Thursday, October 19, 2017

20th Annual Scholarship Luncheon

The Reynolds Community College Scholarship Luncheon is an opportunity for the college’s scholarship donors to meet the recipients of their generosity and is always a heartwarming affair - this year’s luncheon was certainly no exception. More than 200 donors, students, board members and faculty took part in this year’s celebration.

The luncheon was the perfect setting for donors and student recipients to meet each other, many for the first time. Smiles and tears abounded as grateful scholarship students relayed the positive impact the scholarships have had on their lives and how they are now able to pursue their dreams.

For the last academic year, the J. Sargeant Reynolds Educational Foundation awarded scholarships totaling more than $625,000, opening the doors of opportunity for more than 250 students.

Students Josh McVeigh and Taylor Vocke and Worth Higgins & Associates President and COO Benny Bowman spoke to the audience during the luncheon.

“We knew we needed some know-how and we knew we needed some experience,” noted Josh while talking about his preparation in opening his own bed and breakfast – Ridgeside Bed and Breakfast in Afton, Virginia. “As we talked around and to local chefs, I knew Reynolds was the place I wanted to go if I wanted to be a chef.”  

At the conclusion of the luncheon donors and recipients paired up for pictures to commemorate the day’s festivities. For more information about available scholarships, how to apply and important deadlines, visit