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Students Awarded Scholarships for Certificate Programs

Students Awarded Scholarships for Certificate Programs

This year our College awarded 25 students with scholarships to help defray some of the costs associated with specific programs. Dean Barbara Calhoun said donors and friends made the awards possible.

“Through their generosity, our students are offered an opportunity to pursue their educational endeavors,” Barbara said.

The Jeanne A. Cook Memorial Scholarship — donated by East Cobb YMCA Kickers Senior Citizen Council of Cobb County — helped Antonay Davis enroll in our Gerontology Certificate.

Antonay Davis

Antonay Davis

“The Gerontology program will enable me to learn how to improve the quality of life for senior populations in our society,” Antonay said. “Earning [this] certificate will give me the ability to enhance my leadership skills in the area of aging field, providing solutions to emerging roles and [the] new challenges in the aging arena.”

Human Resources professional Vernessa Britt was awarded the Barbara S. Calhoun Scholarship. Vernessa said human resources roles have changed dramatically in recent years. By obtaining the Human Resources SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certificate and credentials, Britt hopes to become better prepared to support her business partners and the employees she oversees.

Vernessa Britt scholarship recipient

Vernessa Britt

“This certificate will demonstrate to my peers and colleagues within the HR profession that I am a recognized expert in the field and have mastered the core HR principles,” Vernessa said. “I am willing to put the extra effort to become certified.”

After graduating with her Paralegal Certificate, Patricia Neal has held several roles in the legal field. When she received a catalog in the mail featuring Delores Armstead’s journey through continuing education, she was encouraged to pursue the Administrative Office Management certificate program. Patricia received the Barbara S. Calhoun Scholarship for this program.

Patricia Neal

Patricia Neal

“[This] program [allows] me to bridge the gap between my paralegal experience by gaining more knowledge that is so crucial in today’s world of technology,” Neal said. “I have the drive and determination to complete this program and to use the knowledge gained to encourage others who may feel like they have no options and hope of improving. This education [is] for a greater purpose than myself.”

Scholarship applications for 2018 will be accepted next April. They are open to new and existing students. Eligibility and award amounts vary.

If you would like to partner with CCPE by making a tax-deductible donation, you can give online or write a check (payable to KSU Foundation with CCPE Scholarships in the memo line) and mail to KSU, Attn: Sandra Cobb, 3333 Busbee Drive, MD 3301, Kennesaw, GA 30144.

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