Reception at PDCCC honors donors

Published 12:14 pm Saturday, June 23, 2012


FRANKLIN—Nearly 50 gathered for a reception at Paul D. Camp Community College to thank donors for helping set up an endowed scholarship.

“As my dad always said, ‘True generosity is planting a tree under which you will never sit,’” PDCCC President Dr. Paul Wm. Conco shared with guests.

The funds for the scholarship were contributed to the 40/7 Society created by the PDCCC Foundation in an effort to celebrate the college’s 40th anniversary and last fall’s inauguration of Conco, the seventh president for the college.

Some 60 donors enabled the scholarship to be endowed for $15,000. The scholarship will be offered each fall to pay for one course for a non-traditional, part-time student who takes evening classes and is in need of financial assistance.

“Education creates opportunity and that’s what you have done for someone,” Conco said. “Year after year, this endowed scholarship will continue to make a difference in someone’s life.”

Donors will be recognized on a Giving Tree, a permanent plaque with 40/7 Society donor names inscribed on the leaves. It will be displayed at the Franklin campus.

To learn more about the foundation, or to make a donation, contact Felicia Blow at or Laura Clark at