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Once Upon a TIme...A Village on Fayette

During the 1920's through seventies, Fayette Street was a bustling area of Martinsville with shops, restaurants, entertainment, and more.  Dr. Dana O. Baldwin and brothers were prominent entrepreneurs during that time.  The City of Martinsville designated the  The Dana O. Baldwin Block  to memorialize the contributions of Dr. Baldwin.  The Baldwin Building which houses New College Institute was built on the property.   As a tribute, the foundation commissioned Susan Morten to produce an oral history featuring local citizens who described the lives of African-Americans in that era.  The DVD's are available for purchase at a cost of $5.00 each.  They may be purchased at the FAHI Museum or the Foundation office.  Read more.

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Foundation Awards Scholarships

Foundation Awards Scholarships

Area students recently received financial assistance from New College Foundation to pursue their college degree at New College Institute (NCI).  Twenty-eight students enrolled in social work and education programs through Longwood and James Madison University were awarded a total of $46,000. The Foundation administers an endowment that consists of 15 scholarships which were established by donors within the community.

Receiving awards were:

Britney Bolden of Martinsville, Longwood University, Elementary Education; Raina Brim of Ararat, James Madison University, Education Leadership; Kaisey Campbell of Axton, Longwood University, Elementary Education; Elizabeth Creasy of Hurt, James Madison University, Education Leadership; Jennifer Dowdy of Danville, Longwood University, Social Work; Sara Emerson of Danville, Longwood University, School Librarianship; Kelli Floyd of Martinsville, Longwood University, Elementary Education; Willie Greene, Spencer, Longwood University, Elementary Education; Jennifer Gunter of Martinsville, James Madison University, Education Leadership; Betty Hairston of Martinsville, Longwood University, Elementary Education; Sierra Harris of Axton  Longwood University, Social Work; Adrian Jones of Collinsville, Longwood University, Social Work; Clifton Jones of Collinsville, James Madison University, Education Leadership; Jennifer Leonard of Fieldale, Longwood University, Social Work; Jasmine Lovelace of Gretna, James Madison University, Education Leadership; Emily Martin of Martinsville, Longwood University, Elementary Education; Leigh Ann McGuire of Stanleytown, Longwood University, Elementary Education; Nisamar Sechrist-Berrera of Collinsville, Longwood University, Elementary Education; Virginia Nutter of Spencer, Longwood University, School Librarianship; Mariah Shaffer of Martinsville, Longwood University, Elementary Education; Jessica Trent of Bassett, James Madison University, Education Leadership; Austin Turner of Bassett, Longwood University, Elementary Education; Taylor Walker of Axton, Longwood University, Elementary Education; Brittany Wells of Ridgeway, Longwood University, Elementary Education; Tara Williams of Martinsville, Longwood University, Elementary Education; Lauren Wood of Meadows of Dan, Longwood University, Elementary Education; and Allison Wright of Ridgeway, Longwood University, Elementary Education.