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CCCC scholarship to honor deceased student

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Dalanie Roe Webb, of Mamers

09.01.2009College & CommunityFinancesStudents/Graduates

SANFORD - Dalanie Roe Webb, of Mamers, had a dream: to someday become a dental assistant or a dental hygienist. She was already taking classes at Central Carolina Community College in preparation for enrolling in the college’s Dental Assisting Program.

That dream came to an end for Webb when she was killed in a car accident on Aug. 9 at the age of 20.

Now, her parents, Starr and Sherrill Webb, also of Mamers, and family and friends have decided to keep her dream alive by creating a memorial scholarship to help others who want to enroll in the dental programs at the college. The Dalanie Roe Webb Dental Scholarship is being established.

Webb was a 2007 honors graduate of Western Harnett High School, where she was an active member of the HOSA Club. She loved being involved at school, at Cool Springs United Methodist Church, and in the community. She was employed in the photo lab and electronics departments at Wal-Mart.

“She would love the idea of the scholarship for someone to be a dental student - she wanted that so much for herself,” said her mother. “She loved people, she had friends everywhere. We want to keep her memory going and also help someone who really needs it.”

More than $2,000 has been donated so far for the scholarship fund. Mrs. Webb said that family and friends are working hard to reach $10,000 in donations so the Dalanie Roe Webb Dental Scholarship will become a permanent, endowed scholarship at the college.

“We want it to keep helping people,” she said. “We want it to never stop.”

She is hoping that people in the community, especially those whose lives her daughter touched, will help to make that a reality. To make a donation to the scholarship fund, contact Diane Glover, executive director of the CCCC Foundation, at (919) 718-7231 or by e-mail at Checks should be made out to the CCCC Foundation with “Dalanie Roe Webb Dental Scholarship” on the memo line. They can be mailed to CCCC Foundation, Central Carolina Community College, 1105 Kelly Drive, Sanford, NC 27330.

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