Pictured from left to right are CCC&TI Human Resources Administrative Assistant and SECU Advisory Board Member Robin Ledford, SECU Advisory Board Member Anna Crooke, scholarship recipient Thaxton Isenhour of Conover, scholarship recipient Hanna Rasco of Boone, SECU Financial Services Officer Megan Woodie, CCC&TI Financial Aid Director Julie Ahouse and CCC&TI President Mark Poarch.

HUDSON — The State Employees’ Credit Union on Aug. 5 awarded scholarships to two deserving Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute students. The “People Helping People” scholarship covers the cost of tuition, books and college-related expenses.

Students Hanna Rasco of Boone and Thaxton Isenhour of Conover were selected to receive the scholarships from the SECU Foundation, each having a value of up to $5,000. Isenhour plans to earn an Associate in Arts degree on the Caldwell Campus and Rasco is in her first year of the Associate Degree Nursing program on the Watauga Campus.

The SECU Foundation established this two-year scholarship program to assist North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) students in achieving academic success. The members of the State Employees’ Credit Union take an active role in assisting organizations and communities across North Carolina and truly believe in “People Helping People!” Recipients considered are students who best exemplify the membership philosophy of credit unions, “People Helping People,” and have demonstrated leadership, excellence of character, integrity and community involvement.

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