Gordon Class of ’66 Presents Scholarship

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Becky Chambers, Dee Kitchings, GSC VP of Institutional Advancement, Montrese Adger Fuller, Jared Benefield, Maj. Paul Stinson, Tommy Torbert, Archie Ray, Mary Ann Leverett, Lucius Vaughn.


The Gordon Military High School Class of ’66 wanted their Golden Reunion to be very special.

“We wanted to contribute to Gordon, leave a legacy from the military era that benefits a student today,” said Tommy Torbert, class of ’66 member. “We worked to create a scholarship that will help a student who might not otherwise be able to attend Gordon.”

During Alumni Weekend class members presented the Gordon Military Legacy Scholarship to Jared Benefield, a senior at Lamar County High School and a member of AJROTC for 4 years. He was joined by his AJROTC Commander, Maj. Paul Stinson, himself a Gordon alumnus, class of ’81.

Benefield said he was “deeply honored and so happy to receive the scholarship.” He plans to study nursing at Gordon State College.