Barger new to RSCC Foundation

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Roane County business leader Eric Barger is the newest member of the board of directors for the Roane State Community College Foundation.

Barger is vice president of C.R. Barger & Sons Inc., a Roane County company founded in the early 1960s by his grandparents, C.R. and Mary Barger.

A 1994 Harriman High School graduate, Barger completed his associate’s degree at Roane State in 1997 and then earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Tennessee Technological University.

“Roane State helped me reach where I am at today in life and business,” Barger said. “Joining the board allows me to be a part of the future of Roane State, and that is exciting.”

Barger serves on the board of directors for the National Precast Concrete Association Educational Foundation. He is a member of the National Precast Concrete Association, American Society for Testing and Materials, Tennessee Onsite Wastewater Association and the American Concrete Institute.

“We are very excited that Eric has agreed to join our board,” Roane State Foundation executive director Paul Phillips said. “He is a distinguished alumnus with passion for Roane State’s mission.”

Other board members are Julian Ahler, Ron Coleman, Clyde James Dunigan, Terry Eastwood, Addie Lou Freytag, Joy Goldberg, Judy Gooch, Maurice Greif, Rhonda Longmire, William Paul Phillips, Claudine Pinckley, Mary Ann Reeves, Barry Stephenson, John Thomas, Keith Uselton, Ed Wheeler and George Ed Wilson III.

The nonprofit Foundation provides financial support for the college’s students and programs.

Visit www.roanestate.edu/foundation or call 882-4507 for more about the Foundation.

Ranked the 27th best community college in the nation by StateUniversity.com, Roane State has campuses in Roane County, Crossville, Huntsville, Jamestown, Knoxville, LaFollette, Lenoir City, Oak Ridge and Wartburg.