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MCC Announces New Scholarships for Spring 2012

Madisonville Community College s Advancement and Scholarship Offices have announced the establishment of four new scholarship opportunities for students enrolled in specific associate degree areas; each of these scholarships have been made possible because of generous private giving; the new awards, along with those students selected as initial recipients are:

Becky B. Hicklin Memorial Endowment

The Becky B. Hicklin reserved for a second year nursing student from the western portion of Hopkins County, the Hicklin award is named by family members in honor and memory of the long-time Hopkins County Health Department nurse. The initial Hicklin Memorial Endowment recipient is Tavia Young of St. Charles, who is in her third semester nursing student and carries a 3.4 GPA.

Michael Carter Memorial Scholarship

Named for the Hanson coal miner killed in a work-related accident, the Carter award is reserved for a student in the Air Conditioning Technology program or the Multi-Skilled Industrial Technician option of the Advanced Integrated Technology program. Matthew Midkiff of Dawson Springs is the Spring 2012 recipient. Matt will graduate in May 2012 with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Air Conditioning Technology.

Judy Moore Memorial Award

Named for the long-time MCC and community icon, the Moore scholarship is reserved for a School Counts graduate who maintains a 3.5 GPA and plans to transfer to a four-year school and major in business or accounting. The 2012 recipient is Amber Scott of Madisonville. Amber is a graduate of Madisonville-North Hopkins High School and carries a 4.0 GPA. Amber plans to transfer to Western after graduation from MCC and major in either accounting or management.

Norma Sue Ehrlich Family Scholarship

Established by Dr. Paul Ehrlich, a retired math teacher at the University of Florida, the scholarship will fund one annual semester award to a second year nursing student. Dr. Ehrlich has established the scholarship in honor of his wife Norma Sue Fulcher Ehrlich; Mrs. Ehrlich grew up in Hopkins County. The initial Ehrlich recipient, selected by the college s nursing faculty, is Wendy Bush of Christian County, who carries a 3.06 GPA; Wendy is in her final semester of study and has received outstanding evaluations for her work in student clinical settings.

Over 350 students receive private scholarship awards each year at MCC; over $5.2 million exists in local scholarship endowments to serve students in particular degree areas, as well as administer the School Counts workforce program in both Hopkins and Muhlenberg Counties.