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2021 Educate a Woman Event Features Comedienne Karen Mills

Karen Mills

Comedienne Karen Mills will be the keynote speaker at the 2021 Educate a Woman (EAW) luncheon on Friday, May 14. The event supports scholarships for women at Volunteer State Community College. Mills has been in the humor business for more than 21 years, touring clubs, colleges, and theaters across the country. A publicist said: “She finds the funny in everyday life and that didn’t change when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She was determined to take on the disease with hope and humor.

Educate a Woman Raises More than $37,000

Sumner Regional Medical Center – Highpoint Health System was the Summa Cum Laude sponsor.

The 2019 Educate a Woman luncheon raised more than $37,000 to support scholarships for women at Volunteer State Community College. Best-selling author and syndicated columnist, Ronda Rich, was the featured presenter for the sold-out event. Four hundred people attended. A highlight of the luncheon was an emotional video testimonial from student Anedra Moore, who has overcome many challenges to attend college and received scholarship support that is helping make her dream come true.

Hudgins Memorial Scholarship Awarded

 Pictured left to right: Karen Mitchell, vice president for Resource Development; LaTisha Hill; and Bill Hudgins, scholarship donor.

The Robert and Lucy White Hudgins Memorial Scholarship was established by Bill Hudgins to provide tuition for a female Health Sciences or Nursing major at Volunteer State Community College.  This year’s recipient is LaTisha Hill of Gallatin. LaTisha is enrolled in the inaugural class of nursing students at Vol State in Gallatin. Pictured left to right: Karen Mitchell, vice president for Resource Development; LaTisha Hill; and Bill Hudgins, scholarship donor. The Volunteer State College Foundation awards thousands of dollars in scholarships each year.

Vol State Foundation Raises $39,000 with Virtual Event

 Grace Tomkins participated in the virtual Complete the Dream Vol State event at her home in Gallatin.

The Volunteer State College Foundation raised more than $39,000 with a virtual Complete the Dream event earlier this fall. Sumner Regional Medical Center was the title sponsor for the virtual event that featured magician and author, Jason Michaels. Attendees, who were at their homes, were able to purchase a “Dream Box” which included food and drink for six people, catered by Myers Front Porch, and two bottles of wine, donated by Bluegrass Beverages.