Waynesville Rotary awards scholarships to 5 HCC students

By Haywood Community College | Feb 16, 2017
Photo by: Diana Conard Pictured from left are Waynesville Rotary Club members with students who were awarded scholarships from the organization: Rotarian Neal Ensley, student Sagan Thacker, student Isaiah Lunsford, student Garrett Jones and Rotarian Susan Sorrells. Student recipients not pictured are Emily Gaddy and Madison Sugg.

CLYDE — The Waynesville Rotary Club recently awarded $500 scholarships to five Haywood Community College students. Recipients are Emily Gaddy, Associate in Arts; Garrett Jones, Associate in Science; Isaiah Lunsford, Associate in Arts; Madison Sugg, Associate in Arts; and Sagan Thacker, College Transfer Pathway.

“Each year, our club seeks to expand the number of scholarships we award,” said Susan Sorrells, member of the Waynesville Rotary Club. “We are grateful for the generous donations to our foundation as well as our club member fundraising efforts in the community that allow us to provide these scholarships.”

“On behalf of the Waynesville Rotary, we are happy to be able to give funds to help students further their education," said Neal Ensley, club member. "The money comes from a foundation that the rotary club set up internally in which the main objective is education. When someone gives you education, it is something that can’t be taken away.”

For more information about scholarships available at HCC, please call 565-4170 or visit haywood.edu.

Haywood Community College (HCC) is part of the North Carolina Community College System and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Founded in 1965, it is an open-door institution with the mission to provide accessible and affordable high-quality education, workforce training and lifelong learning. This includes programs for Haywood County high school students through Career and College Promise and Haywood Early College. The college campus, a designated arboretum, boasts one of the most beautiful college campuses in the state with an iconic mill pond, productive greenhouses, a dahlia garden, an orchard garden, working vegetable gardens and a rhododendron garden.