Haywood Community College’s Foundation will offer a new scholarship for full or part-time fiber arts students. The Teena Tuenge Scholarship in Fiber Arts was established by Tuenge’s friends and family in her memory. For more than 40 years, she made an impact in the fiber sector through her work and as a teacher and mentor. 

Before her death in January of 2019, Tuenge taught several courses at HCC and was instrumental in establishing weaving classes through the College’s workforce continuing education program. She was a member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild and the Western North Carolina Fiber/Handweavers Guild, Inc. She obtained a Master’s degree in Clothing and Textiles from Michigan State University.

“Teena was a friend and mentor. She was an inspirational, creative, patient teacher who touched so many of us in sharing her expertise,” said Lucy Daly, president of the Western North Carolina Fiber/Handweavers Guild, Inc. “Since she taught at HCC, it is especially appropriate to honor her in establishing this scholarship in her name at the college.”  

For more information about this scholarship or to give to the HCC Foundation, please call 828-627-4544 or email pahardin@haywood.edu.