A new scholarship recently created at Gwinnett Technical College honors former Peach state Chairman of the Board Rick Davis, who officially retired from the board at the May meeting.
The scholarship was established by Peach State Federal Credit Union to honor Davis’ 19 years of service as a member of their board of directors, including the last six as chairman. Davis retired from the Gwinnett County Public School System after 30 years of service.
The scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in the Early Childhood and Education Program at Gwinnett Tech. Applicants will prepare a 300-word essay expressing how the scholarship will benefit them and their future education plans and career goals. One recipient will be selected for the $1,000 scholarship each spring and fall semester by the Gwinnett Tech Foundation Committee.
“Peach State’s passion for education is evident in their contributions and support for Gwinnett Tech and our students,” said Dr. D. Glen Cannon, president of Gwinnett Tech. “We are so grateful for their support and we look forward to awarding the first scholarship this fall.”
Davis joined the credit union’s board in 1999 and was elected chairman in 2013.
“He has helped shape the future of the credit union, guiding us through significant growth and change during his 19 years of service,” said Marshall Boutwell, president and CEO of Peach State. “We are so pleased to be able to recognize those years of dedication through this scholarship that will benefit future educators like the ones who founded our credit union 58 years ago.”
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