Nearly 115 Dabney S. Lancaster students and area individuals, organizations and businesses were recognized during the annual Donor Scholar Reception, which honors not only scholarship recipients, but the donors who sponsor DSLCC scholarships or donate to other areas of the college.

The event, hosted by the DSLCC Educational Foundation, was held Friday, Oct. 13, in the DSLCC Convocation Center on the Clifton Forge campus. Many of the students’ family members were also in attendance.

Executive Director Rachael Thompson told the audience that the foundation has awarded an unprecedented $270,000 in scholarships for the current academic year.

The highlight of the event was the awarding of the prestigious “Bill and Lang Wilson Cup for Scholarship, Character and Community Service” to Shaniece Crouch of Iron Gate. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson were on hand to present the scholarship.

The following scholarship recipients from Botetourt County were recognized:

Hollie Carter – Curtis A. Smith, 116th Infantry, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1033 Scholarship; Dabney Promise and Merle Weaver Reid Scholarships

Bethany Chesnut – Botetourt Kiwanis Club, Dabney Promise, Dabney S. Lancaster Memorial and Ferguson Proffit Nursing Scholarships

Shaniece Crouch – Carolyn B. Nettleton Scholarships for Business

Rebecca Hall – Bank of Botetourt, H. Watts Steger, III; Botetourt Kiwanis Club; Dabney Promise; Dabney S. Lancaster Memorial; and Ferguson Proffit Nursing Scholarships

Shaun Hammond – L. Paul Wiggins Memorial and Lumos Networks Scholarships

Andrew Harless – Dabney Promise and William & Langhorne Wilson Commonwealth Legacy Scholarships

Jessica Knotts – Central High School Lucy Gleason Memorial and Dabney Promise Scholarships; Mamie B. Hall Scholarship for Prospective Teachers; Ovella Worsham Educators’ Scholarship