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Spartanburg Community College recently welcomed Rebecca Parrish as the director of grants. In this role, Parrish is responsible for the planning, writing, securing, and managing of all grant funding and serves as SCC’s liaison to all grant funding agencies.
“We are thrilled to have Rebecca join the SCC Community. Her experience in grant writing, non-profit management, and higher education is a winning combination to the leadership that is crucial to our department, said Bea Walters Smith, SCC’s executive director of Advancement and the Foundation. “Rebecca’s energy and connection in the Upstate will help SCC open many doors and bring even more dollars to support our students, faculty, staff and programs. Rebecca joins Gwen Murtha, grant coordinator and these two ladies are sure to make a dynamic team.”
Parrish has extensive grant writing and management experience, spending the past 12 years in Spartanburg’s non-profit community working with local, state, and national funders. Parrish has also been an adjunct instructor at SCC, teaching in the transitional studies department.
“Spartanburg Community College offers an incredibly diverse and enriching experience for a grant writer including multiple campuses, innovative programs, and working with dynamic people who can guide so many funding opportunities,” explained Parrish.
Parrish is a native of Lakeland, Florida and a graduate of Wofford College, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Spanish. She also holds a Master’s of Liberal Arts from Converse College. She is an active community volunteer, serving on the board of directors for the Spartanburg Little Theatre and as Treasurer for the Jesse Boyd Elementary Parent Teacher Student Organization. Parrish is married to Remsen B. Parrish and they have one son, John Remsen (age 9).
The SCC grants department has secured 18 grants ($655,226) since June 2016 and is currently seeking grant funding for 25 projects.