John T. and Nannie B. Hairston Scholarship
Help fund a scholarship and build community!
Through generous gifts to the New River Community College Educational Foundation, two scholarships will forever honor a Christiansburg couple known for decades of community building.
When 92-year old Nannie B. Hairston was named one of the Strong Men & Women in Virginia History by Dominion Virginia Power and the Library of Virginia last spring she received a monetary gift. She donated that $5,000 gift to the NRCC Educational Foundation as seed money to establish an endowed scholarship in memory of her husband, John T. Hairston.
She and her family, along with the Foundation, are raising $20,000 in additional funds for the scholarship. Her daughters Colette Hash, Dy-Anne Penn, Edwina Miles and Catherine McDaniel are working closely with the Foundation staff to secure funding to fully endow the scholarship.
Drs. Jack and Mary Ann Lewis have pledged matching gifts for each donation received toward the scholarship to create a second John T. and Nannie B. Hairston Scholarship for deserving NRCC students.