For Immediate Release
DENMARK, SC – Recently dozens of students, faculty, staff and administrators gathered in the Samuel Love Faust Multicultural Center on the campus of Denmark Technical College for the annual Scholar Luncheon to celebrate the accomplishments of the recipients.
“These students represent the best and the brightest at DTC. Many of our students come from challenging backgrounds and our rural setting can create barriers to accessing an equitable education. Supporting these scholars’ educational pursuits in a tangible and meaningful way is transformative,” said Willie L. Todd Jr., president and CEO of Denmark Technical College.
The 47 students, together, have an impressive cumulative GPA of 3.67. They represent diverse backgrounds and academic interests including nursing, computer technology, cybersecurity, cosmetology, college transfer and more.
“There is no other college quite like Denmark Tech. The opportunities I have available to me here, the individualized attention and the family environment have helped to set me on a path towards lifelong success. The fact that I have the chance to help fund my education through the wealth of scholarships available to me is icing on the cake,” said sophomore computer technology student Russell Joseph.
“The cost of attending Denmark Technical College is already a fraction of the cost of tuition at most four-year universities. When you factor in the added value of these scholarships, it can be a game changer. Many of these students can come out with a degree in hand and ready to enter the workforce debt-free,” added Todd.
The 2023-2024 Denmark Technical scholars include:
Presidential Scholar – Jolia Brown.
Deans’ Scholars – Alissa Brophy, Khaled Fayed, Kelsea Jones and Jekara Knight.
Phi Theta Kappa Scholars – Modupe Adebayo, Thelma Albany, Makayla Baxley, Jolia Brown, Jaliea Donaldson, Mohamed Fayed, Brian Gibson, Dustin Grubbs, Shavonda Hair, Darren Jean-Francois, Savonya Jefferson, Ashlea Jenkins, Danisha Johnson, Russell Joseph, Leah Keitt, Shayla Kinard, Alexander Livingston, Chamar Martin, Jonta Parson, Narja Pooser, Jyonna Sherrod, Tamika Singletary, Akiyah Sumter, Malachi Watson, Jatisya Wells, Isaiah Williams, Taylor Wise and Sarah Wunder.
Strada Scholars – Gage Dunn, Darren Jean-Francois, Russell Joseph, Jonta Parson and Jake Wight.
Minority Serving Institution Partnership Program Scholars – Gage Dunn, Mohamed Fayed, Chloe Felty, Rashad Hart, Joshua Horn, Danisha Johnson, Russell Joseph, Alexander Livingston, Jonta Parson and Isaiah Williams.
Honors College Scholars – Modupe Adebayo, Thelma Albany, Makayla Baxley, Alissa Brophy, Jolia Brown, Jaliea Donaldson, Gage Dunn, Malaysia Epps, Khaled Fayed, Mohamed Fayed, Chloe Felty, Randall Gadson, Brian Gibson, Dustin Grubbs, Shavonda Hair, Rashad Hart, Joshua Horn, Darren Jean-Francois, Savonya Jefferson, Ashlea Jenkins, Danisha Johnson, Kelsea Jones, Russell Joseph, Leah Keitt, Shayla Kinard, Jekara Knight, Kaela Lee, Alexander Livingston, Chamar Martin, Jonta Parson, Darell Perry Jr., Narja Pooser, Kenisha Rice Jyonna Sherrod, Tamika Singletary, Shelby Stanley, Akiyah Sumter, Summerlyn Thompson, Taeya Turner, Qualek Washington, Malachi Watson, Jatisya Wells, Rontray White, Jake Wight, Isaiah Williams, Taylor Wise and Sarah Wunder.