Roane State TodayThe Roane State Community CollegeAlumni MagazineSpring 2015Classroom Under the SeaProfessors live and teachunderwater for 73 days

Letterfrom the PresidentI love attending Roane State games, plays, student presentations,lectures, art shows, concerts and many other college activities.Being there is my way of showing support for our students, faculty and staff. For me, attendingcollege activities is an honor. I experience the college in a rich and meaningful way.I never thought a Roane State activity would lead me 30 feet underwater.In this issue, you will read about Classroom Under the Sea, the extraordinary experience of twofaculty members who lived underwater for 73 days. They did not just live underwater; they taught.Viewers from around the world watched their weekly lectures, and their story reached millions ofpeople.I donned my scuba gear and visited Bruce Cantrell and Jessica Fain in their habitat under thewaters of Key Largo, Fla. Their living space was about the size of a college dorm room. Fish andmanatees peered through the window. It was the most unusual classroom I have ever visited.Bruce and Jessica set the world record for longest time spent living underwater. More importantly,they provided a learning experience for people of all ages. They video-chatted with students aroundthe world. They developed lesson plans for teachers. Bruce taught an online biology class–fittinglytitled “Living and Working Under the Sea”–for Roane State students.Classroom Under the Sea was a once-in-a-lifetime Roane Stateproject. It was also an example of the many, many activities thatmake Roane State special.I encourage you to see what’s happening at Roane State. Cometo a game. Attend a play. Hear a lecture by a fascinating expert.Alumni are always welcome to participate in the collegecommunity–scuba gear optional.2

The Roane StateCommunity CollegeAlumni MagazineSpring 2015Volume XIII2 President’s Letter 3 Contributors 4 Vistas 6 Feature 12 Spotlight16 Up Close 18 Foundation Feature 19 Alumni/Class Notes20 News Notes 22 President’s Report 23 Foundation ReportDr. Chris WhaleyPresidentMelinda HillmanVice President of Advancementand Community RelationsTamsin MillerDirector ofAlumni RelationsSandi RobertsGraphic DesignerOwen DriskillEditorCoverWe want to hear from you.Tell us what you think about thealumni magazine and what you’dlike to see in future editions.The Alumni Relations website( )allows you to email the AlumniRelations staff. Are you receivingduplicate copies of Roane StateToday? Email us [email protected] State Community Collegeis designated by the State ofTennessee to serve Anderson,Campbell, Cumberland, Fentress,Loudon, Morgan, Roane and Scottcounties. The college also provideshealth-science education to Blountand Knox counties.Send correspondence andaddress changes to:Roane StateCommunity CollegeAlumni Relations276 Patton LaneHarriman, TN 37748(865) [email protected] Cantrell andJessica Fain livedunderwater for morethan two months,setting a new worldrecord.6FeatureTwo professors lived underwater for 73days and reached millions of people.12Spotlight16The new Goff HealthSciences and TechnologyBuilding fulfills a vision.Up CloseA flight test engineer andrespected educator areRoane State’s Outstanding Alumni.18FoundationLearn why a Charitable GiftAnnuity could be right foryou.From left, Dina Jackson and Diana Knobloch enjoy a cup of tea at the Roane State Foundation’s Upstairs/Downstairs High Tea in Januaryat the Whitestone Country Inn. The tea, inspired by the hit show Downton Abbey, raised 6,000 for student scholarships.3

