Foundation awards scholarships

Published 4:35 am Saturday, November 24, 2018

The Sullivan Vocational Foundation held a scholarship announcement Friday, Nov. 16, at Northshore Technical Community College.

The scholarships have been awarded to eight NTCC students, in four different programs. The foundation was founded in 1999 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 the educational needs of students at NTCC.

A board of trustees was later established to include community volunteers who oversee funds and ensure that all funds are used for the original intent of this donation.

During the announcement, Dewayne Lambert provided opening remarks and recognized the families in attendance. John Gallaspy then provided some history about Robbins and the foundation.

Dr. Rodney Kalil presented scholarships to four students — David Johnson in information technology, Cody Meiners in welding, and Carley Graham and Hayleigh McGehee in practical nursing.

Carol Nobles, representing Zellco Federal Credit Union, presented a scholarship to Tysheonna Raine in practical nursing. Wendy Williams, representing the Rotary Club of Bogalusa, presented a scholarship to Anecia Short in practical nursing.

Kabrina Young and Gallaspy presented a scholarship to Briaunna Stallings in practical nursing. Debra Taylor, representing the Sullivan Vocational Foundation, presented a scholarship to Laura Weary in business office administration.

The foundation also awarded four scholarships in April.