Ashley Kline Wins Rock City Scholarship

Saturday, December 10, 2011

See Rock City, Inc. honored the 3rd annual recipient of the Martha Bell Miller Scholarship, Ashley Kline.

A retail partner since 2009, Ashley is currently the seasonal stands team leader and is a face painter during Rock City’s Enchanted MAiZE event.

Martha Bell Miller held the role as “Mother Goose” at Rock City Gardens for many years.

A graduate of Notre Dame High School, Ashley is planning to study psychology at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She attends St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and is involved in the youth group and the college and career programs.

“We are committed to developing our number one resource, our people,” said Andrew Kean, president of See Rock City, Inc.

In 2009, the scholarship committee at Rock City made the decision to name the award after Martha Bell Miller, a lifelong educator and promoter of character and integrity, who dedicated her professional life to education. She worked as Mother Goose from 1983–2005, but her love of Rock City began on opening day in 1932 when she was one of its first visitors.

See Rock City, Inc. is a hospitality and entertainment company that features the world renowned Rock City Gardens high atop Lookout Mountain, just six miles from downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee. Rock City strives to impress upon its partners (employees) the importance of learning, education and individual development and this scholarship is one way to show that commitment to them.



UT Knoxville Will Have No Tuition Increase For FY 18-19 Budget

UT Knoxville will not increase tuition for the upcoming academic year, marking the first time since 1984 that tuition has held steady on the campus. The UT Board of Trustees approved a $1.2 billion budget for the 2018–19 fiscal year Friday. This is the fourth straight year the university has held tuition increases at or below 3 percent. "This is good news for our incoming freshmen, ... (click for more)

Baylor Receives CASE Circle Of Excellence Award

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education announced that Baylor School is among the winners of its 2018 Circle of Excellence awards.  The school's fundraising video, "Forever Forward:  The Campaign for Baylor School," was selected for a gold award in the long video category.  The winning entry was created to kick off the public phase of the school's ... (click for more)

UTC's College Of Business Receives $40 Million, The Biggest Gift In School History

The largest philanthropic gift in the history of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga has been made to the University’s College of Business by Gary W. Rollins and Kathleen Rollins of Atlanta. This historic, $40-million gift also marks the first college to be named at UTC. The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees, at its annual meeting in Knoxville on Friday, voted ... (click for more)

2 Chattanoogans Were Among 3 People Killed In Collision With Train In McMinn County

Two Chattanoogans were among three people killed when a car was struck by a train in McMinn County on Thursday afternoon. The Ford Fusion that was hit was driven by Wendy M. Humphreys, 45, of Chattanooga. She was not wearing a seat belt. Johnny M. Ashworth, 46, of Chattanooga was one of the passengers. Jasmine Ashworth was also in the car. She and Johnny Ashworth had on ... (click for more)

The Boss, Claude Ramsey

I try not to overuse the word great, but we lost a great man today, Claude Ramsey. I had the pleasure of serving under him as director of Commercial and Industrial Properties for 14 years while he was the Hamilton County Assessor of Property. He was probably the smartest person I have ever known. He was tough but patient, kind, caring and compassionate. He knew how to get ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Not A Blessed One

When I read, to no great surprise, that 132 of Chattanooga’s “leaders” had signed a letter in support of “socioeconomic integration” in Thursday’s Times Free Press, there were two things that were immediately obvious to me: Not a blessed one would have (a) written such a letter on their personal stationery, and (b) not a blessed one would have ever voted for the current president ... (click for more)