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CCCC Foundation honors donors, scholarship recipients

Click to enlarge,  The Central Carolina Community College Foundation Scholarship Luncheon was held on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic & Conference Center.

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Click to enlarge,  Donors and scholarship recipients gathered for the Central Carolina Community College Foundation Scholarship Luncheon, which was held on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic & Conference Center.

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Click to enlarge,  Central Carolina Community College President Dr. T. Eston Marchant thanks donors at the CCCC Foundation Scholarship Luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic & Conference Center.

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Click to enlarge,  Justin Pedley, a Veterinary Medical Technology student, was the student speaker at the Central Carolina Community College Foundation Scholarship Luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic & Conference Center.

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Click to enlarge,  Lynda Turbeville, CCCC Foundation Vice President, Resource Development, provided welcoming remarks during the Central Carolina Community College Foundation Scholarship Luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic & Conference Center.

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SANFORD - Donors and scholarship recipients were recognized during the Central Carolina Community College Foundation Scholarship Luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic & Conference Center.

CCCC President Dr. T.E. Marchant expressed his appreciation to all donors. "What you as donors have done to make a difference in the lives of the people that you have given to is immeasurable," he said. "You are helping these people achieve their dreams.

"Thank you, donors, for what you do. We appreciate everything. You mean so much to this college," said Marchant.

The student speaker for the event was Justin Pedley, recipient of the Friends of NCVMA, Moore County Kennel Club Veterinary, and Nona Burrell of Nomar Kennels scholarships. Following graduation from high school and a year of community college, he found himself in the family's business. Then, at age 23, he said he finally felt like he had found the place where he belonged -- in the veterinary field.

"Once I decided to take the plunge and enroll in some college courses, I did everything I could to break down the financial and time constraints. By taking general education classes pertaining to my major online, and taking advantage of the colleges' deferred payment option, I was able to get my foot into the door," said Pedley.

"I applied for as many scholarships as I could in order to help pay for seated classes since I would be taking a significant cut from my time at work. Luckily for myself, I found donors like Ms. Nona Burrell who were more than willing to help me succeed in school. I was able to pay for my classes and could afford to reduce my time at work while still succeeding in both fields," he said.

"The funds that I have received from donors are not only paying for school, they are providing me with experiences that I would have not been able to be a part of," said Pedley.

"I have made some lifelong relationships in this program through my instructors, mentors, and classmates. These donations are not just for right now, they are gifts for my entire future. These gifts will follow me for life," he said. "Every bit of knowledge I obtain from school, I will be able to pass along to upcoming students, clients, and peers. These monetary donations have turned into priceless treasures.

"Without the support and dedication of each and every donor in this room, I would not be standing in front of you all today. Your generous tidings have helped to shape and mold all of us here today and without you, many of our achievements would not be possible," said Pedley.

"I would like to extend my most sincere gratitude to all of you, and I believe I speak for all of my peers when I say, 'Thank You, we will not let you down."

Lynda Turbeville, CCCC Foundation Vice President, Resource Development, provided welcoming remarks.

"Many of our students had incredible sacrifices to be here at Central Carolina due to jobs and family responsibilities. All of you scholarship donors and recipients are our heroes and heroines," said Turbeville. "Today, we are all together -- donors, students and CCCC representatives. We are grateful for our shared relationship. We have all come together for this luncheon of appreciation. Thank you very much."

The Foundation thus far has awarded $232,135 in scholarships to 238 students for the 2018-19 school year.

Recognition of donors/recipients was by Margaret Murchison, CCCC Foundation Director, and Julian Philpott, CCCC Board of Trustees Chairman.

"On behalf of the Board of Trustees of the College, I want to thank you for your contributions," said Philpott. "As you can see, they are making a world of difference here in people's lives."

The meal was provided by CCCC's Central Carolina Culinary Institute, led by Chef Gregg Hamm.

The CCCC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization affiliated with, but independent of, Central Carolina Community College. It receives donations of money and equipment on behalf of CCCC and uses them to promote the educational mission of the college and assist students through scholarships and grants.

"Central Carolina Community College depends on the generosity of our friends, donors, and alumni to help us handle our growth and plan for the future," said Dr. Emily Hare, Executive Director of the CCCC Foundation. "These gifts support CCCC's goals for educational excellence through student scholarships, faculty professional development, and the funding of state-of-the-art technologies.

"Our success has a lot to do with the leaders and citizens of our communities, like you, who step forward, get to know our students, and invariably decide to help many of them," said Dr. Hare. "By aiding today's students, you are making an impact not only on their lives, but on the community and region as a whole, strengthening our local community. Thank you for investing in our students, our community, and our future!"

For information on giving to the Foundation or its fund-raising events, contact Dr. Emily Hare, executive director of the CCCC Foundation, 919-718-7230 or ehare@cccc.edu. To apply for a scholarship, contact the CCCC Financial Aid Office, 919-718-7229.