Poindexter receives prestigious scholarship


Myron Poindexter received the 2022-23 Mary B. Chasten Scholarship Award, presented by the N.C. Eastern Alumni Chapter of Johnson C. Smith University, on June 10.

The scholarship is valued at $1,000.

“My parents had heard about the NC Eastern Alumni Chapter of JCSU scholarship and suggested I apply,” said Poindexter, who will transfer from Wayne Community College to JCSU. “I knew that I needed it, but didn’t really think I would get it. I was so surprised and happy.”

Poindexter is the son of Marvin and Latesha Poindexter who are both retired from the United States Air Force.

The scholarship is named after Mrs. Mary B. Chasten, a member of the N.C. Eastern Alumni Chapter of JCSU. She will be 94 years old on June 28.

“It was my pleasure to award the 2022-2023 scholarship to such a fine young man,” said Patricia C. Ford, president of the local JCSU alumni chapter. “He has earned it. We look forward to following him throughout his education at Smith and beyond.”


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