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Education

  • Union College enrollment: Fall 2013

    Wesley Flatt of Oliver Springs has been accepted to attend Union College this fall.

    Union is in Barbourville, Ky.

  • Regents OK fee hike for state’s colleges and universities

    The Tennessee Board of Regents last week approved maintenance fee/tuition recommendations at its universities and community colleges across the state.

    Students enrolled in 15 credit hours at Roane State Community College and the other 18 community colleges in the system will pay 3 percent more on maintenance fees in 2013-14.

    “While we regret any increase in cost to students, we are grateful to be able to limit the extent of the increases this
    year thanks to addition-
    al state funding,” said TBR Chancellor John Morgan.

  • Tech center to be TCAT on July 1

    The days are numbered for referring to Tennessee Technology Center of Harriman by that name.

    Effective July 1, the Harriman center and the 26 others in the Tennessee Board of Regents system will officially become Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology.

    “These various new programs reflect strong partnerships between our colleges and universities and the workforce needs of their surrounding communities,” said TBR Chancellor John Morgan during the board’s meeting last week.

  • Approved Field Trips: June 2013

    Out-of-state and overnight field trips approved by the Roane County Board of Education in June:
    June 11-13 — Oliver Springs Middle girls basketball team at basketball camp in Sevierville.

    June 17-19 — Oliver Springs High girls basketball team at basketball camp at Tennessee Tech, Cookeville.

    June 19-21 — Oliver Springs High boys basketball team at basketball camp at Tennessee Tech, Cookeville.

  • Loden completes pharmacy schooling

    Rebekah Leane Loden of Rockwood recently earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree with cum laude honors from East Tennessee State University’s Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy.

    A 2003 graduate of Rockwood High School, she completed a year of the prepharmacy curriculum at Roane State Community College before transferring to the University of Tennessee to earn a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology.

    Loden began her pharmacy training in 2003 as a student technician at Live and Let Live Drugstore in Rockwood.

  • Rockwood students attend Boys State

    Rockwood High School rising seniors attending the 74th American Legion Boys State are, front row from left, Carson McCullough and Ryan Hamby; and back row, Matthew Stamey, Tyler McGill, Caleb Wampler and Malcolm Springs.

    Jim Ryans from the Rockwood American Legion, back row at far right, congratulates the students on their selection.

    This year's Boys State was May 26-June 1 at Tennessee Technological University.

  • Cherokee Middle Beta Club supports CASA

    Brent Sigmon, center, of CASA of the Ninth Judicial District accepts a $475 check on behalf of the organization from Cherokee Middle School Beta Club members, from left, Katherine Frye, Emma Savage, Gabe Shillings and Charlie Coen.

    The Beta Club chose CASA as one of its service projects for the year.

    CASA trains citizen volunteers who are appointed by a juvenile court to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children.

    For more about CASA, call 717-4186 or email info@casaninth.org.

  • Bob Jones University dean's list: spring 2013

    Sarah Gibbs of Oliver Springs is among the 1,500 Bob Jones University students named to the dean’s list for spring semester.

    Gibbs is a freshman composite social studies education major.

    To qualify for the dean’s list, students must earn a 3.0 grade-point average.

    Bob Jones University is in Greenville, S.C.
     

  • Tennessee Wesleyan College graduates: spring 2013

    Megan Harrison of Kingston and Janelle Johnson of Ten Mile were among the 201 students who graduated this spring from Tennessee Wesleyan College, Athens.

    U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Ooltewah, was the commencement speaker.

    Fleischmann represents Roane County in the Fourth Congressional District.
     

  • Kelly, Claudy honored at Tenn. Tech

    Two Tennessee Technological University students from Roane County recently received awards from the Cookeville school’s College of Arts and Sciences.

    Jacob Kelley, a junior from Rockwood, received the Alberta Campana memorial scholarship and the William J.
    Brinker scholarship for study abroad.

    Kelley is studying German at Tennessee Tech and plans to spend the fall semester in Regensburg, Germany.