Kyle Glenn Holcombe Memorial Scholarship Awarded to South Georgia Tech’s Martin Granados, Jr.
The South Georgia Technical College Foundation’s Kyle Glenn Holcombe Memorial Scholarship was presented to South Georgia Technical College Electrical Lineworker student Martin Granados, Jr., of Vidalia, GA recently.
The Kyle Glenn Holcombe Memorial Scholarship fund was established and endowed by Georgia Transmission and Aubrey Silvey Enterprises in memory of Kyle Glenn Holcombe, a 23-year old electrical worker who was employed by Aubry Silvey Enterprises in Carrollton, Georgia.
Granados expressed his appreciation to the Holcombe family and to the South Georgia Technical College Foundation for the scholarship opportunity.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to be considered for this scholarship and for the opportunity to be a part of the Electrical Lineworker program here at South Georgia Technical College,” said Granados. “When I was young, I had always dreamed of having some sort of job that would help people.
“I thought I might be a doctor, a nurse, or a police officer. But being stuck inside a classroom for over 12 years made me realize, I did not want to be stuck in an office setting. I stumbled on this career and decided to pursue it. My parents have supported me every step of the way. They always encouraged me to keep pushing forward and with that attitude I know I will be able to accomplish anything,” said Granados.
The young electrical lineworker student added, “Since my parents have always been there for me, I hope to one day pay them back for everything they have done. I would not be here today without them and their support. They are the real reason I have made it this far. They are truly a blessing and this scholarship helps me alleviate the cost of attending this program.”
The Kyle Glenn Holcombe Memorial Scholarship was the first scholarship designated specifically for the SGTC Electrical Lineworker program.
Kyle Glenn Holcombe was born January 21, 1981 at North East Alabama Regional Medical Center in Anniston, Alabama. His parents are Glenn and Joni Holcombe of Fruithurst, Alabama. He was a loving, hard working young man with many hopes and dreams and is missed by his parents, as well as his sister, Tracy, and her husband, Marc Mayfield, and their two children Annsley and Austen.
“We envision this scholarship having a long lasting impact on the lives of the young men and women who will benefit from this gift,” said Kyle’s mother, Mrs. Joni Holcombe. “Kyle was an extraordinary young man and we hope that this scholarship will be a tribute to his memory as well as provide assistance to other deserving, outstanding students.”
The Kyle Glenn Holcombe Memorial Scholarship endowment guarantees indefinite educational opportunities and will impact electrical lineworker students at SGTC for many years. Each recipient of the Kyle Glenn Holcombe Memorial Scholarship receives a photo of Kyle and a note from the family congratulating them on their accomplishment as well as give them some background information about the young man for whom the scholarship is named for.
For more information about the Electrical Lineworker Program at South Georgia Technical College contact Tami Blount in the Economic Development Office at 229.931.2040 or visit the SGTC website: www.southgatech.edu.
To learn more about how to establish an endowed scholarship at South Georgia Technical College contact Su Ann Bird, Vice President of Institutional Advancement at 229.931.2110.