The Rotary Club of Marietta is pleased to announce the creation of a new scholarship award in honor of Chattahoochee Technical College’s former President, Dr. Harlon D. Crimm, entitled the Rotary Club of Marietta Harlon D. Crimm Scholarship Award. The new annual scholarship is established to benefit a deserving Chattahoochee Technical College (CTC) student and is established by the Club at $500 annually. Don Barbour with AT&T Georgia has agreed to match this annual amount so that the total scholarship award available will be at least $1000.
The initial Rotary Club of Marietta Harlon D. Crimm Scholarship Award will be made in April 2009 during the Chattahoochee Technical College Foundation’s Annual Donor Scholar Awards Reception. The requirements for the new scholarship include a demonstrated financial need; a GPA of at least 3.0; a preference for students living in Marietta or who are enrolled at the Marietta campus; and a commitment to community service, which is part of the Rotary’s mission and ideals.
As a member of the Rotary Club of Marietta, Dr. Crimm helped build and shape CTC into the outstanding institution it is today. Under his great leadership of 24 years, CTC has grown to be the largest technical college in the State of Georgia and arguably the best.
Other Rotary Club of Marietta members who are involved in Chattahoochee Technical College include: Don Barbour, Foundation Trustee and Vice President of the Foundation; Larry Freeman, who is the current Chairman of the College Board of Directors; Mitzi Smith, who is also a Director on the College Board; and Roger Plichta, who is also a Foundation Trustee. Many other Rotarians have supported CTC in many different ways over the years, including support of the annual Legacy Awards Luncheon.
Those wishing to financially support the new scholarship may send contributions to:
Chattahoochee Technical College Foundation
980 South Cobb Drive SE
Marietta, GA 30060
Attention: Rotary Club of Marietta Harlon D. Crimm Scholarship Award
The Rotary Club of Marietta (www.mariettarotary.org) was organized in 1919 by Marietta Businessmen, John W. Hancock, James R. Brumby, John J. Boston, McCormick D. Hodges and James E. Massey. Since then it has been responsible for the creation of nine Cobb County Rotary Clubs. Through its various committees, it provides valuable services on a local, national and international basis.
The Club’s projects include an annual Christmas party for local underprivileged children, a driver’s education car for the Marietta School System, a city-wide literacy project, a community beautification program, International Youth Exchange programs and the Georgia-Rotary Student program among others. The Club also participates in Rotary International’s Polio eradication program, which has committed more than a half billion dollars to provide oral Polio vaccine to over two billion children worldwide.
For more information:
Jason Waters (email@example.com) (404) 403-8787
Photo Information: (Left: Harlon D. Crimm, Right: Don Barbour)