Special to the
Opelika Observer

Malachi Beverly of Wadley is the 2020 recipient of Southern Union State Community College’s Van Cleaves Scholarship.

First awarded in 1967, the scholarship is sponsored by the Southern Union Alumni Association in appreciation of Dr. and Mrs. A.R. Van Cleave and Miss Vera Van Cleave for their many contributions to the college. Dr. Van Cleave served as Dean Emeritus of the college from 1971 to 1987.

Beverly plans to attend Jacksonville State University in the fall, majoring in math education.

The $1,000 cash award is awarded annually to a student who displays academic excellence and leadership in the college, church and community.