(L-R) Dr. L. Marshall Washington, president of New River Community and Technical College; Joyce A Pierson, scholarship recipient; and George Neilan, chair of the New River CTC Foundation's Nicholas County Advisory Board
[Summersville, W. Va.] At a meeting on Oct. 30, the Nicholas County Advisory Board of the New River Community and Technical College Foundation recognized Joyce A. Pierson, the 2013 recipient of the J. Leroy Spring Scholarship. Pierson was introduced by Board Chair George Neilan and New River President L. Marshall Washington during the luncheon meeting at the Nicholas County Campus in Summersville, W. Va.
The J. Leroy Spring Scholarship was established by former New River President Ted D. Spring in honor of his uncle to assist students attending New River Community. New River students at all campuses are eligible to apply, and selection is based on academic performance, community service and financial need.
A resident of Birch River, W. Va., Pierson is a first-year student at the Nicholas County Campus. After working in a factory for more than 25 years, she has returned to school to pursue a degree in elementary education. She has been teaching Sunday School and Vacation Bible School for nearly 40 years.
The mission of the New River Community and Technical College Foundation is to complement the college's efforts to provide higher education and enhanced workplace skills, to optimize student access to educational programs and services and to provide a margin of excellence unavailable with state and federal funds. For more information about the foundation and its scholarship program, contact Lisa DeLilly at (304) 929-5485.