Southeast KCTCS's Gala and Benefactors Awards Dinner

Benefactors of the Year, 2002
Southeast Community and Technical College

Dr. Edsel T. Godbey, Atlanta, GA
Being Honored by the Southeast Community and Technical College District

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To accept the award is Dr. Edsel T. Godbey

As founding president of Southeast Community College, Dr. Edsel T. Godbey has played a major role in the success of the College throughout its history. During his time at Southeast, Dr. Godbey developed a strong attachment to the College and the communities it serves. He has made regular visits to Southeast and served as a mentor and advisor. He has assisted the College in securing several awards and grants, including a $500,000 Endowment Challenge Grant. As a further testament of his support, Dr. Godbey named Southeast as the sole beneficiary of a $635,000 charitable remainder annuity unitrust. The Trust will support the College's Appalachian Center, which is now named in honor of Dr. Godbey.


First State Bank, Middlesboro
Being Honored by the Southeast Educational Foundation, Inc.

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To accept the award is Mr. Bob Vaughn

First State Bank has demonstrated its strong commitment to Southeast Community College in Bell County for many years. First State Bank has provided effective volunteer leadership for major gift campaigns in addition to generously contributing more than $50,000 to support educational programs and services offered on the College's Bell County campuses. Through annual scholarships to Southeast students, the Bank serves as a valuable partner in providing opportunities for higher education to the residents of Bell County and surrounding communities. The Bank is also instrumental in supporting the College's community development initiatives, particularly efforts to improve the success rate of small businesses.