Robeson Community College

$9,000 of Nursing Scholarships Awarded

On Monday, August 26, 2019, a total of ten Nursing scholarships were rewarded on behalf of the Robeson Community College Foundation, Inc. and the Cox & Jones families.  

Sammy & Onita Cox Nursing Scholarship | $1,000

    • Lateisha Billings
    • Erica Bridgeman
    • Amanda Stone-Stewart
    • Jordan Deese,  First Paramedic to RN Bridge Student
    • Harmonee Thompson
    • Mia Cox, 2019 ADN Academic Marshall
    • Lydia Kerbeline Carter
    • Taylor Britt, 2019 ADN Academic Marshall  

David & Dr. Michelle Cox Nursing Scholarship | $500

    • Colleen Russell

Jeremiah Hunter Nursing Scholarship | $500

    • Zachary Wortmann


Sammy & Onita Cox established their scholarship and endowment in 1998. In early 2019, they donated $100,000 for naming rights of the Basic Law Enforcement Training building.

Their son, David Cox, and his wife Dr. Michelle Cox followed their lead and established their scholarship in 2009. 

In 2018, Sammy Cox awarded one of his scholarships in honor of David and Morgan Jones’ son, Jeremiah Hunter Jones. This year, Randall & Diane Jones continued the scholarship in celebration of their grandson.

Sammy Cox and Morgan Jones serve on the RCC Board of Trustees. 

The Robeson Community College Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation that receives, holds, invests and disburses funds for the purpose to provide scholarships to students. The Foundation was organized in 1985 as a 501(c) (3) Corporation, creating an opportunity for the community to invest in the future of the College and its students. For more information about the Foundation and how to contribute, visit

Pictured: Sammy & Onita Cox, Jordan Deese, Dr. Eva Meekins. Additional photos can be found on our Facebook Page

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