Our Donors

Giovanni Gironda Memorial Scholarship

Giovanni Gironda Memorial Scholarship

We established this scholarship as a way to carry on his passion for life, education and all things culinary and gardening. Essentially, besides his love for his family/friends, my fathers greatest passion and joy came from cultivating great meals and working in his...

Gwendolyn E. Zimmerman and Theresa Zimmerman

Gwendolyn E. Zimmerman and Theresa Zimmerman

Robert Zimmerman, whom everyone called “Clinton” or “Clint”, was a teenager when he met Temperence. They married young. Temperance was 17 and out of high school. Robert was attending Wofford College, in Spartanburg, SC. They had three daughters: Gwendolyn (April 27,...

Jack and Nell Hatcher

Jack and Nell Hatcher

Jack and Nell Hatcher’s connection to Sandhills Community College began in the early 1990’s when they reached out to a young man who was working for them helping to tend their yard at their home in Pinehurst. He was struggling to make ends meet, and the Hatchers...

James “JP” Walker Memorial Turfgrass Scholarship

James “JP” Walker Memorial Turfgrass Scholarship

JP was a lover of golf and the outdoors which made the perfect combination to become a Turfgrass major. He was a member of the first graduating class of the Sandhills Turfgrass Program. He enjoyed his time at Sandhills along with the many years he worked at the...

James W. and Kathryn "Kak" Johnson

James W. and Kathryn "Kak" Johnson

James W. Johnson founded Rex Plastics in Thomasville in a service station building in 1959. By the time he retired in 1987, the company was listed among the top 100 privately owned companies in North Carolina. After retiring to Pinehurst, he became very active with...

John and Jo Williams

John and Jo Williams

John and Jo Williams have been advocates of the North Carolina Community College System for many years. Jo was born and grew up in Blowing Rock, NC as the daughter of a teacher and coach with 33 years in the public education system. John was born and grew up in...

John McKean

John McKean

In many ways John McKean has called Pinehurst home for over 60 years. Mr. McKean has for decades been a leader in the community’s civic, cultural and environmental endeavors. He has been passionate about preserving the longleaf pine forests and supporting...

Josephine LaCaruba Hockman

Josephine LaCaruba Hockman

Josephine LaCaruba Hockman graduated from St. Agnes Hospital School of Nursing in Philadelphia Pa in 1946. She worked in pediatric nursing for 40 years until her retirement from Warren Hospital in Phillipsburg, NJ. Over that period of time she and her husband raised...

Judy and AJ Eckhart

Judy and AJ Eckhart

The Eckhart’s believe in life long learning! They lived in southern California and retired to Pinehurst to be near family. AJ was a mechanical & nuclear engineer. Judy was an RN working for 20 years in hospitals and 20 years in education as a nursing professor and...

Linden Garden Club of Pinewild

Linden Garden Club of Pinewild

In 1993 several residents of the Pinewild community wanted to join a garden club. At that time, it was difficult as existing area clubs had geographical and/or member number restrictions. So, a group of fifteen ladies decided to start a club of their own. Thus, with...

Marcia Kay Stewart

Marcia Kay Stewart

Marcia Kay Stewart was a 1968 graduate of Har-Brack High School in Natrona Heights, PA. She also graduated from the New Kensington, PA School of Nursing in 1969. Her RN nursing career spanned over 50 years. She shared her knowledge and expertise with hundreds of...

Mary Jane Knight

Mary Jane Knight

Mary Jane Knight established this scholarship in loving memory of her son, David Lawrence Knight, following his tragic death in 1995 at only 32 years of age. David was a 1983 graduate of the Landscape Gardening Program at Sandhills Community College. He had owned...

Mason Allen Wagner

Mason Allen Wagner

The Mason Allen Wagner Award honors and memorializes Mason Wagner, who tragically lost his life before the start of his junior year at Pinecrest High School. Mason was born and raised in Pinehurst. Mason had an adventurous spirit, a determined stubborn streak, and...

Max H. Muse Memorial Scholarship

Max H. Muse Memorial Scholarship

Max was a devoted member of the Carthage Rescue Squad from the age of 16 and served Moore County as a volunteer EMT for 48 years. For many Moore County Residents, Max was the face of the Carthage Rescue Squad. Max received his EMT and Nursing Training at Sandhills...

