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FDTC students awarded scholarships

on Tuesday, 17 September 2019. Posted in Good life, News, Education, Local News

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Two Florence-Darlington Technical College students were recently awarded Ken Cox Faculty Senate Scholarships. The scholarship is named for the late English instructor, Ken Cox, and is funded by faculty donations made to the FDTC Educational Foundation. Shown above, left to right, are Faculty Senate President Winfield Brown, student Maria Sierra Rico, Instructor Max Everhart, student Tabitha Martin and Instructor Brantlee Haire.

Florence-Darlington Technical College students Tabitha Martin and Maria Sierra Rico were awarded the Ken Cox Faculty Senate Scholarship.

Each of the $600 scholarships will be used to assist the students during their educational journey. The Ken Cox Faculty Senate Scholarship is funded by faculty donations made to the FDTC Educational Foundation. The scholarship is named for the late English instructor, Ken Cox.

“Thanks to the generosity of the faculty, over $10,000 in scholarships have been awarded since its inception in 2007, ” said Faculty Senate President Winfield Brown.

Nominated by psychology instructor, Brantlee Haire, Martin is seeking her degree in Human Services. The Timmonsville resident plans on continuing her education and dreams of becoming a child counselor.

“Tabby is a hard worker with a busy schedule, and yet she always takes the time to be helpful to her classmates,” said Haire. “She is a positive force that brings sunshine into your day!”

English instructor Max Everhart nominated Rico, who is also seeking her degree in human services.

Everhart says Rico is an outstanding student that has shown great progress, earning a 3.8 GPA.

“Maria regularly went to the Success Center for help and even showed up during my office hours to ask for help as well,” Everhart said. ‘Bottom line, she is the kind of persistent, motivated student that deserves this scholarship.”

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