WCC主持托马斯L. Barnes Veteran Scholarship Golf Tournament

澳门威尼斯人app held the Ninth Annual Dr. 托马斯L. Barnes Veteran Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament on October 6.

澳门威尼斯人app held the Ninth Annual Dr. 托马斯L. Barnes Veteran Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament on October 6, 2023, at 威斯维尔高尔夫俱乐部. 

The WCC Educational Foundation and the 阿巴拉契亚勇士基金会 hosted the yearly event to raise funds for the “Dr. 托马斯。. L. 巴恩斯退伍军人奖学金.” 

十四队在上午11点开球.m. 在史密斯博士致开幕词后. 院长撒, WCC President; Frank Davis, WCC student and military veteran who is the 2023 recipient of the “Dr. 托马斯L. 巴恩斯退伍军人奖学金”; and Andrew Barnes, founder of 阿巴拉契亚勇士基金会 and WCC alumnus. 

院长撒 stated, “This tournament was started nine years ago thanks to Mr. Andrew Barnes and his desire to honor his father, Dr. 托马斯。 Barnes, and to support fellow veterans attending WCC. We greatly appreciate the support of tournament sponsors and golfers to honor Dr. 托马斯。 Barnes and help veterans continue their education.”

Dr. 托马斯L. Barnes graduated in 1964 from Penn State University with his doctorate degree in education.  Dr. Barnes served honorably in the 美国 Navy from (1964-2002) and retired as a Naval Captain holding many high-ranking positions at various duty stations around the world.  He held the position of Dean of Students and Director of 退伍军人 Affairs at WCC from 1972-2004. 在他的职业生涯中. Barnes led and managed various activities in Wytheville and surrounding communities, along with serving as the president of the Wytheville Lions Club.  “博士. 托马斯L. 巴恩斯退伍军人奖学金” provides educational opportunities for veterans and children of veterans who are attending WCC, and the scholarship is a lasting symbol of his passion and generosity. Dr. 巴恩斯于2019年通过.

Andrew Barnes thanked the 澳门威尼斯人app Educational Foundation, 威斯维尔高尔夫俱乐部, the tournament sponsors and players. 他说, “We continue to be amazed with our community coming together each year to support the 1% of military veterans who have served our country who want to continue their education at 澳门威尼斯人app. It’s through their generosity that we have helped veterans focus on their education, while helping to relieve financial burdens that could alter their path to success. We can’t thank our community enough for their giving and support that will provide an educational opportunity for our veterans while also enhancing our workforce.”

Frank Davis, of 马里恩, Virginia, is taking General Studies courses at WCC. He plans to transfer to a four-year university to study law or criminal justice in order to receive his Ph.D. Davis spoke to the group of golfers and sponsors, 说, “I served in the military police for the 美国 Marine Corps and was sent to Europe during the beginning of the Ukrainian conflict. I now attend WCC and plan on continuing my education in Criminal Justice and Political Science. Thank you to the WCC Educational Foundation, the 阿巴拉契亚勇士基金会, and the Barnes family for this scholarship. This scholarship is helping with expenses for traveling back and forth to school.” 

澳门威尼斯人app, 阿巴拉契亚勇士基金会, and Wytheville Golf Club thank the following tournament sponsors: 

副赞助商: Klockner Pentaplast, Clarke Precision Machine, Jennifer & 马克·图利和大卫·巴恩斯 

绿色的赞助商: Coalfield 服务, The Bradberry Family (In Memory of Larry H. “Bo” Bradberry), The Jerry Hurt Family, and “Mike and Kali--Fellow 退伍军人 from Woodlawn, Virginia” 

洞的赞助商 Mr. 和夫人. D. 克莱顿·霍恩博士. 朗达Catron-Wood & 诺埃尔伍德, Anne Sluder (In Memory of John and Doris Fontaine), 威斯维尔的花瓣, 真蓝药房, 威斯维尔办公用品, 理查德。 & 我是南希·安德伍德,弗兰克 & Meredith Tulli, Community Animal Clinic, Horace Mann Educators, Dr. 院长撒 & Janie Hardin, New Century Title, and John W. 琼斯

“We thank these sponsors for their generous support. They received recognition with signs on the greens during the tournament, and through social media and local news outlets. We also greatly appreciate the golfers who came out in support of our students,” Sprinkle stated.  

The WCC Educational Foundation continues to accept and appreciate donations that will go directly to financial assistance for WCC students. For more information, please contact the foundation office at (276) 223-4771. 


Pictured: L to R - Frank Davis, WCC student/military veteran and the 2023 recipient of the “Dr. 托马斯。 巴恩斯退伍军人奖学金”; Andrew Barnes and David Horne, 阿巴拉契亚勇士基金会




L to R – Frank Davis, WCC student and military veteran; Dr. 院长撒, WCC President; Andrew Barnes, 阿巴拉契亚勇士基金会