Vistasof Roane StateRoane County CampusStudents from Roane County schools have a chance to graduate from high schoolwith a diploma and a two-year associate degree through Roane State’s first MiddleCollege, which launched last fall at the main campus in Harriman. Middle College,created in partnership with Roane County Schools, offers students an opportunityto complete 60 hours (four semesters) of college credit. After earning an associatedegree in high school, students who attend a university could start as juniors andfinish their bachelor’s degree just two years after high school.Campbell County CampusTensia Huddleston graduated summa cum laude from Roane State last spring.Huddleston, who has cerebral palsy, took most of her classes at the Campbell Countycampus, an intimate setting where students know faculty and staff on a first-namebasis. For Huddleston, that connection was crucial to her success. “It made all thedifference in the world,” she said. “At this campus, it’s easier to make connectionswith your teachers, to get to know them and for them to get to know you. It makes iteasier to learn.”Cumberland County CampusThe Cumberland Business Incubator, located on the Cumberland County campus,received a 50,000 prize to create a Maker Space where entrepreneurs can turn theirideas into working prototypes. The incubator was one of 50 organizations nationwideto receive a prize through the U.S. Small Business Administration’s GrowthAccelerator Fund competition. The Maker Space includes a 3-D printer, laser cutter,woodworking shop, electronics bench, computer-aided drafting (CAD) design area,printing arts area, an assembly area with assorted hand tools, a fabric arts areathat includes a Disney embroidery machine and knitting machine, and a vinyl cutter(including heat press equipment).Fentress County CampusJuniors from Clarkrange High School enjoyed snacking on pizza and learningabout Roane State and Tennessee Promise after taking their national ACT exam.Tennessee Promise is a statewide scholarship program that offers students two yearsof community college, tuition-free. Representatives from Roane State, the TennesseeCollege of Applied Technology and Tennessee Promise met with the students. RoaneState campus director Pam May urged the students to decide on a major or acertificate early in their college career and to complete all of their required paperworkwell before college deadlines.Knox County Campus4Terry Hicks of Robbins was named Roane State’s paramedic student of the year.Dr. Roger Brooksbank with TeamHealth Emergency Medicine presented the awardto Hicks during Roane State’s annual Knoxville paramedic program luncheon.TeamHealth sponsored the luncheon. Hicks started as a volunteer firefighter. As heworked his way through the ranks, he became interested in pursuing education inemergency medicine. “It’s been long, committed hours,” Hicks said of the paramedicprogram. “You have to stay in the books, stay studying and stay on top of yourclinicals. My teachers at Roane State are fantastic. They make sure we are ready,and they do a fantastic job.”

Loudon County CampusCampus director Susan Williams helped educate high school students aboutTennessee Promise. She participated in a meeting hosted by tnAchieves, thenonprofit organization that pairs Tennessee Promise students with mentors and thathelps students with the college admissions process. Williams spoke to studentsgathered at Lenoir City High School about programs offered at Roane State andabout how to enroll in classes. “It was a pleasure to see all the students in LoudonCounty gather to hear about higher education opportunities in the area,” Williamssaid. “Some of these kids may never have the opportunity without TennesseePromise. I am proud to be a part of it and to be able to help students find their way.”Morgan County CampusKristie Phillips finished high school with 18 hours of college credit thanks to dualstudies courses offered at the Morgan County campus. Dual studies courses allowhigh school students to earn college credit and high school credit at the same time.For Phillips, the courses enabled her to finish a semester of college while she wasa Wartburg Central High School student and gave her valuable experience in howto manage college-level work. “The work is different because you have to do it onyour own,” Phillips said. “You have to read a lot. The courses make you pushyourself and make time throughout the week.”Oak Ridge CampusRoane State faculty and staff participated in the week-long Hour of Code forelementary school students in Oak Ridge. Hour of Code is a nationwide initiativeto excite children about computer science., a nonprofit organization thatpromotes computer science education, provided Hour of Code resources foreducators. Volunteers from Oak Ridge’s scientific community and from RoaneState worked with elementary school children as part of Hour of Code. Whilethe volunteers mentored them, students worked through puzzles using processesgrown-up computer scientists use.Scott County CampusFirst National Bank donated 10,000 for the W.H. Swain Scholarship Endowment,a fund that provides scholarships for adult students enrolled at the Scott Countycampus. Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Swain and family and First National Bank establishedthe W.H. Swain Scholarship Endowment to help adults with the costs of goingto college. “The W.H. Swain Scholarship Endowment for adult learners expandsscholarship opportunities so adults can complete a degree without leaving home,”campus director Sharon Baird said. “The generosity of First National Bank and theSwain family will help adult learners build a brighter future for themselves and theirfamilies.”5

FeatureTwo Roane State professors lived underwater for 73 daysto explore, educate and inspire.By Owen DriskillDirector, Marketing and Public Relations6

Sunlight travels 92.96 million miles to reach Earth.It races past Mercury, dodges Venus and streams through Earth’satmosphere. When biology professor Bruce Cantrell and instructorJessica Fain surfaced after living underwater for 73 days, sunlight endedits long journey by shining on their faces for the first time in two months.The sensation was weird and beautiful, unlike anything they had everexperienced. Cantrell said sunlight felt like a breeze brushing against hisskin. He realized how badly he and Fain had missed its warmth and howmuch they took it for granted.But leaving sunlight behind was a small price to pay for inspiring peoplearound the world.From 12:08 p.m. EDT on Oct. 3, 2014 until 1:42 p.m. EST on Dec. 15,2014, Cantrell and Fain lived, ate, slept and taught from under the sea.Their project was called Classroom Under the Sea, and their mission wasto educate people about marine science and to inspire students’ interestin science.“Going in, we had goals that we wanted to accomplish,” Cantrell said.“At the end of 73 days, we exceeded those goals. We reached a lot ofpeople. Now the challenge for us is to carry that forward.”Above: Roane State professors Jessica Fain and Bruce Cantrell enjoy their first moments of sunlight afterliving underwater for 73 days.7

