Pictured from left to right: Dale Ford, Roger David Ford, Pamela Furr Ford, Weston Ford and Connor Ford.
Stanly Community College (SCC) is pleased to announce the establishment of the David Fisher Ford Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship was established in memory of David by the David F. Ford Family – Mrs. Pamela Furr Ford, his wife; Roger David Ford, his son and Dale, wife; and Weston and Connor Ford, his grandsons.
The Ford family roots run deep with Stanly Community College, dating back to the 1970s when David's father, Mr. J. Theodore Ford, who was then Chairman of the Stanly County Board of Commissioners, helped in the development and formation of Stanly Technical College. The College was chartered in 1971 and its temporary headquarters were on the old South Albemarle High School campus that same year. The county commissioners also appropriated $25,000 in the 1971-1972 budget for the operation of the new technical college.
Mr. David Fisher Ford was a 1955 graduate of Richfield High School and attended Pfeiffer College. He was in the 814th US Army Transportation Battalion (Army Reserves) when called to active duty in 1961 during the Berlin Crisis. He was a graduate of the NCO Academy, Fort Eustis, Virginia, and was honorably discharged as Staff Sergeant in 1963. He was a member of the Sgt. Ivy Ritchie Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp #1734, Albemarle, NC.
Mr. Ford founded Morning Glory Eggs, Inc., of Richfield, NC, in 1967 where he developed EASY EGGS ® – a method for commercially producing hard-cooked, peeled eggs in large volume for restaurant and institutional use. Soon after, in cooperation with the Food Science Department of North Carolina State University, he developed ultra-pasteurized liquid eggs. This product was patented and sold nationally. He served as President of the company until it was sold to Michael Foods in 1988. During his employment, he also served as President of the North Carolina Egg Association.
David loved his community and was part of many organizations. He served as President of Richfield Civitan Club, President of Stanly County Chamber of Commerce, and served on the Stanly County Industrial Development Commission. He was a former member of the Richfield-Misenheimer Volunteer Fire Department and was involved in the creation of the Richfield Park. He also served several years on the Pfeiffer College Board of Trustees. He was a member of Richfield Baptist Church where he formerly served as Treasurer and Sunday School Superintendent, as well as various other roles.
During David's lifetime, he played semi-pro baseball and was an avid golfer and fisherman. He enjoyed playing many years of golf with friends at the Stanly County Country Club and at the Old North State Club at Uwharrie Point.
It was David's wishes, before he passed away on October 31, 2015, that his scholarship be awarded to a student enrolling in the College's Associate Degree Nursing program. He said that during his battle with small cell lung cancer he had good nurses who helped take care of him. It was Mr. Ford's desire that his scholarship would be awarded to a student who wanted to become a registered nurse, but was unable to financially afford to do so on his/her own. Mr. Ford said, "We need good nurses in the future professionally trained to help take good care of patients."
Stanly Community College Foundation wishes to express appreciation to the David F. Ford family for selecting our educational institution to administer such a wonderful tribute through the establishment of the David Fisher Ford Endowed Scholarship.
If you would like to make a contribution, please mail check to Christy Bogle, SCC Foundation, 141 College Drive, Albemarle, NC 28001, or call (704) 991-0370 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
David Fisher Ford