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Faculty Senate Awards Students With Scholarships

PHOTO: Florence-Darlington Technical College students pose with members of the college faculty after receiving the Ken Cox Faculty Senate Scholarship.  From left to right are: Winfield Brown, Faculty Senate President; Maria Sierra Rico, scholarship recipient; Max Everhart, English instructor; Tabitha Martin, scholarship recipient; and Brantlee Haire, Psychology instructor.

FLORENCE, S.C. (September 12, 2019) – Florence-Darlington Technical College (FDTC) 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.

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

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

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

English instructor, Max Everhart nominated Florence student Maria Sierra Rico, also seeking her degree in Human Services. Everhart says Rico is an outstanding student that has shown great progress, earning a 3.8 GPA.

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

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