L to R: James Humes, Jennifer Humes, BRTC President Martin Eggensperger, and Moose Lodge 2405 Administrator Nathan Primm
James and Jennifer Humes along with Moose Lodge 2405 Administrator Nathan Primm presented Black River Technical College (BRTC) President Martin Eggensperger with a $9,001 donation for the Curtis Humes Memorial Scholarship fund last week.
The donation was made possible by the combined efforts of the Humes, the Moose Lodge 2405, and the community of Pocahontas who pulled together to raise money for the Curtis Humes Memorial Scholarship fund through a benefit held recently at the Moose Lodge.
Without the support and generosity of the community and Moose Lodge 2405 and its patrons, this would not have been possible,” said Curtis Humes’s mother Jennifer Humes. “With the help of the aforementioned and many more, we are able to continue or son’s memory and willingness to always help others, by paying it forward to help others in need to further their education.”
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, Curtis worked 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 https://blackrivertech.org/financial-aid/scholarship-opportunties.
For information about supporting the scholarship, contact Shawna Lepard at (870) 248-4026 or email her at Shawna.Lepard@blackrivertech.edu.