Crosby in the News!

Crosby Scholars earn $1,000 grants

October 18, 2018

Rowan County Crosby Scholars Rowan County Crosby Scholars, through the support of donors and community partners, awarded 138 graduates a $1,000 Last Dollar Grant to help finance their college education. Recipients are: Ethan Diaz, Elizabeth Haff, Logan Ridenhour and Paige Sloop, Appalachian State University. Mikayla Lambeth, Cabarrus College of Health Sciences. Will Anthony, Irma Begic,… Read more »

‘BBQ, Bands & Boots’ rebooted

October 11, 2018

By Post Education Email the author Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 11, 2018 Rowan County Crosby Scholars SALISBURY — Rowan Crosby Scholars’ fourth “BBQ, Bands & Boots” fundraiser on Sept. 29 was a festive celebration of the program’s first five years and a gleeful gathering of the community that has supported its mission of building a college-going… Read more »

Crosby Scholars adds two new staff members

July 19, 2018

By Rebecca Rider Email the author Published: July 19, 2018 SALISBURY — Rowan Crosby Scholars is increasing its reach with two new, grant-funded staff members. New this year are middle and high school outreach specialists, David Stevenson and Hanson Saryee. Executive Director Jessica Vess said the hope is that the additions will help reach more minority… Read more »

New Crosby Scholars executive director sees bright future

July 19, 2018

By Rebecca Rider Email the author Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 19, 2018 SALISBURY — Rowan County Crosby Scholars will enter the 2018-19 school year under new leadership. Jessica Vess, 39, will succeed Jennifer Canipe as the nonprofit agency’s new captain. Canipe announced her retirement in May, and Vess, a former Crosby Scholars employee, was asked… Read more »

Rowan County Crosby Scholars celebrate Class of 2018

May 17, 2018

By Post Education Email the author Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 17, 2018 Rowan County Crosby Scholars SALISBURY — Crosby Scholars ushered in graduation season with its third Senior Gala on April 29. The program celebrated this year’s graduating class of 145 Rowan-Salisbury Crosby Scholars seniors. The class of 2018 has provided the community more than 8,800 hours… Read more »

Letter: Many helped local Crosby Scholars program succeed

April 15, 2018

By Post Letters Email the author Published 12:00 am Sunday, April 15, 2018 Salisbury It was indeed an honor to have an article about my retirement published in the Post. I want to ensure, however, that proper credit is given to Gwin Barr and Kathy Rusher, who not only initiated the concept of bringing a college… Read more »

After five years, Crosby Scholars director retires

April 12, 2018

By Rebecca Rider Email the author Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 12, 2018 SALISBURY — Jennifer Canipe, 56, is retiring as executive director of Rowan County Crosby Scholars knowing that it is a much different place than it was in 2012. Back then, Canipe was a Communities in Schools volunteer at Knox Middle School, and the local… Read more »

Crosby Scholars commits to $300,000 in grants over four years

December 5, 2017

By Rebecca Rider Email the author Published 11:58 pm Tuesday, December 5, 2017 SALISBURY — More than 5,000 students have benefited from the Rowan County Crosby Scholars program since its founding in 2013. Nearly half of them enrolled at the beginning of the 2016-17 school year, officials said. But whether they’re new or one of the… Read more »

Crosby Scholars serves nearly 2,500 students

November 9, 2017

By Post Education Email the author Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 9, 2017 Rowan County Crosby Scholars SALISBURY —  Nearly 2,500 students are Crosby Scholars, the group’s Rowan County affiliate revealed during its annual board of directors meeting. That brings the number of students served by the program in its first five years to more than 5,000. This year,… Read more »

Crosby Scholars spend summer preparing for college

June 18, 2017

By Rebecca Rider Email the author Published 12:00 am Sunday, June 18, 2017 SALISBURY — It may be summer, but that doesn’t mean that students are taking a break. During the first week of vacation, 22 Crosby Scholars students chose to spend their time at an optional college prep camp. Crosby Scholars is a non-profit that… Read more »