Pamolu E. Oldham Scholarship Endowment
“Creativity and learning have always been my heart, personally and collectively.” Pamolu E. Oldham has been sharing her passion for the arts since her college days when she started a youth tennis program and a youth art program through Parks and Recreation in her home town of Sanford, NC. Ms. Oldham studied at Sweet Briar College in Virginia and Radcliffe College in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She also studied writing in the Master of Fine Arts program at Columbia University in New York City. Ms. Oldham brought all of her creativity, experience and knowledge to FTCC where she shared her passion with students for 28 years.
Writing is Ms. Oldham’s first love, and she has been awarded many prestigious honors to include a National Endowment Fellowship, a NC Arts Council Fellowship, a residency at Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, NY and publication in numerous periodicals. Ms. Oldham is also very gifted in visual arts and her sculpture has been exhibited at the NC Museum of Art, Fayetteville Museum of Art, Greenhill Art Gallery and World Gallery to name a few. Ms. Oldham has also tackled restoration projects to include a 270-year-old log cabin which is now her home, the 100-year-old Muse Store in Cameron, NC and up-fitting a commercial building on Hay Street in Fayetteville, NC.
Ms. Oldham shared her many talents with FTCC students, faculty and staff. She is thrilled to have a scholarship that will aid students in pursuing their artistic dreams.