|Attending the presentation were, from left to right,
Ken Burns and Albert Childress, Asbury Volunteer Fire Dept.; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Nixon, Alethea's
parents; Rep. Frank McDaniel, Rep. Jeff McLaughlin, Sen. Hinton Mitchem, state legislators; and
Don Killingsworth, JSU Director of Government Relations (front row). Standing behind, from left to
right, are Dr. Barry Cox, JSU Professor of Chemistry and Director of
Institute for Emergency Preparedness; Melanie Delap, JSU Director of
Development Services; LeAnn Crowe, JSU Major Gifts Officer; and Chairman Doug Fleming of the Marshall County Commission.
The Alethea Nixon Marshall County Alumni Scholarship was
established in memory of 17-year-old Alethea Nixon who was killed in July, 2006 when the tanker truck she was riding in
en route to a fire went off a bridge near Albertville.
The scholarship is for the benefit only of either a Jacksonville State University Junior or Senior who is majoring in Emergency
Management. In addition, the student must either have graduated from Marshall County High School or entered the university
as a transfer student from Snead State.
The scholarship in memory of Ms. Nixon is a special project of the Marshall County Alumni Association. The Marshall County
Fire and Rescue Association donated the first contribution, a check of $3,700, to this scholarship fund. JSU is providing
matching funds for the scholarship.
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