Burr Named as Commonwealth Legacy ScholarPublished: 2012-12-11
Category: General Announcements
Melfa, VA--Ashley Burr, an ESCC student working towards her registered nursing degree, has been selected as the recipient of ESCC’s 2012 Reverend Harry Crandall Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship award. Ashley, along with forty-fourstudents representing Virginia’s 23 community colleges, was honored November 13 in Richmond in a luncheon ceremony that highlighted their scholastic achievement and success.
Ashley graduated near the top of her class from Nandua High School with a 3.77 GPA. While at Nandua, she was involved in yearbook, HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America), BETA, Forensics and TheaterFest. She was awarded the HOSA Barbara James Service Award at the Bronze level, for over 100 hours of community service. Ashley is very active in her church youth group and went to Africa on a 14-day mission trip where she helped teach missionary children whose parents were attending a conference. At ESCC, she is currently working towards her RN degree, and in the future would like to join an organization that would travel the world to provide disaster relief in foreign countries.
Students from across the Commonwealth who demonstrated academic excellence and a commitment to developing leadership skills comprise this year’s group of 24 Commonwealth Legacy Scholars. Each scholarship is named for a philanthropy leader who has supported Virginia’s Community Colleges. This year’s philanthropy leader was Reverend Harry Crandall of Franktown.
Additional scholars were also honored at the luncheon, including recipients of the Valley Proteins Fellowship,the Godwin Society Scholarship, and other named scholarship.
Glenn DuBois, chancellor of the Virginia Community College System, in commending the 44 scholars, said “I believe that all young people should be encouraged to go to college. Our workforce, our economy, and our quality of life depend on it.”