New Eagle Scout
Blaine Joseph Dufrene of Troop 115 was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at a recent Court of Honor.
He has been a Scout for 12 years, earned 34 merit badges, attended summer camps at Skymont Scout Reservation and participated in the National Scout Jamboree 100th anniversary in Virginia.
The son of Bryan and Rachel Dufrene, he is a graduate of Dade County High School and a member of The Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.
For the community service project required of every Eagle Scout, he removed shelving and supplies from the food pantry at Our Lady of Perpetual Help’s parish life center, painted the pantry walls and ceiling. He then returned the shelves to the pantry with food arranged to make it easier for distribution. He also made and installed a small table that can be used when stocking the pantry, and devised a system through which the parish office will be aware of how much food is on hand.
Hill elected to library board
Corinne Hill has been elected to a four-year term with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions. She is executive director of the Chattanooga Public Library.
The IFLA is an international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users.
Hill will serve in the Public Libraries Section of the Standing Committee. The Section of Public Libraries provides a forum for the development and promotion of public libraries, which ensures free and equal access to information at the local level.
Honors for two TWC professors
Tennessee Wesleyan College’s William McDonald was honored with the Francis Asbury Award for Fostering Ministries in Higher Education at the annual meeting of the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church.
The Francis Asbury Award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to higher education and campus ministry at the local, district or annual conference level of the church.
n Chris Dover has received the 2013 Exemplary Teacher Award presented by the United Methodist Church General Board of Higher Education and Ministry. He was one of 10 honorees chosen from more than 100 United Methodist colleges and universities.
In addition to Dover’s chaplain and teaching duties at Tennessee Wesleyan College, he regularly plans mission trips for students.
— Compiled by staff writer Susan Pierce
Susan Palmer Pierce is a reporter and columnist in the Life department. She began her journalism career as a summer employee 1972 for the News Free Press, typing bridal announcements and photo captions. She became a full-time employee in 1980, working her way up to feature writer, then special sections editor, then Lifestyle editor in 1995 until the merge of the NFP and Times in 1999. She was honored with the 2007 Chattanooga Woman of ...