Mr. A - Gene Alexander

Mr. A - Gene Alexander

Gene Alexander, known to most as Mr. A, has made over 384 maps at local schools throughout the area. His generosity extends to shelters, churches, playgrounds, libraries and beyond.
“We need to do what we can to brighten our corner of the world. Everyone seems like they are so depressed. We need some sunshine in people’s lives…..” Gene Alexander


Thank you so very much for this scholarship! I needed this more than you know! Paige Butcher, Continuing SCC Student (Egyptian HS)

I am truly honored to have been selected as a recipient for the Mr. A Scholarship. Thank you so very much for being a part of the Scholarship Fund Program at Shawnee Community College. Your generosity is helping make it possible for me to attend classes and pursue my future career. Your great kindness will aid me in achieving my dreams for my future. Your thoughtful gift to me will last a lifetime. With great sincerity, Alissa Pitcher (Egyptian HS Class of 2021)

Thank you so much for the scholarship, it will be very helpful for the fall and spring semesters. This will help me succeed and get even closer to my goal. Sincerely Dylan Ralls, Anna Jonesboro Community High School class of 2021

Thank you so much for your contribution to furthering my education at Shawnee Community College. I truly do appreciate this scholarship and am glad that I was chosen for it. William Tyler Johnson, Continuing SCC Student, Goreville Class of 2020

I am Ethan Perry, a senior at Anna Jonesboro Community High School. I plan to attend Shawnee Community college and pursue a major in Business Management. That being said, I wanted to say thank you for giving this incredible scholarship to me. This award will help tremendously in my schooling. I am honored and blessed to be chosen. With the mixture of the things happening in my life and the lives of many others through this pandemic, this scholarship will help me pursue my dreams and goals. As I take this next step in my life, I will forever remember the Mr. A Scholarship and how it helped me in college. So from the bottom of my heart, thank you! This means so much to me and I am forever grateful for this incredible scholarship! Sincerely, Ethan Perry (AJ Class of 2021)

Dear Mr. A-Gene Alexander,
I am sincerely honored to have been selected as recipient of Mr. A Scholarship. Thank you for your generosity, which has allowed me to complete my dreams of furthering my education by attending college.
As I complete my education at Shawnee Community College, I am very thankful for receiving your thoughtful gift. Because of your scholarship, it will help me achieve my future goals and dreams. It will also greatly reduce the financial burden on me. College has always been something I have aspired to do and your generosity made it possible and less stressful. Thank you again for your thoughtful and generous gift. Sincerely, Karlee McCloskey (Vienna Class of 2021)

Thank you so much for this scholarship! This scholarship will help me finish my Associate of Arts, which is another step towards to my goals :) Katelyn Burton (Continuing SCC Student, Vienna Class of 20)

Dear Mr. A Scholarship, I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks and gratitude. I am really honored that you have chosen me for this scholarship. This scholarship will allow me to have the opportunity to pursue my education in the medical field. I have already signed up for my fall classes in the 2021 academic year. This recognition will not go unrecognized. Thank you again. Sincerely, Kimberly Cook, Vienna HS Class of 2021

Thank you for your generous support in helping me further my education at SCC! I’m looking forward to attending. Bryanna Pace, Class of 2021

My name is Keyaunna Harris. I want to express my gratitude for selecting me for your scholarship. I was so excited when I received the email! I am a first generation high school graduate, and honestly never thought college was in my future. I had a very difficult start to my senior year and came close to dropping out. God saw me through though and here I am not only graduating high school but am enrolled in college and receiving a scholarship! Thank you so much for your generosity. You have no idea how much it means to me. I will make you proud! Sincerely, Keyaunna Marie Harris Egyptian Class of 21-22

My name is JaQuan Tyus and I will like to thank Shawnee Community College for giving me the Mr. A Scholarship award. I worked hard both semester to maintain good grades so i could continue to play on the court. Another reason why I work so hard was I wanted to make my mom proud. I wanted to pass my classes so I can move on to my major and not be pushed back wasting time. So with that being said, I will continue to keep passing all my classes and maintain a high GPA so I can continue to keep this award. Once again I will like to Thank The Saints Family and Shawnee Community for giving me this award. Continuing SCC Student/Karnak AY21-22

I would personally like to thank you for giving me the opportunity to receive this scholarship. This mean the absolute most to me and my family! Thank you! Ashley Flannigan, Vienna HS Class of 2021

Thank you for this generous gift to help me further pursue my education. I am very excited for the opportunities I am going to receive at Shawnee. Thank you again. Sincerely, Hailey Millette Goreville Class of 2021

Thank you so much for this scholarship!! It will greatly help and is greatly appreciated!!!! Adrian Stout, Vienna HS Class of 2021

Thank you very much!!! I appreciate it so much!! Thank you for helping me achieve my dreams! Kourtney Barbee, Vienna HS Class of 2021