Lee Day scholarship winners
Three local artists selected for Tennessee Craft Fair
Three Chattanooga artists are among 190 exhibitors selected for the 43rd annual Tennessee Craft Fair, set for May 2-4 in Nashville's Centennial Park. The three are glass artists Anderson Bailey and Thomas Spake and potter Marian Heintz.
The spring fair is sponsored by Tennessee Craft, formerly known as the Tennessee Association of Craft Artists. Show hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday (all times Central).
Hatcher awarded scholarship
Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens, Tenn., partnered with radio station WLLJ-FM J103 to award one full scholarship to the college's Management Excellence evening program.
Crystal Hatcher of Benton, Tenn., was the winner of the $12,000 award. She won the scholarship based on her 500-word essay detailing how the money would help her finish her college degree. She will begin study in the fall at TWC's satellite location at Cleveland State Community College in Cleveland, Tenn.
"As a working adult with a family and hectic schedule, the opportunity to get a college education once seemed hopeless," said Hatcher. "A college education to me means a sense of achievement, independence and financial stability, and the ability to set a positive example for my children. Looking forward, I can only hope that my children can see my determination and use it for incentive to believe in themselves and know they can accomplish their goals."
Six other finalists were awarded scholarships to the ME program. Stephanie Barnett of LaFayette, Ga., and Lisa Bates of Athens each received $2,000. Scholarships for $1,000 each were awarded to Matthew Nevins of Etowah, Tenn., Amberly Melton, Lesa McCant and Jeff Bennett, all of Cleveland.
Keo-Kio inducts 13 at McCallie
Keo-Kio, McCallie School's senior leadership organization, inducted 13 new members from the class of 2015 during a recent chapel program.
Keo-Kio is instrumental in planning annual events such as the winter semiformal dance, Duck Day, community service projects and supporting new campus activities. The group also raises funds and distributes them to events and efforts made by other organizations at the school.
Chattanooga students inducted were Will Hopping, Addison Cornell, Marshall Martin, Tyler Payne and James Westbrooks.
Out-of-town students were Ariel Bong, Ellenwood, Ga.; David Bowman, Athens, Ala.; Wesley Brown, Charlotte, N.C.; Dylan Carmack, Mount Juliet, Tenn.; Patrick Littlejohn, Charlotte, N.C.; Carl McPhail, Charlotte, N.C.; J.J. Moncus, Dalton, Ga.; and Garrison Welch, Cumming, Ga.
Innovation Award given to Squires
Chattanooga State Community College was one of six community colleges honored for its commitment to student success during the 94th annual American Association of Community College Convention Awards of Excellence gala in Washington, D.C.
John Squires, Chattanooga State math department head and associate professor, received the Faculty Innovation Award at the Excellence Awards.
Over three years, Squires has assisted with the redesign of 12 math courses. He and his team of faculty members produced resources for each course that included videos and PowerPoint presentations. Because of the effort, success rates for developmental-math students rates increased from 48 to 65 percent while college-level math rates improved from 66 to 73 percent.
Berry provost wins alumni award
Berry College Provost Kathy Richardson has been named recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Scholar Award, a 2014 alumni award from the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Richardson joined the Berry faculty in 1986 and has taught courses in media law, media ethics, journalism and public relations in the communication department.
A co-author of "Media Ethics: Cases and Moral Reasoning" and of "Applied Public Relations: Cases in Stakeholder Management," Richardson has been editor of Journalism and Communication Monographs and is the current co-editor of the National Forensic Journal. She is a member of the editorial board of Mass Communication & Society and the Journal of Mass Media Ethics.
Spivey wins Blood Assurance promotion
The winner of Blood Assurance's March promotional contest was Glenn Spivey of Rome, Ga. He received a pair of Beats by Dre headphones and an iTunes gift card. Spivey is a first-time blood donor who works for Suzuki Manufacturing of America.
Hudson wins cultural photography contest
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 ...