Feature (continued)Cantrell and Fain lived in Jules’ Undersea Lodge, located 25 feet down in alagoon on Key Largo, Fla. The lodge is one of the few underwater habitatsin the world and the only one accessible to the public.In partnership with the Marine Resources Development Foundation, Cantrell andFain hosted Classroom Under the Sea lectures that were streamed live on YouTube.Each lecture included a lesson plan created by Fain and Cantrell. Teachers arewelcome to use the episodes and lesson plans in their classes. They will remainonline at included marine archaeology, ocean exploration and coral restoration. The lecturesfeatured guests such as astronaut Buzz Aldrin, marine archaeologist Corey Malcom andmarine life artist Wyland.Cantrell and Fain also spoke by video chat with students across the country and aroundthe world. Students were wowed after talking to teachers living underwater.Flipped classroom instruction givesRoane State associate professor ofCantrell added, “We answered every letter.“Our schoolis Arcangelia very smallschool; we don'tmathematicsKathymoreI really believe we inspired a lot of kids, maybehave300 people,"wrote senior Chelseytime evento workdirectlywith studentsnot to go out and be a marine biologist butStapletonduringclass. from Nickelsville, Va. "So gettingthis chance to talk to Bruce and Jessicaabout their experience was so interestingand amazing.”Hundreds of studentswrote letters toCantrell and Fain.“When you starthearing back from thesestudents, and they’retelling you ‘this is socool’ and ‘what’s it likeliving underwater,’ youreally feel like you arereaching your goals,”Fain said. “You feel likeyou are making a bigdifference in their lives.We brought a whole newworld to some of thesekids.”8to take a fresh look at the oceans and how theoceans are connected to everything else.”Cantrell also taught acollege-credit course–BIOL 2600: Living andWorking Under the Sea. Withthe assistance of the college’sCenter for Teaching Arts andTechnology (CTAT) Cantrellrecorded lectures for the course.Students watched the lecturesand studied material ontheir own, and then metwith Cantrell once aweek throughvideo conferencing.(continued)

“It’s all as a group,”he said.“It’s a lotof activity as awhole instead ofindividually. I’drather haveeveryone’s helpthan justindividual help.”Student Mark LittleTop to bottom clockwise: astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Mike Gernhardt take a post-show photo with Jessica and Bruce.; Richard Presley(center), the previous record-holder for longest time spent living underwater, congratulates new record-holders Jessica and Bruce.;Bruce and Jessica had to work in tight quarters while they lived underwater. Their living space was only about 300 square feet.;Bruce, right, interviews, from left, astronauts Aldrin and Gernhardt during the Oct. 16 episode of Classroom Under the Sea.; Roane StatePresident Dr. Chris Whaley, front, and Ian Koblick, president and chairman of the Marine Resources Development Foundation, watchfrom the command center as Bruce and Jessica enter Jules’ Undersea Lodge for the first of their 73 days living underwater.9

That’s right. While studentslearned about living andworking under the sea, theirprofessor was actually livingand working under the sea.Cantrell and Fain’s storyappeared in hundreds ofmedia outlets and reacheda potential worldwideaudience of more than300 million people. Viewersin 150 countries watched theweekly YouTube lectures."I really hope that people takeaway from this that the oceansare something that we needto protect," Fain said. "Weneed to learn more about theoceans and how they work."Cantrell and Fain’s underwaterstay lasted 73 days, two hoursand 34 minutes. They brokethe world record for longesttime spent living underwater.Fain made her own mark bybreaking the record for afemale living underwater.Cantrell and Fain showed thatRoane State, and communitycolleges across the country,do big things.“It was a team effort bytwo diverse groups (MarineResources and Roane State)working together,” Cantrellsaid. “We couldn’t have askedfor better support”10

