Vol State ‘Educate a Woman’ Luncheon Raises More than $37,000
The 2019 Educate a Woman luncheon raised more than $37,000 to support scholarships for women at Volunteer State Community College. Bestselling author and syndicated columnist Ronda Rich was the featured presenter for the sold-out event. A highlight of the luncheon was an emotional video testimonial from student Anedra Moore, who has overcome many challenges to attend college and received scholarship support that is helping make her dream come true. Since its inception in 2008, Educate a Woman has raised more than $300,000 for scholarships.
Vol State Holds Spring 2019 Commencement Ceremony
The spring 2019 Volunteer State Community College graduation brought hundreds of students, family members and friends to the Pickel Field House in Gallatin on Saturday, May 4. Among the graduates were 95 adults who were the first to graduate using the TN Reconnect tuition-free college program. Alumnus of the year Bill Sinks gave the alumni speech, and Secretary of State Tre Hargett delivered the commencement address. The Vol State Spring 2019 graduating class had 805 students eligible to earn their degree.
Couple Receives Welch College’s ‘Strong and Courageous’ Award
Congressman Diane Black and Dr. David Black were presented the Strong and Courageous Award honoring their Christian faith and service in Sumner County, according to Dr. Charles Lea, special assistant to the president. The award was presented during the May 13 second annual Welch College Strong and Courageous Banquet, sponsored by Sumner Regional Medical Center and HighPoint Health System. Held at the Welch College campus in Gallatin, the sold-out event raised more than $80,000 for student scholarships.
13th Annual Memorial Day Classic
The 13th annual Memorial Day Classic was held at Drakes Creek Park in Hendersonville on Monday, May 27. The event consisted of 5K and 15K races which were run on streets in and around the park. The event also included a 1-mile fun run. All proceeds from the Memorial Day Classic go to the Cumberland Crisis Pregnancy Center. The center is a nonprofit ministry based in Sumner County that provides counseling and support to people experiencing unplanned pregnancies.