Anthony Thomas, 30, native of Mississippi, is a soft-spoken man who has wanted to be of service as
long as he can remember. "Even in high school I knew I wanted to help others. If someone had asked
me then what I wanted to do I would have said be a musician, but in the back of my mind I wanted to
be a nurse," he explains. "Nursing offers so much and can take me in different directions. I feel
that it will help me be become more outgoing," says Anthony.
Money has always been tight for Anthony, and there were times he had to be creative with his finances
to make ends meet. In the Winter of 2004, Anthony received help from the WCC Foundation as a recipient
of the Philip and Beulah Elving Scholarship. This assistance made the difference between whether
Anthony and his wife had a place to live or not. He admits that, "Nursing school is very demanding...
it was a time when I sure needed the help." "Beulah and Philip Elving gave the best thing in life that
anyone could receive," Anthony says, "In America, education is the most important thing."
Mark Your Calendars to Join the Party "Down on the Bayou"!
Feb 7 2015
Morris Lawrence Building
The Annual WCC Foundation Mardi Gras Celebration takes us "Down on the Bayou" on February 7, 2015, so mark your calendars to be a part of what is sure to be a foot stompin' time! View here a recap of last year's event that helped raise more than $100,000 for WCC students.
Annual WCC Foundation Jerry Jernigan Memorial "Drive for Education" Golf Outing was a Success
Aug 19 2014
Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center
Our 21st annual golf outing drove a true hole-in-one for our WCC students, raising $92,000! Visit golf outing page for more information.
Judith Hommel Emergency Fund
Feb 11 2014
The Foundation has received several inquiries about how to make a contribution to the Judith Hommel Emergency Fund. For online gifts, visit the Make a Gift link at the top left of this page. Be sure to note in the "gift designation" box that the gift should be applied to the Judith Hommel Emergency Fund. Read more on Judith Hommel Emergency Fund
Meet a scholarship recipient and hear more about what a critical difference receiving support makes.