Foundation, Press Releases

Tackle the Tar Awards $30,000 to NCC Foundation

The Nash Community College Foundation was recently awarded $30,000 by Rotary Club of Rocky Mount from proceeds raised at Tackle the Tar. Rocky Mount Rotary Club #6122 raised $90,000 at the 5th Annual Tackle the Tar 5K Race held May 14, 2022. Tackle the Tar is a unique 5k obstacle course race and family fun day that raises money for scholarships for students attending Nash Community College, Edgecombe Community College and North Carolina Wesleyan University. Nash Community College students have benefited from a total of $135,000 in scholarships since the event began.

Nash Community College’s 2022 Rocky Mount Rotary Open Door Scholars recipient is Reyna Garcia. She is enrolled in the Human Services Technology Degree program at NCC.

Pictured from left to right:  NCC Foundation Board Secretary Lyn Brown, Rocky Mount Rotary Club Social Committee Chair Mark Frohman, Tackle the Tar Chair Kristen Brabble, NCC President Dr. Lew Hunnicutt, Scholarship recipient Reyna Garcia, NCC Vice President of Advancement Pam Ballew, Rocky Mount Rotary Club President Christy Warrick and District 7720 Rotaract Chair/Assistant District Governor Anthony Engrassia.

The 6th Annual Tackle the Tar is planned for May 20, 2023.