Wilmington, NC – Wilmington Contractorsâ€™ Association (WCA) PresidentÂ ChipÂ OvermanÂ recently presented a $4,500 gift to Cape Fear Community College to benefit the Wallace and Virginia West Endowed Scholarship fund and the Thurman Watts Book Scholarship.
The West scholarship, established in 1999, honors two long-time administrators of the Wilmington Contractors Association, one of the oldest trade associations in North Carolina. Three students in construction-related programs atÂ CFCCÂ were each awarded scholarships:Â Emmett â€œCoreyâ€ Hall, aÂ student in the air conditioning, heating and refrigeration technology program;Â Justin Murphy, a student in the construction management technology program; andÂ Christopher Schwartz, a student in the carpentry program.
WCAÂ also supports the Thurman Watts Book Scholarship. This scholarship honors Thurman Watts,Â who worked for twenty-nine years with John S. Clark Company,Â LLCÂ and served as a former presidentÂ of theÂ WCA. This scholarship recognizes Wattâ€™s contributions to his profession and his community.Â Emmett â€œCoreyâ€ Hall, is also the 2014 recipient of the Watts Book Scholarship.
TheÂ WCAÂ has provided $96,000 in scholarship support toÂ CFCCÂ students since 1999. “The Wilmington Contractors Association strongly believes it is important to give back to our community and what better way to give than to students in our local area. By partnering with Cape Fear Community College, we are insuring an investment in the lives of students now and in the years to come,” said Shanda Bordeaux, Secretary.
For more information about the Cape Fear Community College Foundation, endowments, or scholarship opportunities, please contactÂ 910.362.7207Â or visit www.cfcc.edu/foundation.
Photo caption: Â (From left to right)Â CFCCÂ students Emmett â€œCoreyâ€ Hall, Justin Murphy and Christopher Schwartz are presented with the Wallace and Virginia West Endowed Scholarship and the Thurman Watts Book Scholarship by ChipÂ Overman, President of the Wilmington Contractors Association