Kyle Glenn Holcombe Memorial Scholarship Awarded to South Georgia Tech’s Woody, Barnett, and Dickerson

Published 2:26 pm Wednesday, December 13, 2023

By Su Ann Bird

 

AMERICUS – The South Georgia Technical College Foundation’s Kyle Glenn Holcombe Memorial Scholarship was presented to South Georgia Technical College Electrical Lineworker students Landen Woody and Kaeden Barnett of Nashville, GA, and Jeremy Middlebrooks of Gray, GA, recently.

The Kyle Glenn Holcombe Memorial Scholarship fund was established and endowed by Georgia Transmission and Aubrey Silvey Enterprises in memory of Kyle Glenn Holcombe, a 23-year old electrical worker who was employed by Aubry Silvey Enterprises in Carrollton, Georgia.

Woody, Barnett, and Middlebrooks each expressed their appreciation to the Holcombe family and to the South Georgia Technical College Foundation for the scholarship opportunity.

“Throughout high school, I was always thinking about what I could do with my life to make a difference,” said Landen Woody.  “As I began to look at colleges, South Georgia Technical College caught my eye with its Electrical Lineworker program.  I think this line of work is extremely crucial and I aspire to fill the shoes of those that came before me.”

Kaeden Barnett echoed Woody’s comments.  “Upon completion of high school, I decided I would switch my focus and path to the electrical lineworker industry.  From that point on, I have devoted my time and the little money to my name to getting the training that I need to get started.  This scholarship has been a great help,” said Barnett.

Middlebrooks added that he wanted to “become an Electrical Lineworker because it is a career in the electrical field and it is a hands-on career.”  He also plans to enroll in the Commercial Truck Driving program in order to drive a lineworker truck.

All three individuals expressed their appreciation to Kyle Glenn Holcombe’s family for endowing the scholarship that will allow them to advance toward a career in this industry.

“This scholarship will help me to stay in the dorm and study to become an Electrical Linewoker,” said Jeremy Middlebrooks.  Both Woody and Barnett plan to use their scholarship funds to purchase tools needed for their careers.

The Kyle Glenn Holcombe Memorial Scholarship was the first scholarship designated specifically for the SGTC Electrical Lineworker program.

Kyle Glenn Holcombe was born January 21, 1981 at North East Alabama Regional Medical Center in Anniston, Alabama.  His parents are Glenn and Joni Holcombe of Fruithurst, Alabama.  He was a loving, hard working young man with many hopes and dreams and is missed by his parents, as well as his sister, Tracy, and her husband, Marc Mayfield, and their two children Annsley and Austen.

“We envision this scholarship having a long-lasting impact on the lives of the young men and women who will benefit from this gift,” said Kyle’s mother, Mrs. Joni Holcombe.  “Kyle was an extraordinary young man and we hope that this scholarship will be a tribute to his memory as well as provide assistance to other deserving, outstanding students.”

The Kyle Glenn Holcombe Memorial Scholarship endowment guarantees indefinite educational opportunities and will impact electrical lineworker students at SGTC for many years.  Each recipient of the Kyle Glenn Holcombe Memorial Scholarship receives a photo of Kyle and a note from the family congratulating them on their accomplishment as well as give them some background information about the young man for whom the scholarship is named for.

For more information about the Electrical Lineworker Program at South Georgia Technical College contact Tami Blount in the Economic Development Office at 229.931.2040 or visit the SGTC website:  www.southgatech.edu.

To learn more about how to establish an endowed scholarship at South Georgia Technical College contact Su Ann Bird, Vice President of Institutional Advancement at 229-931-2110.