Patrick Henry Community College and the PHCC Foundation have established a scholarship in memory of PHCC alumna and 2015 Distinguished Alumni award winner Alison Bailey Parker. She was a 2009 graduate of PHCC with an associate of arts and sciences degree through the Piedmont Governor’s School for Math, Science and Technology.
The Alison Bailey Parker Memorial Scholarship will be awarded on an annual basis to a PHCC student who enters the Media Design and Production program.
Christopher Parker, vice president for institutional advancement and executive director of the PHCC Foundation, said establishing a scholarship in honor of Parker (no relation) is a way for us to remember her contributions and memory.
“Alison was a great example of what dedication and motivation can do in someone’s life,” Parker said. “As a product of PHCC and Martinsville, she made us all proud of her achievements and the way she carried herself through that success in life.”
Parker, a graduate of Martinsville High School, served as a television journalist for WDBJ7 News in Roanoke since 2014. Before starting at WDBJ7, Parker was the bureau chief for WCTI TV 12 and FOX 8/14 in Jacksonville, N.C. After graduating from PHCC, Parker attended James Madison University where she majored in Media Arts and Design. She graduated from JMU in December 2012 and began her career in journalism as an intern at WDBJ7.
Donations for the Alison Bailey Parker Memorial Scholarship can be made online at https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/1441087 or by cash or check to the Patrick Henry Community College Foundation, 645 Patriot Avenue, Martinsville, VA 24112. For additional information, call (276) 656-0250.