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Somerset Community College Announces Scholarship Recipients

Jun 25, 2013 - | 10:07 AM -

The following students received recent scholarships to attend Somerset Community College.

Heather Beebe
Heather Nicole Beebe of Somerset has been awarded a KCTCS Presidential Scholarship to attend 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.
Beebe is a 2012 graduate of Tabernacle Christian Academy where she held a 3.95 grade point average. At SCC, Beebe is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa and the Mu Alpha Theta honor society. She plans to transfer to the University of Kentucky in the spring of 2014 to major in Biology and minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. She hopes to then stay at UK for medical school to become an OB/GYN.

Beebe is the daughter of Sharon Beebe of Somerset and Kevin Beebe of Winter Springs, Florida.

Brandon LaBelle
Brandon Michael LaBelle of Science Hill was awarded a Mattie Helen Elliott Scholarship to attend 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.

LaBelle is a 2013 graduate of Pulaski County High School where he held a 4.0 grade point average. LaBelle is an Eagle Scout and served as a member of the Future Business Leaders of America, the varsity soccer team and the National Honor Society while in high school. He plans to transfer to Eastern Kentucky University to major in Accounting and Business Management.

LaBelle is the son of William Michael and Suzanne Marie LaBelle of Science Hill.

Megan Burchett
Megan Burchett of Somerset was awarded a Richard E. and Cornelia Cooper Endowed Scholarship to attend Somerset Community College.

The Richard E. and Cornelia Cooper Endowed Scholarship was established in 2005 by long-time friends and supporters of SCC, Richard and Cornelia Cooper.

Burchett is a 2013 graduate of Southwestern High School where she held a 3.97 grade point average and was a member of the varsity softball team, the Unite Club, student government, Green Dot and National Honor Society. 

Burchett plans to transfer to Western Kentucky University after completing her degree at SCC.  She is the daughter of Sandy Burchett of Somerset and Shawn Burchett of Morgantown, West Virginia.

Zachary Atwell
Zachary Eric Atwell of Somerset has been awarded a KCTCS Commonwealth Scholarship to attend 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.

Atwell is a 2013 graduate of Pulaski County High School where he graduated with a 4.0 grade point average and was on the soccer team and was part of the National Honor Society, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Future Business Leaders of America.

Atwell plans to eventually obtain a master’s degree in Accounting and become a Certified Public Accountant. He is the son of Seth Atwell and Susan Mounce, both of Somerset.

Kelly Prater
Kelly Cristina Prater has been awarded the Terry Norfleet Scholarship to attend 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.

Prater is a 1997 graduate of Ross Senior High School. She plans to become a registered nurse. Prater is the daughter of Steve and Mary Richardson of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Jacob Phelps
Jacob Aaron Phelps of Somerset was awarded a KCTCS Commonwealth Scholarship to attend 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.

Phelps is a 2013 graduate of Southwestern High School where he held a 4.0 grade point average and was a member of the National Honor Society, Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA), Green Dot and part of the baseball team. He is a member of the Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church in Nancy.

Phelps plans to obtain his degree at SCC and transfer to the University of Kentucky for engineering. He is the son of Eddie and Marsha Phelps of Nancy.

Victoria Aiello
Victoria Shania Lynne Aiello of Somerset was awarded the W.O. and Lois Newell Scholarship to attend 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.

Aiello is a 2013 graduate of Southwestern High School where she held a 3.7 grade point average. She was involved in the JROTC program, the National Honor Society and Future Farmers of America.

Aiello plans to transfer to a four-year college or university to major in criminal justice after attending SCC. She is the daughter of the late David Aiello of Nancy and Barbara Aiello of Lexington.

Jason Fox
Jason E. Fox of Marion, Ohio was awarded a Somerset-Pulaski County Community Connection Scholarship to attend Somerset Community College.

Fox is a 1997 graduate of Somerset High School. He is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society and is enrolled in the Physical Therapist Assistant program at SCC. He is the son of Jack Fox of Somerset and Sue Lasley of Delaware, Ohio. He is married to Tina Fox and resides in Somerset.

Israel Torres
Israel Torres of Somerset was awarded a W.O. and Lois Newell Scholarship to attend 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.

Torres is a 2002 graduate of Pulaski County High School and is enrolled in the Aviation Maintenance Technology program at SCC. He is the son of Abigail Torres and Alfonso Torres of Somerset.

Ashley Simpson
Ashley Brooke Simpson of Nancy was awarded the Somerset Junior Woman’s Club scholarship and the Somerset-Pulaski County Community Connection scholarship to attend Somerset Community College.

Simpson is a 2013 graduate of Southwestern High School where she held a 4.0 grade point average and was a member of the National Honor Society and worked at Sharon’s Mill Springs Restaurant.

