Voorhees raises $10,7000 during the sixth annual UNCF Corporate and Community Luncheon

Denmark, S.C.- Voorhees College recently raised$10,700 during its sixth annual United NegroCollege Fund (UNCF) Corporate and CommunityLuncheon to support student scholarships.The luncheon recognized UNCF students scholarship recipients and provided the sponsors in attendance with an opportunity to meet them. Joy Felder, one of the recipients, gave a student response on how her scholarship has helped her to continue her educational goals at Voorhees.“It was my older brother who convinced me to enroll at Voorhees after graduating from Summerville High School. I immediately fell in lovewith some of the people on campus. However, myfamily had some financial hardships, and I needed funds to cover my tuition,” Felder said. “If it had notbeen for a UNCF scholarship, I would not have been able to begin my senior year. I am proud to announceI am a graduating senior and will be walking across the stage in May.”She added, “For the past three years here at Voorhees College, I feel that I have been planting ‘seeds,’ butnow that it is my senior year, this is my season.”Felder has career aspirations to become a judge and establish a private security business. After graduation,she plans to earn a master’s degreeAfter Felder’s response, a check was presented by Dr. W. Franklin Evans, ninth president and CEO ofVoorhees College, Dr. Gwynth R. Nelson, vice president for Institutional Advancement and Development,and Dwayne Smiling, governmental relations manager, to UNCF for $10,700.Nelson said this year was the biggest luncheon attendance to date. “I want to give special recognition to alldonors, whether you were a sponsor or purchased individual tickets you contributed in a major way. Thesestudents have proven why scholarships are so important, and please know every dollar counts,” Nelson

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