Marie F. Turner of Collinsville recently donated $25,000 to endow a scholarship at Patrick Henry Community College in memory of her late husband, Sylvester Turner. The Sylvester and Marie F. Turner Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to a PHCC student who is a Henry County resident, enrolls full-time, demonstrates financial need, is involved with community service and maintains a 3.0 GPA.
“I wanted to honor my husband and give back to those that are looking for a bright future in our area,” said Marie Turner. “What better way to honor him than to invest in education in our area and support the efforts of Patrick Henry Community College.”
Sylvester Turner was an Air Force Veteran and served in World War II. He was a self-employed contractor following his time in the service and was a member of the American Legion and Stone Memorial Christian Church. As an endowed scholarship, the Sylvester and Marie F. Turner Endowed Scholarship will be able to live in perpetuity and will have an enduring positive effect on the lives of students.
“Mrs. Turner’s donation will make a lasting impact on students in our community,” said Christopher Parker, vice president for Institutional Advancement and Campus Life at PHCC. “We are truly grateful for her generosity and we will ensure this gift is used to its maximum potential.”
The scholarship is offered through the PHCC Foundation. For more information about the scholarship or how to become involved with the Foundation, contact Letitia Pulliam at email@example.com or 276-656-0250.
The Patrick Henry Community College Foundation is a not-for profit organization that is fiscally and organizationally separate from the college. Its goal is to enhance community awareness of Patrick Henry Community College; to secure contributions, bequests and donations; and to account for, manage and help appreciate monies or property submitted to the Foundation.