Monday, August 25, 2008

Sparrow Scholar Program Adds Second Student

I ran into Becky Sparrow in the Charles W. and Joan .S. Coker Library and Information Center on Saturday afternoon. She had just been meeting with one of the girls who has a Sparrow Scholarship. Becky institute a Sparrow Scholarship as a way to demonstrate the importance of becoming involved in the community. Recipients don't just receive the scholarship funds, they are part of an evolving program that gets them involved in various aspects of the community.

There are now two Sparrow Scholars on the Coker Campus, Jessica Barnes, a junior; and Ashley Meador, a sophomore. Jessica received the first scholarship and last year worked at the Hartsville Soup Kitchen and did her summer work with the Coker Connection. This year Jessica is an RA at GSSM and she is going to be working to coordinate and participate in community-help programs with students from the Governor's School.

Ashley is the newest Sparrow Scholar and she is going to be doing her community learning with the Darlington County Free Clinic at the Hartsville site. This 'Service Learning' Scholarship program is in honor of Luke Sparrow, Becky's father, and is patterned after a program on the Wofford University campus.

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