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2023 Scholarship Awards Dinner & Silent Auction

Get your tickets now for the 2023 Chasity D. Barnes Memorial Scholarship Awards Dinner & Silent Auction! It is scheduled for Saturday, May 6, 2020 at 6 p.m. at Sterling Event Services in Dothan, Ala. Tickets are $40 and must be purchased in advance. We will be awarded the 28th scholarship in Chasity's memory!

2023 Scholarship Dinner

A Night to Remember!

Nicole Sloan: As a wife, mother, evangelist, entrepreneur and encourager, Nicole is humbled when given the opportunity to inspire and motivate others to strive to reach their God given purpose and destiny!  Nicole is married to her loving husband Eric for almost 23 years and have two adult sons, Courtland and Jayden.  


Nicole operates in the anointing of a Licensed Evangelist since 2009 under Pastor Terry Ellison of New Life Church, Deacon’s wife, in addition to choir and praise team member.  Nicole is a co-host of The Sloan Blueprint podcast (alongside her husband Eric), the Broker/Owner of Coldwell Banker Nicole Sloan Realty and operates a Multi-Million Dollar Producing Real Estate firm. She is the Director of 1 Sync Technologies, a Multi-Million dollar Information Technology government contracting firm of which her husband, Eric is the President/Owner, in addition to multiple business ventures co-owned by the couple.


Nicole was featured on the worldwide network-HGTV’s House Hunters, named the Alabama 1st 2021 Entrepreneur of the Year, is a board member for the Wilson YMCA, has been featured on the cover of the Montgomery Business Journal, the Montgomery Advertiser, CentrAL Inc. magazine, the Troy Magazine and several other publications and accolades.  She is a member of The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and is an advocate/donor for various organizations.   


Nicole constantly meditates on one of her favorite scriptures, Romans 8:28, “And we know that ALL things work together for good to those that love God and are the called according to His purpose.”

Kirk Jay: Recording artist Kirk Jay will be joining us for this year's awards dinner. You'll remember him from NBC's The Voice. He was a fan favorite and finished in the top 3. His blind audition of the Rascal Flatts song "Bless the Broken Road" turned all four chairs. Kirk has released his EP “Temporary Pain” which is available right now on all music platforms. Click here to watch Kirk Jay's journey on the Voice.

Tonya Terry: Tonya is the outspoken, effervescent fireball who works daily to maintain her passion for life and create a legacy for self discovery, health & wellness and empowering women!​​​ Tonya doesn’t fit any mold! This child of God has been blessed to be a boy mom, grandmother, fitness buff who champions the cause of curvy women and their quest to be seen as healthy, attractive and competent. In fact, Tonya’s life work is being a mentor to women and children who desire to experience their best life and she does it by living her best life. 

Tonya is actually known by a lot of people for her years as a morning news anchor and reporter at several radio and television stations across the Southeast. It’s that effervescent, Southern charm that made her a household name.

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