Chattanooga State Foundation Hosts "Dinner Of Firsts"

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The inaugural Chattanooga State Community College “Dinner of Firsts” will be held on Thursday at the Chattanoogan Hotel to honor first generation college students.

The college will roast/toast Chattanooga State president Dr. Jim Catanzaro with proceeds of the dinner funding annual scholarships for the first generation students. Recently-retired UTC Chancellor Dr. Roger Brown, Dr. Neil Mohney and Chattanooga State Foundation chairman Archie Meyers are among those who will roast Dr.

Catanzaro.

Dr. Catanzaro is himself the first in his family to attend college.

A reception will be held at 6 p.m. and the dinner is set for 7 p.m.

More than 80 percent of the Chattanooga State students are first-generation college students. As a result, First-in-the-Family program chairman W. Leonard Fant has led the way for the Chattanooga State Foundation to create a college-wide scholarship for this majority.


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