Christi Denney recently presented the Northeast Texas Community College Foundation with $1,500 to support the Nita DeWoody Memorial Scholarship fund. The money was raised through the Jingle Bell Jog (5K) held last December in Pittsburg, which Denney organized in memory of her late sister, DeWoody.
The funds will provide two scholarships to NTCC students. One is for $1,000 and is designated to a non-traditional student already enrolled in the NTCC Associate Degree Nursing (ADN), Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN) or Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program. The second scholarship for $500 will benefit a non-traditional student who plans to enroll in one of those programs. Denney is pictured (left) presenting the gift to Nita May, NTCC Director of Development. Also pictured are Adelyn Denney (held) and Clara Denney.
This is the second year the family hosted a 5K memorial run to support causes near to DeWoody’s heart.
“Education was very important to Nita. She began her career as a public school teacher. After her children were born, she returned to the classroom for a short while, but decided that her goals had shifted and she wanted to change careers. While preparing to enter the Physician Assistant program at UT-Southwestern in Irving, she attended NTCC to take all the pre-requisite math and science classes that she needed,” Denney said.
For more information about how to support students at NTCC through scholarships, contact Dr. Jonathan McCullough, NTCC Executive Vice President for Advancement, or give online at www.ntcc.edu/give.