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
- Records: Georgia, Alabama governors meet on water dispute
- Employers to seek to fill jobs at northeast Georgia job fair
- Atlanta airport set to open new northbound entrance
- Man killed in shooting at DeKalb apartment complex
- Woman killed in Clayton County stabbing
- Feds indict 1 after noose put on Ole Miss integration statue
- 2 Georgia men sentenced for robbing postal workers
- Senate sends bill detailing school takeover to governor
- Police chief: Shooting investigation to be reviewed by GBI
- Man charged in noose left on integration statue at Ole Miss
- 7 shot and injured at Florida spring break house party
- Chicago universities study astronaut on 1 year space mission
- Wildfire threatens Montana ski area, forcing evacuation
- LA commuter train hits car, partially derails; 21 hurt
- LA commuter train hits car, partially derails; 22 hurt
- Alabama DB Geno Smith arrested on DUI charge
- Police officer wounded in Arizona Wal-Mart melee recovering
- Trooper wounded in barracks ambush hopes to return to force
- 5 hurt, 1 seriously, when 2 cars hit by LA commuter train
- Popular Yosemite National Park lookout opens for season
- Eiffel Tower goes dark in symbolic move for Earth Hour
- Australia signs up to negotiations on Chinese-led bank
- 4 killed while trying to recover gasoline after Mexico crash
- Afghan court sentences AP journalist's killer to 20 years
- Signs of discord as more joint Iran nuclear talks with deadline nearing
- Guinea deploys police as Sierra Leoneans flee Ebola lockdown
- Crash victim's father calls for more focus on pilot welfare
- French woman wounded in Tunisia museum attack dies
- Saudis say tracking Yemen rebel groups headed to border
- Nigeria extends voting to Sunday in areas with problems
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.
Educator of the WeekNominate now for Educator Of The Week!
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!