ValleyStar Credit Union donated $16,000 to Patrick & Henry Community College (P&HCC) to support school programs and double the number of ValleyStar scholarships offered to students each year. ValleyStar Credit Union is dedicated to P&HCC’s goal of providing a quality education for students. As a result, ValleyStar presented two checks during a surprise presentation to Tiffani Underwood, the executive director of the P&HCC Foundation and P&HCC President Dr. Greg Hodges.
The donation affords $10,000 to P&HCC’s motorsports program for the next three years and $6,000 for the business program.
“ValleyStar is interested in the success of P&HCC’s students and helping them achieve a journey of lifelong learning,” said Kevin Laine, executive vice president at ValleyStar. “These students are a great asset to our communities, and investing in their education is money well spent. We look forward to continuing our successful partnership with P&HCC.”
“We were shocked and thrilled with the surprise donation from ValleyStar Credit Union,” said Underwood. “ValleyStar has been a valuable partner to P&HCC for over thirty years, and we couldn’t be more honored that they chose to increase their investment in our students, our college and our community.”
ValleyStar scholarship recipients are called ValleyStar Scholars. The $1,500 scholarships are awarded to students with financial needs studying business and/or accounting. The $6,000 donation increased the yearly number of ValleyStar Scholars from two to four.
In addition to the ValleyStar Scholars program, a donation was made to help support the motorsports program, which allows the program to race its late-model car in local races at Martinsville Speedway while continuing to provide hands-on training opportunities for students. The $10,000 motorsports program donation will be made annually through 2025.
ValleyStar is a full-service financial institution that is headquartered in Martinsville. For more information, visit valleystar.org.