Hope Williams was a guest on the Carolina News Makers radio program that aired May 20 on stations throughout North Carolina. The program is hosted by Curtis Media Group president, Don Curtis. You can listen to the broadcast here.
Enjoy our activities and accomplishments from the last six months in the NCICU newsletter.
Wells Fargo has given $67,600 to the Independent College Fund of North Carolina (ICFNC) to provide scholarships at 25 private colleges in North Carolina for the 2018-19 academic year.
Since 1954, Wells Fargo has donated more than $2.6 million for scholarships to North Carolina students with financial need through ICFNC, a division of North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities that provides scholarship aid and enrichment programs.
“Wells Fargo is pleased to continue our support for the Independent College Fund of North Carolina in providing scholarships for deserving students for more than 60 years,” said Leslie Hayes, Business Banking Division manager for the Carolinas at Wells Fargo. “At Wells Fargo, we share the belief that supporting education is one of the most important investments we can make in our country’s future. We know the returns on an investment in a great education far exceed those from the best mutual funds.”
“For more than six decades, Wells Fargo has generously contributed to the success of countless students in achieving their educational goals,” said Colleen Kinser, director of ICFNC. “We are so grateful for their ongoing commitment to independent higher education in North Carolina.”
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.9 trillion in assets. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through 8,200 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 42 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 265,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 25 on Fortune’s 2017 rankings of America’s largest corporations. News, insights and perspectives from Wells Fargo are also available at Wells Fargo Stories.
Five students at North Carolina private colleges received a $2,000 Burlington Industries Foundation Scholarship from the Independent College Fund of North Carolina (ICFNC) for the current academic year. The scholarship was awarded on the basis merit.
The students are:
Summer Marissa Hogg, a Greensboro College freshman from Winston Salem, majoring in Health Sciences
Carmela Marie Culhane, a High Point University freshman from Golden Bridge, NY, majoring in Exercise Science
Yamai Pedraza, a Guilford College freshman from Greensboro, majoring in Political Science
Breyonnah Ward, a Bennett College freshman from Greensboro majoring in Journalism/Media Studies
Katelyn Roache, an Elon University junior from Mocksville, NC, majoring in Finance and International Economics
The Burlington Industries Foundation has contributed more than $1 million to ICFNC over the past 57 years. ICFNC is the fundraising arm of North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU), a statewide office for North Carolina’s 36 independent colleges and universities.
“The Burlington Industries Foundation has been a faithful supporter of the Independent College Fund for 57 years, providing critical scholarship support to students who are excelling and committed to their educational pursuits,” said Colleen Kinser, director of ICFNC. “We are so grateful for their continuing partnership.”
The Burlington Industries Foundation was established in 1943 to providing financial assistance primarily to higher education and other organizations serving communities where large numbers of Burlington employees live and work.
Nine NCICU students received a $2,000 MetLife STEM Scholarship from the Independent College Fund of North Carolina (ICFNC) for the current academic year.
Aariella Houston from Highland, California, a freshman at Bennett College
Erica N. Shook from Hickory, NC, a senior at Davidson College
Lauryn Truitt from Charlotte, NC, a sophomore at Gardner-Webb University
Kenyan Beason from Troy, NC, a sophomore at Greensboro College
Kioda Wilson from Eden, NC, a sophomore at Johnson C. Smith University
Daphne Wall from Fayetteville, NC, at Methodist University
Weston Smith from Mint Hill, NC, a senior at Queens University of Charlotte
Genele B. Tulloch from Raleigh, NC, a junior at Saint Augustine’s University
Destiny Mims from Augusta, GA, a junior at Salem College
Recipients of the MetLife scholarship must have financial need; meet or exceed a 3.2 grade point average; and demonstrate campus involvement, work experience or community service experience. Preference is given to computer, engineering or math majors, and students from underrepresented populations in those majors.
“MetLife has contributed $76,000 over the past four years for scholarships to independent college students in North Carolina,” said ICFNC Director Colleen Kinser. “Their support of students in the critical STEM majors is greatly appreciated.”
The Independent College Fund of North Carolina, is a division of North Carolina Independent Colleges & Universities (NCICU), the sector of higher education that represents North Carolina’s 36 private, non-profit colleges and universities.