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GVTC Foundation Establishes New Scholarship in Honor of CEO
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 • Posted December 27, 2013

The GVTC Foundation is adding another college scholarship to help local students pursue higher education.

The Ritchie T. Sorrells Scholarship was created to recognize the achievements of GVTC’s president and CEO. Sorrells established The GVTC Foundation in 2006 and has led GVTC to unprecedented success. During his 10 years, GVTC introduced fiber-to-the-home technology to the majority of its service area, while greatly expanding the company’s residential and business product offerings. During that time, the company doubled gross retail revenues, to more than $85 million.

The $10,000 Sorrells Scholarship recognizes students who exhibit outstanding leadership qualities and have used innovation or technology to make a positive change in our community.

“I’m extremely honored that The GVTC Foundation board of directors created this new scholarship to support the young leaders in our area seeking a college degree,” Ritchie Sorrells, GVTC president and CEO, said. “It’s another fine example of our Foundation fulfilling its mission of enhancing the quality of life in the communities GVTC serves.”

Through the Sorrells Scholarship and the $10,000 Ola Armstrong Scholarship, the GVTC Foundation offers a combined $20,000 to help students pay for college.

Applications for the Sorrells and Armstrong scholarships will be accepted through March 3, 2014. For complete details, please visit GVTCFoundation.com.

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