Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Minden presents scholarships

Matthew Hurst, president of Minden’s plant, center, along with award receipants Andrew Eubanks, Destry Johns, Paige Waller, Ian Eisler, Ryan Compton, and Kessler Matlock.  Courtesy Photo
Matthew Hurst, president of Minden’s plant, center, along with award receipants Andrew Eubanks, Destry Johns, Paige Waller, Ian Eisler, Ryan Compton, and Kessler Matlock. Courtesy Photo

Six hard-working students at Northwest Louisiana Technical College sported a “Coke and a smile,” each celebrating a $1000 scholarship, courtesy of Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Minden.

Matthew Hurst, president of Minden’s plant, presented the Larry and Gladys Hunter scholarships along with a case of Coca-Cola for each student.

Hurst explained that the scholarships honored the legacy of the Hunter family, and were congruent with the Coca-Cola Company’s values including community involvement of “paying it forward” and making the world a better place. He noted that Northwest LTC is building community leaders, along with a skilled workforce, which is vital to community survival and prosperity.

Scott Price, assistant dean, is very pleased with the partnership and looks forward to continuing a working relationship.

“We are truly fortunate to have such great supporter from the corporate community,” he said. “Northwest is very grateful to Coca-Cola for their generous gifts and continued support of our skilled programs and students.”

Skill-based trades are in demand at present, with most high-demand, high-wage job openings requiring more than high school diploma, but less than a four-year degree from a university” Price said. “Early registration is now open for classes beginning in January, so now is a great time to visit Northwest to see if we can help a person train for one of those great jobs.”

Founded in 1936, Northwest LTC is a member of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System. Northwest LTC was recently recognized as one of the fastest growing colleges in Louisiana. For more information about Northwest LTC and its programs, visit www.nwltc.edu or call 318-371-3035.

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