TWC Scholarship Honor's Woman's Father
May 2013 one Sweetwater High School student will receive scholarship funding for Tennessee Wesleyan College thanks to the generous donation of Pamela Clark of State Farm Insurance Agency in Sweetwater, Tenn. The Goldie Barefield Annual Scholarship will honor Clark’s late father, Goldman “Goldie” Barefield, a native of Etowah who served in the U.S. Army National Guard.
“I want to honor my father’s legacy with this scholarship,” said Clark, who graduated from Tennessee Wesleyan in 1988 with a bachelor’s in business management and accounting. “Although my father didn’t have the opportunity to pursue an education of his own, he always encouraged and supported my sisters and I to complete our college degrees.”
Clark’s donation to the college will annually help fund a Sweetwater High student’s first year at Tennessee Wesleyan.
“Scholarships helped me attend Tennessee Wesleyan and having the opportunity to honor my father’s memory with a scholarship for a student to attend my alma mater means the world to me,” said Clark.
A review committee established by Clark will annually review applicants for the scholarship. The award criteria for an applicant to be considered include academic excellence, leadership and service within the school and the community.
“It’s always great when a community leader or business leader steps up to the plate and provides a scholarship award, especially to an institution like Tennessee Wesleyan, which Sweetwater High School has always had a good relationship with,” said David Watts, Sweetwater High School principal.
“Scholarships like this one could help students who academically meet the criteria and need an avenue like this to help them get a college education. It’s a win-win for the community and it’s a win-win for Pamela Clark who gets to honor her father with generosity and charity in his name.”
Barefield’s reputation for caring and kindness, which inspired Clark’s decision to fund a Tennessee Wesleyan scholarship, is well-known throughout the local community.
“Goldie encouraged his daughters and cared deeply for all his children and his wife Joretta,” said Paul Willson, chairman and CEO of Citizen's National Bank and a family friend of Clark’s who will be on the scholarship’s inaugural selection committee. “To remember his kindness through a Tennessee Wesleyan scholarship is monumental for Pamela and her family.”
Tennessee Wesleyan College, founded in Athens, Tenn., in 1857, is a private liberal arts institution affiliated with the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church. The college’s dedicated faculty and staff believe in providing the resources and support students need to become socially responsible, intellectually skilled and spiritually developed members of our community. For additional information about Tennessee Wesleyan College, visit www.twcnet.edu, become a TWC fan on Facebook or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TWCnews.
TWC Scholarship Honor's Woman's Father Monday, August 27 2012, 11:26 AM EDT
- TN/GA Regional News
- National News
- International News
- Army Corps: Savannah harbor expansion taking big steps ahead
- GOP proposes protections for already protected clergy
- State representative gives $500,000 to UGA law school
- Florida congressman to Coast Guard: Keep searching for teens
- Permit suspended at ropes course where teen fatally injured
- Grady giving police 1,000 packages of sex crime evidence
- Man arrested in fatal shooting of 81-year-old Atlanta woman
- Police investigate double shooting in DeKalb County; 1 dead
- After week of searching, no sign of boys lost at sea
- Georgia offers tax-free shopping for school supplies
- Guillermo racing in Pacific, remains far from Hawaii
- Jail inmate in Arizona pulls eye out of its socket
- Honolulu police arrest suspect in assault of state lawmaker
- California site will let residents tattle on water wasters
- Judge approves place for Mel Reynolds to stay while on bond
- Sailboat with dead person aboard washes ashore near park
- Man accused of shooting family appears in Montana court
- Newborn girl found alive in dumpster in Kentucky; 1 charged
- Kerry to push Malaysia on human trafficking during visit
- New York officials: Legionnaires' outbreak claims 3rd life
- Mexico pet chain stops selling endangered, invasive species
- India, Bangladesh swap border enclaves, settle old dispute
- Suspected Jewish extremists burn Palestinian child to death
- Mexico state: Indians approve embattled wind power project
- Mexico activists denounce abuses targeting Cuban migrants
- Mexican judge orders 4 soldiers to stand trial in 7 deaths
- Colombian military plane crashes, killing all 11 on board
- Colombian military plane crashes, killing all 12 on board
- Venezuela governor: 1 killed during supermarket looting
- India, Bangladesh settle decades-old boundary dispute
The Human RaceCheck out videos on The Human Race here!
Side RoadsTake a ride with Brian Smith to explore the unique people and places to be found along the Sideroads of the NewsChannel 9 viewing area.
The Good LifeCelebrating the events, adventures and activities that represent "The Good Life" in the NewsChannel 9 viewing area.
Closings and DelaysThese are the latest School and Business Closings reported to NewsChannel 9. If you see errors or need to add a school or business, call 423-757-7320.
Deaf & Hard of HearingInformation provided to NewsChannel 9 by members of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community.
Sponsored EventsCheck Back Often for NewsChannel9 Sponsored Events!