TOP PHOTO: State Rep. Dennis Powers recognized Roane State Community College for its 50th Anniversary during Monday’s House Session at Nashville.
NASHVILLE, TN (WLAF) – During Monday’s House Session this week, Rep. Dennis Powers recognized Roane State Community College for its 50th Anniversary.
RSCC began a half-century ago in 1971 with 323 students in a closed elementary school. In the following 49 years, the college has grown to more than 6,000 students now spreading over nine campuses, including the Campbell County Campus.
Roane State was recognized as the Tennessee Board of Regents as the Community College of the Year in 2020 and received the SOAR (Statewide Outstanding Achievement Award).
Senator Ken Yager, who serves as an administrator and assistant professor at RSCC, carried the Resolution in the Senate and joined Powers on the House Floor with Chris Whaley, President of Roane State. Guyton Dunbar, the president of Roane State Community College in 1971 when it was formed, also attended. Tracy Powers, the director of Roane State’s Campbell County Campus, also joined them on the House Floor for the presentation. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED- 05/05/2021-6AM)