Scholarship opportunities available from ORNL Federal Credit Union

ORNL Federal Credit Union is now accepting applications for the B.A. Candler and John McKittrick scholarships to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, for the 2020-2021 school year.

The scholarships provide $1,000 toward the cost of tuition, books, and other school-related expenses.

Each year, ORNL FCU, through the University of Tennessee general scholarship fund, awards scholarships to deserving students/members with excellence in education and social merit.

At least two scholarships are awarded annually.

They are one B.A. Candler Scholarship and one John McKittrick Scholarship.

Only members of ORNL Federal Credit Union and members of their families who are pursuing a four-year degree at UT are eligible to compete for these scholarships.

Financial need is a factor in selecting recipients.

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Carson-Newman announces fall Dean’s List

Carson-Newman University recognizes those making the Dean’s List for fall semester

The following Carson-Newman University student made the list.

The University awards Dean’s List honors to students earning a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher while taking 12 or more credit hours.

Honored students and their hometowns included:

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Roane State Community College paramedics, ‘tip of the spear,’ honored upon graduation

Jesse Helton, second from left, was honored as the Paramedic of the Year during a program on the eve of graduation from the three-semester course. From left: David Blevins, director of EMS education; Helton; Assistant Professor Tom Herron; and Dr. Pat O’Brien, medical director for Roane State’s EMS program.
A dozen Roane State students who completed the community college’s grueling three-semester paramedic program were honored during a recent luncheon, and one student was recognized by his peers as the Paramedic Student of the Year.

“You’re the next generation,” said David Blevins, Roane State’s Emergency Medical Services education director.

“EMS is the tip of the spear” in emergency medical situations, Blevins said, telling the graduates, “You create calm out of the storm.”

“To say we are proud of you is an understatement,” said Roane State President Chris Whaley. “We know how hard you worked.”

Named Paramedic of the Year was Jesse Helton, a Knoxville resident and an employee of the Rural/Metro Fire Department.

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