May 06, 2020 | Featured

Professional Staff Organization Awards Transfer Scholarship

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Photo Caption: Members of the Professional Staff Organization meet with Anthony Thibus on Zoom to present him with his scholarship.

(COLUMBIA, Tenn.  May 6, 2020) - - -The Columbia State Community College’s Professional Staff Organization recently presented Anthony Thibus, Columbia State student, with a student transfer scholarship. 

The PSO met with Thibus virtually on Zoom to present him with his award.

“The Professional Staff Organization is pleased to award Anthony with a $500 scholarship to help him further his studies,” said Melissa Febbroriello, PSO chair and Columbia State counselor and case manager. “We selected Anthony because he has shown great academic perseverance as a first-generation college student and it was evident he has great passion and excitement for learning.”

Febbroriello continued, “The PSO is able to hold fundraisers, such as the annual Pancake Breakfast, with the generous help of our on-campus Buckhead Coffee House and staffed by volunteers from our constituency group. This allows us to show our support for our students.  We all interact with our students in various ways each day and we know just how important it is to help them in their quest for higher education.”

Thibus, a Williamson County native, majored in political science while at Columbia State. Thibus plans on continuing his education at Colorado State University and said that the funds will help him with tuition and moving costs.