Sullivan Vocational Foundation Awards NTCC Scholarships

Published 10:38 am Friday, November 17, 2023

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BOGALUSA, La. — Twelve students from the Northshore Technical Community College (NTCC) Sullivan Campus in Bogalusa have been awarded scholarships by the Sullivan Vocational Foundation. The recipients, selected for their academic achievements and potential, were honored in a ceremony on November 2, 2023.

Debra Taylor, Foundation chairperson, recounted the legacy of Mrs. Lucy Robbins, whose bequest in gratitude for the training her family received at NTCC, established the scholarship fund 24 years ago. “We’ve awarded such a large number of scholarships over the years because Mrs. Robbins had the heard to reach out to help others,” Taylor said. The Foundation, supported by donations from Friends of the Sullivan Vocational Foundation, continues to fulfill Robbins’ mission of assisting students.

NTCC Chancellor Dr. Jim Carlson praised the college’s role in offering opportunities across various fields of study and underscored the importance of support for students during their educational journey.

The scholarships were awarded to students across different programs: Trent Hutchinson (HVAC), Kailey Chauvin and Pamela Williams (Care and Development of Young Children), Kevin Green and Donald Corken (Diesel Technology), and Practical Nursing students Kendrick Carter, Brittany Dilbert, Noah Fussell, Shieikia Goss, Shareeka Hill, Corneathia Howard, and Cole Spillman.

On the same day, the Foundation’s board decided to contribute $100,000 to the Northshore College Enhancement Foundation (NCEF). This donation is earmarked for scholarships in NTCC’s new Registered Nursing Program and various Construction Trades Programs.

“This is a college that provides opportunities to all people, no matter what your major is,” said Carlson. “We want to make sure that you’re supported during your time here at the college.”Chancellor Carlson also highlighted the significant impact of the Foundation’s latest donation on students in health sciences and technical education and commended the Foundation Board for its trust in the NCEF to change lives in Washington Parish. “The latest donation by the Sullivan Vocational Foundation will have a profound and transformative effect on students pursuing health sciences and technical education,” said Carlson. “NTCC is extremely grateful for the Sullivan Vocational Foundation Board to entturst the Northshore College Enhancement Foundation to be good stewards of their funds in changing the lives of students.”