Alison Parker’s Memorial Scholarship surpasses $25K goal

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MARTINSVILLE (WSLS 10) – With the generous donations from 164 individual donors, officials said the Alison Bailey Parker Memorial Scholarship through the Patrick Henry Community College Foundation has surpassed the $25,000 goal needed to endow the scholarship and currently totals $40,068.

This includes a $25,018 donation from the Jeffrey W. Glassheim Family Fund of the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation.

Donations to the Alison Bailey Parker Memorial Scholarship are still encouraged, officials say.

“With more donations, this scholarship will be able to have a larger impact on the lives of students who enter the Media Design and Production program, which was Alison’s field of work,” said Christopher Parker, executive director of the PHCC Foundation, in a written release. “We will continue to encourage individuals to donate in Alison’s memory and we hope to see it continue to grow for years to come.”

Alison Bailey Parker was a 2009 graduate of PHCC with an associate of arts and sciences degree through the Piedmont Governor’s School for Math, Science and Technology and 2015 PHCC Distinguished Alumni award winner.

Donations for the Alison Bailey Parker Memorial Scholarship can be made online at patrickhenryfoundation.com or by cash or check to the Patrick Henry Community College Foundation, 645 Patriot Avenue, Martinsville, VA 24112. For additional information, call (276) 656-0250.

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