Hundreds of people turned out today for a lunch celebrating the 50th anniversary of Volunteer State Community College and to welcome the new president of the college, Orinthia Montague. Vol State student musicians performed and there was a special live edition of the radio talk show The Vol State Chat on WVCP-FM 88.5. Students, faculty, and staff from the first year of the college shared their experiences. Vol State began offering classes in October of 1971. For a look back at the history of the college visit www.volstate.edu/50th.
Pictured above: Vol State President Orinthia Montague (center) with staff members at the event. Left to right: Lesa Cross and Janice Herrin, Public Relations; Campus Police Chief Angie Lawson and Officer Mondricus McKinley; Vice President for Business and Finance, Beth Carpenter; and Joey Bowling, Manager of Payroll Services.
Pictured below: Vol State student Winnie Combs co-hosted the WVCP radio show and her great grandfather, Charles Lee, was an interview guest. Lee served as one of the original faculty members at the college starting in 1971.