Release date: 8/16/2016
STATESVILLE, NC – Vance C. Dalton, Jr., CEO of Carolina Farm Credit, announces that Carolina Farm Credit awarded scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each to four students at North Carolina State University and four students at North Carolina A&T University for the 2016-2017 academic school year. “We recognize the importance of further education and hope that these scholarships will help to enable these young adults to become the leaders of tomorrow,” said Dalton.
The recipients of the 2016-2017 N.C. A&T University-Carolina Farm Credit Scholarships are highlighted below:
Caleb Bryson is a freshman at N.C. A&T University majoring in pre-vet animal science. He is from Greensboro, N.C. and is the son of Richard and Kristi Bryson. Caleb is on the dean’s list, and hopes to spread his love and knowledge of animals to others.
Joseph Groce is currently attending N.C. A&T University majoring in animal husbandry. He is from Lexington, N.C. and is the son of Greg and Helen Groce. After graduation, Joseph plans on pursuing a career as an agriculture extension agent.
Lauren Blackwell is a sophomore at N.C. A&T University majoring in animal science and laboratory animal science. She is from Guilford County and is the daughter of James and Hope Blackwell. After earning her degree from N.C. A&T, Lauren would like to pursue a career in veterinary medicine.
Christina Virginia Bradshaw is a senior at N.C. A&T University majoring in animal science. She is the daughter of Florence Bradshaw and Martin Jones. After graduation, Christina hopes to further her education and attend veterinary school.
The recipients of the 2016-2017 North Carolina State University-Carolina Farm Credit Scholarships are highlighted below:
Melanie Fishel is a freshman at N.C. State University majoring in agricultural business management. She is from Kernersville, N.C. and is the daughter of Neil and Karen Fishel. After graduation, Melanie hopes to attend law school to pursue Agriculture Law.
Olin Austin is a sophomore at N.C. State University majoring in agricultural business management. He is from Union County and is the son of Phillip and Cheryl Austin. After earning his degree from N.C. State, Olin would like to return to his family farm and help grow their farm operation.
Nicole Mauldin is a junior at N.C. State University majoring in animal science and minoring in poultry science and feed milling. She is from China Grove, N.C. and is the daughter of Todd and Danielle Mauldin. After graduation, Nicole hopes to pursue a degree in Veterinary Medicine.
McKayla Newsome is a senior at N.C. State University majoring in animal science. She is from King, N.C. and is the daughter of Brad and Vickie Newsome. After graduation, McKayla would like to work in the agriculture industry in a management capacity.
Carolina Farm Credit provides scholarships through the College of Ag and Life Sciences (CALS) at North Carolina State University (NCSU) and the School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (SAES) at North Carolina A&T University. Students interested in applying for these scholarships should contact the academic affairs offices at these colleges. In order to be considered, students must have a major in CALS at N.C. State University or SAES at N.C. A&T University and must complete a financial aid application.
Carolina Farm Credit is a stockholder-owned cooperative providing financing to full and part-time farmers and agricultural-related businesses and also provides financing for the construction and purchase of homes in 54 counties through 32 branch offices. Other financial services available are credit life insurance, appraisal services, leasing programs and financial planning.
For 100 years Farm Credit has been supporting rural communities and agriculture with reliable, consistent credit and financial services.
Carolina Farm Credit serves over 9,200 members with loans outstanding totaling more than $1.4 billion. The association’s territory covers the western half of North Carolina, with branch offices located in Albemarle, Asheboro, Asheville, Boone, Browns Summit, Burnsville, Carthage, Concord, Conover, Ellerbe, Graham, Hendersonville, Jefferson, Lenoir, Lexington, Lincolnton, Monroe, Murphy, Pilot Mountain, Roxboro, Rural Hall, Salisbury, Shelby, Siler City, Sparta, Spindale, Statesville, Taylorsville, Waynesville, Wilkesboro, Yadkinville, and Yanceyville.
Carolina Farm Credit was recognized as a 2015 Best Employer in North Carolina. The list of the Best Employers in North Carolina was created by Business North Carolina, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) – NC State Council and Best Companies Group.
Directors for Carolina Farm Credit are L. Kim Starnes, Chairman, Salisbury; W. Rex Bell, Vice-Chairman, Statesville; John M. Barnard, Statesville; E. Bernard Beck, Seagrove; Mark A. Bray, Lawsonville; David M. Coltrane, Pleasant Garden; Susie J. Gambill, Sparta; Joseph A. Lail, Shelby; Clark M. Newlin, Haw River; Thomas E. Porter, Jr., Concord; Tony L. Ragan, Sanford; D. Kaleb Rathbone, Waynesville; Lewis E. Smith, Lincolnton; Vickie N. Smitherman, East Bend; Dr. Alton Thompson, Summerfield.
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