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Leadership Twin Counties Donates New Scholarship

Three new $5,000 scholarships at North Carolina Wesleyan College have been created by Leadership Twin Counties (LTC), a nine-month leadership development program of the Rocky Mount Area and Tarboro-Edgecombe chambers of commerce. LTC raised $10,000 for two scholarships, and Wesleyan committed to matching their efforts with an additional scholarship.

LTC members chose to raise funds for the scholarships at Wesleyan after attending several training seminars focused on leadership and conducted by Wesleyan Business Professor David Walker, director of the Eastern North Carolina Center for Business and Entrepreneurship located on the Wesleyan campus.

The one-time scholarship awards are available to Wesleyan juniors or seniors working toward a bachelor’s degree in any subject who add a Concentration in Entrepreneurship. That involves taking a series of four interdisciplinary courses and prerequisites that may be required.

Applications for the scholarship are still being considered and are available by contacting Professor Walker at

Companies and their employee-members of Leadership Twin Counties who raised funds for the new scholarships are: BB&T – Wade Layton; Bottoms Tire & Automotive – Shanna Bottoms; City of Rocky Mount – Tasha Logan; Cummins Business Services – Sarang Palsule, Russ Crews; Edwards – Shanna Bottoms; First Carolina Bank – Kris Brabble; Keihin Carolina Systems Technology – Mike Cummings, Scott Boykin; Nash Health Care – Sterling Grimes; NC Wesleyan College – Joni Gardner; Performance Connections – Bill Griffin; PNC Bank – Justin Kurkiewicz; Roger G. Taylor & Associates -Shanna Bottoms; Southern Bank – Kim Sutton; Sutton Industrial Maintenance & Piping – Kim Sutton.

PHOTO CAPTION:  Several LTC members recently visited Wesleyan to present funds for the scholarships to Wesleyan President Dr. Dewey Clark. Pictured, left to right, are: Front row: Shanna Bottoms, Roger G. Taylor & Associates; Dr. Dewey Clark; Reuben Blackwell, Rocky Mount Chamber of Commerce Chairman; Second row: Tasha Logan, Rocky Mount Assistant City Manager; Kim Sutton, Southern Bank; Roger G. Taylor, Roger G. Taylor & Associates; Back row: Wesleyan Business Professor David Walker, Director of Wesleyan’s Eastern North Carolina Center for Business and Entrepreneurship; Tammy Hawkins, Rocky Mount Chamber of Commerce Events Manager; Linda Mann, Rocky Mount Chamber of Commerce Manager of Member Services and Operations.