Margaret Ishmon of Brinkley has been awarded the EACC Foundation's General Education Scholarship.
The General Education Scholarship is presented annually to a full-time student in the Associate of Arts or Associate of Applied Science degree programs who plans to transfer to a 4-year institution after graduation from EACC. The student must possess a GPA of 3.0 on all coursework (minimum of 30 college credit hours).
Margaret Ishmon is currently enrolled in EACC's Associate of Applied Science in Education degree program and plans to continue her education at Arkansas State University to obtain a bachelor's degree in elementary education. After obtaining her bachelor's degree, Ishmon's future career plans include working in public education and eventually opening her own academy school.
"I am grateful to the EACC Foundation for this scholarship," said Ishmon. "I am reminded of a quote by Charles Carlson that says 'You are successful the moment you start moving towards a worthwhile goal' and I am thankful to be working toward my goals," added Ishmon.
The EACC Foundation's mission is to generate support and advocacy for East Arkansas Community College in the communities it serves.
Photo: Megan O'Neal, EACC Foundation Board Chair, presents the General Education scholarship to Margaret Ishmon.