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Education

  • American Bar reapproves paralegal studies program

    The American Bar Association’s House of Delegates recently reapproved the Roane State Community College Paralegal Studies program.

    The reapproval successfully concludes a two-year self-evaluation of the program by the college.

    “I am pleased that the ABA has reapproved our program,” said Ken Yager, director of the program. “Reapproval is a designation signifying the college’s adherence to the highest academic standards and ABA requirements. Graduates of our program are fully prepared to enter the workforce.”

  • Roane State opens new building on OR campus

    Gov. Bill Haslam said the effort to build the new Goff Health Sciences and Technology Building on Roane State Community College’s Oak Ridge campus “shows what happens when a community really cares.”

    The building, he said, will also help the state meet his goal to get 55 percent of Tennesseans equipped with a college degree or certificate by the year 2025.

  • New scholarship for visually impaired students

    The Debbie Van Cleave Memorial Scholarship has been established through East Tennessee Foundation to benefit legally blind students pursuing high education.

    The scholarship is in memory of Debbie Van Cleave, an East Tennessee award-winning artist whose talent in pottery was not diminished by the fact that she was blind.

    Scholarship applications, detailed descriptions and eligibility criteria for 2015 will be available beginning Dec. 1 at www.easttennesseefoundation.org.

  • MTSU dean's list: summer 2014

    Sunny Dayle Lavender of Kingston was named to Middle Tennessee State University’s dean’s list for summer semester.

    To qualify for this distinction, an undergraduate student must maintain a current semester grade-point average of 3.5 or above and earn at least 12 semester hours.

    MTSU is in Murfreesboro.

  • LMU graduates: summer 2014

    Suzanne Alice Alley of Kingston received her Master of Medical Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies during graduation of Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine physician assistant program last month.

    Alley received her undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee.

    She is the daughter of Jake and Sally Almond and is married to Dillion Alley.

    Lincoln Memorial University is in Harrogate.

  • ETSU dean's list: summer 2014

    Katrina Y. Kaldenbach earned placement on the dean’s list for summer semester.

    To earn placement on the dean’s list, students must successfully complete a minimum of 12 hours of undergraduate course work with a grade-point average of at least 3.7 on a 4.0 scale.

    ETSU is in Johnson City.

  • Midway August students of month honored

    Midway Elementary School principal Tim Thompson, far left in back row, and assistant principal Jennifer Spakes, far right in back row, recently honored the school’s August students of the month.

    They are, in no particular order, Michael Donalson, Millie Bacon, Jesse Hillard, Laci Ariks, Kaylie Stair, Hal’e Eaton, Tennessee Thearp, Johnathon Scott, Maggie Paterson, Jade Largen, Dalton Cowell, Macy Johnson, Cheyanne Patterson, Damaris Coronilla, Gracie Schommer, Danessa Manwarren, Mary Contreras, Cadence Collier, Jacob Yates, Shayla Wood and Ty Mason.

  • Aslinger awarded MTSU’s Buchanan Fellowship

    Holly Elizabeth Aslinger, a 2014 graduate of Roane County High School in Kingston, has been awarded Middle Tennessee State University’s most prestigious scholarship, the Buchanan Fellowship.

    In addition to earning a 32 on the ACT and maintaining a 4.0 grade-point average, Aslinger attended Volunteer Girls State, was captain of the Scholars Bowl team, served on the Student Council, and was a trumpet section leader with the school band.

    In addition, she was a member of the Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra.

  • New scholarship for Tennessee medical students

    The Howard Baker family recently established the Howard H. Baker Medical Scholarship as a fund of East Tennessee Foundation.

    “The Foundation is honored to be entrusted with this important scholarship created in memory of one of Tennessee’s and the nation’s greatest public servants and devoted leaders, Sen. Howard H. Baker Jr.,” said Michael T. McClamroch, Foundation president and CEO.

    The scholarship will provide assistance to excellent medical students studying internal medicine or family practice.

  • Still time to make donations for Teachers Supply Closet

    Donations for the 2014 Roane County Teachers Supply Closet will be accepted until Sept. 19.

    In its 12th year, the Teachers Supply Closet helps teachers and students receive needed supplies to help make student activities and learning more effective.

    Donations of supplies and financial contributions are welcome.

    Personal checks may be written to the Roane County United Way, and business checks may be written to the Roane County Chamber of Commerce.

    Donors are asked to write “Teachers Supply Closet” in the memo line.