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Judie Adkerson-Dodson

Judie Adkerson-Dodson established the Adkerson-Dodson Special Education Scholarship in 2012 in memory of her sister, Elsie Carolyn Adkerson, who was born prematurely in 1944. Elsie lived with epilepsy and handicaps until her death in 2000, but was able to attend school through the seventh grade. The scholarship is also in memory of Robert Edward Adkerson and Elsie Herndon Adkerson, who raised and cared for Elsie Carolyn during an era when no local, state or federal assistance was available for individuals with special education needs. The scholarship supports deserving Danville/Pittsylvania residents who have a need for financial support and who are pursuing an undergraduate degree or licensure in special education.