Recently, the Poteau Chamber of Commerce, on behalf of the family of the late Jeff Shockley, donated $5000 to the Carl Albert State College Development Foundation. The donation stems from proceeds raised during the Chamber’s golf tournament held in Shockley’s name, and will support the efforts of the Foundation’s scholarship named after the late former Poteau Mayor, Jeff Shockley. “Anytime we can support our local college and its future success, we are doing what our organizations stand for. Honoring a great leader as Jeff Shockley makes this a two-fold accomplishment and success for all involved,” said Karen Wages, Poteau Chamber CEO. “It was an honor to host this golf tournament in Jeff’s name.”
In the summer of 2020, Carl Albert State College was honored to announce the establishment of the Jeff Shockley Memorial Leadership Scholarship at CASC. This scholarship was made possible by Matt Webb and the Webb family to honor the leadership legacy of the late Jeff Shockley, former Poteau mayor, real estate agent, and dynamic leader. Shockley passed away on May 16, 2020.
“We are so grateful to the Poteau Chamber of Commerce for their support of the Jeff Shockley Memorial Scholarship, and for their contribution to the success of our future students who will benefit from this scholarship,” said Mandy Roberts, CASC Development Foundation Executive Director. “It is only through support from our community partners that we are able to financially support our students through scholarship awards.”
“I fondly look back on Jeff as a mentor and a friend,” said President Jay Falkner. “There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t think of him, or apply some nugget of wisdom that he taught me. He is missed, but we are honored to carry on his legacy through this scholarship.”