Spartanburg, SC – The Breakfast of Spartanburg Business and Professional Women’s Club recently awarded the 2014-2015 Vergene Colloms Scholarship to Jennifer Hutcherson of Campobello, SC.
The annual scholarship is provided to women age 25 or older seeking education necessary for entry, re-entry or advancement within the work force. Hutcherson, a current student in the Spartanburg Methodist College Paralegal Certificate Evening Program, is employed as a paralegal by the Johnson, Smith, Hibbard & Wildman Law Firm, L.L.P. in Spartanburg, SC.
A previous law enforcement officer, crime scene investigator, and member of the United States Army, Hutcherson enrolled in the SMC Paralegal Certificate Evening Program in April of 2014. “Jennifer quickly immersed herself in her legal studies and within a short time transitioned into a positon with a respected and successful firm where she immediately put her prior education, talents and newly acquired legal training to use. Jennifer exemplifies the qualities of the ideal SMC paralegal student.” Yvonne Harper, Director of SMC’s Paralegal Program shared Hutcherson will attend the June BPW membership meeting where she will be recognized as the recipient of the Vergene Colloms Scholarship.
The Legal Staff Professionals of South Carolina recently awarded the 2014-2015 Norma F. George, PLS Scholarship Award to Candice Logan of Boiling Springs, SC.
The Legal Staff Professionals of South Carolina (LSPSC) is an affiliate of NALS, the association for legal professionals, dedicated to enhancing the competencies and contributions of members in the legal service profession. Their $1000 annual scholarship is awarded to deserving students pursuing a career in the paralegal field.
Logan, 2010 graduate of Dorman High School, is a current student in the Spartanburg Methodist College Paralegal Certificate Evening Program. She is employed as a paralegal by the law firm of Rainey and Brown Attorneys At Law in Spartanburg, SC.
Yvonne Harper, Director of SMC’s Paralegal Program shared “Candice enrolled in our program in December 2014 and quickly exemplified the leadership and standards of conduct required of all legal professionals – she encourages respect for law and the administration of justice; she observes rules governing privileged communications and confidential information; she promotes and exemplifies high standards of loyalty, cooperation, and courtesy and she performs all duties of the profession with integrity and competence. It is an honor having her in our program.”
Logan will attend the LSPSC Annual Meeting and Education Conference on Saturday, April 26 in Columbia, where she will be presented her Certificate of Award.
SMC’s Paralegal Certificate Evening Program is a 14-course program of study offering quality education for adult students, convenient evening hours, reasonable tuition, and practical courses taught by local judges, attorneys and paralegals committed to excellence. Students learn today to earn tomorrow. For more information, contact Yvonne Harper, firstname.lastname@example.org, 864-266-7409, or visit http://smcsc.edu/paralegal/