2023 Whatley Employee Enhancement Grant winners announced

grant winners

Pictured: Daniel Sanchez, Mileah Hall, Sheila Eddy, Cynthia Jarvis, Jackie Johnston, and Fredia Thomas.

The Northeast Texas Community College Foundation is pleased to announce that seven NTCC employees have been awarded funds through the 2023 Whatley Employee Enhancement Grant. The Foundation received 13 outstanding applications. A total of $16,470 was awarded through the grant. 

The Whatley Employee Enhancement Grant was established by James & Elizabeth Whatley specifically to fund special projects and enhance educational opportunities that fall outside the institution’s regular budget.  Each year, NTCC full-time employees may apply for the available funding. Projects are reviewed and selected by the volunteer members of the Whatley Employee Enhancement Committee. 

“Each year we are impressed with the quality of applications we receive for the Whatley Employee Enhancement Grant,” Nita May, NTCC Director of Development, said. “We look forward to seeing these projects come to fruition over the coming year.”

This year’s Whatley Employee Enhancement recipients are:

  • Sheila Eddy, Advising – Special Populations - $1,700
  • Melody Henry, Communities in Schools – CAPPED@NTCC-Certificate and Professional Programs Exploration Day - $1,300
  • Cynthia Jarvis, Upward Bound – PEAK-The Upward Bound Summer Program - $2,500
  • Jackie Johnston, Mathematics, Physics and Engineering – Engineering Round Table Project - $1,500
  • Fredia Thomas, Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) Program – AEL Student Empowerment Seminar: Level Up with Confidence - $2,000

Sub-Total -$9,000

Additional Projects Funded Privately

  • Melissa Fulgham, History – Walking Through the Past – Memphis Field Trip - $2,500
  • Mileah Hall, Art – Camera Checkout for Art Students - $1,970
  • Andrew Yox, Honors – Culture and Honors: Public-Service Opportunities and Accolades for NTCC Students - $3,000

Sub-Total $7,470

Total Awards - $16,470