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Texarkana College Foundation

Bringing dreams to life and empowering students to accomplish their goals, the TC Foundation donors changes lives in our community!

Legacy Society

The Legacy Society recognizes donors who have made an endowed gift to Texarkana College or have included a gift to Texarkana College in their will or estate plan. Types of planned giving includes gifts through your will, charitable gift trusts, and giving through your IRA or life insurance.

Bequest language for a gift in your will

You can include a gift to Texarkana College in your will or trust. Here are sample provisions that your advisors can use to memorialize your charitable intentions toward TC.

Board of Directors

Chair:

  • Mike Craven

Investment Committee:

  • Vickers Fuqua

Nominating Committee:

  • Cary Patterson
  • Borden Bell

Additional Members:

  • Truman Arnold
  • Dean Barry
  • Dr. Andrew Curry
  • Ben Floyd
  • Bob Hubbard
  • Dr. Frederick Eugene Joyce
  • Buddy McCulloch
  • Fred Markham
  • Don Morriss
  • Jessica Palmer
  • Trey Patterson
  • Cheney Pruett
  • James Henry Russell
  • Mike Sandefur
  • Alan Schimming

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The Texarkana College Foundation was incorporated in 1959 as a separate 501 (c) (3) support organization for Texarkana College.

Its mission is to enhance the overall reputation of Texarkana College, to provide external resources to fund College priorities, and to create opportunities for the college to build partnerships with alumni, friends, donors, corporations and foundations.

Our goal is to provide our students with affordable and accessible opportunities in higher education. Your gift makes a difference in the life of a student.

Make a Donation

Make your check payable to:

Texarkana College Foundation
ATTN: Katie Andrus
2500 N. Robison Rd.
Texarkana, TX, 75599

Scholarships Provided by the Foundation

Scholarships Provided by the Foundation include the

  • Honors College Scholarship
  • DC to TC Scholarship
  • Nursing Scholarships
  • Faculty Association Scholarship
  • Non-Traditional Scholarships
  • Major Specific Scholarships
  • Other Student Scholarships

Honors College Scholarship

The Texarkana College Presidential Scholarship is for graduating high school seniors. This prestigious scholarship covers the full cost of tuition, fees and books for up to two years.  It also includes a spot in the TC Honors College, exclusive networking & leadership opportunities, and priority registration each semester. Funding provided by the endowments below:

This endowment was established in 2000 by Truman and Anita Arnold.  Truman Arnold is Chairman of the Board of Truman Arnold Companies, a privately owned national petroleum marketing and aviation fixed-based operation company he started in 1964. He has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Texarkana College Foundation Board, past President of Texarkana Community College, Board of Regents of Lamar University and active in other fundraising and charitable organizations. In 2006, he was appointed by Governor Rick Perry to the Tax Reform Commission resulting in legislation reforming the methodology for funding public education in Texas.  The Texarkana College Student Center is named in his honor.

This scholarship endowment was established in 1996 by Janice and Connor Patman. Mr. Patman passed away in 2018 at the age of 98. Mr. Patman was born March 24, 1920 in Linden, Texas. He was an Attorney and Real Estate Developer, member of the First United Methodist Church, Arkansas, veteran of the U.S. Army having served during WW II, past member of the Wadley Regional Medical Center Board of Directors, member of the Foundation Board at Texarkana College, past member of the Board of Directors at Texarkana National Bank and a member of numerous other Boards and organizations. The Texarkana College VIP room is named in his honor.

This scholarship endowment was established in 2014 by the Patterson family. Mr. Patterson’s father, William Patterson, was instrumental in founding the Texarkana College nursing school, and it is named in his honor. Mr. Patterson currently serves on the Texarkana College Foundation Board.

The scholarship endowment was established in 2002 by Bobbie Atkinson to support Texarkana College students. She continues to support varies student activities and campus program through the Bobbie Atkinson Foundation.

The scholarship endowment was established in 1998 by Dr. Frederick Eugene Joyce to honor Claude Pinkerton. Our campus gymnasium is also named in his honor.

