Chattahoochee Tech Foundation Recognizes 56 Students with Scholarships

(Marietta, Ga. – April 28, 2016)

The Chattahoochee Tech Foundation honored the recipients of 42 different scholarships at a reception held Tuesday, April 26, at Piedmont Church in Marietta. The 56 winners, who represent a wide variety of the programs offered at Chattahoochee Technical College, will be able to use the money and items received to further their education and career goals.

“Today, we are here to celebrate our students. These are students who have proven to donors, trustees and staff at the college that they are a great investment that will pay off in a successful graduate and into a successful career,” CTC President Dr. Ron Newcomb said.

The Chattahoochee Tech Foundation honored the recipients of 42 different scholarships at a reception held Tuesday, April 26. The 56 winners, pictured in no particular order, represent a wide variety of the programs offered at Chattahoochee Technical College.

The Chattahoochee Tech Foundation honored the recipients of more than 40 different scholarships at a reception held Tuesday, April 26. — Louis Tonsmeire Studio.

The winners of all the scholarships competed against more than 850 applicants from Chattahoochee Technical College. The recipients are scored by the college’s Board of Trustees and then the top applicants are matched with the appropriate scholarship. In addition to meeting the special criteria for certain scholarships, applicants must meet specific GPA requirements, demonstrate financial need and be enrolled for a required number of credit hours.
“The Chattahoochee Tech Foundation has 42 different scholarships (some awarded to multiple students) and they all have varying criteria. Some are open to all programs and only require a 2.0 or greater GPA and some are for a specific student residing in a specific county,” said Advancement Coordinator Amanda Henderson.

Awards range from several hundred dollars to $2,500.

“In any given year, the state funds about 35 percent to 40 percent of the college’s budget, and, of course, you have revenues from tuition and fees, but, even so, you still end up a little short. Donors, who want to give, help make it possible for students to achieve their educational goals. They are making a difference,” Newcomb said.

Nursing student Danielle Kellough of Acworth said she was honored to be awarded the Cleo Ingram Scholarship of Health Care Science. As a single mother and a veteran, Kellough said the scholarship will help her achieve her goal of becoming a nurse.

Marietta resident Sarah Stiefler, who received the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Endowed Scholarship, called the recognition a “miracle.”

“I was a displaced housewife and found myself with no education. I have just continued to put one foot in front of the other, and it has been a true miracle to receive this scholarship,” she said. “It gives me hope and reminds me that the community is made up of amazing, generous people.”

Charm & Goodloe Yancey Foundation Diesel Tech Scholarship winner Jeremy Doan, of Ellijay, who is studying Diesel Equipment Technology, said the award will “give me the tools I need to succeed in changing other people’s lives.”

The recipients were:

AT&T Scholarship

  • Rodrig Olesty, of Marietta, Building and Facilities Maintenance
  • Leslie Sain, of Kennesaw, Early Childhood Care & Education

Augsburg Investments Scholarship

  • Joseph Jernigan, of Cartersville, Business Management

Ball Ground Lions Club Scholarship

  • Mandalin Hughes, of Ball Ground, Practical Nursing

Barrow Family Scholarship

  • Phillip Gutowsky, of Kennesaw, Air Conditioning Technology
  • Jordan Hallam, of Marietta, Associate of Science in Nursing
  • Sarah Whatley, of Acworth, Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Matthew Seitler, of Woodstock, Radiography
  • Skyler Banks, of Ellijay, Culinary Arts
  • J’Darius Thomas, of Dallas, Business Management

Billy Askea Endowed Scholarship

  • Emily Seibert, of Marietta, Physical Therapist Assistant

Brooke Melton Memorial Scholarship

  • Marie Anzele, of Marietta, Practical Nursing

Charm & Goodloe Yancey Foundation Diesel Tech Scholarship

  • Jeremy Doan, of Ellijay, Diesel Equipment Technology

Cleo Ingram Scholarship of Health Care Science

  • Danielle Kellough, of Acworth, Nursing

Coplon Family Memorial Scholarship

  • April Barber, of Marietta, Business Administrative Technology
  • Megan Cypher, of Marietta, Business Administrative Technology

