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Thursday, May 16, 2013
Lindsey Narmour, a second-year student at Virginia Western Community College, has received a 2013 Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.
Narmour, of Ferrum, is the first Virginia Western student to win the scholarship and one of only two recipients in Virginia this year.
A student speaker during Virginia Western's May 10 graduation, Narmour earned an associate of arts degree in liberal arts. She plans to use the scholarship at Hollins University, pursuing a bachelor's degree in English.
Nationally, 73 community college students who seek to complete their bachelor's degrees at selective four-year colleges and universities received the scholarships. They were chosen from 769 nominations from 377 community colleges in 45 states and Washington, D.C.
The scholarship program provides up to $30,000 per year for up to three years to community college students who are nominated by their schools based on a number of factors including academic excellence and financial need.
"Lindsey has been a true inspiration to her fellow students and a joy for our faculty and staff," Virginia Western President Robert Sandel said in a news release.
"Her great achievements have been a result of hard work and tremendous dedication, and we can't wait to see where she goes from here," Sandel said.
In addition to the Jack Kent Cooke scholarship, Narmour was selected as one of 50 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Gold Scholars in the nation.
She also was the first Virginia Western student to be named a Valley Proteins Fellow by the Virginia Community College System, and she earned the Judy Hackworth Memorial Annual Scholarship from the Virginia Western Educational Foundation.
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Family Service of Roanoke Valley has received a $12,000 grant for projects to prevent, treat and increase public awareness about family violence in the Roanoke Valley.
The grant will allow Family Service to collaborate with community partners and comes from the Family and Children's Trust Fund of Virginia's Family Violence Prevention, Treatment and Public Awareness Project.
The Virginia General Assembly created the trust fund in 1986 as a public-private partnership to raise money for the prevention and treatment of family violence, including child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and elder abuse and neglect.
The governor appoints the fund's governing board of trustees to raise and distribute funds for family violence prevention and treatment efforts and to promote public awareness of family violence issues.
Since 1901, Family Service of Roanoke Valley has provided prevention, counseling and support services on a sliding fee to individuals and families.
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