WILKESBORO, N.C. – Wilkes Community College congratulates the 2017-2018 Chris Austin Memorial Scholarship recipients.
Amber Parker, a native of Ashe County and graduate of Ashe County High School, is a first-year Associate of Arts student. Her plans are to transfer to Appalachian State University to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in music and become a music teacher. Parker was a member of the Ashe County High School band playing the bass drum and percussion. She enjoys playing several instruments including the piano and violin.
The Chris Austin Memorial Scholarship was established in 1993 by Trisha L. Austin Stanley. To date the scholarship has helped 89 students with a total of $37,100 awarded in scholarship money. Funds for the scholarship are raised through the annual Chris Austin Songwriting Contest held at MerleFest.
For more information on scholarships or donating to the WCC Foundation, contact the WCC Foundation at 336-838-6491.
Wilkes Community College, a member of the North Carolina Community College System, is a public, two-year, open-door institution serving the people of Wilkes, Ashe and Alleghany counties and beyond. Established in 1965, WCC continues to build on a strong history of meeting the educational needs and cultural interests of our students, community and workforce. WCC prepares learners for success in a dynamic world.