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Nancy Jiranek Memorial Scholarship at DCC















DANVILLE, VA, December 9, 2013 - Jennifer Snead, Executive Director of the Danville Reading Center, presents a check to Shannon L. Hair, Executive Director of the Danville Community College Educational Foundation to create the Nancy Fleshman Jiranek Memorial Scholarship. Established by the Danville Reading Center to honor and remember the late Nancy Jiranek, a co-founder of the Danville Reading Center. While dedicating her life to her family, Jiranek devoted her time to the community by reading to and teaching others for decades. She later became facilitator and executive director of Project Literacy. The scholarship will provide financial assistance for one DCC student annually, enrolled in Early Childhood Education or Development, Pre-Teacher Education or General Education. The scholarship will be available beginning in Fall 2014. Pictured, left to right, are: DCC President Dr. Bruce Scism; Bob Jiranek; Landon Wyatt, DCC Educational Foundation Board Member; Shannon Hair; Saria Saccocio, DCC Educational Foundation Board Member; Jennifer Snead; Amy Nunn Flippen, Danville Reading Center Board Director; Elizabeth Spainhour, DCC Board Chair; Chuck Snead, Director of Snead & Williams, PLLC, and Danville Reading Center Board Director; Van Avery, Danville Reading Center Board Director; and Brandon Scearce, Danville Reading Center Board President. For more information about DCC scholarships, click here.


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