Hattiesburg, Miss., May 2, 2013 - Three William Carey University business majors received scholarships during the 21st Annual Small Business Leadership Luncheon held by William Carey University and the Area Development Partnership on May 1 at Southern Oaks House and Gardens. Recipients were Sharon Denis Bolton of Hattiesburg, Ashlynn Nicole Hust of Petal, and Tanner James Pace of Columbia.
Sharon Bolton, a senior business administration major with a minor in management/marketing, received the Richard “Pepper” Jones Endowed Scholarship, named for the late Richard “Pepper” Jones, Sr. of Hattiesburg. Jones was a strong advocate for education and facilitated closer working relationships between local universities and the business community. He was an active member of various community organizations, and owned R. Jones & Associates and Jones Professional Janitorial. From 1977-2011, Jones served as a deacon at Kensington Woods Church of Christ. Dr. Scott Hummel, executive vice president and provost at WCU, presented the scholarship to Bolton, and Jones’ wife, Annie, was present to represent her late husband.
Dr. Cheryl Dale, dean of the school of business and associate professor of business administration at WCU, presented the two School of Business Scholarships to Ashlynn Nicole Hust of Petal and Tanner James Pace of Columbia. Hust, a freshman, and Pace, a sophomore, are both business administration majors with a minor in accounting.