Good for you: Lee Day scholarship winners

Good for you: Lee Day scholarship winners

April 25th, 2014 by Susan Pierce in Life Entertainment

Lee Day scholarship winners

Lee University recently held its annual Lee Day for prospective students and their families. Eight students won scholarships from the scholarship drawing. From left are Darren Echols, Lee director of admissions; $3,000 Transfer Scholarship winners Stephen "Trey" Smith of Knoxville and Jacquelyn "Brook" Weaver of Beckley, W.Va.; $3,000 Incoming Freshman Tuition Scholarship winners Jenna Morris of Lilburn, Ga., Audrey Johnson of Lenoir City, Tenn., Linda M. Vincent of Huntsville, Ala., and Eli Logan of Petal, Miss.; $5,000 Incoming Freshman Tuition Scholarship winner Trevor York of Sequatchie, Tenn.; and Caitlin Schrider, Lee assistant director of admissions.

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Three local artists selected for Tennessee Craft Fair

Crystal Hatcher, left, from Benton, Tenn., and Stefanie West, director of admissions for Tennessee Wesleyan College's Management Excellence evening program.

Crystal Hatcher, left, from Benton, Tenn., and Stefanie...

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Three Chattanooga artists are among 190 exhibitors selected for the 43rd annual Tennessee Craft Fair, set for May 2-4 in Nashville's Centennial Park. The three are glass artists Anderson Bailey and Thomas Spake and potter Marian Heintz.

The spring fair is sponsored by Tennessee Craft, formerly known as the Tennessee Association of Craft Artists. Show hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday (all times Central).

Hatcher awarded scholarship

Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens, Tenn., partnered with radio station WLLJ-FM J103 to award one full scholarship to the college's Management Excellence evening program.

Crystal Hatcher of Benton, Tenn., was the winner of the $12,000 award. She won the scholarship based on her 500-word essay detailing how the money would help her finish her college degree. She will begin study in the fall at TWC's satellite location at Cleveland State Community College in Cleveland, Tenn.

"As a working adult with a family and hectic schedule, the opportunity to get a college education once seemed hopeless," said Hatcher. "A college education to me means a sense of achievement, independence and financial stability, and the ability to set a positive example for my children. Looking forward, I can only hope that my children can see my determination and use it for incentive to believe in themselves and know they can accomplish their goals."

Six other finalists were awarded scholarships to the ME program. Stephanie Barnett of LaFayette, Ga., and Lisa Bates of Athens each received $2,000. Scholarships for $1,000 each were awarded to Matthew Nevins of Etowah, Tenn., Amberly Melton, Lesa McCant and Jeff Bennett, all of Cleveland.

Keo-Kio inducts 13 at McCallie

Keo-Kio, McCallie School's senior leadership organization, inducted 13 new members from the class of 2015 during a recent chapel program.

Keo-Kio is instrumental in planning annual events such as the winter semiformal dance, Duck Day, community service projects and supporting new campus activities. The group also raises funds and distributes them to events and efforts made by other organizations at the school.

Chattanooga students inducted were Will Hopping, Addison Cornell, Marshall Martin, Tyler Payne and James Westbrooks.

Out-of-town students were Ariel Bong, Ellenwood, Ga.; David Bowman, Athens, Ala.; Wesley Brown, Charlotte, N.C.; Dylan Carmack, Mount Juliet, Tenn.; Patrick Littlejohn, Charlotte, N.C.; Carl McPhail, Charlotte, N.C.; J.J. Moncus, Dalton, Ga.; and Garrison Welch, Cumming, Ga.

Innovation Award given to Squires

Chattanooga State Community College was one of six community colleges honored for its commitment to student success during the 94th annual American Association of Community College Convention Awards of Excellence gala in Washington, D.C.

John Squires, Chattanooga State math department head and associate professor, received the Faculty Innovation Award at the Excellence Awards.

Over three years, Squires has assisted with the redesign of 12 math courses. He and his team of faculty members produced resources for each course that included videos and PowerPoint presentations. Because of the effort, success rates for developmental-math students rates increased from 48 to 65 percent while college-level math rates improved from 66 to 73 percent.

Berry provost wins alumni award

Berry College Provost Kathy Richardson has been named recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Scholar Award, a 2014 alumni award from the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Richardson joined the Berry faculty in 1986 and has taught courses in media law, media ethics, journalism and public relations in the communication department.

A co-author of "Media Ethics: Cases and Moral Reasoning" and of "Applied Public Relations: Cases in Stakeholder Management," Richardson has been editor of Journalism and Communication Monographs and is the current co-editor of the National Forensic Journal. She is a member of the editorial board of Mass Communication & Society and the Journal of Mass Media Ethics.

Spivey wins Blood Assurance promotion

The winner of Blood Assurance's March promotional contest was Glenn Spivey of Rome, Ga. He received a pair of Beats by Dre headphones and an iTunes gift card. Spivey is a first-time blood donor who works for Suzuki Manufacturing of America.

Hudson wins cultural photography contest

Cleveland State Community College sponsored an Amateur Cultural Photography Contest as part of its recent campus Multicultural Fair. Entries were displayed at the fair and judged by fair-goers. Marvin Hudson was the winner of a digital camera for his entry, "Bald River Falls."

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