McCallie School presented its annual Alumni Achievement Awards on Oct. 5 to 11 graduates who have shown outstanding accomplishments in a chosen career.
Alumni are eligible to be nominated after their 15th reunion and are selected in accordance with their reunion-year cycle. This year's nominees are graduates of class years ending in 3 or 8. The award focuses solely on career accomplishment without consideration of service to McCallie or other service endeavors.
Achievement Award recipients were: M. Zane Birdwell, class of 1998, producer/director, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Stanley M. "Skip" Brock, class of 1968, CEO, ServisFirst Bank, Birmingham, Ala.; Dr. Joseph B. Cofer, class of 1968, surgeon; Timothy K. Gulick, class of 1983, minister/counselor; Robert F. Huffaker Jr., class of 1978, insurance; and Luther Killian, class of 1968, teacher/coach.
Also, Allen L. McCallie, class of 1973, lawyer; C. David Sherrill, class of 1988, professor, Mableton, Ga.; the Rev. W. Edward Snodgrass III, class of 1973, teacher/minister; Morris K. Thuku, class of 1993, education, Kenya; and Andrew H. Trotter Jr., class of 1968, religious studies, Charlottesville, Va.
SouthEast Bank and Lee University have selected two students for a new scholarship program called the SouthEast Bank Scholar Award. This scholarship will provide each student with $7,000 in the 2013-2014 school year to offset the cost of tuition.
SouthEast Bank Scholars are students chosen by participating post-secondary institutions for their exceptional character and academic commitment of either a 23 ACT score or 3.25 high school grade-point averge.
Lee recipients are Janna Crisp, a freshman from Knoxville, and Hannah Stott, a sophomore from Maryville.
"SouthEast Bank is proud to support Lee University in awarding scholarships that help keep our future leaders here in Tennessee," said bank president Monty Montgomery. "We are a true community bank operated by local employees who live and work alongside the people we serve, and we are committed to using our resources to reinvest in our schools, organizations and neighborhoods."
Daniel Johnson of Rossville has received a Johnson Scholarship to Washington and Lee University, where he is a freshman. The Ridgeland High School graduate is one of 40 winners nationally of the scholarship.
Johnson Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis and provide tuition, room and board, allowing students to graduate debt-free. Johnson won the scholarship in competition with 190 other finalists who participated in on-campus interviews last spring.
Christy Nicholson, a criminal justice student and Calhoun, Ga., police officer, was awarded the Walter R. Adams Community Criminal Justice Scholarship at Georgia Northwestern Technical College. The scholarship will provide $2,000 to complete her associate's degree in criminal justice.
The scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding area law enforcement officer or high school graduate to obtain the associate's degree in criminal justice from GNTC or Georgia Highlands College. The scholarship is funded by the Community Criminal Justice Foundation Inc. and the Rome Rotary Club.
Nicholson was recognized as "Officer of the Year" with the Calhoun Police Department and is also an emergency medical technician.
Chattanoogans Kevin Cooley and Phillip Andrew Lewis are among finalists for art installations on the Juried Short List of ArtPrize, an international art competition in Grand Rapids, Mich.
The Short List names five installations in the categories of 2-D art, 3-D art, time and performance art, use of urban space and outstanding venue. Finalists in each category compete for a $20,000 prize.
Short Lists represent the opinion of each category's juror. Over three days, five jurors poured through 1,524 installations to identify five contenders. Cooley and Lewis collaborated on the entry, "Through the Skies for You," a 3-D work installed at Kendall College of Art and Design.