B.W. and Bertha Carrell Scholarship Awarded
The B. W. and Bertha Carrell Scholarship has been awarded to five students at Wabash Valley College for the 2016-2017 academic year. The recipients are: Carlee Thomason, Autumn Hudson, Kenlee Bramlet, Morgan Powers, and J’nee Opell.
This scholarship has been established to assist students in a transfer degree program at Wabash Valley College. The scholarship has been made possible through the generosity of the late Thelma Carrell, a retired educator who taught in the humanities and foreign language areas. These one-year scholarships are $500 each and are awarded to help defray the textbook expenses of WVC transfer degree students. The recipients have successfully completed two semesters of study (Fall/Spring) at Wabash Valley College with no less than a 2.5 overall grade point average. Students must be enrolled a sophomore in a transfer program at WVC.
Carlee Thomason, a graduate of Mt. Carmel High School, is the daughter of Marshall and Kim Thompson. Carlee is enrolled in the Early Childhood Education program, is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, and is the recipient of several other scholarships, and she has been named to the Honors List. After completing her work at WVC, Carlee plans to transfer to Oakland City University. Her future career goal is to become an Early Childhood teacher.
Autumn Hudson is the wife of Adam Hudson and the mother of Addison Hudson. Her parents are Julie and Dave Hedden and Norman and Judy Swetteram. She lives in Oakland City, IN, and is a graduate of Vincennes Lincoln High School and Vincennes Beauty College. After she completes her work at WVC, Autumn plans to transfer to Franklin University to attain a Bachelor’s and possibly a Master’s Degree. She would like to teach business college courses or focus more on business law.
A graduate of Fairfield Community High School, Kenlee Bramlet is the daughter of John and Kathryn Bramlet of Fairfield. She is a member of the Agriculture Tech Club and the Collegiate Farm Bureau, and has received the Illinois FFA State Degree. After she graduates from WVC, Kenlee plans to transfer to SIU-Carbondale or Murray State University. Kenlee plans to become an Agricultural Education Teacher and FFA Advisor.
Morgan Powers is the daughter of Tracy Powers and Terry Powers of Oakland City, IN and is a graduate of Wood Memorial High School in Oakland City. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, Health Professions Club, and Student Nurses Association. Morgan has been named to the CEO’s Honors List. She is the recipient of the Trilogy Scholarship, as well as the Mary Virginia Deputy Cunningham Scholarship. Her future career goal is to earn her Associate Degree and RN from WVC and then pursue a BSN degree, and work at Deaconess Gateway Hospital.
J’ne Opell, a graduate of Fairfield Community High School, is the daughter of Tara Bruce and Jack Tannahill and Rick Opell. She is a member of the Student Nurses Association. After she completes her work at WVC, J’ne plans to transfer to Indiana Wesleyan. Her future career goal is to receive a BSN degree and work at St. Mary’s Hospital.
Photo Caption: Recipients of the Bertha Carrell Scholarship proudly accept their awards from Tiffany Cowger, Assistant Dean of Student Services. Left to right, back row: Carlee Thomason, Autumn Hudson, Tiffany Cowger; front row: Kenlee Bramlet, Morgan Powers, and J’ne Opell.