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Dr. David R. Perkins Scholarship endowed through New River CTC Foundation

The New River Community and Technical College Foundation is pleased to announce that the Dr. David R. Perkins Scholarship has been endowed. The scholarship will benefit New River CTC students. 

Perkins was the first president of New River CTC and an advocate for establishing a statewide community and technical college system in West Virginia. 

“Dr. Perkins contributed to the creation and vision of New River CTC, and we’re pleased that his legacy will continue to serve our communities by helping New River CTC students achieve their goals,” said Executive Director for Institutional Advancement and the New River CTC Foundation Michael Green.  

New River CTC and the New River CTC Foundation recognized Perkins in a dedication ceremony at the Greenbrier County Campus in Lewisburg on Dec. 14, 2021. 

Perkins was an educator for 45 years beginning as a teacher in the Greenbrier County school system and ending his full-time career as the first president of New River CTC in 2004. He is a graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College, where he earned a B.A. in history. He received his M.A. in history from Marshall University and his doctorate in education, with a specialization in community college education, from Virginia Tech. He completed additional graduate level courses in history, education and research at West Virginia University. 

The New River CTC Foundation awards more than $125,000 in student scholarships each year. For more information, contact 304-929-6734 or visit www.nrctcf.org.