Mike and Cara Hardinger

Mike and Cara Hardinger

We are pleased to have the opportunity to assist students in the at Sandhills Comunity College Nursing Program. The medical profession has been an integral part of our family experience for several generations. My father, grandfather, great-grandfather, two great...

Miriam and Paul Borel

Miriam and Paul Borel

Having parents who were deeply involved in the Salvation Army was an early and profound influence on the life of Miriam Chesham Borel. The charity and social services organization professes the advancement of Christian religion, and accordingly, promotes the...

Moore County Choral Society

Moore County Choral Society

Celebrating its 41st Season, the Moore County Choral Society continues to gain prominence as a chorus of distinction and excellence and is proud to be among North Carolina’s long-standing choral groups. Our 100+ voice chorus, celebrates the rich and varied heritage...

Moore County Disabled American Veterans

Moore County Disabled American Veterans

We are dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. We accomplish this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of...

Morris and Yolanda Goins

Morris and Yolanda Goins

Morris is the son of Thomas and Edna Goins. His paternal grandparents are T.R. “Bud” and Marie Goins of Southern Pines, NC. George and Katherine Jackson of Eastwood, NC are his maternal grandparents. Morris is a career U.S. Army Infantry Officer with over 28 years...

Olive McLaughlin

Olive McLaughlin

Olive and her husband, Gurney, moved to NC in 1983. Both were originally from Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Gurney McLaughlin was a graduate of Case Institute of Technology in 1942 with a degree in Environmental & Civil Engineering. Gurney was a Navy Ensign in WWII, and...

Ollie and Wanda Sweeney

Ollie and Wanda Sweeney

Wanda and Ollie Sweeney retired to Pinehurst in 1999. Ollie had spent a 30 year career with IMB and Wanda had worked for many years as a 2nd through 6th grade teacher. Being completely retired didn’t suit either of the Sweeney’s well and within a year both had...

Pamela and Anthony Dodge

Pamela and Anthony Dodge

The Pamela and Anthony Dodge Endowed Scholarship in memory of Ruth Butters, LPN was established in 2017 in loving memory of Pamela Dodge’s grandmother. The scholarship is awarded annually to deserving CNA and ADN students.

Pam Garty

Pam Garty

Pam Garty, who has taught nursing classes at Sandhills Community College since 1988, received her own degree at Sandhills. Both of her parents were instructors at the college; also, five of her six siblings in the Watts family went to Sandhills. But it was the urging...

Pinehurst Garden Club

Pinehurst Garden Club

The Pinehurst Garden Club is organized for the purpose of encouraging home and community horticultural improvements. Since its founding in 1981, the Pinehurst Garden Club has participated in numerous Village beautification projects. Members assist in the Village...

Pinehurst Medical Clinic

Pinehurst Medical Clinic

Pinehurst Medical Clinic is proud to offer you exceptional care and unmatched expertise. With 17 locations in Moore County, North Carolina, and over 100 doctors in such diverse specialties as cardiology, dermatology, and family medicine, Pinehurst is equipped to...

Richard "Dick" S. Waterman

Richard "Dick" S. Waterman

Richard “Dick” S. Waterman served in the United States Air Force and was a veteran of the Korean War. He was a salesman for Dow Chemical Company and moved to Southern Pines in 1990 to be president of Waterstitch Company. He was a member of the Sandhills Chamber of...

Robert Dedman, Sr.

Robert Dedman, Sr.

Prior to his death in 2002, Robert Dedman was Founder and Chairman of the Board of ClubCorp, Inc., the expansive operator of more than 260 clubs, resorts and public fee golf courses, including the Pinehurst Resort. His belief in success and the will to help others...

Russell and Virginia Garman

Russell and Virginia Garman

Russ Garman first visited Sandhills Community College shortly after moving to the area in 1987. Being a great enthusiast of recreational gardening he attended a gardening class taught by Harry Neeley to become more familiar with gardening in the Sandhills where the...

Sandhills Area Detachment Marine Corps League

Sandhills Area Detachment Marine Corps League

Lieutenant General Adolph G. Schwenk retired from the Marine Corps on 1 July 1982. General Schwenk was presented the Distinguished Service Medal (Gold Star in lieu of a second award) upon his retirement for, "Exceptionally meritorious service to the Government of the...

Sandhills Cycling Club

Sandhills Cycling Club

Sandhills Cycling Club encourages and supports community participation in recreational and competitive cycling through events, education, and charitable activities.