RCCC Foundation hosts inaugural golf tournament

Published 9:37 am Thursday, May 18, 2023

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AHOSKIE – The Roanoke-Chowan Community College Foundation hosted its “Golf for Education” Superball Tournament on May 5 at Beechwood Country Club in Ahoskie.

Over 90 players participated within a 23-team tournament.

The golf tournament was sponsored by 17 businesses and proceeds from this event benefited the R-CCC Foundation.

Gold sponsors for the tournament included Alfiniti, Enviva, A.R. Chesson Construction, Inc., ChemTreat, Duck Thru, Nucor Steel of Hertford County, TA Services, and R-CCC President and Students. The R-CCC Board of Trustees rounded out the Silver sponsors. Bronze sponsors included Boyette & Robertson Insurance Agency, CRMP, Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Hunter’s Funeral Home, Bertie County Rural Health, The Systems Group, Strickland Auto Group, Inc., and Chowan University.

“We are so grateful to everyone who lent their time and efforts to making our golf tournament a major success,” said Stephanie Benson, Executive Vice President of Workforce Development and Institutional Effectiveness and Executive Director of the R-CCC Foundation. “As a result of our community’s generosity, we raised over $22,000 for our students. These funds will greatly benefit the needs of our students here at Roanoke-Chowan Community College.”

The R-CCC Foundation was formed to increase funding for both academic and community programs. Roanoke-Chowan Technical Institute created an independent foundation in 1975. Led by Robert H. Jernigan, Jr. and H.C. Freeland, the Roanoke-Chowan Technical Institute Foundation began raising money to be used for student scholarships.

In 1990, the foundation was renamed in conjunction with the name change of the college. Today, the foundation continues to offer scholarships for students and funding for special projects requested by the College.

For more information about the Foundation, contact Benson at (252) 862-1255, or foundation@roanokechowan.edu.