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Judson students receive scholarships from Whitehead Foundation of Atlanta

Sixty-four Judson College students received scholarships during the 2018-19 academic year as part of a $132,000 grant from the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation of Atlanta.

The Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation of Atlanta was chartered in 1946 as a memorial to Lettie Pate Whitehead, generous philanthropist and accomplished businesswoman. She was the wife of Joseph B. Whitehead, one of the original bottlers of Coca-Cola. Upon his death in 1906, she assumed management of his business affairs, establishing the Whitehead Holding Company and the Whitehead Realty Company and leading the Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Atlanta. She became one of the first female directors of a major U.S. corporation when she was appointed to the board of The Coca-Cola Company in 1934, a position she held for nearly 20 years.

The Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation devotes most of its resources to the Lettie Pate Whitehead scholarship program. Mrs. Whitehead was an ardent supporter of education, and she gave generously to many educational institutions during her life. The Foundation’s scholarship program awards annual grants for the education of deserving female students at more than 200 accredited educational institutions in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. A significant number of the Foundation’s scholarship grants target education in the medical, nursing, and allied health fields.

Scholarship recipients include:

Lauren Adkinson – Dothan, Ala.
Savannah Allen – Marion, Ala.
Lisa Avalos – Montgomery, Ala.
Kari Balazs – Hoover, Ala.
Katlyn Ballard – Demopolis, Ala.
Rhonda Barnes – Selma, Ala.
KeKe Brooks – Pensacola, Fla.
KoKo Brooks – Pensacola, Fla.
Becca Carver – West Blocton, Ala.
Am’Meisha Coleman – Akron, Ala.
Tarica Crutcher – Huntsville, Ala.
Victoria Echols – Sawyerville, Ala.
Madison Egnew – Daleville, Ala.
Brooke Formby – Leesburg, Ala.
Dominique Fortunato – Miami, Fla.
Bradie Gilstrap – Hamilton, Ala.
Katie Glover – Cullman, Ala.
Annette Hall – Marion, Ala.
Marsha’ Hinkle – McCalla, Ala.
Ashley Horton – Selma, Ala.
Katherine Hunter – Verbena, Ala.
Taylor Hutto – Alexander City, Ala.
Amber Igou – Albertville, Ala.
Ashley Jackson – Huntsville, Ala.
Elaina Johnson – Clanton, Ala.
Casey Justice – Ohatchee, Ala.
Ashlee Kendrick – Robertsdale, Ala.
Jessica Knowles – Perry, Fla.
Aqui Lacy – Madison, Ala.
Cheyenne Lamberson Melson – Lebanon, Tenn.
Logan Lanier – Waycross, Ga.
Joyce Lavata’I – Nanakuli, Hawaii
Jaylyn Martin – Long Beach, Miss.
Toria Mendow – Odenville, Ala.
Rejeana Milligan – St. Stephens, Ala.
Sha’Kea Mitchell – Maplesville, Ala.
Quenteeria Mooney – Jacksonville, Ala.
Rose Morgan – Brewton, Ala.
Cassidy Murphy – Atmore, Ala.
Chynna Newman – Newport News, Va.
Stephany Norris – Crossville, Ala.
Keleigh Patterson – Centreville, Ala.
Breanna Pence – Brent, Ala.
Tyresha Peoples – Dolomite, Ala.
Ayla Race – Fort Payne, Ala.
Grace Riordan – Wetumpka, Ala.
Anna Kathryn Rolin, – Atmore, Ala.
Jessica Roycroft – Moundville, Ala.
Abby Shelby – Berry, Ala.
Kaitlyn Smith – Thomasville, Ala.
Kh’Lari South – Birmingham, Ala.
Hannah Kate Stallo – Calera, Ala.
Cherelle Straughter – Huntsville, Ala.
Charlie Sturdivant – Pennington, Ala.
Katie Sweat – Mathews, Ala.
Charlissa Thomas, – Greensboro, Ala.
Jyasmine Torres – Ozark, Ala.
Ryann Troxell – Pelham, Ala.
Anslee Vinson – Childersburg, Ala.
LaShundra Walker – Center Point, Ala.
Chastity Weaver – McIntosh, Ala.
Carolyn White – Dover, Tenn.
Baylee Wood  – Elmore, Ala.

Photo: Carrie Conway of the Whitehead Foundation enjoyed lunch with several student scholarship recipients in April. Pictured with Conway (center) are: (left to right) Tammie Hanlon, Ashlee Kendrick, Jessica Knowles, Ryann Troxell, Jyasmine Torres, Quenteeria Mooney, Rose Morgan, Aqui Lacey, and Elaina Goldman.