This scholarship endowment was established in 1997 by Ben and Nancy Sandefur. Ben and Nancy were very engaged in supporting the Texarkana community. Ben was elected and asked to serve in several leadership positions including President of the Texarkana Chamber of Commerce, President of the Board of Trustees of Texarkana College, Board member of the Texarkana College Foundation, Chairman of United Way, Charter President of the Volunteer Services Bureau, Board member of Leadership Texarkana, Board member of St. Michaels Hospital Foundation, Board Member of the Boys Club of Texarkana, and Co-Chair of the Capital Campaign for the Bunch-Woodview Alzheimer’s Center.

This scholarship was established in 2023 by Mary Lou and Joe Morriss.

This scholarship was established in 2023 in memory of Marilyn Markham and in honor of Fred Markham.  Fred attended Texarkana College from 1962-1963 and currently serves on the TC Foundation Board.  After graduating from the University of Arkansas, Markham spent 30 years in banking before founding the Texas Pioneer Foundation, a private non-profit organization that grants money to schools in Texas.   Marilyn also attended Texarkana College before studying art education at the University of North Texas and the University of Memphis.

This scholarship endowment was established in 2020 by Debbie and Alan Schimming.  Alan serves on the Texarkana College Foundation Board.

This scholarship endowment was established in 1991 by the Wilbur Smith Rotary Club.

This scholarship endowment was established in 1991 by the Kiwanis Club to honor Tom Wilbanks for her service to the Texarkana community.

This scholarship endowment was established in 2013 by Vasco and Pam McCoy. Mr. McCoy served on the Texarkana College Board of Trustees for 21 years.

This scholarship endowment was established in 2013 by Dean and LaCrecia Barry. Dean Barry serves on the Texarkana College Foundation Board.

This scholarship endowment was established in 2014 by Coco and Jack Bruner.

This scholarship endowment was established in 2015 by the estate of Virginia Pittman Eiland.

This scholarship endowment was established in 2016 by Vickers and Thomas Fuqua in memory of their father, Thomas H. Fuqua.

This scholarship endowment was established in 2017 by Todd and Michelle Shores.

This scholarship endowment was established in 2017 the Cabe Foundation. The Cabe Cook Foundation continues to support many Texarkana College projects through the Cabe Cook Foundation.

This scholarship endowment was established in 2017 by Bob and Sonja Hubbard. Bob Hubbard serves on the Texarkana College Foundation Board.

This scholarship endowment was established in 2018 in honor of James Henry and Rosemary Russell. James Henry served as President of Texarkana College from 2012-2019 serves on the Texarkana College Foundation Board.

This scholarship endowment was established in 2018 in honor of Rose Lynn and in memory of Calvin Russell.

This scholarship endowment was established in 2019 by Patsy and Don Morriss. Don currently serves on the Texarkana College Foundation Board.

This scholarship endowment was established in 2020 by Jessica and Matt Palmer. Jessica currently serves on the Texarkana College Foundation Board.

This scholarship endowment was established in 2012 by Martha and Josh Morriss. For generations, their commitment to making a positive difference has been evident throughout the Texarkana area and beyond.  Their legacy is much more than buildings bearing their family name (Martha and Josh Morriss Mathematics and Engineering Elementary School and Williams Memorial United Methodist Church are examples). While such tributes offer the community a way to honor their immense contributions, they simply hope to be known as “mindful of the needs of others” and true to their faith and the Boy Scout Promise.

This scholarship endowment was established in 2021 by Jo Ann Duman and her son, Dr. Ken Crane. Dr. Crane is a Professor at Texarkana College and has worked at Texarkana College for the past eleven years. His mother, Ms. Jo Ann Duman, has been an active volunteer in the Texarkana community. She funded the new endowment in memory of her parents, Orval and Doris Bowers. Mr. and Mrs. Bowers were strong supporters of public education and the family hopes that this endowment will provide others the opportunity to receive a higher education credential.

This scholarship endowment was established in 2021 in honor of Rusty Hatchett by friends who loved him. Rusty was an important fixture on Texarkana College’s campus for over 30 years, most recently as Head of Communications. He retired in 2021.

