Student Life

NCC Holds Jack Laughery Ride for Knowledge

The Sixth Annual Jack Laughery Ride for Knowledge was held at Rocky Mount Harley-Davidson on Saturday, May 4, 2013 raising $5,000 for the Helen & Jack Laughery Honorary Scholarship Fund.


The annual event serves as a tribute to Jack Laughery, the former Chairman and CEO of Hardee’s Food Systems, Inc., along with his wife Helen and their love of motorcycling and support of higher education.


The Helen and Jack Laughery Honorary Scholarship was established at Nash Community College to recognize the Laugherys’ philanthropic endeavors and outstanding leadership for the betterment of the Nash/Rocky Mount area. This fund provides annual scholarships to help deserving nontraditional students who return to college to enhance their marketable job skills. Thirty scholarships have been awarded since the scholarship’s establishment in 2004.


A total of 77 motorcycles and 94 riders enjoyed a ride escorted by the Nash County Sheriff’s Office through scenic Nash County followed by an eastern NC-style Bar-B-Q lunch.


The Nash Community College Foundation is thankful to the following 2013 ride sponsors. Gold sponsors: Rocky Mount Harley-Davidson, Behind Barz Motorcycle Magazine, Boddie-Noell Enterprises, Inc., Boondocks Brewing Tap Room & Restaurant, Carolina Eagle Budweiser Distributors, Inc., Institutional Interiors, Nash County Sheriff’s Department, Doug Sauls Bar-B-Q & Seafood, Wells Fargo, HensonFuerst, P.A. and Rocky Mount HOG Chapter. Silver sponsors are: Canteen Vending, Chick-fil-A of Cobb Corners, Key Storage of Nashville, Bobby Murray Toyota/Mitsubishi, Rocky Mount Area Association of Realtors, Inc., RedPhish Music and Montgomery Violins and SuitCase Event Photography. Bronze sponsors: Daughtridge Gas & Oil, Pet’s Best Friend, Krispy Kreme and Twin County Motorsports.


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