Opposite: Bruce (at window) teaches his onlinebiology class–BIOL 2600: Living and Working Under theSea–from Jules’ Undersea Lodge, an underwater habitaton Key Largo in the Florida Keys. Roane State’s MeganFain, left, and Jessica Fain watch as Bruce chats with hisstudents through videoconferencing.This page: The set for Classroom Under the Sea waschallenging to design because of the limited space andthe need to keep heat from lights minimal. From left,director Megan Fain (seated) and Jessica Fain watchas Bruce (behind camera) interviews Dr. Neil Monneyand Ian Koblick, two pioneers of underwater habitats,during the episode titled History of Man in the Sea.Spread: Media outlets were eager to interview Bruceand Jessica at the end of their 73-day mission. Bruce andJessica’s story received international coverage.Bruce and Jessica received hundreds of letters fromstudents. They wrote back to all of them.11

SpotlightVision Fulfilled!New Goff Health Sciences and Technology Building officially opensBy Owen DriskillDirector, Marketing and Public Relations12

Governor Bill Haslam said the effort to buildthe Goff Health Sciences and TechnologyBuilding on the Oak Ridge campus “showswhat happens when a community really cares.”The building, he said, will also helpthe state meet his goal to get 55 percent ofTennesseans equipped with a college degreeor certificate by 2025.(continued)13

Spotlight (continued)“A lot of you all have heard me talk about the pressing need we havein Tennessee to increase the number of people with a degree,” Gov.Haslam told the audience at the Sept. 5 ribbon-cutting ceremony forthe building.“We’re at 32 percent of our population right now; 55 percent of jobsare going to require a degree or certificate just 10 years from now.If you look at the big challenges facing Tennessee, this is at the topof the list. It’s one thing for somebody like me to say, ‘We need toget from 32 to 55.’ It’s a whole other thing to execute on that and toimplement that. It means buildings that are going to facilitate degreeattainment. It means having high-quality professors who are going tobe attracted to work in a place like this and having schools that arecommitted to this idea that we really can help produce the peoplewho are going to be the workforce that we need in this area.”The 64,000-square-foot, three-story building accommodates 500students and gives Roane State the space to offer new programs inhealthcare and technology.“The great story of what happened with Roane State belongs to a lotof you out here in this room,” state Sen. Randy McNally said at theribbon-cutting. “You dedicated your lives to helping others achieve agood education.”The building includes space for Roane State’s new surgicaltechnology program. Roane State’s occupational therapy assistant(OTA) program is housed in the building, giving OTA students accessto larger and more sophisticated labs.The building has additional space for nursing students, massagetherapy students and pharmacy technician students. The facility alsoincludes a flex lab, which can be easily configured to suit the trainingneeds of area industries.“In this building, we cover the whole span of education from transfer,to career, to credit or noncredit,” Roane State President Dr. ChrisWhaley said. “The building includes opportunities for traditional students who will have access to any number of transfer coursesto those who are going to be in allied health sciences and nursingprograms–including our new degree program in surgical technology–to workforce training in our flex lab that we can set up to virtuallymeet any need that industry identifies for us, both credit and noncredit.”Construction of the 13.8 million building began in June 2012 andwas completed in March 2014. The Roane State Foundation raised 2.5 million for the project, including a 500,000 investmentapproved by the Anderson County Commission and a 500,000investment approved by the Oak Ridge City Council.“We got a unanimous vote from the commission because theyrealized the importance of providing quality education to the citizensof Anderson County,” said Chuck Fritts, former chairman of theAnderson CountyCommission.Former Oak Ridge Mayor Tom Beehan said, “To me, this is a wholelesson in a lot of things about communities.”14“Communities that collaborate are going to be strong in the future,”he said. “This is a case study in collaboration.”Roane State President Dr. Chris Whaley, wife Cindy, RoaneState President Emeritus Dr. Gary Goff and wife Heidi hada chance to visit with each other at the ribbon-cutting.Donors celebrate the unveiling of the Wall of Honor, whichrecognizes those who generously supported the Goff HealthSciences and Technology Building and Roane State students.The building includes 14 classrooms, seven labs, 37faculty offices, an adjunct faculty area, three conferencerooms, two lecture halls, 15 student study areas andfive computer labs.Crossville-based Upland Design Group designed thebuilding to be LEED-certified for energy efficiency. TheU.S. Green Building Council’s LEED green buildingcertification system is the foremost program for thedesign, construction, maintenance and operations ofgreen buildings. LEED stands for Leadership in Energyand Environmental Design. Denark Construction ofKnoxville was the project’s construction manager.The building is one of the first in the Tennessee Boardof Regents system to be LEED-certified.

