Written by Phil Cerroni
In an era of negative news, the efforts of people who volunteer in their communities often go unnoticed. Some of those unsung heroes are students in the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) who demonstrate their ability to serve as role models because they are making a difference where they live and go to school.
Some have served as camp leaders, writers and photographers; others have volunteered their time at food books, churches, homeless shelters and other places where their talents help children and adults. They have inspired other students, as well as DCCCD staff; as a result, eight students have been named 2012-2013 LeCroy Scholarship recipients by the DCCCD Foundation for their outstanding leadership and academic achievements.
The program honors DCCCD’s former chancellor, Dr. R. Jan LeCroy. Students selected as LeCroy Scholars receive full tuition and books for up to four semesters. Selected DCCCD students receive full tuition and books per semester for the remaining period of their two-year program. All recipients may attend any one of the district’s seven colleges: Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake or Richland.
The scholarship recipients, the colleges they attend and their chosen fields of study are:
Cornelius Allen of Irving, El Centro College, computer science;
Laura Anne Farmer of Dallas, El Centro College, English;
Erica Furgeson of Garland, Brookhaven College, biology/radiology;
Tonychris Nnaka of Garland, Brookhaven College, nursing;
Fabiola Resendiz of Dallas, Eastfield College, criminal justice;
Tina Tip of Carrollton, Brookhaven College, human resources;
Annie Ruth Warth of Irving, El Centro College, art; and
Cody Wells of Rowlett, Eastfield College, architecture.
One other DCCCD student is a returning 2011-2012 LeCroy Scholar: Christian Ramirez.
Source: Dallas County Community College District