For the second consecutive year, Reynolds Classified Council and a number of faculty and staff volunteers recently hosted a Shrimp and Grits event to benefit the Lonnie Wolfe Memorial Scholarship.
“Lonnie was a great friend to many of us here at the college and we just wanted a way to honor him and also provide financial support to a Reynolds student that we think Lonnie would be proud of,” noted event coordinator and cook David Cloer who works in the Reynolds IT Department.
Dedicated to service, Mr. Wolfe was considered a friend and mentor by many of his colleagues and recognized for the positive influence he had on the culture of the college. Known for his humor and spirit, as well as a vast collection of Hawaiian shirts, Mr. Wolfe inspired the creation of the Lonnie Shirt Day, which is recognized by staff and faculty. During his tenure, Mr. Wolfe also established a program whereby computers retired by Reynolds are prepared and donated to needy schools.
Classified Council President Kim Cain thanked everyone who came out to purchase and/or donate at the event as over $1,500 was raised for the scholarship established in Mr. Wolfe’s memory. Computer Programmer major Ryan Lindsay was the 2015-2016 recipient of the Lonnie Wolfe Memorial Scholarship.
To find out more about Reynolds Scholarships, visit www.reynolds.edu/scholarship.