Gov. Bill Haslam, Roane StatePresident Dr. Chris Whaley andRoane State President EmeritusDr. Gary Goff (with ceremonialscissors at center, from left) prepareto cut the ribbon for the Goff HealthSciences and Technology Building.The building is named for Dr. Gary Goff, who served as Roane State’s president from2005-2012. He was instrumental in raising support for the campus expansion.“Roane State faculty, staff and students were really the driving factor for us to puttogether the partnerships that were needed here,” Dr. Goff said. “I thank the faculty here. I pray that the Roane State students take advantage of the educationalopportunities offered in this building. Thank you, I am truly humbled and honored.”15

Up Close2014 Outstanding AlumniA flight test engineer who evaluates U.S. Navy aircraft and an educator wholaunched a successful company are Roane State’s outstanding alumni for 2014.The recipients are Will Hoagland of Lexington Park, Md. and Teresa CaldwellChasteen of Kingston. Hoagland is an engineer with U.S. Naval Air SystemsCommand (NAVAIR). Chasteen is president and CEO of WIN Learning, aKingston-based education technology firm.Hoagland, the son of Roane State emeritus professors Bill and Judy Hoagland,is a 2002 graduate of Midway High School. He finished his associate of scienceat Roane State in 2005. Hoagland graduated from the University of Tennessee in2008 with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.Hoagland joined NAVAIR as an engineer assigned to aircraft testing and evaluation.His roles have included integrated communications test and evaluation flight testengineer supporting the VH-71A presidential helicopter program; deputyassistant program manager for test and evaluation supporting the E-6BAirborne Strategic Command, Control and Communications ProgramOffice; and E-6B block I upgrade test and evaluation flight test engineersupporting the E-6B Airborne Strategic Command, Control andCommunications Program Office.Hoagland is responsible for analyzing flight test data and determining thesafety and effectiveness of flight systems. He completed the Naval AirSystems Command Engineer and Scientist Development Program andhas logged approximately 100 flight test hours.While Hoagland attended Roane State, he participated in campus activitiesand in athletics. He traveled to England, Scotland and Wales with thecollege’s European Studies program. When Hoagland returns home,he regularly attends college events. In nominating Hoagland for theOutstanding Alumni Award, Dr. Don Miller wrote, “Roane State could nothave a better ambassador than Will Hoagland.”Will Hoagland16“Roane State was critical for me coming from a small high school,”Hoagland said. “The small class sizes and engaging teachers allowedme to sample a variety of opportunities. It was a big help to engage withthe professors and get guidance on where my life would take me.”

Chasteen graduated from Roane County High School in 1978 and attended RoaneState from 1977-1980. She earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees at theUniversity of Tennessee and completed a post-doctoral program in education policyand governance at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.Chasteen returned to Roane State as an assistant professor from 1985-1993. Shelater taught at Pellissippi State, Hiwassee College and Tennessee Tech University.Chasteen and her brother, Matt Caldwell, co-founded Worldwide InteractiveNetwork (WIN) in 1996. More than 10 million students have participated in WINLearning’s programs. WIN has clients in all 50 states and 10 countries, and thecompany won three national awards for its curriculum in 2014.Chasteen co-authored the book “It’s the Educonomy, Stupid! Redefining America’sWorkforce System: A Practitioner’s Guide.” EdTech Digest in 2011 named heramong 100 People Making a Difference for Digital Learning Now.Chasteen has worked with Roane State on numerous grant projects.She is heavily involved in the community and in nonprofit work, includingraising funds for Knox Area Rescue Ministries and assisting with Relayfor Life. Chasteen climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in 2012 to raise funds forTreasures of Africa AIDS Orphanage.Chasteen is married to the Rev. Eddie Chasteen. They have two children,Blake and Jessica, and one grandchild, Antonia. All four of Chasteen’ssiblings attended Roane State as did her mother, Marie Caldwell.“Roane State was a godsend for me and my family that enabled a verydisadvantaged family to achieve the American Dream,” Chasteen said.“We are forever grateful and indebted to Roane State.”Teresa Caldwell Chasteen17

