The Virginia Foundation for Community College Education has selected 10 students to represent the fourth class of the prestigious Valley Proteins Fellows scholarship program.
The 2014-2015 class of Fellows includes (identified left to right at end of each row):
John Jimenez - DSLCC
Christopher Henshaw - GCC
Linda Foreman- JSRCC
Ryan Pledger- JSRCC
Wanda Olden- PDCCC
Madeleine Morales- PVCC
Lisha Long- SWCC
Kingdom Oguibe- TNCC
Daniel Peets –WCC
The Valley Proteins Fellows represent the best and most motivated second-year students at Virginia’s Community Colleges who demonstrate both academic and leadership potential along with an uncompromising commitment to excellence. Of the 400,000 people Virginia’s Community Colleges serve across the commonwealth, only ten are selected for the Valley Proteins Fellows Program.
The fellowship has an estimated value of $15,000 which includes full coverage of tuition and fees.
The fellows participate in a unique curriculum that includes leadership programs, cultural opportunities and a community service project.
The fellows program is made possible through the generous donation of Valley Proteins, Inc., a longtime supporter of the Virginia Community College mission. The Winchester-based company has been in the rendering business for more than 60 years and currently operates 14 plants in seven states.
“Congratulations to these students who earned some of our most competitive scholarships,” said Glenn DuBois, chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges. “These scholars are talented, motivated and community-focused. These men and women will be taking the reins of leadership and leaving their mark on the world and we’re delighted to work with them.”
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