual meeting. The donation will be used to support student scholarships.
The newest class of the Appalachian Leadership Academy (ALA) of Cotiga Fellows was introduced at a special luncheon presentation at the Williamson campus of Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College on Monday. Retired U.S. Air Force 4-star General Robert H. “Doc” Foglesong, who is president of the ALA Education Foundation, came back to his hometown as featured speaker for the induction. Foglesong, who grew up in Chattaroy and graduated from Williamson High School and West Virginia University, started the scholarship program for local Mingo County students.
AT&T contributed $8,000 to Southern West Virginia Community College Foundation for scholarships that allow rural students to pursue advanced education. The announcement was made during a special presentation by Andy Feeney, AT&T's regional vice president for External Affairs in West Virginia. "Helping students prepare for college and careers is important to AT&T. These scholarships are one more way we can help young people in West Virginia strengthen their skills and prepare for careers," Feeney said.
Employees of Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College have created a scholarship to honor retiring President Joanne Jaeger Tomblin. The scholarship administered through the Southern West Virginia Community College Foundation is part of the 2020 Vision Major Gifts Campaign. Tomblin, the driving force behind the fundraising effort, created the campaign to sustain the college and provide more opportunities to students. The fundraising campaign has raised $16.4 million through community donations, Foundations, and grants.

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