Wilkes Education Foundation donates $7,000 to WCC for Scholarships

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September 6, 2019
Wilkes Education Foundation donates $7,000 to WCC for Scholarships

Photo by Gordon Burns

l-r: Marcia Reynolds, WEF Board of Directors, Dr. Jeff Cox, WCC president, and Arnold Lakey, WEF president.


Wilkesboro, N.C. – The Wilkes Educational Foundation (WEF) provided support to Wilkes Community College for scholarships. Arnold Lakey, president of the WEF and Marcia Reynolds, WEF board member, presented a check for $7,000 to Dr. Jeff Cox, Wilkes Community College president.


Wilkes Community College awarded $7,000 in WEF scholarships to the following students for the 2019-2020 academic year:


  • Ashley Minton, Associate in Arts – College Transfer
  • Kayla Johnson, Information Technology – Computer Programming
  • Lexie Alexander, General Education – Nursing
  • Kimberly Jones, Criminal Justice
  • Andrea Parlier, Associate in Arts – College Transfer
  • Justin Mick, Associate in Arts – College Transfer
  • Trevor Lingle, Business Administration/Customer Relations
  • Zachary Lunsford, Associate in Science – College Transfer
  • Chloe Watson, Animal Science
  • Bryan Lipford, Applied Engineering


The Wilkes Education Foundation is a private, non-profit, IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt endowment corporation dedicated to promoting excellence in education in the Wilkes County Schools. For information about making a donation to the WEF, contact Jody Hamby, 309 9th St., North Wilkesboro, NC 28659. For more information, see http://www.wilkeseducationfoundation.org.


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.