Simpson plans to enter the Registered Nursing program at SCC. She is the daughter of Joel and Annetta Simpson of Nancy.

Benjamin Cummins
Benjamin Cummins of Somerset has been awarded at KCTCS Commonwealth Scholarship to attend 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.

Cummins is a 2013 graduate of Southwestern High School where he held above a 4.0 grade point average. He plans to attend SCC and then transfer to the University of Kentucky or Western Kentucky University to pursue a career in programming and software development.

Cummins is the son of Robert and Mary Cummins of Somerset.

Nicholas Beebe
Nicholas Beebe of Somerset was awarded the William and Julia Cundiff Endowed Scholarship to attend 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.

Beebe is a 2011 graduate of Pulaski County High School. He plans to pursue his master’s degree in business. He is the son of Kevin Beebe of Winter Park, Florida and Sharon Beebe of Somerset.

Matthew Slavey
Matthew Carl Slavey of Somerset has been awarded a J.C. Goode Memorial Scholarship to attend Somerset Community College.

The J.C. Goode Memorial Scholarship was established by the First Christian Church of Somerset in memory of J.C. Goode, a prominent Somerset business man in the early 1900’s. It is for students from Casey, Pulaski and McCreary Counties.

Slavey is a 2013 graduate of Southwestern High School. He plans to major in engineering and work in electronics. He is the son of John and Maxine Slavey of Somerset.

Dylan Engle
Dylan Engle of Somerset was awarded a William and Julia Cundiff Endowed Scholarship to attend 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.

Engle is a 2013 graduate of Southwestern High School where he held a 3.95 grade point average. He plans to major in education. He is the son of Dwight and Angela Engle.

Christopher Dick
Christopher Wayne Dick of Somerset was awarded the Mattie Helen Elliott Scholarship to attend Somerset Community College.

The Mattie Helen Elliott Scholarship was established through the estate trust of Elliott and was designed to assist Pulaski County residents in attending SCC.  Recipients of the award receive tuition for twelve credit hours and must maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average.

Dick is a 2012 graduate of Somerset High School where he held a 3.9 grade point average. He currently holds a 4.0 college grade point average and is majoring in finance. He was named to the 2012 Dean’s List and is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and Immanuel Baptist Church.

Dick plans to transfer to the University of Kentucky after graduating from SCC to pursue a degree in finance. He plans to be a financial planner and eventually run for public office.
Dick is the son of Jeff and Margaret Dick of Somerset.

Brittanie Mincey
Brittanie Rose Mincey of Somerset has been awarded a scholarship from the Pulaski County Historical Society to attend Somerset Community College.

Mincey is a 2011 graduate of Pulaski County High School. She is a runner who just completed her first half marathon and received her first medal in a 5K race. Mincey plans to enter the Radiography program and eventually become specialized in mammography.

Mincey is the daughter of Stephanie and Randy Phelps of Somerset and Tim and Julie Mincey of Bethelridge.

Shannon Mathis
Shannon Dwayne Mathis of London, now of Somerset, has been awarded a J.C. Goode Memorial Scholarship to attend Somerset Community College.

The J.C. Goode Memorial Scholarship was established by the First Christian Church of Somerset in memory of J.C. Goode, a prominent Somerset business man in the early 1900’s. It is for students from Casey, Pulaski and McCreary Counties.

Mathis is enrolled in the Aviation Maintenance program at SCC has been named to the Dean’s List for two semesters. He is the son of Shelby and Darlene Mathis of London.

Amber Hargis
Amber Renee Hargis of Somerset has been awarded a KCTCS Presidential Scholarship to attend 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.

Hargis is a 2013 graduate of Pulaski County High School where she held a 4.0 grade point average. She plans to attend SCC and then transfer to the University of Kentucky to obtain a degree in Biosystems Engineering and eventually become a pharmacist. She is the daughter of Mark and Marcia Hargis of Somerset.

Travis Gregory
Travis Franklin Gregory of Albany was awarded a State Representative Leonard Hislope Memorial Scholarship to attend Somerset Community College.

The State Representative Leonard Hislope Memorial Scholarship was established in 1997 from funds bequeathed by Stella Hislope in memory of her husband.

Gregory is a 2013 graduate of Clinton County High School. He is a member of Stony Point Baptist Church and participated in archery and baseball while in high school. He was also a member of the Beta Club.

Gregory plans to complete his degree at SCC and transfer to a four-year institution to complete his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. He is the son of Frank Gregory, Jr. and Kathleen Gregory of Albany.

Hailey Neal
Hailey Brianna Neal of Albany was awarded a KCTCS Presidential Scholarship to attend 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.

