CHESAPEAKE, Va., July 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Thirty-five outstanding area students have been named 2015 Virginia's Future Leaders Scholarship winners by the Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association (VCTA), the Donald A. Perry Foundation and Cox Communications Virginia. These scholarships are among 77 awarded to Virginia students this year by cable systems across the Commonwealth. In total, $100,000 in scholarship funds were awarded for 2015.
- Christia Aspili, University of Virginia
- Wyatt Booth, Undecided
- Elle Buck, Virginia Commonwealth University
- Caitlin Cain, Virginia Commonwealth University
- Natalie Ebreo, Virginia Tech
- Colin Foley, Emory and Henry College
- Francesco Franzese, College of William & Mary
- Brandon Griffin, Virginia Tech
- Parker Hall, Liberty University
- William Harrington, Old Dominion University
- Jordan Latvis, Christopher Newport University
- Faith Lawson, Tidewater Community College
- Kendall Mallory, Radford University
- Ashley McDougald, Virginia Commonwealth University
- Kaleigh Merritt, George Mason University
- Aniyah Moaney, Virginia Commonwealth University
- Lauren Prox, Norfolk State University
- Victoria Sandridge, Longwood University
- Bailey Theriault, Longwood University
- Stephanie Turner, Virginia Commonwealth University
- Chase Ziegler, Christopher Newport University
- Mohammad Ali, Virginia Tech
- Billy Crowe, Undecided
- Kwasi Darkwah, Virginia Commonwealth University
- Brigitte Gould, Undecided
- Angela Lee, University of Richmond
- Caroline Meehan, Virginia Commonwealth University
- Darko Stanisic, Virginia Tech
- Allyson Bailey, Virginia Tech
- Derek Chen, Virginia Tech
- Sally Davis, Virginia Tech
- Morgan McAllister, James Madison University
- Amanda Redman, Jefferson College of Health Sciences
- Joshua Roberts, Roanoke College
- Olivia Sherman, Liberty University
"The Virginia cable industry is honored and excited to award so many scholarships to outstanding students across the Commonwealth," Ray LaMura, VCTA President, said, "We congratulate all the winners for their achievements and commend their hard work, dedication to higher learning and leadership contributions to their communities."
"Cox is extremely passionate when it comes to helping Virginia's brightest minds to succeed," said J.D. Myers II, senior vice president and region manager for Cox Communications Virginia. "Our primary initiative is to assist these students in ways that allow them to become upstanding citizens and effective leaders. The Virginia's Future Leaders Scholarship program allows us to aid them financially so these hardworking young men and women can continue on their path to success—and we couldn't be prouder to be a part of something like this."
Now in its 15th year, the Virginia's Future Leaders Scholarship program is a statewide education initiative of the Virginia cable industry. To date, more than $1,000,000 in scholarships have been awarded to outstanding Virginia students attending Virginia colleges and universities.
"I am delighted the Virginia Cable Industry is generously helping Virginia students further their education by awarding $100,000 in scholarships," said Secretary of Education, Anne Holton, "these scholarships will assist in relieving some of the financial burden on students and their families as they pursue higher education, which is critical to success in the New Virginia Economy."
The VCTA and its member companies encourage area students to visit the VCTA website www.vcta.com for more information about the Virginia's Future Leaders Scholarship program.
About the Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association
The Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association (VCTA), with offices in Richmond, Virginia is the trade association for the cable telecommunications industry in Virginia. The Association was founded in 1966. Its mission is to positively promote the cable television, high-speed data and telecommunications services of member companies to the public, the business community and state officials. More information about the VCTA at www.vcta.com
About Cox Communications
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and home security and automation services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves approximately 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and digital media advertising. Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For eight years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity 10 times, including the last nine years. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com.
SOURCE Cox Communications