Nashville State Alumni, Industry Partners Launch New Engineering Scholarship in Honor of Dr. Wallace Wilson

NOTE: Due to a death in the honoree’s family, this event is being postponed. More details to come.

On November 16, a group of Nashville State alumni and local industry partners will gather to honor retired Nashville State Community College professor Dr. Wallace Wilson with the launch of a new scholarship bearing his name. The new Wallace Wilson Scholarship Fund will help Nashville State students seeking associate degrees in Architectural Engineering Technology and Civil and Construction Engineering Technology.

The new scholarship is made possible through leadership gifts by Debbie & Joey Hatch and Skanska USA Building, Inc. The effort is labor of love for Mr. Hatch, who met Dr. Wilson in 1973 while studying at Nashville State. Hatch recalls, “I was still trying to fully grasp the idea that I was actually going to have a chance to attend college. I was a big fan of STEM courses, but I wasn’t a particularly good student. But Dr. Wilson took an interest in me and other students. It’s almost like he knew that for many of us this was our one and only chance to get where we wanted to go in life.” Mr. Hatch is now an Executive Vice President and General Manager with Skanska.

If you would like to make a contribution to the Wallace Wilson Scholarship Fund, please visit or mail donations to:

Wallace Wilson Scholarship Fund

Nashville State Community College Foundation

120 White Bridge Road

Nashville, TN 37209

(Please make checks payable to Nashville State Community College Foundation.)

All Nashville State Alumni and friends of Dr. Wilson are invited to attend the event on November 16. Please RSVP to Michelle Joyner in the NSCC Foundation office at [email protected].