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CCC&TI Foundation Announces New Endowed Scholarship

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Pictured is Mason Thuss. The Thuss family has established a new scholarship in his memory through the Foundation of CCC&TI. Photo courtesy of CCC&TI.

HUDSON, NC (September 9, 2016)…The Foundation of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute recently announced the addition of a new scholarship endowment. The Mason Thuss Memorial Scholarship has been established by the Thuss Family in memory of their beloved son, brother and grandson, Mason Thuss. Mason was a 2011 graduate of West Caldwell High School who was employed as a construction electrician and was a diesel truck and automotive enthusiast.

The new scholarship will provide assistance toward the cost of tuition and books for a deserving student in CCC&TI’s Automotive Systems, Collision Repair and Refinishing, Electrical Systems or Electronics Engineering Technology.

Dylan Cox, a 2016 graduate of South Caldwell High School, has been selected as the first recipient of the Mason Thuss Memorial Scholarship. The Granite Falls resident is working toward an Associate Degree in Automotive Systems Technology at CCC&TI. Cox, whose family runs a local auto detailing and mechanic shop, says he already has several years of experience working in the field. “I plan on continuing to work there while I continue my education,” said Cox. “Receiving this scholarship is an honor and privilege and will certainly help me achieve my goals.”

For more information on the Mason Thuss Memorial Scholarship, contact the Foundation of CCC&TI at 828-726-2203.