The 28th Annual Novaria/BRTC Foundation Golf Tournament, held Friday, September 24 at Rolling Hills Country Club in Pocahontas, was a success, raising over $46,000. Proceeds from the event are used by the BRTC Foundation to fund student scholarships.

Winners of the morning Championship Flight were Kelly and Kirk Scobey, 1st; Blake Prater and Jesse Meeks, 2nd; and Carl Tune and Jeremy Hays, 3rd. Winners of the morning A Flight were Andrew Shore and Johnathan Madison, 1st; Ronnie Palmer and Steve Schmit, 2nd; and Greg Thompson and Jeff May, 3rd. Winners of the B Flight were Andrew Adlong and Robert Crotts, 1st; Bob Marinik and Garry Palmer, 2nd; and Jack and Clint DeLoach, 3rd.

Winners of the afternoon Championship Flight were Dillon Cox and Hunter Ashcraft, 1st; Parker Sutton and Anthony Hausman, 2nd; and Jesse Meeks and Heath Futrell, 3rd. Winners of the afternoon A Flight were Ryan Thielemier and Cody Harper, 1st; Phillip and Patrick Davis, 2nd; and Carl Tune and Jeremy Hayes, 3rd. Winners of the afternoon B Flight were Jason Mobley and Chris Williamson, 1st; Ryan Moore and Joe DeSpain, 2nd; and Alan Brannon and Eddie Fuhrman, 3rd.

Without the BRTC Foundation members, golf tournament sponsors, donors, and countless volunteers, eighteen studentscholarships of $2000 each would not be possible. Karen Liebhaber, BRTC’s Vice President of Institutional Advancement, states, “To thank everyone adequately is impossible, but please know that I truly appreciate the effort and generosity of everyone who continues to make the golf tournament a success and supports the college and its students.”

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Black River Technical College is a 2-year community college in Pocahontas and Paragould which offers associates degrees and certificates in general education and technical and career education. The College houses one of the state’s law enforcement training academies and fire science academies. BRTC has 2,500 full- and part-time students.