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Maness family establishes SCC scholarship

The family of Charlotte Maness, above, has created a scholarship to honor her legacy at Stanly Community College.

The Stanly Community College Foundation announces the establishment of the Charlotte Freeman Maness Scholarship.
Maness has been a supporter of Stanly Community College for many years.
To honor her commitment and legacy at SCC, her children, Jimmy and Jeanina, and their respective families, created this scholarship to assist students in realizing their dreams and reaching their fullest potential in the business programs, particularly Phi Beta Lambda students.
Maness’ roots run deep with the PBL organization. She received the 2013 Stanly PBL Business Person of the Year award, as well as the 2013 North Carolina PBL Person of the Year.
Additionally, the NCPBL Professional Division-Foundation, Inc. awarded her the Distinguished Service Award for 2018. This award recognized her years as a judge, workshop leader and keynote speaker for state and national activities.
“When I chose to retire from a long and fulfilling career in the financial industry, I was given the opportunity to become involved with teaching and mentoring students at SCC through Phi Beta Lambda and other programs,” Maness said. “This is a perfect fit for the next chapter in my life. To be able to share my knowledge and experience with the students, faculty and staff at SCC is an honor. I am extremely grateful and privileged to be a part of the Stanly Community College experience.”
Maness also teaches for the customized training programs and works with the Human Resources Department at SCC to offer professional development opportunities.
Additionally, Maness works as a reporter and commentator for the college’s television show, “Artworks: Arts in Stanly County.” This program features local artists in the community and has been airing on SCCTV Spectrum Channel 21 for nearly six years.
“Mrs. Maness is a true friend to Stanly Community College. She works tirelessly to support our mission and I can think of no greater way to honor her than by providing scholarship opportunities for deserving students,” SCC Foundation Executive Director Christy Bogle said. “I encourage others to recognize Charlotte’s commitment to our community by supporting the Charlotte Freeman Maness Scholarship. Details of the scholarship and donations can be made on the SCC Foundation website. We are grateful for Charlotte and her dedication to SCC.”
Since 1971, SCC has provided educational and career training opportunities to thousands of people across the region. Today, SCC serves more than 9,000 students annually.
If you are interested in providing funding for this scholarship, contact Bogle at 704-991-0370 or cbogle9678@stanly.edu.