Wilkes Community College (WCC) is pleased to announce a $250,000 donation from Mrs. Elizabeth M. “Betty” Strickland for the continued support of the Robert L. Strickland Career Coach Program through the 2022-2023 academic year.

The program is named in honor of Robert L. “Bob” Strickland, who served as the Chairman of Lowes Companies, Inc. for 41 years.

The Robert L. Strickland Career Coach Program was launched in 2018 focuses on providing accurate and relevant information to Wilkes, Ashe and Alleghany high school students for their development of career and college plans aligned with individual skills and interests.

In its second year, the program served 1,427 area high school students.

You can learn more at WilkesCC.edu.