This scholarship endowment was established in 2022 by Morgan and Ben Gaddis to help Texarkana College students who cannot attend college due to the financial burden.

This scholarship endowment was established in 2020 by the Texarkana Noon Lions Club.  The Lions Club has supported Texarkana College for many years with several members serving on our Board of Trustees and Foundation Board.

This scholarship endowment was established in 2022 by Dr. Andrew and Caroline Curry.  Andy Curry serves on the Texarkana College Foundation Board, where he served as past president.

This scholarship endowment was established in 2024 by the Wright Family to honor their parents, Jerry and Juanita. After Jerry’s career in the railroad, Jerry and Juanita both attended Texarkana College and graduated in 1960.  They continued their educations at Southern State College in Magnolia, AR (now SAU) and committed their lives to education.   Juanita served in many educational roles including curriculum coordinator at Pleasant Grove Elementary before her retirement.  Jerry taught biology at several schools before he became a Professor of Biology at Texarkana College.  All three of their children also attended Texarkana College.  The Christian Charity Foundation was started by Jerry Wright in 1998 to aid anyone in need, with an emphasis on educational needs.

DC to TC Scholarship

The Texarkana College DC to TC Pathway Scholarship is for graduating high school seniors. This scholarship is for students with at least 15 TC dual credit hours transferring to Texarkana College.  It is for up to $4,000 – $1,000 a semester for up to 4 semesters.

Nursing Scholarships

The Brian Harris Foundation Nursing Scholarship was established in May 2024 in memory of Brian Harris. The funds were raised by friends and family who loved Brian and want to provide scholarship for future nurses in his name. Brian passed away in 2021 at the age of 49. He was an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and owner of Express Care. He was a dedicated husband to Holland and father to Meagan and Remington.

This fund was created in 2015 in memory of Janell Robbins to support nursing students. The scholarship awards $1500/semester for up to four semesters. It is reserved for student enrolled in the ADN Nursing Program with documented financial need.

The Shirley Finn Nursing Scholarship was created in her memory by her family to support nursing students.
Dr. Shirley Sharpe Finn is remembered for her lifelong commitment to nursing, nursing education, her burden for fairness for all people and being a true Southern lady. She was the first black faculty member of Texarkana College and the first black to be named a department chair at TC.

This scholarship fund was created in 2002 by Dr. John and Diana Gregory in memory of David Wayne Gilbert to support nursing students. The scholarship will be awarded to students with financial need who demonstrate strong professionalism, work habits, and character.

The Wadley Auxiliary has provided scholarship to two second year ADN students since 2018.  The Wadley Auxiliary boasts nearly 100 active senior volunteers who unselfishly donate thousands of hours of time and service to Wadley Regional Medical Center each year.  The Auxiliary also supports a Junior Volunteer Program, offering teenagers an avenue to learn and serve in the hospital setting.

The Corinne Davis Fund a Nurse scholarship was established in 2012 in memory of Dr. Corinne Davis. It is awarded to nursing students enrolled in the LVN or RN programs.
The recipient should represent a student whose character, dedication, compassion, work ethic and commitment to the nursing profession sets them apart from his/her colleagues.

The Sal and Aven Williamson Scholarship was established in 2016 and will be awarded to nursing students in the amount of $1,500.00 over two semesters.  Both Aven and Sal Williamson are graduates of Texarkana College, and Aven was a member of the Texarkana College Football Team.  Aven aslo served on the board of the Texarkana College Foundation and was instrumental in helping build our alumni program.

The Dr. Dianne Dunham Knight Scholarship was established in 2021 by Leslee Smith in memory of her mother who passed away in 2020.  It will be awarded to nursing students in the amount of $1,500.00 over two semesters.  In 1956, she received an Associate Degree of Nursing from Texarkana College and worked at Wadley Hospital in the operating room until 1972.  In 1987, she received her BSN and became a full-time instructor in the nursing department, a career that brought her much happiness and fulfillment.

