• Roane grads recipients of Tennessee Scholars awards

    Five 2012 Roane County high school graduates will begin their freshman year at Roane State Community College with $500 Tennessee Scholars scholarships.

    The Tennessee Scholars initiative encourages students to take more demanding classes throughout their high school years.

    Roane State continues to support this initiative by offering scholarships to students from Tennessee Scholars high schools in the college’s service area.

  • Middle Tennessee State University graduates: spring 2012

    Caryn P. Parks of Harriman was among the Middle Tennessee State University graduates for spring semester.

    The Murfreesboro-based university awarded 2,399 degrees during the ceremony.

  • Lipscomb University provost's list: spring 2012

    Anna Uselton of Kingston was named to Lipscomb University’s provost’s list for spring semester.

    A Roane County High School graduate, Uselton is majoring in English at the Nashville-based university.

    Students named to the provost’s list earn a 4.0 grade-point average for the semester while taking at least 12 credit hours.


  • Tennessee Technology Center at Crossville graduates, 'A' honor roll: spring 2012

    Five Tennessee Technology Center at Crossville students received their certifications during the spring graduation ceremony.

    They and their course of study are:

    Business Systems Techology — Corey Carter.

    Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning Technology — Tony Grayson.

    Surgical Technology
    — Heather Nellis, Ed Methany and Stephanie Tweed.

  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga graduates: spring 2012

    Three University of Tennessee at Chattanooga students from Roane County received their degrees during spring commencement.

    Kaila Gunter received a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education. Karly Martin’s bachelor’s degree is in nursing, and Brandon Temple received a bachelor’s degree in anthropology.

    More than 1,100 students were in the graduating class.

  • Tennessee Technological University dean's list: spring 2012

    A number of Tennessee Technological University students from Roane County were named to the school’s dean’s list for spring semester.

    They are:

    — Ashley Michelle Jones, Bo Christopher Murphy, Cameron Chase Bruse, Chase Allan Ray, Daniel J. Sexton, Emilee Grace Gettys, Grace Danielle Plemens, Grace Ryan Claudy, Hailey D. Bryant, Jacob Neil Jones, Jennifer Lynn Best, Jessica Lehrice Hunter, Joshua Thomas Riggs, Kevin Frederick Ramsey, Mark Alan Burdette, Rachael Leigh Knox and Sarah Beth Davis.

  • East Tennessee State University graduates: spring 2012

    Three East Tennessee State University students from Harriman were awarded degrees during the Johnson City-based university’s commencement ceremonies for spring semester.

    Receiving bachelor’s degrees were Christopher K. Adams and Patrick L. Dreyer.

    Christina J. Briggs was awarded a master’s degree.

    The university awarded 1,704 degrees during the two ceremonies.

  • Appalachian School of Law dean's list: spring 2012

    Nicholas H. Armes of Harriman was named to the spring semester dean’s list at Appalachian School of Law.

    To qualify, students must be full time students and rank in the top 25 percent of their class for courses taken during the semester.

    Appalachian School of Law is in Grundy, Va.

  • RoaneAchieves scholarship mentors sought

    RoaneAchieves — part of the tnAchieves scholarship program  — is looking for more mentors to guide Roane County high-school seniors into their first year of college next year.

    The program gives students the opportunity to obtain a $3,000 scholarship. Mentors encourage and guide the students to enter Roane State Community College or eight other qualifying community colleges in the state.

  • Human year’s top adviser

    Kevin Human, diesel-powered equipment technology instructor at Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman, has been honored as the 2012 SkillsUSA adviser of the year.

    He received the honor during the recent SkillsUSA Tennessee competition.

    This award is presented to postsecondary educators involved in technical, skilled and service occupations and who have achieved prominence at local, state and national levels with SkillsUSA.