Established by her nephew, a scholarship honoring longtime Hobbs educator Wilma Brooks is now available to Alternative Learning Center students who further their education at New Mexico Junior College.
Kermit Brooks will donate $1,500 annually to the fund which was triple matched by ExxonMobile Foundation. A total of $6,000 will be available to students each year the endowment is in place.
“She’s taught 50 years and she’s had such a positive influence on so many students who have gone to Hobbs schools,” Kermit Brooks told The Hobbs News-Sun when speaking about his aunt. “She’s been at the alternative high school for 15 years and that’s where her heart is.”
Mrs. Brooks taught at Houston for 30 years before transferring to the Alternative Learning Center in 1997. She currently teachers consumer science, culinary arts and family science and has been recognized with numerous awards including the Veteto Excellence in Teaching award.
Students interested in applying for the Wilma Brooks scholarship can visit the NMJC website, find the NMJC Education Foundation listing and complete the application online.