Minden Press-Herald

Oct 01st

Dwight Wesson Scholarship recipient announced


Northwest Louisiana Technical College has announced the fall 2011 Dwight Wesson Scholarship recipient.

Ben Ball, from Emerson, Arkansas, has been selected to receive the $500 award which is given each semester in memory of former Industrial Instrumentation Technology instructor, Dwight Wesson.

Dwight Wesson served the college as an instructor of Industrial Instrumentation Technology for almost 40 years. He was a graduate of the first class in 1965 and began his teaching career with the college in December of 1966. Mr. Wesson pioneered the industrial instrumentation field of instruction.

As a result of his leadership, the program has achieved national recognition and was named the "Best in the Nation".

Dwight retired from teaching in December of 2005; although, he continued provide guidance and leadership until his death in April, 2008. In tribute to his pursuit of excellence and dedication to his profession, Dwight's wife, Beth Wesson, established a scholarship fund designed to provide $500 to one graduating senior each semester.

This semester's recipient, Ben Ball, graduated on July 22 with a technical diploma in Industrial Instrumentation Technology. He received the scholarship award on July 19 in the presence of his instructors, classmates and parents, Linda and Donnie Ball.






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