AT&T Awards Grant to Viking Early College
AT&T announced a grant of $50,000 to TransformSC this morning during a Transform Upstate Forum on the Spartanburg Community College Downtown Campus. The funds will benefit Spartanburg School District Seven’s Viking Early College and the South Carolina Charter District’s Midlands Middle College.
The Viking Early College (VEC) is District 7’s single-gender program for 9-12th grade males which opened in the fall of 2013. Students in the VEC spend part of their day at Spartanburg High School and part of their day on the downtown campus of the Spartanburg Community College. Through the VEC program students will graduate high school with an Associate’s degree, or up to two years of credit toward a Bachelor’s degree – tuition free. These students are also exposed to community leaders who serve as mentors to assist each with reaching his college and career goals.
District 7 expresses tremendous gratitude to our partners at AT&T. This generous donation represents AT&T’s commitment to assisting students in meeting their goals, as well as their commitment to the goals of TransformSC.
Pictured (l to r): Jim Reynolds, Champion, New Carolina Education; Carole Fearrington, Director of Midlands Midland College; Ted Creech, Director of External Affairs, AT&T; Dr. Russell Booker, Superintendent, Spartanburg School District 7.