AT&T Contributes $116,000 To NC Community Colleges To Celebrate 50th
FUNDS TO CREATE SCHOLARSHIPS STATEWIDE
RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 16, 2013
RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Recognizing the importance of the
Community College system to North Carolina's citizens and future, AT&T*
announced today a contribution of $116,000 in honor of the system's 50^th
The funds will provide two scholarships at each of the 58 community colleges
across the state, supporting technical education students and students
participating in a college transfer program. Priority will be given to
students in minority and underserved populations and to students who are
"For half a century, the North Carolina Community College system has made a
lasting difference in the lives of our citizens and in the economic health of
this great State," said Governor Pat McCrory. "Our community colleges serve
young people committed to furthering their education, support adults preparing
for new careers, and offer unique programs which help our economy grow."
"Contributions like this make a tremendous difference for our students and
their families," said Dr. Scott Ralls, System President. "That is particularly
true for students who are working full-time jobs, or who are training for new
jobs. For many of our students, the opportunity to receive a scholarship is
vital for their being able to continue their education."
Believing that education is essential to personal and national economic
success, AT&T has a tradition of supporting education. For example, in 2009
the company launched AT&T Aspire, an aggressive national initiative to tackle
high school success and college and career readiness.
"At AT&T, we see supporting education as investing in the future, for a
well-educated workforce may be the single most important thing businesses can
do to help North Carolina succeed in a digital, global economy," said Venessa
Harrison, President of AT&T North Carolina. "This contribution expresses our
confidence in the potential of today's students to achieve great things, as
well as our appreciation for the education and political leaders who have
helped build the System and make North Carolina a great place to live, work
In addition to its activities in the education arena, AT&T has also long been
a strong supporter of the men and women who have served, and are serving, in
the armed forces. AT&T and eleven other companies are participating in the
100,000 Jobs Mission, the JP Morgan Chase initiative to hire 100,000 veterans
and transitioning military service members by the end of 2020. The company has
been named to the Top 100 Military Friendly Employers List by G.I. Jobs for
eight years. To find out more about AT&T's military programs visit
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About NC Community College System
With 58 colleges located across our state and nearly 840,000 students, the
North Carolina Community College System is one of the largest institutions of
higher education in the United States and is internationally recognized for
its programs supporting economic and workforce development. Learn more at
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