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Delton Chen Joins North American Credit Services as in-house counsel

Delton Chen has joined North American Credit Services as in-house counsel.

Chen, who formerly practiced law in the Orlando, Florida area, graduated from The University of Tennessee College of Law in 2004. He also holds an master's in marriage and family therapy and a bachelor's in psychology from Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, Tennessee.

While in law school, Attorney Chen was a student editor of the Tennessee Law Review, a member of the Moot Court Board and the recipient of two outstanding achievement awards. Additional legal training after law school includes graduation from two National Institute for Trial Advocacy programs, Trial Skills and Depositions.

He is admitted to practice in all Florida State Courts and before the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida. He is a member of the Seminole County Bar Association, the Voile A. Williams, Jr., American Inns of Court, a Founding Member of the Greater Orlando Area Asian American Bar Association, past chairman of the Historic Preservation Board of the City of Sanford, Florida, and past member of the Florida Bar, Consumer Protection Law Committee.


Local foundations win Chattanooga State awards

Chattanooga State Community College recognized The Osbourne Foundation and The Tucker Foundation at its inaugural virtual Philanthropy Awards ceremony last week.

The Tucker Foundation, recipient of the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Philanthropy, contributed more than $350,000 to the Chattanooga State Foundation since 2002. Amy Moore, vice president of The Tucker Foundation, accepted the award, noting, "We are pleased to play a part in the Chattanooga State success story."

The Weldon F. Osbourne Foundation, recipient of the Regents Award for Excellence in Philanthropy, contributed more than $250,000 to the Chattanooga State Foundation since June of 2007. Executive Director of The Osbourne Foundation, Barbara Marter, accepted the award, stating, "When your students are successful, lives are transformed and our community is stronger."

Chattanooga State was one of nine community colleges nationwide that recently earned "Leader College" status as part of the Achieving the Dream Network.

"This milestone represents a huge campus collaboration over the past few years to change the trajectory of our student outcomes, and particularly improve student success among low-income students and students of color," said Chattanooga State President Rebecca Ashford. "I am proud to recognize both The Osborne Foundation and The Tucker Foundation for their philanthropic leadership."


Crye-Leike adds Calli Norris as Realtor

Calli Norris has joined the downtown Chattanooga office of Crye-Leike Real Estate Services as a Realtor.

Prior to joining the real estate industry, Norris worked as the director of operations for Redeemed Ministries, a Christian group in Austin, Texas, that works to combat sex trafficking and provides aftercare to survivors at the organization's safe house. Before joining the organization in 2012, Norris traveled to Amsterdam and Cambodia to work with survivors.

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In her new job, Norris will serve the residential real estate needs of buyers and sellers in Hamilton and surrounding counties.

"I believe that your home should be your place of safety, peace and rest," said Norris. "I am honored to be able to help people find their place of peace, where they can go home to every day."

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