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Chambers Endowment to Support Technical Theater Program
James "Jim" Chambers has established the Marc B. Chambers Technical Theater Scholarship Endowment in memory of his son, Marc, who passed away as a result of a car accident in 1995. The $15,000 endowment, designated for students majoring in the college's technical theater program, is the first of its kind at Northwest Florida State College and brings attention to a vital component of the college's performing arts program.
While Marc was a student at Okaloosa-Walton Community College, and before the Mattie Kelly Arts Center came into being, he developed an interest in the college's budding arts program and volunteered to work the lighting for several theater productions performed in the Niceville Campus College Mall. After his graduation with an Associate in Arts degree in the spring of 1995, Marc's goal was to pursue an electrical engineering degree from the University of West Florida. It was in the summer of that same year that Marc was involved in a car accident that took his life.
"This scholarship endowment recognizes the behind-the-scenes crew who work tirelessly to ensure a quality production for each and every show," said college president Dr. Ty Handy. "We are grateful that Mr. Chambers has chosen to bestow this gift on a future generation of students in memory of his son."