Wallace Foundation Scholarship Stories
2014 Summer Semester
Terrell McCord Scholarship
|Morgan Lindsey Rollins
"I was very happy and appreciative to learn that I was selected as the recipient of the Terrell McCord Scholarship for the summer of 2014. It is through you recognizing my need that will help me to gain the knowledge necessary for the job i have always dreamed."
Regoins Bank Scholarship
"This scholarship gives me the chance to continue my education through this summer, when otherwise I would never have had the chance."
The Regions Bank Scholarship that I received is helping paint my road to success. Attending Wallace Community College makes me feel like I can do something in life and I can be somebody.
Spring Semester 2014
Career Technical Scholarship
Recipient: Luz Lopez
"The moment I received the letter in the mail an overwhelming joy came to me "I know that there are people out there that believe in me and want to give me a shot for success. This scholarship provided for more than I could have hoped for."
Servis First Bank Scholarship
Recipient: Nakea Crittenden
"This scholarship will give me the chance to make a difference in my life and be able to do what I always wanted to do: go into the medical field."
Mama Mc Nursing Scholarship
Recipient: Natasha Rippey
"It is an honor for me to receive this scholarship in Mama Mc's name. A one-income family having two students in school at the same time proves to be financially difficult. I very much appreciate your generosity."
Elizabeth Mills Rane Endowed Scholarship
Recipient: Victoria Buie
"This scholarship was an answered prayer for my family, and I am deeply appreciative of your generosity. Thanks to your generous financial assistance, I am one step closer to fulfilling my dreams of helping others regain health and functionality."
Julian T. Turner Endowed Scholarship
Recipient: D'Norrio Wilson
"By receiving the Julian T. Turner Endowed Scholarship, the WCC Foundation has enabled me to be successful in education. This scholarship will serve as an inspiration to my family and me for the rest of our lives. Your financial generosity will allow me to achieve many of my goals and has inspired me to help others."
Mixson Endowed Scholarships
Linda C. Young, president, Wallace Community College, Jeremy Hester (David Whigham Mixson Memorial Endowed Scholarship), Chris McCain (Dr. Imogene Mathison Mixson Endowed Scholarship), and Dr. Imogene Mixson.
Dothan, Ala. – Wallace Community College presented two endowed scholarships during fall term 2013. Christopher (Chris) McCain, Skipperville, received the Dr. Imogene Mathison Mixson Endowed Scholarship and Jeremy Hester, Dothan, received the David Whigham Mixson Memorial Endowed Scholarship.
Dr. Mixson, a legendary educator and lifelong resident of the Wiregrass, endowed the Dr. Imogene Mathison Mixson Endowed Scholarship in November 2011 and the David Whigham Mixson Memorial Endowed Scholarship in June 2013 through the Wallace Community College Foundation.
“I am excited to endow a scholarship in memory of my late husband, David Whigham Mixson, my best friend and partner in promoting education,” said Dr. Mixson. An Auburn University honor graduate, Mixson’s husband was noted for “his vision, commitment to quality, hard work, and service.” The scholarship in his honor will provide financial assistance to WCC students for years to come.
McCain is enrolled in the Business program and will complete his degree this semester. He holds a 3.175 GPA and plans to transfer to Troy Dothan to complete a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. After Troy, Chris plans to continue his education at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, as a seminary student. His goal is to become a United Methodist minister. Chris is the son of Dr. Mixson’s pastor at Skipperville United Methodist Church. Chris is also a member of Sigma Kappa Delta and Phi Theta Kappa. “As a student at Wallace Community College I have grown dramatically, both as a student and as an individual. I have made new friends, received an education, and had fun while I did it, too,” he said.
Hester is a pre-engineering student in the Nuclear Engineering Technology program and will transfer to the University of Alabama via distance education after completing his degree from Wallace. Jeremy is married and has an infant son. He maintains a 3.885 GPA and is on the President’s list, all while working at Anderson Home Builders. The scholarship will help Hester obtain his goals while juggling work and a family. “I am a full-time student, a full-time husband, and a full-time father of a 5-month-old little boy named Emmett. I’ve been fortunate enough to work for a company that appreciates my desire to better myself and allows flexible hours,” Hester said. “This scholarship will help ease financial burdens that cause unwanted stress.”
Dr. Mixson began her career as an English teacher at Dothan High School before moving into postsecondary education. In August of 1982, she was named as an English Instructor and Chair of the Language Arts Department and subsequently moved into the role of Assistant Academic Dean at Wallace Community College. Dr. Mixson also served as the Academic Dean from 1983 to 1996 and was instrumental in expanding health sciences program offerings. She also served as Interim President at both WCC and the Alabama Aviation and Technical College. The contributions she made to Wallace Community College still impact instruction today, and she continues her commitment to education through these scholarships.