Geneva Freeman Ingram received her education at New Grove School in Lunenburg County, Virginia. In addition, she attended GED classes. She was employed by Craddock Terry for over thirty years and later worked for STEP, Inc. in the janitorial department. She believed in education and encouraged all twelve of her children to receive an education. Several of her children have been SVCC students and two of them, Rosa Townsend and Sardis Ragsdale are employed by the college.
Geneva served others by giving her time and talents. She was very active in her community senior citizen’s organization and was a member of NAACP for over 55 years; thus earning a lifetime membership. With her strong faith, she served her church as deaconess, missionary and an usher. According to Rosa and Sardis, “Our mother would bring cousins and friends to live in our home. She would do whatever was necessary to help those in need. Having a scholarship in her name is an honor to our family.”
The SVCC Foundation is pleased to accept donations to the Geneva Freeman Ingram Memorial Scholarship.