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The Plant Park Offers Agribusiness Technology Scholarship

Elizabeth City, North Carolina — College of The Albemarle’s (COA) Foundation and Suzanne Stallings, owner of The Plant Park in Elizabeth City, signed a memorandum of understanding for a Agribusiness Technology scholarship named “The Plant Park Scholarship” on Wednesday, Dec. 18.

The scholarship, in the amount of $1,000, will benefit a student enrolled full time in COA’s Agribusiness Technology program in pursuit of an Associate in Applied Science degree. This is the second scholarship established with the Foundation this year to benefit the Agribusiness Technology program and its students.

Amy Alcocer shared her gratitude toward Suzanne Stallings for setting up the scholarship and stated, “This particular program is very region specific and we are honored to have one of our local small businesses, The Plant Park, share in the common goal of aiding students enrolled in this program of study that is vital to our service area.”

The Agribusiness Technology program began in the fall of 2018 and is designed for students to transfer to NC State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The program covers a wide range of coursework for students interested in a career in agriculture. Work-Based Learning opportunities are also available for the program.

Additional contributions may be made to this new Agribusiness Technology scholarship fund. For more information, contact Amy Alcocer, Executive Director, COA Foundation at

For more information on the Agribusiness Technology program, contact Dr. Felix Buabeng, Instructor/Program Coordinator, Agribusiness Technology at