Craig & Glinda Douglass Endowed Scholarship

  • Jennifer Anthony, of Marietta, CIST Networking Specialist

Culinary Arts Scholarship

  • Frank Brown, of Canton, Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts Scholarship

  • LaMatra Barefield, of McDonough, Culinary Arts

David E. Loos II Memorial Nursing Scholarship

  • Megan Johnston, of Canton, Practical Nursing

Ed Voyles Automotive Group Scholarship

  • Malik Cain, of Powder Springs, Automotive Technology
  • Erick Lopez, of Marietta, Automotive Technology
  • Ryan Messer, of Marietta, Automotive Technology
  • Nathaniel Welch, of Dallas, Automotive Technology

Georgia Power Endowed Scholarship

  • Felisha Flowers-Moore, of Marietta, Practical Nursing

Harlon D. Crimm Endowed Scholarship

  • Yuliya Dakeva, of Marietta, Accounting

Helen E. Roper Foundation Endowed Scholarship

  • Oluwafunmilayo Jewesimi, of Mableton, Health Care Science

Jack Vaughn Jr. Endowed Scholarship

  • Jessica Deklavon, of Acworth, Physical Therapist Assistant

Jonquil Garden Club Scholarship

  • Denise Pace, of Woodstock, Horticulture

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Endowed Scholarship

  • Sarah Stiefler, of Marietta, Health Care Science

Mark Whitfield Scholarship of Excellence

  • Aaron Ramey, of Blue Ridge, Business Management

Milton Ratner Foundation Endowed Scholarship

  • Allison Law, of Marietta, Radiography

Nancy Ann Manos “Angel on My Shoulder” Early Childhood Education Scholarship

  • Eun Park, of Acworth, Early Childhood Care & Education

N.C. Low Memorial Endowed Scholarship

  • Angela Wilkie, of Jasper, Early Childhood Care & Education

Phyllis Abby Lantz Nursing Scholarship

  • Gail Day, of Canton, Health Care Science

Phyllis Foster Pool Scholarship

  • Kendall Elrod, of Jasper, Business Management

Pickens County Scholarship

  • Audrey Wheeler, of Talking Rock, Cosmetology

QSR Inc. Industrial Maintenance and Electrical Technology Scholarship

  • Heath Ivester, of Woodstock, Industrial Maintenance and Electrical Technology

Robert and Cheryl Moultrie Endowed Scholarship

  • Misty Dolph, of Dallas, Early Childhood Care & Education

Ron Greene Memorial Academic Leadership Scholarship

  • Olasubomi Azeez, of Marietta, Technical Specialist

Rotary Club of East Cobb Scholarship

  • Courtney Lowry, of Lawrenceville, Health Care Science

Rotary Club of Paulding Scholarship

  • Jessica Taylor, of Douglasville, Practical Nursing
  • Kim Chamlee, of Woodstock, Associate of Nursing
  • Tara Little, of Dallas, Health Care Science
  • Claudia Zuluaga, of Dallas, Early Childhood Care & Education

Scott MacKenzie Memorial Scholarship

  • Michael Witter, of Marietta, Air Conditioning Technology
  • Douglas Edwards, of Clarkston, Health Care Science

Stephen J. Gilbert Memorial Scholarship

  • Ian Kimani, of Canton, Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology

Suggs Endowed Scholarship

  • Destiny Guyton, of Euharlee, Physical Therapist Assistant

Tara Drummond Memorial Scholarship

  • Mariann Figueroa, of Powder Springs, Criminal Justice Technology
  • Jesse McMillian, of Cartersville, Criminal Justice Technology

Tim B. Clower GreyStone Power Scholarship

  • Brandy Baker, of Carrollton, Practical Nursing

Tommy Hembree Endowed Scholarship

  • Mark Wollschlager, of Marietta, Air Conditioning Technology
  • Richard Deas, of Ellijay, Air Conditioning Technology

Tull Charitable Foundation Endowed Scholarship

  • Shelby Bishop, of Marietta, Radiography

Wanda Danette Stokes Spann Scholarship

  • Dennis Hopson, of Kennesaw, Criminal Justice Technology
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