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Benvenue Alumni Association Establishes Legacy at Nash Community College

Benvenue Alumni Association Scholarship Committee presents a gift to NCC Foundation Executive Director Pat Daniels to establish the Benvenue Alumni Association Scholarship Endowment at Nash Community College. Pictured from left: Committee Members Marilyn Boone, Crayton Overton, Association President Vernon Wallace, NCC Foundation Executive Director Pat Daniels, Committee Member Gold Joyner and Committee Chair Wayne Outlaw. Committee Members not pictured: Carolyn Grantham; Charles Johnson, Paulette Pridgen, Brenda Stephenson and Vivian Viverette.

Rocky Mount, NC – At a recent reunion for the classes of 1936 through 1966, the Benvenue Alumni Association approved the establishment of the Benvenue Alumni Association Scholarship Endowment at Nash Community College. A scholarship exploratory committee presented the recommendation to the association at the event. This scholarship fund reflects the alumni’s commitment to education and their belief in preparing the citizens of the Nash/Rocky Mount area to meet the community’s need for a skilled workforce.

The scholarship endowment serves as a historical legacy and tribute to Benvenue High School which was the original campus of Nash Technical Institute. In 1966, the Nash County Board of Education voted to transfer the Benvenue High School building to the North Carolina Department of Community Colleges. Nash Technical Institute was established in 1967 and initially operated at Benvenue High School serving 700 students. Today, the College is located on 111 acres and annually serves over 12,000 curriculum and continuing education students. “We are grateful for the vision and financial resources the Benvenue Alumni Association provided to recognize the value of our service to the community and the historical partnership shared,” said NCC President Bill Carver. “Their investment will make a difference for the students who are preparing for our community’s workforce.”

Priority scholarship consideration will be given to full-time students with financial need whose immediate family attended Benvenue High School. The recipient should have at least a 2.5 grade point average and demonstrate potential for success. There is no restriction to program of study.

For more information regarding the Benvenue Alumni Scholarship at Nash Community College, please contact NCC Foundation Director Pat Daniels at 252-451-8329 or Donations are being accepted and may be mailed to P. O. Box 7488, Rocky Mount, NC 27804 or give online at


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