NTCC holds 1st ‘Sunrise Breakfast’

Published 7:05 am Wednesday, April 6, 2016

More than 100 Washington, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and St. Helena Parish business, educational, and government leaders convened on March 24, at the Madisonville Maritime Museum to support Northshore Technical Community College at its inaugural “Chancellor’s Sunrise Breakfast,” in honor of NTCC student scholarship recipients.

The event, endorsed by the community of the Northshore, allowed all contributions to directly benefit and create future student scholarships through registration and silent auction proceeds.

Scholarship opportunities are directly correlated to Northshore Technical Community College’s ability to service and advance its mission. Through efforts made by the Louisiana Community & Technical College System (LCTCS), The Sullivan Vocational Foundation, The Council for International Educational Exchange, The Greater Mandeville Police Foundation, NTCC’s first Endowed Scholarship by the benefactors of the late Alphonse Abadie with a dollar match through the LA Board of Regents, and Northshore Technical Community College’s faculty and staff, 12 scholarship recipients were honored.

“The response from the Northshore business community in support of our students is overwhelming,” Chancellor William S. Wainwright said. “We are sincerely grateful for the investment that key stakeholders are making in advancing workforce training solutions and supporting deserving students in their career aspirations.”

The following scholarships were presented:

• Give Where You Live Scholarship made possible by LCTCS. The recipient was Star Farmer of Amite.

• Silky Sullivan Memorial Scholarship made possible by the Greater Mandeville Foundation and family and friends of Charles “Silky” Sullivan. The recipients were Erica Ammerman of Mandeville and Tequilla Santee of Abita Springs.

• Sullivan Foundation Scholarship made possible by The Sullivan Foundation. The recipient was Spencer Graves of Franklinton.

• CIEE Global Maritime Collaboration Travel Abroad Scholarship made possible through the efforts of NTCC and The Council for International Educational Exchange. The recipient was Samuel Howard of Salmen High School.

• The Alphonse “Gator” Abadie Endowed Scholarship made possible by the Abadie family and LA Board of Regents. The recipient was Star Farmer of Amite.

• Gators Give Student Scholarship made possible by NTCC’s 2015 Internal Giving Campaign. The recipients were Matthew Campo of Amite, Ivana George of Independence, David Johnson of Pearl River, and Robert Thompson of Madisonville.

• Gators Give Faculty & Staff Advancement Awards made possible by NTCC’s 2015 Internal Giving Campaign. The recipients were Beth Alford, Connect to Success Faculty and Sandy Duffourc, Connect to Success Staff.

The venue was donated at no expense by Madisonville Maritime Museum; banquet equipment donated by Cole’s Rental World of Covington; food donated by Acquistapace’s Covington Supermarket, Coffee Rani of Mandeville, Sam’s Club of Covington, The Salad Station and Berry Town Produce of Hammond, and Nonna Randazzo’s Italian Bakery of Covington; and financial contributions were made by CGB Fertilizer of Covington and Gulf Coast Bank of Covington.

The silent auction incorporated 12 unique packages, all donated from businesses located in Mandeville, Covington, Slidell and Hammond, with a total value over $3,500. NTCC students were highlighted as the food was prepared by Northshore Technical Community College’s culinary program with the wait staff consisting of Student Government Association members and student volunteers enrolled in NTCC’s Customer Service classes.

For more information about NTCC, visit online at www.northshorecollege.edu.