The Janice Sample Scholarship was established in 2021 and will be awarded to associate degree nursing students in the amount of $1,500.00 over two semesters.  She is a former nursing instructor at Texarkana College and is a local nurse practitioner in neurosurgery.

The Dr. Ben Floyd Scholarship was established in 2016 by Helen Floyd in memory of her husband.  It will be awarded to nursing students in the amount of $1,500.00 over two semesters.  Dr. Floyd was a physician for Yarbrough-Floyd-Hunter Associates in Texarkana.  He was a member of the American Medical Association, American Urological Society and American Board of Urology, as well as a Korean War Veteran of the Air Force.  He was a graduate of the Univerisy of Texas in Austin and the University of Texas Medical School in Galveston.  He completed his residency in urology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C.

The Chappell-Joyce Scholarship was established in 2000 by Frederick Eugene Joyce and will be awarded to associate degree nursing students in the amount of $1,500.00 over two semesters.

The Jenny Wu Scholarship was established in 2021 in memory of Jenny by her dear friends, Chris and Michelle Karam.  This scholarship is for nursing students for whom English is a second language or immigrant students who are first generation to the US.  A preference will be given to students working at CHRISTUS St. Michael.

Jenny was born February 17, 1961, in Chennai, Sichuan Province, P.R. China.  In December 2004, she left many friends and a career in China arriving in Texarkana, TX with a limited understanding of the English language.  She worked hard to learn English by putting post-it notes up in her apartment with the English word written next to the Chinese word.

Jenny enrolled in the Nursing Program at Texarkana College in 2005.  She would record her instructor’s lectures and listen to them over and over at night to understand what they were saying.  She also translated her textbooks from English to Chinese so she could study, then back to English so she could take exams.  Her instructors loved her because she worked harder than any of her classmates.  She received her LVN degree and quickly obtained a position at CHRISTUS St. Michael.  After working for a few years, she returned to Texarkana College to get her ADN degree while continuing regular shifts at the hospital.

Jenny passed away in 2021 after a valiant battle with cancer.

Angie was a mother, a grandmother, a daughter, a sister, an aunt, and a niece; she loved being all these things. She graduated from Daingerfield High School in 1982 and from the Texarkana College ADN program with honors in May 1996. Her 20-year-career as a registered nurse was spent in hospitals, home health, and hospice in the Ark-La-Tex area, but it was ultimately in hospice where she found her true calling. With the Angela Kay Wall Nursing Scholarship, the family hopes to make it possible for others to find their own unique calling in this noble profession.

Faculty Association Scholarship

The Faculty Association Scholarship is comprised of donations from Texarkana College Faculty and Professors. Scholarships awarded include the Dr. Carl M. Nelson Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,500, the Ira D. Robison Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000, and other scholarships as determined by the committee.

Non-Traditional Scholarships

Sometimes life happens and keeps us from meeting our goals. If you have been thinking about returning to college, now is a great time! The TC Foundation is offering an opportunity to reinvest in your personal growth and broaden your career prospects with a $1,000 scholarship that may renew each semester.

The William T and Sue Smith scholarship was established in 2015 by the Smith Family. It is awarded to female, non-traditional students.

The scholarship endowment was established in 1989 in honor of Dr. William Patterson for his contributions to Texarkana College. The scholarship will be awarded to a student with financial need and of high moral character, with a preference for a non-traditional student.

This scholarship endowment was established in 2016 by Gregg and Pam Orr to help Texarkana College students who cannot attend college due to the financial burden.

This scholarship endowment was established in 2017 by Buddy and Lee Ann McCulloch to help Texarkana College students who cannot attend college due to the financial burden. The McCulloch Industrial Technology Center opened on TC’s campus in 2023 to house our electrical and HVAC programs. Buddy McCulloch also serves on the Texarkana College Foundation Board.

This scholarship endowment was established in 2020 by the Texas Pioneer Foundation to help Texarkana College students who cannot attend college due to the financial burden. The Texas Pioneer Foundation also supports Texarkana College students through many grants and program supports. Fred Markham also serves on the Texarkana College Foundation Board.

