February 2020 Around Town

Vol State Fall Graduation Students, family, and well-wishers filled the Pickel Field House on Dec. 14 to celebrate Volunteer State Community College fall commencement. Dennis Powers, class of 1973, gave the Alumni Association welcome. He is the college’s Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. Former Pittsburgh Steelers and University of Tennessee football punter, Craig Colquitt, was the … Continued

January 2020 Around Town

Garlands and Glitter The annual HolidayFest Garlands and Glitter Fashion Show was held at the Bluegrass Yacht & Country Club on Nov. 2. Sponsored by Dillard’s of Rivergate, the event featured local models showing off some of the best of today’s fashion. The fashion show and the accompanying silent auction raised thousands of dollars for … Continued

December 2019 Around Town

Vol State Celebrates Math and Science Building Renovation Over the past 2 years, the Warf Math and Science Building at Volunteer State Community College underwent a $6 million renovation. On Oct. 18, students, faculty, staff and donors gathered to celebrate the completion. Members of the public, construction managers, architects, and designers joined the crowd. The … Continued

November 2019 Around Town

Mr. Goodroof Announces Shingle Bells Program Mr. GoodRoof is locally owned by Hendersonville residents Mac and Tommy McRae. Every year, as a way of giving back to the community, they host an annual “Shingle Bells Roof Giveaway” event during November and December. During the event, the company donates a new roof to a nonprofit organization or local family in … Continued

October 2019 Around Town

Vol State Expanding Your Horizons Science Event Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) is a one-day conference that helps girls in grades five-nine develop a passion for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Hands-on workshops will be held in chemistry, biology, math, health sciences, information technology and engineering. It will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. … Continued

September 2019 Around Town

Vol State Launches IT Academy for Adult Students Tech skills are in demand by employers, and many people are trying to enhance their current jobs or start a new career with IT education. Volunteer State Community College is responding with a new program for adults called IT Academy. It’s a series of non-credit courses outside … Continued

August 2019 Around Town

Connie Maynord Crowned Elite Tennessee North America Connie Maynord was crowned Elite Tennessee North America in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, March 2. Subsequently, Connie represented  Tennessee and Sumner County at the International Elite North America Beauty Pageant in Orlando, Florida, June 24–28. Her pageant platform was “Reinventing Yourself.” Connie is very active in her community, serving and volunteering with a … Continued

July 2019 Around Town

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 … Continued

June 2019 Around Town

Walk Across Sumner The eighth annual Walk Across Sumner celebration was held at the Gallatin Civic Center April 6.  Sponsored by the Sumner County Health Committee, the event was a fundraiser for local elementary school physical education programs. Along with raising money, the event also served to promote health and wellness information to area students and their families. … Continued

May 2019 Around Town

TriStar Hendersonville Adds Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Cameras TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center has added six NICVIEW web streaming cameras to its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, allowing parents and families to view their babies through a secure, password-protected live stream video system. “One of the hardest things for a parent of a NICU baby to do … Continued