Neal is a 2013 graduate of Clinton County High School. She has been accepted into the Physical Therapist Assistant program at SCC and plans to work in that field. Neal is the daughter of Ronnie and Rose Neal of Albany.

Ethan Cook
Ethan Cook of Albany has been awarded a Terry Norfleet Scholarship to attend 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.

Cook is a 2013 graduate of Clinton County High School where he held a 3.72 grade point average and was a member of the basketball, baseball and archery teams. He is also a member of Stony Point Baptist Church.

Cook plans to attend SCC and then transfer to the University of Kentucky to major in Biology before applying to thecli UK Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Cook is the son of Kevin and Tammy Cook of Albany.

Laura Groce
Laura Marie Groce of Albany has been awarded a W.O. and Lois Newell Scholarship to attend 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.

Groce is a 2013 graduate of Clinton County High School where she held a 3.9 grade point average and was involved in the Beta club, student council, HOSA and played volleyball.

Groce plans to attend SCC and then transfer to Western Kentucky University to pursue a career in Physical Therapy. She is the daughter of Kevin and Joyce Groce of Albany.

Earldine Freeman
Earldine Freeman of Whitley City has been awarded a Clarence Whitman Hume Scholarship to attend Somerset Community College.

The Clarence Whitman Hume Scholarship was established in 1972 in memory of the former principal of Stearns High School and former editor of the McCreary County Record. Scholarships in memory of Mr. Hume are awarded to students from McCreary County.

Freeman is a 2007 graduate of McCreary Central High School. As of the fall 2012 semester, she maintained a college grade point average of 4.0. Freeman plans to pursue a career as a pharmacy technician. She is the daughter of Deward and Juanita Freeman of Whitley City.

Abigail Emerson
Abigail Lauren Emerson of Liberty has been awarded an Elliott Family Trust Scholarship to attend 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.

Emerson is a 2013 graduate of Casey County High School where she participated in the Y-club, Future Business Leaders of America, art club, Friends of Rachel club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Emerson plans to transfer to Eastern Kentucky University after finishing her degree at SCC to pursue a career in speech pathology. She is the daughter of Janet and Marvin Perry of Bethelridge.

Heather Torres
Heather Torres of Liberty has been awarded the J.C. Goode Memorial Scholarship to attend Somerset Community College.

The J.C. Goode Memorial Scholarship was established by the First Christian Church of Somerset in memory of J.C. Goode, a prominent Somerset business man in the early 1900’s. It is for students from Casey, Pulaski and McCreary Counties.

Torres is a 1993 graduate of Casey County High School. While enrolled at SCC, she has been involved as the captain of the Somerset Community College Relay for Life Team, called Casey Crusaders. She is the daughter of Frank McCormick of Aynor, South Carolina and Fredia McCormick of Liberty.

Taylor Collins
Taylor Wren Collins of Casey County has been awarded an Elliott Family Trust Scholarship to attend 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.

Collins is a 2013 graduate of Casey County High School where she held a 4.0 grade point average and was involved in track, Future Business Leaders of America, yearbook, art club and the Body Beautification Project. She was given the Friends of Education Award and a leadership award while in high school.

Collins plans to transfer to Eastern Kentucky University to pursue a degree in dietetics and become a registered dietitian. She is the daughter of Jennifer Collins of Casey County.

Bradley King
Bradley King of Kings Mountain has been awarded the J.C. Goode Memorial Scholarship to attend Somerset Community College.

The J.C. Goode Memorial Scholarship was established by the First Christian Church of Somerset in memory of J.C. Goode, a prominent Somerset business man in the early 1900’s. It is for students from Casey, Pulaski and McCreary Counties.

King is a 2011 graduate of Casey County High School. He is majoring in Industrial Maintenance and is the son of Jeff and Vera King of Kings Mountain.

Rebecca Sizemore
Rebecca D. Sizemore of Liberty has been awarded a W.O. and Lois Newell Scholarship to attend 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.

Sizemore is a volunteer at Hospice of Lake Cumberland and a recipient of the Girl Scout Silver Leadership Award. She is majoring in Culinary Arts at SCC and plans to travel the world while working as a personal chef. She is the daughter of Amy and Nathan Sizemore of Liberty.

Shannon Mathis
Shannon Dwayne Mathis of London, now of Somerset, has been awarded a J.C. Goode Memorial Scholarship to attend Somerset Community College.

The J.C. Goode Memorial Scholarship was established by the First Christian Church of Somerset in memory of J.C. Goode, a prominent Somerset business man in the early 1900’s. It is for students from Casey, Pulaski and McCreary Counties.

