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#GivingTuesday for Student Food Needs

 The Vol State Feed student food bank

College student food insecurity has been identified as a major problem in the United States. A 2019 Temple University report said that 48 percent of community college students nationwide are food insecure. That means they lack reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable food. For #GivingTuesday, December 3, the Volunteer State College Foundation is raising funds to support the Vol State Feed student food bank.

Athletic Association Golf Classic Coming August 7

participants sitting in golf carts

Individuals and teams can compete for prizes and bragging rights at the eleventh annual Business Credit Reports Athletic Association Golf Classic, benefiting the Volunteer State College Foundation. The tournament is scheduled for Monday, August 7 and registration is open now. Highlights of the event are the Volunteer State Bank Paul Warren Memorial Corporate Cup Challenge and the Business Credit Reports Four Man Scramble. The tournament will be held at Fairvue Plantation in Gallatin. Registration and warm-up begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by a light lunch and a noon shotgun start.

Foundation Celebrates 30 Years with Dinner Sept. 12

The College Foundation has awarded thousands of Vol State student scholarships over the years. Shown here are scholarship students from 2014 with Vol State president, Jerry Faulkner.

The Volunteer State Community College Foundation is celebrating 30 years of service to the community with a special event on September 12. Complete the Dream will feature wine and bourbon tasting, dinner, and comedy by Rik Roberts. In 30 years the Foundation has raised approximately $16,555,863 and awarded approximately $6,350,032 in student scholarships. The other funds were used for capital projects that included new buildings, new campuses, renovations of older facilities, and many other projects that directly help Vol State students.

Friends of SRMC Scholarship Awarded

Karen Mitchell, executive director for the Volunteer State College Foundation; Amanda Talbot, the 2018-2019 scholarship recipient; Loretta Visser, president of the Friends of SRMC Board; and Lori Johnson, director of Volunteer Services for SRMC.

The Friends of SRMC (Sumner Regional Medical Center) has awarded its 2018-2019 scholarship for Health Sciences majors at Volunteer State Community College. Since 2010, twelve students have received over $41,000 from the annual scholarship.  Pictured, left to right, are Karen Mitchell, executive director for the Volunteer State College Foundation; Amanda Talbot, the 2018-2019 scholarship recipient; Loretta Visser, president of the Friends of SRMC Board; and Lori Johnson, director of Volunteer Services for SRMC.

Softball Players Association Donates to Vol State

Softball Players Association check presentation

The Softball Players Association donated $1,500 to the Volunteer State College Foundation for the Judy Lee Schreiber Scholarship.  Proceeds are raised by their annual tournament. For more information on the Vol State Foundation visit www.volstate.edu/foundation. Pictured are: Ridge Hooks, Executive Director for SPA; Rebecca McKinney, Scholarship Associate at the Volunteer State College Foundation; and Judy Lee Schreiber.

Vol State Foundation Announces New Development Officer

Vol State Foundation Announces New Development Officer

Alison Muncy is the new development officer for the Volunteer State Community College Foundation. Muncy was most recently director of Member Relations for the Hendersonville Area Chamber of Commerce. She also served as a board member for Beautiful Hendersonville. In her Vol State position she is charged with fundraising and event planning.

Vol State Foundation Dinner Raises More Than $36,000

Karen Mitchell, College Foundation executive director; Susan Peach, CEO of Sumner Regional Medical Center; and Jerry Faulkner, Vol State president.

The Volunteer State Community College Foundation raised $36,500 recently with its Complete the Dream dinner, celebrating 30 years of College Foundation service to the community. More than 200 people attended the dinner at the Epic Event Centre in Gallatin. This year’s event spotlighted the importance of Health Sciences scholarships and the equipment used in the new Vol State Nursing program. The funds raised will be used to support the Nursing program and student scholarships in Health Sciences.

Vol State Receives Donation of Theater Masks

George Pimentel, vice president of Academic Affairs; Arthur Carey Rutledge, friend of the donor; Jennifer Brezina, dean of Humanities; Laura and Carl Goodman, nephew of the donor; Karen Mitchell, vice president of Resource Development; and Nate Smyth, Art Department chair.

Fredric Blumberg collected theater masks. He taught theater for many years as a university professor in New York. In retirement he also volunteered with the Volunteer State Community College Theater Department. On his passing those passions combined for a unique gift. The Blumberg family recently made a donation of comedy/tragedy theater masks to the Vol State Humanities Division. The masks, which Blumberg collected from all over the world, will be on display in the coming year in the SRB Humanities Building on the campus in Gallatin.