On October 29, 2015 Scottsboro City Hall was full of excitement as Norman and Arlene Grede stood at the front of the room greeting everyone. They were all waiting on Mayor Melton Potter to proclaim October 29th as Arlene Grede Day. That same day, Dr. David Campbell, President of Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC), announced that the Arlene E. Grede Academic Scholarship had been started by friends in her community to honor Mrs. Grede. “Arlene’s friends, colleagues from Northeast, her church and civic groups obviously understand her value in their community,” stated Dr. Campbell. “Arlene worked at Northeast for more than 30 years as the Librarian, and has been a member of our Foundation Board since its creation. The scholarship is a great way to honor all of her work and service to the College and to her community.”
Mrs. Grede continues to be overwhelmed at the generosity of the community and her friends for funding this scholarship in her name. “Northeast was my home for many years, and I made so many friends during my time there,” stated Grede. “I’m so thankful for Dr. Campbell and his leadership for the continuous growth of the college. I hope this scholarship will help a student achieve their educational and career goals.”
The scholarship is for students that are residents of Jackson County attending Northeast and have enough credit hours to obtain sophomore status. The scholarship can be used toward tuition or books. Students can get the application in the Admissions Office on campus. If you have questions, you can call Ms. Sherie Grace, NACC Dean of Student Services, at 256.228.6001 ext. 2325.
If you would like to make a donation to Mrs. Grede’s scholarship, please send your donation to the Northeast Alabama Community College Foundation, Heather Rice – Development Director, PO Box 159, Rainsville, AL 35986. If you would like more information about funding scholarships or donating to the NACC Foundation, you can call Heather Rice at 256.638.4644 ext. 2301 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional college information, go to www.nacc.edu or download the college’s free App from the Apple App Store or by going to www.naccmobile.com.
Picture (l-r): Dr. David Campbell, NACC President
Mrs. Arlene Grede, Mrs. Heather Rice, NACC Development Director