The Coulter-Long Alumni held its annual Red and Green Gala at the Cheraw Community Center on Dec. 9. As part of the evening’s events, the organization named four outstanding local college students and awarded scholarships of $500 each to assist in their education.
The four nominees were Tiffany C. Chapman, Matthew A. Ellerbe, Phanie J. Ellerbe and Paula D. Roland.
Tiffany C. Chapman is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Chapman. She is an active member of the Saint James A.M.E. Zion Church in Chesterfield and currently a full-time student at the University of South Carolina in Lancaster. She is majoring in physical therapy.
Matthew A. Ellerbe is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Heyward, the grandson of the late Carole McKay and the great grandson of the late Robert L. and Athlee Powe. Matthew attends Fellowship Church of God Holiness, in Timmonsville. He is a full-time student at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg. Matthew is majoring in accounting and plans to become a certified public accountant.
Phanie J. Ellerbe is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hames Ellerbe. She is an active member of Macedonia Baptist Church (Cash Community) in Cheraw. She is a full-time student at the University South Carolina in Spartanburg. Phanie plans to pursue a career as an anesthetist.
Paula D. Roland is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Roland, the granddaughter of Ms. Yvonne Powe. Paula is an active member of Bethel Baptist Church (Cash Community) in Cheraw. She is a full-time student at Northeastern Technical College and is planning to pursue a career as a veterinarian.
The members of the Coulter-Long scholar committee thanked all those who contributed to the scholarship fund, and said that the contributions assure that the organization will be able to continue to promote and prepare young people for living in today’s world.