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Technical college awards scholarships

Northshore Technical Community College recently announced the recipients of scholarships awarded through the Sullivan Vocational Foundation Inc.

In 1999, the Sullivan Vocational Foundation Inc. was founded as a result of a donation from the estate of Mrs. Lucy Lee Robbins of Bogalusa. It was “Mrs. Lucy’s” desire that these funds be available for scholarships and educational needs of students at NTCC. A Board of Trustees was established to include community volunteers who oversee all funds and ensure that all funds are used for the original intent of this donation. Since the foundation’s inception, community businesses and private citizens have made additional contributions, which led to the awarding of six scholarships for the 2014 award year.

The scholarship awards were announced and presented earlier this month in the Northshore Technical Community College — Sullivan Campus Library.

Award recipients included Bonnie Moore, information technology student from Bogalusa who received a scholarship sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. Rodney Kalil; Ted Crain, machine tool technology student from Franklinton who received a scholarship sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. Rodney Kalil; Jordan Walker, building technology specialist student from Slidell who received a scholarship sponsored by Citizens Savings Bank; Andrew Holmes, welding technology student from Covington who received a scholarship sponsored by Seal Hydraulics; Allison N. Spoons-Fello, business office administration student from Bogalusa who received a scholarship sponsored by Moore and Jenkins Insurance; and Devin Jenkins, machine tool technology student from Bogalusa who received a scholarship sponsored by Bogalusa Civic League and the Sullivan Vocational Foundation.

“I would like to thank the Sullivan Vocational Foundation and our business community for their support of our most deserving students,” NTCC Chancellor Dr. William S. Wainwright said. “Student scholarships that support high demand technical training are critical as we build a stronger Louisiana workforce.”