Orangeburg Area Cattlemen’s Association Awards Scholarships to OCtech Agriculture Students

2019 Ag Scholars
Pictured are this year’s scholarship recipients, from left, Ashley Walker, OCtech Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship; Courtney Dunbar, Roger Thompson Memorial Scholarship; and Dalton Sandifer, Orangeburg Area Cattlemen’s Association Scholarship.

Six Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College agriculture students received scholarships during the Orangeburg Area Cattlemen’s Association dinner meeting on Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Tri-County Electric Co-op in St. Matthews.

Erin Chassereau, Dawson Lucas and Dalton Sandifer received the Orangeburg Area Cattlemen’s Association Scholarship. Brent Bailey and Ashley Walker received the OCtech Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship.

Courtney Dunbar was awarded the Roger Thompson Memorial Scholarship, given by Thompson’s family in honor of his many contributions to the cattle industry in the Orangeburg area.

The Orangeburg Area Cattlemen’s Association is comprised of members from Orangeburg, Calhoun, Bamberg, Lexington, Dorchester and other surrounding counties. Membership is open to cattle producers and those interested in the industry. This is the eighth year that the group has awarded scholarships to area students studying agriculture. For more information, visit

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