Kyle Glenn Holcombe Memorial Scholarship Awarded to South Georgia Tech’s Steven Arrington
The Kyle Glenn Holcombe Memorial Scholarship was presented to South Georgia Technical College Electrical Lineworker student Steven Arrington of Butler 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.
Arrington expressed appreciation to the Holcombe family and to the South Georgia Technical College Foundation for the scholarship opportunity.
“This scholarship means a lot to me for several reasons. When I graduated, my family wanted me to go to a four-year college. I have always wanted a job where I worked hard, used my hands and got to be outdoors. I quickly realized a Master’s degree was not what I wanted.
“I come from a family of several linemen. I have always been interested and knew this is the path I wanted to follow. My grandfather actually loaned me the money to attend the Electrical Lineworker Program at South Georgia Technical College because he knew how much I wanted it,” said Arrington.
“After my first week in the program, I knew I had made the right decision. I am grateful for the opportunity to be awarded this scholarship. I thank the Holcombe family for implementing this scholarship and I am so sorry for your loss.”
The Kyle Glenn Holcombe Memorial Scholarship was the first scholarship designated specifically to 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 will be missed by his parents, as well as his sister, Tracy, and her husband Marc Mayfield, and their two children Annsley and Austen.
“We hope this scholarship will have 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 will guarantee indefinite educational opportunities that will impact students at SGTC for many years. Each recipient of the Kyle Glenn Holcombe Memorial Scholarship will receive 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 Wally Summers, Vice President of Economic Development 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.