Rising Sun Chamber donates $3,500 to scholarship
— The Rising Sun Chamber of Commerce demonstrated its commitment to supporting higher education with a $3,500 donation to the Cecil College Foundation on Monday, Oct. 8. The chamber’s contribution to the Rising Sun Chamber of Commerce Endowed Scholarship Fund provides financial support for students in need.
The chamber of commerce raised funds during the annual Rising Sun Sunfest held in June. This year’s festival featured exhibitions by Oxford Dance Studio, Russell’s Dance and Baton Studio, Cecil Dance Center, and Rising Sun Martial Arts. There were also puppet shows, street lamp singers, a pie eating contest, and a community tug-of-war competition.
“I am on my own paying for college, and I work at a local grocery store to help with expenses. So, this scholarship is important as it means I can attend Cecil College in hopes of creating a future for myself,” said Breana Smith, a 19-year-old sophomore and a graduate of Rising Sun High School.
The SunFest supports
scholarships for students in business management programs. Cecil Col- lege offers Associate degrees in accounting, business administra- tion, leadership and management, management, and marketing, along with certificates in accounting, management, marketing, and public relations. In transportation and logistics, the college offers Associate degrees in supply chain management and transportation management.
Also, the Rising Sun Chamber of Commerce will host its 12th Annual Health Fair featuring more than 50 health care-related vendors and activities to promote healthcare screenings, exercise demonstrations, lectures, and entertainment. This year’s health fair will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the Grace Bible Chapel, 1949 Biggs Highway in Rising Sun. The health fair supports scholarships in healthcare studies. For additional information visit www.RSHealthFair. com.
Cecil College offers health profession associate degrees in exercise sciences, health information technology, health care sciences, paramedic, physical therapist assistant, along with RN and LPN Nursing. There is also a certificate program for personal trainer/fitness manager.
To apply for these scholarships and many more, visit www.cecil. edu/scholarships.
The Rising Sun Chamber of Commerce donated $3,500 to the Cecil College Foundation to provide scholarships for students in the College’s health care programs. From left to right are Chamber Treasurer Carol Hunter, former Chamber President Norman Hunter; Cecil College student Breana Smith, Chamber President Jamie Bennett, Cecil College President Mary Way Bolt, Cecil College Foundation Executive Director John Beck, and chamber member Bud McFadden and David Warnick.