FeatureFoundationInvest in a Charitable Gift Annuity to earn income and to help studentsBy Wm. Paul PhillipsExecutive Director, Roane State FoundationAn increased, guaranteed income for life; an immediate income tax deduction;an income that is partially tax-free; and a fund to help hardworking students.Sound too good to be true? Not so, say Fred and Aase Vaslow of Oak Ridge.Mr. and Mrs Vaslow have lived in Oak Ridge since 1957 and love their community thatincludes Roane State Community College. They wanted to help hardworking, deservingstudents who pursue education to better their lives, but they needed income from theirinvestments during their lifetimes.They found that a Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA) was a good fit for them. They areproviding help for future students in Oak Ridge. They are also increasing their fixedincome for life, and they are decreasing their income taxes.The Roane State Foundation is licensed by the State of Tennessee to offer charitablegift annuities. These safe investments are administered by the SunTrust Bank. CGAsprovide generous annual payments based on the age of the donor. Payments will neverchange and will continue for as long as the donor and/or a loved one live. The incomeis much higher than other secure investments likecertificates of deposit.For example, a single donor, age 80, gives the RoaneState Foundation 25,000 for a CGA to help futurestudents. At that age, the donor’s income will be 6.8%( 1,700) per year for the rest of his/her life. The donoris entitled to an immediate income tax deduction ofapproximately 12,000 and part of the annual incomeis tax-free! At their death, the remaining amount will beavailable to provide scholarships for students.Mr. and Mrs. Vaslow live in a home surrounded by art,much of it created by Aase. She is very talented in allkinds of embroideries, knitting, and weaving, skills whichshe learned from her mother growing up in Denmark.She and Fred are excited to think that future RoaneState Community College students in Oak Ridge willbe helped along by their charitable gift.Here is a summary of rates available for Charitable Gift Annuities.Gift Annuity Payment RatesSelected Rates for One PersonAgeRate AgeRate90 9.0% 755.8%857.8% 705.1%806.8% 654.7%Please contact the Roane State Foundation at (865) 882-4507 if you would liketo arrange a Charitable Gift Annuity.18

Alumnialumni news andclass notesOutstanding Alumni SoughtRoane State Community College is seeking nominationsfor the 2015 Outstanding Alumni Award to be given to anRSCC alumna and alumnus in recognition of outstandingservice to their profession, to RSCC and to the community.Nominations can be made by anyone and must include:1. the Nominee Information Form2. a letter of recommendation3. a resume of the candidateTo be eligible, nominees must have attended Roane Statefor at least 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours.To nominate someone, print the Nominee InformationForm directly from: or call(865) 882-4640 to have an application mailed to you.Deadline for submission of nomination: June 15, 2015.Sills authorsnew bookHarriman native Dr. E. Scott Sills(’85) published a new book covering alargely neglected area within the fieldof military health. Fighting At TheFertility Front is the Roane Stategraduate’s third book, although it’s his first written for a generalaudience. It is a “navigational guide to infertility” and addressessome deeply personal issues encountered by service membersfrom all branches of the U.S. armed forces. Published by FirstEdition Press, the book runs about 300 pages and has separatesections for men and women. The narrative follows theirjourneys from reception and basic training tofar-away destinations like the open burnpits of Afghanistan, and back. There arealso chapters discussing the fertilityconcerns of veterans with combat-relatedspinal cord injury, exposure to AgentOrange and depleted uranium, as wellas the challenges of dealing with Tricare(the health insurance program forU.S. defense personnel). Dr. Sillsdonated the book to the Roane StateLibrary.Submit your class notes!We love to hear good news from our alumni.Let us know about your new job, honors,civic involvement, etc. Email your news [email protected] mail your news to:Alumni RelationsRoane State Community College276 Patton LaneHarriman, TN 37748-5011In MemoriamDarryl Brown (’88) A.S., Pre-engineering, MurfreesboroPenny Dodson (’10) Medical Transcription Certificate, RockwoodEvan D. Potter P.D. attended ’85-’88, Pre-med, faculty and staff are 100% for students. In nine weeks, they doubledtheir participation in the Roane State Foundation’s internal giving campaign.We need your help, too. Give to the Foundation’s Pay It Forward Scholarships, which include: Emergency grants: Used for any emergency that could cause a student to drop out Finish Line grants: Used for students close to graduation to

Tensia Huddleston graduated summa cum laude from Roane State last spring. . Tennessee Promise is a statewide scholarship program that offers students two years of community college, tuition-free. . emergency medicine. “It’s been long, committed hours,” Hicks said of the paramedic p