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Clark, Bowman Receive Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarships

MADISONVILLE, Ky. Carla Clark and Tanya Bowman, both of Madisonville, have been chosen as the 2010 recipients of the Madisonville Community College Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship.

The scholarship is an annual $600 award that is designated to an MCC student who demonstrates both academic excellence and a commitment to community, much as Dr. King did.

Carla Clark has returned to college after a career at Fifth Third Bank. She is pursuing an associate of applied science degree in banking technology and hopes to return to a managerial position in the banking industry after graduation.

Clark will receive the King scholarship for the spring 2010 semester.

She and her husband, Jerrell, who is in the Army, have three children. They both hope to one day open their own business.

Tanya Bowman has been awarded a partial scholarship award for her work in diversity and youth programming for the spring 2010 semester. She will receive the Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship award for Fall 2010.

Bowman is enrolled in MCC s criminal justice program and also works in the college s diversity office while taking 12 hours this spring.

She plans to continue her education after graduation at Lindsey Wilson College, in pursuit of a bachelor s degree in human services and counseling.

Bowman is the founder and director of Plans 4 U Youth Foundation and for years has been involved in abstinence education and counseling young adults.

My desire is to work with people who are incarcerated and also continue working with juveniles, she said. I believe that it is never too late to fulfill your dreams.

Clark and Bowman are helping to transform Kentucky and are indeed worthy recipients of a scholarship that honors the legacy of Dr. King.