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HGTC Foundation Presents Scholarships for Culinary Program

(Conway, SC) 09/06/2023

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(left to right) Von Todd, HGTC Foundation Board Member & HTC Representative; Lou Kiessling, III, HGTC Foundation Board Member; Tim Tilley, HGTC Foundation Board Chairman; Lindsey Greenroad, HGTC Administrative Assistant for the International Culinary Institute; Joseph Bonaparte, HGTC Executive Director for the International Culinary Institute ; Shannon Detzler, HGTC Foundation President/CEO; John Draughn, HGTC Foundation Board Member; Dr. Marilyn Fore, HGTC President; Greg Everett, HGTC Foundation Ex-officio Board Member.

Horry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) is proud to announce the future of culinary excellence received a significant boost as the Horry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) Foundation presented an impressive check of $25,688 to the International Culinary Institute. The funds will support scholarships for deserving HGTC culinary students, fostering their passion and potential in the culinary arts.

This substantial contribution is a direct result of the annual HGTC Foundation Gala, with HTC proudly serving as the Presenting Sponsor. The Gala, a premier event celebrating education and empowerment, garnered support from sponsors and attendees who share the Foundation's vision of making education accessible to all.

"We are thrilled to present the International Culinary Institute with this generous donation, made possible through the unwavering support of our sponsors and Gala attendees," stated Shannon Detzler, HGTC Foundation President & CEO. "The collaborative effort of these partners reaffirms our commitment to ensuring that students with financial constraints can pursue their dreams at HGTC and the International Culinary Institute."

The scholarships will provide invaluable opportunities for culinary students at HGTC, enabling them to cultivate their skills and receive a world-class education without the burden of financial barriers. To be eligible for these scholarships, interested students are invited to complete an application through the Financial Aid department.

The HGTC Foundation extends its deepest gratitude to all those who contributed to the success of the 2023 Annual Gala. With this support, the Foundation is continuing its mission to empower aspiring professionals and ensure that they have access to educational opportunities that drive their success.

"The collaboration with HTC as the Presenting Sponsor exemplifies the spirit of community and dedication to education. Their substantial contribution for culinary scholarships demonstrates their commitment to fostering excellence and innovation in the culinary arts," added Detzler.

Through endeavors like the culinary scholarships, the HGTC Foundation remains dedicated to transforming lives and enriching communities by creating a pathway to success for deserving students in culinary arts.

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 strengthen positive relations between the College and the community.