The Northeast State Community College Foundation hosted a picnic for the College's personnel during first day of Fall Convocation on Wednesday as faculty and staff gear up to welcome new and returning students for the upcoming fall semester.
"The Foundation wants to celebrate the faculty and staff's support," said Heather Cook, executive director of the Northeast State Foundation. "We are championing the idea that we have 100 percent giving on campus, because all faculty and staff already give the most important thing – their time."
Held at the main campus in Blountville, event sponsors Food City, Subway, and Chick-Fil-A, and Morgan Keegan provided food and drinks. Several members of the Foundation's board of director served lunch.
Door prize gifts were given by Foundation local organizations including Bristol Motor Speedway, Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce, Tri-Cities Regional Airport, the Mall at Johnson City, Austin Springs Spa, Meadowview Conference, Resort and Convention Center.
Many Northeast State full-time faculty and staff contribute to scholarships administered through the Foundation. They also donate to the Student Emergency Loan Fund that provides immediate financial support to students. The Emergency Loan Fund provides financial support to enrolled students facing unexpected hardships that interfere with their classes during a semester.
Northeast State scholarships are made possible by the charitable gifts to the Foundation from businesses, organizations, and individuals. Scholarship recipients are selected by the Northeast State Scholarship Committee.
If anyone is interested in providing assistance for students at Northeast State, they may designate their donation to any specific Northeast State Foundation scholarship of their choosing. To learn more about how to help students at Northeast State, please contact Heather Cook at 423-354-2439 or hjcook@NortheastState.edu.
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Photo/Fall foundation kickoff: Northeast State Foundation board of directors chairman Dwight Ferguson (left) and Foundation board member John Campbell fired up the grill to welcome Northeast State faculty back to campus for fall.
Photo/Fall foundation kickoff serve: Members of the Northeast State Foundation board of directors serve lunch for returning Northeast State faculty and staff.
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