Mitchell announces scholarship to honor fallen officer
A partnership between Mitchell Community College, the Town of Mooresville and the Mooresville Police Department to honor the life of Officer Jordan Sheldon was announced at the Mooresville Board of Commissioner meeting on Monday, June 3.
The Mitchell Community College Foundation will create the Officer Jordan Sheldon Memorial Public Safety Scholarship, an endowed fund that will support students from Mooresville or southern Iredell County studying in Basic Law Enforcement Training, Fire, or Emergency Medical Sciences (EMS) programs. The inclusion of all public safety programs in the scholarship recognizes the remarkable support that all branches of service contributed in response to the tragedy that claimed Officer Sheldon’s life.
Two Mitchell students from Mooresville were among the first to contribute to the effort. Lauren Ciccone and MacKenzie Ervin felt compelled to act after Officer Sheldon’s death, organizing a fundraiser with the intention of supporting their classmates studying public safety. “Officer Sheldon was committed to serving his fellow citizens, and ultimately he gave his life while working to make our community a better place,” said Dr. Tim Brewer, President of Mitchell Community College. “The College is humbled to honor his life through this scholarship, which will impact generation after generation of public safety servants to come as they follow Officer Sheldon’s example of leadership and service.”
Raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for scholarships, programs, and initiatives each year, the Mitchell Community College Foundation and Endowment for Excellence is the college’s primary fundraising operation. Contact James Hogan at firstname.lastname@example.org or (704) 878-4321 for more information about the Officer Jordan Sheldon Memorial Public Safety Scholarship and additional giving opportunities. Donations can be made online at mitchellcc.edu/giving. Checks should be made payable to MCC Foundation.