CVCC Hall of Fame a Huge Success
PHENIX CITY, AL— The Chattahoochee Valley Community College (CVCC) Foundation recently made history, raising more than $83,000 in scholarship funds at the annual CVCC Foundation Hall of Fame event. On Thursday, March 12, the Foundation broke its own record and raised the most funds ever since the inception of the CVCC Hall of Fame. Approximately 300 people gathered at the National Infantry Museum in Columbus, Georgia and enjoyed a night of food, fun, and fellowship for this worthy cause. The night began with a social hour and entertainment by the Smiths Station High School Jazz Band and included dinner and a performance by the CVCC Choir.
The Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to their professions, their communities, and CVCC. This year’s honorees were retired CVCC Head Basketball Coach Richard Mahone, recognized as Distinguished Athlete, Russell County Commissioner and Auburn University Emergency ManagerChance Corbett, recognized as Distinguished Alumnus, and CVCC Former Administrator the Late Dr. Rickey Huffstutler, who’s family received his award for Distinguished Service.
There were 66 sponsors this year, the most ever. Giving increased on every level from the amounts that local business and industry gave to the number of employees who supported the cause. Funds raised are used for scholarships to help students in need and special student services
“We cannot thank our sponsors and supporters enough for making this event a success,” said CVCC President Jackie Screws. “These funds make a real difference in our students’ lives every day.”
Dr. Joree Jones, dean of institutional advancement and effectiveness, expressed a special thank you to our Platinum and Gold sponsors.
“Our new platinum sponsors, Aflac and W. C. Bradley, were key to the success of the event. The Gold sponsors, Mrs. Elizabeth T. Corn, Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital & Hughston Clinic, TSYS, and Westrock, have really been the foundation for this event each year. We are so grateful for their continued support.”
For more information about the Chattahoochee Valley Community College Foundation and how you can support the cause, visit cv.edu or call 334-291-4938.