2017 CWF SCHOLAR - Jennifer Whitson

Jennifer is a resident of Vanceboro.  She is 28 years old and has a five year old son starting kindergarten this year.

She works full time for a local OB-GYN office here in New Bern and keeps the finances for her church.  Initially she earned here associates in general education and then took five years off to find herself and focus on her family.  This semester she is only taking four classes at CCC.  After this semester ends she will need only four more classes to complete her degree.  Jennifer anticipates graduating in May 2019 with an Associates in Business.  Ideally after graduation she would love to join a small business where she can use her learning in finance and paperwork to help that small business run

smoothly and flourish. 

Congratulations Jennifer!

CWF Scholarship Updated

Starting in 2017 The Coastal Women’s Forum (CWF) Scholarship program will benefit an adult local female student at Craven Community College. The criteria for the recipient of the CWF scholarship will be a female student 25 or older, who is attending either part time (at least 6 credit hours) or full time in a certificate or a degree program. The student may not be immediate family to a CWF member.  The scholarship includes a membership to CWF as an opportunity for the recipient to build her professional network within our community.

The college will select the candidates following the criteria established by the Scholarship Committee.  DeAnne Holliday was The first recipient of this new scholarship and was announced at our May 2, 2017 dinner meeting at the Chelsea in New Bern.

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