Living and Giving: Businesses, alumni support Tennessee Wesleyan campaign

Kay and Hugh Walker
photo Tom Hughes, SouthEast Bank city president; Monty Montgomery, SouthEast Bank president and chief operations officer from left, make a donation to Harley Knowles, president of Tennessee Wesleyan College, right.

Regional businesses and alumni of Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens, Tenn., have made donations to the college's Proud Heritage, Strong Future campaign. The $16 million campaign has four funding priorities: annual fund support, student scholarships, academic support and facility enhancements, including the construction of a new 30,000-square-foot campus center.

SouthEast Bank

SouthEast Bank has pledged to fund four $7,000 scholarships per year for TWC students. The $28,000 per year commitment is in addition to $183,000 the bank has already invested in student scholarships at the college. The SouthEast Bank Scholars program is designed to identify and reward deserving students throughout the region.