The Carlie Thompson Scholarship Fund at Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College has been created by his widow, Joyce.
The first scholarship will be awarded for the fall 2014 semester and will be for the amount of $1,000. The scholarship will be given to a SKCTC student from Bell County who has an interest in pursuing a career in mathematics.
Mr. Thompson, who passed away in 2012, taught at Southeast for nearly a quarter of a century and played a prominent role as the college expanded its services and programs into Bell County. Before coming to SKCTC, he Thompson taught for many years at Bell County High School.
In addition to his teaching duties, he worked for a number of years as a seasonal ranger at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park.