Chamber Hosts Luncheon to Support Roane State Foundation Benefiting Anderson County Middle College Students
The Anderson County Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Roane State Community College Foundation and Anderson County Schools to host a luncheon to benefit Anderson County Middle College students attending Roane State Community College, on Wednesday, September 15, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at The Hollingsworth Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership aka Junior Achievement of East Tennessee, 2135 N. Charles Seivers Blvd., Clinton. Individual Tickets, $30 and Tables of 8, $250 are available at https://tinyurl.com/RSCCMiddle.
Chris Low, ESPN Senior Writer, will be the Keynote Speaker. Low has been covering college sports over 34 years. Prior to joining ESPN in 2007, Low worked at The Tennessean in Nashville for 10 years covering University of Tennessee athletics. A graduate of the University of Tennessee, Low was born in St. Charles, Mo., and grew up in Rock Hill, South Carolina. He lives in Knoxville will his wife Julie and they have 3 sons, Josh, Adam and Sean.
Middle College is an opportunity for motivated students to start college early and complete 60 hours (four semesters) of college credit, all while preserving their high school experience. Roane State Community College Middle College allows exemplary high school students to graduate high school as a college junior with an associates degree.
There are limited scholarships available for Middle College students and no scholarships available through TN Promise, so the parents must bear the burden of the expense. Proceeds from the luncheon will benefit scholarships for Middle College students from Anderson County. There will also be an opportunity at the luncheon to support Roane State students by making a tax-deductible donation directly to Roane State Community College Foundation.
The Anderson County Chamber of Commerce has been working for business since 1932. The Chamber’s mission is to encourage economic development, government initiatives, and community initiatives that result in prosperity for members and citizens of Anderson County. To learn more about the Chamber visit: www.andersoncountychamber.org, or call us at 865-457-2559.
Roane State Middle College is a partnership between Roane State Community College, Anderson County, Campbell County, Cumberland County, Morgan County, Rhea County, and Roane County Schools; Lenoir City High School, Oak Ridge High School; and Home School Co-ops. The Roane State Foundation was founded in 1979 as a separate not-for-profit entity with the purpose of providing financial support for the students and programs of Roane State Community College. The Foundation seeks to enhance community awareness of the college, to secure private contributions and bequests, and to manage monies or properties given to the Foundation.