HGTC Foundation Receives Additional Support from the
Sheriff’s Foundation of Horry County
Photo (Pictured left to right): Mr. Tom Fox, Sheriff’s Foundation of Horry County President; Mrs. Teresa Bartlotte, HGTC Foundation; Dr. Dan Wysong, HGTC Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs/Dean; Mr. Phillip Thompson, Horry County Sheriff.
The Horry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) Foundation was recently presented with additional support from the Sheriff’s Foundation of Horry County in the form of a $15,000 check. This latest donation from Sheriff Phillip Thompson and Foundation President, Chief Deputy Sheriff Tom Fox, added funding towards the $100,000 endowment for students attending HGTC in the Criminal Justice program. To date, the Sheriff’s Foundation of Horry County has contributed $100,000 for the scholarship.
“The purpose of the endowment is to support individuals who have chosen a career in the field of law enforcement by providing scholarships for criminal justice majors seeking a career in law enforcement or related field,” said Phillip Thompson, Horry County Sheriff. “By providing scholarship opportunities, we hope to increase officer retention through recognition, education and professional development.”
“We are immensely grateful to the Sheriff’s Foundation of Horry County for their continued commitment to HGTC and the Criminal Justice students in our community,” said Mr. Neyle Wilson, HGTC Foundation President and CEO. “Scholarships are an important financial resource to many HGTC students. A scholarship award is critical to a student who is struggling to pay for tuition or books and supplies. On behalf of the HGTC Foundation Board of Directors, I would like to thank the Sheriff’s Foundation of Horry County for their generous support.”
The donation will help numerous students for years to come achieve their goals of attending HGTC and pursuing their Criminal Justice degrees. Many of the highly skilled graduates will proudly serve their local communities whether in law enforcement, the courts, corrections, or juvenile justice.
HGTC President, Dr. Marilyn Murphy Fore, responded to the support by saying, “HGTC is grateful for the amazing support we have received from Sheriff Phillip Thompson and Chief Deputy Tom Fox at the Sheriff’s Foundation of Horry County to advance the education for students in law enforcement. To receive such a generous donation for HGTC students, particularly during these times, encourages everyone at HGTC to be thankful for the positive impact made to help our students going into the outstanding career of law enforcement.”
“The relationship between the Criminal Justice Program and the law enforcement community is extraordinary. The gifts received from the Sheriff’s Foundation of Horry County will help provide current and future law enforcement officers the opportunity to seek college degrees without the debt. We sincerely appreciate all of the support for our students,” said Dr. Dan Wysong, HGTC Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs/Dean.
The purpose of the HGTC Foundation is to raise funds to support the programs, services and activities of HGTC, its students and employees, and to create and cultivate positive relationships between the College and the community.
The HGTC Foundation invites the community to become involved as the College continues to foster its reputation as a high-quality learning and teaching institution with a student-centered environment. The community can enhance this vision with financial support for scholarships, programs, facilities, or other needs; donation of equipment or technology; mentoring students; providing internships; and service on various academic or foundation advisory boards.