The Curtis Humes Memorial Scholarship has recently been established through the BRTC Foundation.

Curtis Humes, a graduate of Sloan Hendrix High School, began attending BRTC in the fall of 2016. During his tenure at BRTC,he completed a welding certificate, an Auto CAD Level 1 Certificate, a Microcomputer Repair Technician of Proficiency Certificate, and an Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Technology. While enrolled at BRTC, Curtisworked in the computer lab was a member of SAB and SGA and the first person to don the Stryker mascot costume.

Ashley Hankins, BRTC Instructional Designer and SGA Advisor, states, “As an SGA senator, Curtis was dedicated to making sure everything SGA did improved student life at BRTC. He was very involved in the creation of the mascot and was excited to see what started as an idea, come to life. We could always count on Curtis to be there and faithfully represent the student body of BRTC.”

Curtis loved life and lived it to the fullest. He enjoyed spending time with his friends, playing video games, working at NAPA,and hanging out at the Moose Lodge. Before his death, he was appointed a Moose Lodge trustee. He is missed by all who knew him.

The Curtis Humes Memorial Scholarship was created in memory of Curtis by his family. Each fall, the scholarship will be awarded to a student enrolled in a computer technology course. Students may apply for the scholarship at For information about supporting the scholarship, contact Karen Liebhaber at (870) 248-4185 or email her at

PHOTO: Curtis Humes

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.