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Humphreys Endow Nursing Scholarship to Wallace Community College – Dothan

11/29/2017

Dothan, Ala. – Lew and Carol Humphrey recently donated $50,000 to endow The Omar Lewis and Carol Baker Humphrey Nursing Scholarship through the Wallace Community College (WCC) Foundation.  Lew and Carol lived in Dothan and Ashford.  Both attended WCC and were members of the first graduating class in 1967.

Since 2008, Lew has served on the WCC Foundation Board and has been an integral part of the success of the Board’s impact on education in the community.  Lew was also selected as the 2012 WCC Alumnus of the Year.  The Humphreys established their scholarship fund in 2009 and have continued to support the WCC Foundation’s Scholarship program with annual donations.  The Humphrey scholarship provides $2,500 in tuition assistance each year to a single parent majoring in a nursing field. By endowing their scholarship fund, the Humphreys are providing a legacy of support through scholarship assistance for students to earn a degree that will make a major impact on their quality of life.

Carol and I met at Wallace in early 1966. It is important for us to give back to the College, so important in our lives, particularly to support students who are struggling financially to improve their family's life, a situation often faced by single parents,” commented Mr. Humphrey. “Focusing our endowment on nursing and allied health fields seemed ideal, because the health field leverages the ability of those we help financially to help others.”

WCC President Dr. Linda C. Young said of the Humphrey’s gift that “The Wallace Community College Foundation and Wallace Community College are truly fortunate to have the generous support of Lew and Carol Humphrey. As successful alumni, they demonstrate what can be accomplished through the quality education provided by WCC. As endowed scholarship donors, they remind current and future students that those who have come before are willing to invest both today and tomorrow in WCC’s most valuable resources—our students.”   

For more information on The Omar Lewis and Carol Baker Humphrey Nursing Scholarship, contact the Wallace Community College Foundation at (334) 556-2426. 

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