This scholarship endowment was established in 2021 by the Patterson Troike Foundation to help Texarkana College students who cannot attend college due to the financial burden. Mrs. Troike was a longtime supporter of Texarkana College.

Major Specific Scholarships

The George, Carolyn, and Chaddrick Moore Educational Scholarship was established in 2020 to assist students earning a degree or certificate from Texarkana College. The scholarship will be awarded to an education major. Educating students has been a lifelong passion for the Moore Family. George worked as an educator for forty-four years and was selected as the 2005 Principal for the Year for the state of Texas. Carolyn served as an educator for thirty-eight years as a counselor and ended her career as Coordinator of Student and Staff Advancement for TISD. Chaddrick is employed at Texarkana College at Director of Media Services. The Moore Family is proud to be able to assist students in reaching their educational pursuit.

The Wholesale Electric Supply Scholarship was established in 2015 and is awarded to Electrical Technology students. To qualify, the students must complete an application and submit one letter of recommendation. Wholesale Electric Supply Co., Inc. was founded in 1947 and provides high quality electrical supplies for residential, commercial, and industrial construction. WES has grown from a single house to the present fifty locations.

The Willliam Jason Sprague Memorial Scholarship was created in 2014 by family and community donations. Officer Sprague was killed in the line of duty in 2013. The scholarship is awarded to children of First Responders and/or Criminal Justice majors.

The Herman and Sara Barnett Business Scholarship was established in 2013 by Herman Barnett and his wife, Sara, for business students.  Herman Barnett was a TC business professor for 43 years and retired as chairman of the business division, a position he held for 28 years. The prestigious designation of TC Professor Emeritus began in 2010 with Herman Barnett receiving the first honor.

The Linda Miller Smith Memorial Scholarship was established in May 2021 in honor of her legacy as an educator, artist, and welder.  It is awarded to female students pursuing a workforce degree or credential. Mrs. Smith taught psychology from 1980 to 1995 and was a steel sculptor.

The Joe S. and Barrie Thomson Endowed Scholarship was created for business and nursing students. This scholarship was founded in 2020.

The Joe C. Vanderbilt and Jason T. Thomson Family Endowed Scholarship was created for workforce students. This scholarship was founded in 2020.

This scholarship was established in 2020.  It is awarded to students pursuing a degree in  business, communications or computer technology who have a GPA of at least 2.5.

This scholarship endowment was established in 2023 in honor of retired music instructor Mary Scott Smith. Smith was a key member of the Texarkana College faculty, teaching piano and music appreciation for many years. She also founded the TC Music Series and accompanies the Texarkana Regional Chorale, leaving a lasting impact on the music program and the many students she taught.

Other Student Scholarships

The Annie Kim Memorial Scholarship was established in 2016 in memory of Annie Kim. It is awarded to international students for one semester. It is valued a $1,500/semester, and it is available in both the fall and spring.

The Robert A. Jones Scholarship was established in 2021 for Members of the Black Student Association. It was funded by many family and community organizations. Robert A. Jones is the current Dean of Students at Texarkana College.

The Dr. Theresa McDonald Scholarship was established in 2021. This scholarship is available for Members of the Black Student Association Club and/or Future Business Leaders of America Club.

The Mike and Vicky Sandefur Endowed Scholarship was established in 2015 by Mike Sandefur and his wife, Vicky, for students living in the West End of Bowie County.  Mike Sandefur is currently serving on the Texarkana College Foundation Board after a four-year term as President of the Texarkana College Board of Trustees. His contributions include leading the college to a successful annexation of Bowie County and, along with his family, the establishment of the Cindy Cook Sandefur Tennis Center at TC, named after his late wife.

The Sharon and Fred Gilliam Endowed Scholarship was established in 2017 by Fred Gilliam in memory of his wife, Sharon.  The scholarship is for students who graduate from DeKalb High School.

The John H. and Tommie McCoy scholarship was established in 2016. It is awarded to students from the West End of Bowie County with financial need.

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Katie Andrus

Executive Director of Development & Texarkana College Foundation