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Submitted on March 05, 2010 at 2:21 PM

The Volunteer State Community College Foundation honored donors recently during a recognition dinner in Livingston. The Millard Oakley Public Library provided the location for the event. It brought 50 people together to celebrate the accomplishments of Vol State at Livingston.

Johnny Fred Coleman was recognized with the 2010 Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Philanthropy. Coleman has donated tens of thousands of dollars to the College Foundation over the years, and played a critical role in helping to raise more than $2 million in support of the Livingston campus building program. Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor Dr. Charles Manning presented the award. Coleman is a Gold Level member of the Hal. R Ramer Society, which recognizes donors.

Student Sky Hasting of Rickman thanked guests for their support and reminded them of the importance of scholarships. Hastings received the Budd and Julia Bishop Scholarship and the Oakley Scholarship. The funds will help her pursue a dream of becoming an x-ray technician.

The College honored Livingston Regional Hospital and Lifepoint Hospitals for generous donations, which have moved them into the Gold Level of the Hal R. Ramer Society. College Foundation Chair Bill Nichols thanked CEO Michael Meadows for the strong support.

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Johnny Fred Coleman is honored for his commitment to higher education in Tennessee. Pictured left to right: Vol State President Dr. Warren Nichols, Johnny Fred Coleman, Carol Coleman, TBR Chancellor Dr. Charles Manning.

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