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NCC Foundation Announces David Brooks Strickland Memorial Scholarship

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The Nash Community College Foundation has announced the David Brooks Strickland Memorial Scholarship has been established by the parents of David Strickland, Dr. Henry Howard “Hank” Strickland, Jr. and Rita Anne Barnett Strickland.

David Brooks Strickland passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at the age of 40 years old. Strickland, of Rocky Mount, was a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill. He was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity and a die-hard Tarheels fan. For the past 12 years, Strickland served as an instructor in Nash Community College’s College and Career Readiness department.

David Strickland formed many friendships and bonds with his students that will forever live on as well as the impact he made on their success. He especially enjoyed visiting his family along the coast of South Carolina and cherished his nieces and nephew as though they were his own. A dedicated and loving son, brother, uncle, and friend, his memory will live on well into the future.

The scholarship was established as an endowment to assist students who are graduates of the NCC High School Equivalency program who wish to further their education at Nash Community College. In establishing the scholarship, the Strickland family stated, “David loved his work. He loved his students and was always so proud of the college.”

The scholarship has received many contributions from family members and friends. Anyone wishing to support the fund may contribute to the Nash Community College David Strickland Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 7488, Rocky Mount, NC 27804. For more information about the NCC Foundation, please contact Pam Ballew, Vice President of Advancement, at 252-451-8329.

Pictured from left: NCC President Lew Hunnicutt, Hank and Rita Strickland and NCC Vice President of Advancement Pam Ballew.