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McElheney establishes Nursing Scholarship at HCC

Cheryl H. McElheney of Roanoke Rapids has established the Bernice Hatchell Hobday Nursing Scholarship 2008 at Halifax Community College in loving memory of her late mother, Bernice Adell Hatchell Hobday. Pictured are, from left, Charles McElheney, Cheryl McElheney and
Dr. Ervin V. Griffin, Sr.

Cheryl H. McElheney of Roanoke Rapids has established the Bernice Hatchell Hobday Nursing Scholarship 2008 at Halifax Community College in loving memory of her late mother, Bernice Adell Hatchell Hobday. The scholarship is also established to the glory of God and in honor of Margaret Nixon and Ruth Elliott Oakes.

The award will recognize and promote academic achievement for a student enrolled at HCC who is in need of financial assistance. The annual scholarship recipient will be selected based on grade point average, full-time enrollment, two letters of recommendation recognizing citizenship qualities and community involvement, demonstration of financial need, and program of study.

“HCC is second to none one of the best schools that we are affiliated with and it is an honor to be establishing this scholarship during the presidency of Dr. Griffin,” said McElheney. She and husband, Charles, who is HCC's Foundation Board Chair, seek to perpetuate the memory of their parents through the establishment of scholarships, first, because of their parents' love of education and second, because children need every opportunity to gain an education. The McElheney's support Chowan University, HCC, Mercer University and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

“I want to thank the McElheney family for this wonderful opportunity,” said Dr. Ervin V. Griffin, Sr., HCC president. “If others in the community would like to honor their parents in like manner, I would encourage them to contact our Foundation Office to establish scholarships that will benefit our students for years to come.”

To find out more about establishing scholarships, contact the HCC Foundation Office at (252) 536-7234.