September 20, 2017

WCC and Appalachian Warrior Foundation to Hold 3rd Annual Dr. Thomas L. Barnes Veteran Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament to Support WCC Student Veterans

Wytheville Community College Educational Foundation in partnership with the Appalachian Warrior Foundation will hold the third annual “Dr. Thomas L. Barnes Veteran Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament” on Fri., Oct.6, 2017, at the Wytheville Golf Club.

The tournament is Captain’s Choice format. Registration and lunch begin at 11:30 a.m. with a tee time of 12:30 p.m.

Proceeds from this tournament will support the “Appalachian Warrior Foundation Scholarship Fund in Honor of Dr. Thomas L. Barnes” at WCC, a scholarship that will help students who are veterans of the U.S. military. The fund also recognizes the outstanding service of Dr. Barnes and was established to provide a permanent endowment to be used to provide financial assistance to military veteran students entering, or continuing to attend, WCC.

Dr. Barnes served as the Dean of Students at WCC from 1972-2004. In addition to serving as the Dean, he was the Director of Veteran Affairs for WCC. Dr. Barnes served honorably in the United States Navy from 1964-2002 and retired as a Naval Captain, holding many high ranking positions at duty stations around the world. Dr. Barnes led and managed various activities in Wytheville and surrounding county communities, and served as President of the Lions Club. Dr. Barnes was a soldier, an educator and a community leader, and the Appalachian Warrior Foundation established this fund in his honor to provide the same opportunities for other veterans.  

The Appalachian Warrior Foundation was founded by Mr. Andrew Barnes, Dr. Barnes’ son, who is also a Wytheville native and a WCC graduate. Mr. Barnes is a military veteran of the U.S Navy Reserves and currently serves as Wells Fargo Project Manager for Enterprise Talent Acquisition Strategy & Practice and member of the Board of Directors - Veteran Team Member Network.

For more information about the scholarship or the golf tournament, please contact Jill Ross by email or call (276)223-4880 or go online to

            The WCC Educational Foundation manages over 175 different scholarship endowments and funds, as well as the Wythe-Bland Foundation Scholarship program and the WCC Forging Futures Scholarship program. For more information about the WCC Educational Foundation, the WCC Scholarship Foundation, or student scholarship opportunities at WCC, please contact Dr. Rhonda K. Catron-Wood, Vice President of College Development, at (276)223-4772.


  • WCC - Wytheville
    1000 East Main Street
    Wytheville, VA 24382
    Phone: (276) 223-4700
    TDD Hearing Impaired: (276) 223-4849
    Toll-Free: (800) 468-1195
  • WCC - Crossroads
    1117 East Stuart Drive
    Galax, VA 24333
    Phone: (276) 744-4974
  • WCC - Summit
    203 N. Church Street
    Marion, VA 24354
    Phone: (276) 783-1777 

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