Somerset Community College Announces Fall Scholarship Recipients

The following students received scholarships to attend Somerset Community College for the Fall 2012 semester.

Chelsea Coldiron
Chelsea Coldiron of Somerset has been awarded a KCTCS Presidential Scholarship for the Fall 2012 semester at Somerset Community College.

Preference for the KCTCS Presidential Scholarship is given to students who have an ACT composite of 23 or higher and a grade point average of 3.25 or better.

Coldiron is a 2012 graduate of Somerset High School. She is majoring in Nursing at SCC. In high school, Coldiron was a member of the volleyball team, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, student council, UNITE club, National Honor Society, honor roll and was vice president of the senior class. She is also a member of First Baptist Church of Somerset.

Coldiron is the daughter of Rick and Melissa Coldiron of Somerset.

Katie Lowe
Katie Elizabeth Lowe of Nancy has been awarded a KCTCS Commonwealth scholarship for the Fall 2012 semester at Somerset Community College.

The KCTCS Commonwealth Scholarship was created during the 1988 regular session of the General Assembly to encourage Kentucky’s high scholastic achieving students to attend college in Kentucky. The Commonwealth scholarships are available to Kentucky residents who are current year high school graduates in the top quartile of their high school graduating class, or prior year high school graduates in the top quartile upon graduating.

Lowe is a 2012 graduate of Southwestern High School where she held a 4.0 grade point average and was actively involved in the music department. In 2012 she was awarded the music-vocal medal and the Spirit of the Theatre award.

Lowe is pursuing an Associate in Arts degree in Theatre at SCC. She is the daughter of Albert and Lori Lowe of Nancy.

Megan McClendon
Megan Rose McClendon of Nancy has been awarded a KCTCS Commonwealth Scholarship for the Fall 2012 semester at Somerset Community College.

The KCTCS Commonwealth Scholarship was created during the 1988 regular session of the General Assembly to encourage Kentucky’s high scholastic achieving students to attend college in Kentucky. The Commonwealth scholarships are available to Kentucky residents who are current year high school graduates in the top quartile of their high school graduating class, or prior year high school graduates in the top quartile upon graduating.

McClendon is a 2012 graduate of Southwestern High School where she held a 4.0 grade point average and was a member of the marching band and National Honor Society. She is a member of Beacon Hill Baptist Church.

McClendon is majoring in pre-pharmacy and is the daughter of Rick and Melissa McClendon of Nancy.

Cole Blevins
Cole Lucas Blevins of Somerset has been awarded the Clellan Prewitt Memorial Scholarship for the Fall 2012 semester at Somerset Community College.

The Clellan Prewitt Memorial Scholarship was established in 2007 from funds bequeathed by Mr. Prewitt to provide scholarships to deserving students.

Blevins is a 2012 graduate of Wayne County High School. He is a Wayne County Battalion Commander and a Commander of the Wayne County ROTC Raider Team. Blevins is the son of Bruce and Karen Blevins of Somerset.

Cierra Alexander
Cierra C. Alexander of Somerset has been awarded the Pulaski County Community Connection scholarship for the Fall 2012 semester at Somerset Community College.
 
Alexander is a 2012 graduate of Somerset High School where she was a member of the National Honor Society, Pep Club, Teens Who Care, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the softball team.

Alexander is pursuing an Associate in Science degree and is the daughter of Tony Alexander and Carolyn Alexander of Somerset.

Amanda Hisel
Amanda Hisel of Somerset has been awarded the Mattie Helen Elliott Scholarship for the Fall 2012 semester at Somerset Community College.

The Mattie Helen Elliott Scholarships are given due to the generosity of Somerset native Mattie Helen Elliott. Ms. Elliott’s estate is held in trust for Pulaski County residents to attend Somerset Community College. Recipients of the scholarship must be enrolled in a full-time program and must maintain a grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Hisel is a 2012 graduate of Pulaski County High School where she held a 4.0 grade point average. She is pursuing a career in nursing.

Kelli Edwards
Kelli Edwards of Somerset has been awarded a Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship for the Fall 2012 semester at Somerset Community College.

The Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship is an annual scholarship given by hospital auxiliary members. Funds for the scholarship are raised through various events and proceeds from the hospital gift shop.

Edwards is a 1993 graduate of Pulaski County High School. She is pursuing her Associate in Applied Science degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA). Edwards expects to graduate in May, 2013. Edwards is very active at SCC and was named the 2012 James H. Anderson Award recipient. She is also a member of Phi Theta Kappa and is a recent Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship recipient. She is a SCC Student Ambassador, President of SCC’s Physical Therapy student organization, SCC’s PTA class of 2013 president, member of SCC’s Martial Arts Club and Multicultural Club, team leader from SCC for American Heart Association’s Lake Cumberland Heart Walk 2011 and has been a participant in several charitable events/programs such as the Kentucky Special Olympics 2011 and 2012, TJ Sampson Hospital’s Camp TJ (in Glasgow, KY), the APTA’s Shoes For Kids charity, and the Marquette Challenge (a fundraiser for physical therapy research).

Edwards is the daughter of James and Deanna Quinton of Somerset. She and her husband Rod Edwards live in Somerset with their two children, Chase and Sarah.

Lori Duncan
Lori Michelle Duncan of Stearns has been awarded a KCTCS Commonwealth Scholarship for the Fall 2012 semester at Somerset Community College.