Mathis is enrolled in the Aviation Maintenance program at SCC has been named to the Dean’s List for two semesters. He is the son of Shelby and Darlene Mathis of London.

Joshua Linville
Joshua Lewis Linville of Brodhead has been awarded a Lake Cumberland Homebuilders Association Scholarship to attend Somerset Community College.

Linville is a 2013 graduate of Rockcastle County High School where he was involved as the captain of the Rockcastle County JROTC Rifle Team and worked more than 200 hours of volunteer community service. He plans to study pre-engineering at SCC and then transfer to the University of Kentucky for mining engineering.

Linville is the son of Rodger and Phyllis Linville of Brodhead.

Ashlee Moses
Ashlee Lauren Moses of Williamsburg has been awarded a KCTCS Commonwealth Scholarship to attend 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.

Moses is a 2012 graduate of Williamsburg Independent where she held a 4.0 grade point average. She currently works as a pharmacy technician at Whitley Pharmacy and attends Pleasant View United Methodist Church.

Moses plans to become a registered nurse and would like to work with veterans. She is the daughter of Les and Malea Moses of Emlyn.

Rhonda Faulkner
Rhonda Marie Faulkner of Corbin has been awarded a Ralph Shearer Scholarship to attend Somerset Community College.

The Ralph Shearer Scholarship is awarded to nursing students in memory of Lake Cumberland Home Health’s board chairman for many years.

Faulkner is a 2003 graduate of North Ft. Myers High School and is enrolled in the nursing program at SCC.

Kayla Smith
Kayla Smith of Crab Orchard has been awarded an Orwin Nursing Scholarship to attend Somerset Community College.

The Orwin Nursing Scholarship Fund was established in 2004 by The Mohn Family Foundation to provide scholarships to associate degree nursing students attending SCC.

Smith is a 2008 graduate of Lincoln County High School and is enrolled in the Registered Nursing program at SCC. She plans to pursue her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing. She is the daughter of Gary and Anna Smith of Crab Orchard.

Betty McQueary
Betty Ann McQueary of Russell Springs has been awarded a Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Scholarship to attend Somerset Community College.

The Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Scholarship provides scholarships for students in the allied health programs at SCC. It was established in 1996 by Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

McQueary is a 1995 graduate of Russell County High School. She is enrolled in the Clinical Laboratory Technician program at SCC and plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Science from the University of Kentucky after graduating from SCC.

McQueary is a member of Clear Springs Baptist Church. She and her husband Allen have two children, Hunter and Austin. She is the daughter of Junior and Paulette Bray of Russell Springs.

Andrea Piercy
Andrea Michelle Piercy of Monticello has been awarded the Ruby Kelley Scholarship to attend Somerset Community College.

The Ruby Kelley Scholarship was established recently and is designated for students in the area that are enrolled in a high wage, high demand program or transfer program. Kelley was an early faculty member of SCC and the wife of the second president of SCC, Dr. Roscoe D. Kelley.

Piercy is a 2013 graduate of Wayne County High School where she held a 3.9 grade point average and was involved in Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and took second place in desktop publishing at the Region Six FBLA competition two years in a row.

Piercy plans to major in business. She is the daughter of Darrell and Connie Piercy of Monticello.

Kayla Phelan
Kayla May Phelan of Wayne County has been awarded a KCTCS Commonwealth Scholarship to attend 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.

Phelan is a 2013 graduate of Wayne County High School where she graduated first in her class with a 4.0 grade point average and was involved in Future Business Leaders of America and was a member of Concord Baptist Church. She is certified in several Microsoft programs and plans to receive an associate’s degree in Office Systems Technology.

Phelan is the daughter of Stanley Phelan and Cynthia Burke of Wayne County.

Rachel Barnes
Rachel Lynn Barnes of Monticello was awarded an Ata Lee Memorial Scholarship to attend Somerset Community College.

The Ata Lee Memorial Scholarship was established through the generosity of Ata Lee. Lee left a portion of her estate to establish an endowment to assist deserving and qualified students enrolled at SCC.

Barnes if a 2013 graduate of Wayne County High School where she was involved in FCCLA, HOSA, named to the honor roll and completed the Kentucky Early Care and Education Professionals Orientation.

Barnes plans to become a Registered Nurse. She is the daughter of Terry and Evelyn Barnes of Monticello.

Shannon Upchurch
Shannon Upchurch of Monticello has been awarded a W.O. and Lois Newell Scholarship to attend 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.

Upchurch is a 1989 graduate of Monticello High School where she graduated first in her class and held a 4.0 grade point average and continues to hold that GPA in college. Upchurch is enrolled in the Computer and Information Technology program at SCC and is a member of Phi Theta Kappa honor society and a member of South Main Baptist Church in Monticello.