The Virginia Community College System and Chancellor Glen Dubois recently honored Wythe County Community Hospital (WCCH) with the 15th Annual Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy. WCCH was nominated for the award by Wytheville Community College (WCC). The Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy recognizes outstanding leaders who have helped support Virginia’s Community Colleges and their respective foundations.
WCCH was among individuals, families, and businesses across the Commonwealth of Virginia to be recognized for their support of Virginia Community Colleges. As a part of the award each community college will receive funds for a Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship, to be named in honor of the 2020 Chancellor’s Award recipient and be awarded to a student during the 2020-2021 academic year.
The Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy is usually presented during a luncheon sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education in Richmond, but this year’s event was cancelled due to the current pandemic. WCC hopes to present WCCH with its award locally at a later date.
WCCH has been a long-time supporter of WCC and the WCC Educational Foundation. Support from WCCH has provided funds to support health programs, faculty, equipment, and student scholarships. WCCH continues to partner with WCC health programs to provide clinical opportunities for students. Additionally, WCCH has also supported the Blue Ridge Highlands Regional Science Fair and the Allen Jennings Athletic Fields on WCC’s Wytheville campus, along with annual sponsorship of WCC’s 5K Sprint for Scholarships and Alumni Event.
“WCC is extremely fortunate to have a strong relationship with Wythe County Community Hospital,” said Dr. Dean Sprinkle, WCC President. “Not only does WCCH provide clinical opportunities for students enrolled in WCC’s health programs, but the hospital also invests significant financial resources in WCC as well. We greatly appreciate WCCH’s commitment to WCC and our community.”
The Wytheville Community College Educational Foundation was founded in 1981 and has continued to serve the needs of the college and its students.
Photo Cutline: Wythe County Community Hospital was recently recognized for leadership in philanthropy by the Virginia Community College System and Chancellor Glen Dubois. Pictured (left to right) Joseph Wilkins, CEO; John White, CFO; Patty Thomas, Megan Lilly and Grant Barraclough, CNO.