The KCTCS Commonwealth Scholarship was created during the 1988 regular session of the General Assembly to encourage Kentucky’s high scholastic achieving students to attend college in Kentucky. The Commonwealth scholarships are available to Kentucky residents who are current year high school graduates in the top quartile of their high school graduating class, or prior year high school graduates in the top quartile upon graduating.

Duncan is a 2011 graduate of McCreary Central High School where she graduated first in her class and held a 4.0 grade point average. Duncan was named to the SCC Dean's List for the spring semester of 2012 and currently works as a CNA at Winchester, Patton and Burgess, P.S.C.

Duncan is pursuing her Associates in Science degree. She is the daughter of Buzz and Carol Duncan of Stearns.

Hayley Hayes
Hayley Brooke Hayes has been awarded a KCTCS Presidential Scholarship for the Fall 2012 semester at Somerset Community College.

Preference for the KCTCS Presidential Scholarship is given to students who have an ACT composite of 23 or higher and a grade point average of 3.25 or better.

Hayes is a 2012 graduate of McCreary Central High School where she held above a 4.0 grade point average and was a member of the varsity soccer team, HOSA, math and Spanish clubs. She has also participated in three PRIDE clean-ups for Cumberland Falls.

She is majoring in biology and is the daughter of Clint Hayes of Stearns and Sandy Slaven of Oneida, Tennessee.

Heather Gill
Heather Anne Gill of Kings Mountain has been awarded the Terry Norfleet Scholarship for the Fall 2012 semester at Somerset Community College.

The Terry Norfleet Scholarship was established through the generosity of Eleanor Terry Norfleet. Ms. Norfleet, a faculty member who taught English literature at SCC until her retirement, left a portion of her estate to provide scholarships for deserving students at SCC.

Gill is a 2012 graduate of Lincoln County High School where she held a 4.0 grade point average and was a member of Teens for Change and the Gifted and Talented program. Gill is majoring in Office Systems Technology. She is the daughter of Allen and Beverly Gill of Kings Mountain.

Joshua Tomlin
Joshua Alan Tomlin of Hustonville was awarded a W.O. and Lois Newell Memorial Scholarship for the Fall 2012 semester at Somerset Community College.

The W.O. and Lois Newell Scholarship was established in 2010 from funds bequeathed by Mr. and Mrs. Newell to provide scholarships to deserving students attending SCC.

Tomlin graduated from high school in 2012 and is an employee of WDFB Christian Radio in Danville. He is majoring in communication and is the son of Richard and Larissa Tomlin of Hustonville.

Michael and McKenzie Foley
Siblings Michael Derek Foley and McKenzie Danielle Foley, of Casey County, have been awarded the Elliott Family Trust Scholarship for the Fall 2012 semester at Somerset Community College.

The Elliott Family Trust Scholarships are due to the generosity of three sisters who were residents of Casey County.  The estates of Ms. Floss Ann Elliott Merideth, Ms. Flona Belle Elliott Shealy and Ms. Montie Carr Elliott are held in trust for Casey County residents to attend Somerset Community College.  Recipients must be enrolled at SCC and maintain a grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Michael Foley is a 2012 graduate of Casey County High School. He is undecided about his college major but is interested in engineering. 

McKenzie Foley is a 2012 graduate of Casey County High School. She is interested in pursuing a career in the health and science field. 

Michael and McKenzie are members of Mt. Olive Christian Church and are the son and daughter of Edwin and Pam Foley of Casey County.

Lisa Stinson
Lisa Ann Stinson of Monticello has been awarded the William and Julia Cundiff Endowed Scholarship for the Fall 2012 semester at Somerset Community College.

The William and Julia Cundiff Endowed Scholarship was established in 2008 through the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Cundiff, who bequeathed funds to SCC for scholarships.

Stinson is a 2004 graduate of Monticello Independent School. She is currently majoring in Criminal Justice at SCC. Stinson is the daughter of Wendell and Zula Dobbs of Monticello. She and her husband Jessie Stinson have two children, Caleb and Makynzie.

Caleb Dobbs
Caleb Matthew Dobbs of Monticello has been awarded a KCTCS Presidential Scholarship for the Fall 2012 semester at Somerset Community College.

Preference for the KCTCS Presidential Scholarship is given to students who have an ACT composite of 23 or higher and a grade point average of 3.25 or better.

Dobbs is a 2012 graduate of Somerset Christian School. He currently holds a 4.0 grade point average at SCC and is majoring in electrical engineering. Caleb is a member of the National Honor Society, Sigma Zeta National Math and Science Honor Society and the Mu Alpha Theta National Mathematics Honor Society. He is also a member of Steubenville Baptist Church. Dobbs is the son of Billy and Carolyn Dobbs of Monticello.

Jennifer Swope
Jennifer Renee Swope of Monticello has been awarded a KCTCS Commonwealth Scholarship and the Academic Achievement Scholarship for the Fall 2012 semester at Somerset Community College.

The KCTCS Commonwealth Scholarship was created during the 1988 regular session of the General Assembly to encourage Kentucky’s high scholastic achieving students to attend college in Kentucky. The Commonwealth scholarships are available to Kentucky residents who are current year high school graduates in the top quartile of their high school graduating class, or prior year high school graduates in the top quartile upon graduating.

Swope is a 2012 graduate of Monticello High School, where she ranked first in her class and held a 4.0 grade point average. She was active in the National Honor Society, student council, Future Business Leaders of America and BETA Club. Swope is the daughter of William and Deborah Swope of Monticello.