Good for you: Society of Appalachian Historians honors Dunn

Good for you: Society of Appalachian Historians honors Dunn

July 5th, 2013 by Susan Pierce in Life Entertainment

Durwood Dunn

Durwood Dunn

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Society of Appalachian Historians honors Dunn

The Society of Appalachian Historians has honored Tennessee Wesleyan College professor Durwood Dunn by naming an award in his honor.

The society's Durwood Dunn Award will recognize historians who, over the course of their careers, make outstanding contributions to the study and teaching of Appalachian history.

"Throughout my career, the study of Appalachia and its people has become one of the most important and informative fields in American history. I am greatly honored to have participated in that development," says Dunn, who has taught history at the Athens, Tenn., college for 38 years.

Locher Foundation awards 52 scholarships

The MaryEllen Locher Foundation awarded 52 college scholarships to students for the upcoming school year.

The foundation is a national program for children who have either lost a parent to breast cancer or have a parent who is a breast cancer survivor. The awards are designed to ease financial and emotional burdens faced by families dealing with the disease.

Area winners among the recipients are: Emily Bishop, Courtney Combs, Casey Crump, Jasmine Johnson, Briar Lowe, Sarah Moore, Katie McDowell, Zach McKelvey, Chris Miles, Jameson Mullinax, Taylor Mullinax, Alex Mullin, Grayson Mullin, Libby Peigen, Alanna Rice, Nick Russell, Haley Shields, Chris Spencer and Steven Williams,

Applications for the 2014-15 school year will be accepted beginning Oct. 1 and are due by Jan. 13, 2014.

For more information about the MaryEllen Locher Foundation, call 490-4555, email or check the website at

Basic training graduates

Fort Jackson: Army Pfc. Alexander J. Jones, son of Willie Jones, graduate of Boyd Buchanan High School; Army National Guard Pfc. Joshua L. Williams, son of Dottie Williams of Dayton, Tenn., graduate of Rhea County High School; Army Reserve Pvt. Luke A. Wilson, graduate of Chattanooga Christian High School.

Also, Army National Guard Pvt. Doneisha R. Dotson, graduate of McMinn County High School; Army Pvt. Michael S. Krish, son of Joe and Georginnia Krish, graduate of Sequoyah High School; Army Pvt. Chloe C. Westbrook, daughter of Timothy and Grace Westbrook of Chickamauga, Ga., graduate of Chattanooga Christian School.

Lackland Air Force Base: Air Force Airman Melanie L. Johnston, daughter of Charlotte and Jerard Johnston of Dayton, graduate of Rhea County High School; Air Force Airman Autumn M. Johnson, daughter of Gary and Melanie Rowlls of LaFayette,Ga., graduate of Chattooga High School; Air Force Airman Kyara J. Johnson, daughter of Lisa Johnson and Delaysia Cosby, graduate of Central High School; Air Force Airman Justin T. Hammitt, son of Pamela Edgeman of Trion, Ga., graduate of LaFayette High School.

Avionics graduate

Air Force Airman Leven D. Butler has graduated from the Avionics Systems Apprentice Course at Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, Texas.

The course trains students to inspect, service and repair malfunctions on avionics systems.

He is the son of David and Jenny Butler of Athens, Tenn., and a 2011 graduate of McMinn County High School.