EWI Of Chattanooga Donates $6,000 Scholarship To Chattanooga State

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Shown, from left to right, first row, Kristina Smith, First Tennessee Bank; Dr. Jim Catanzaro, president of Chattanooga State; Ani Yacoubian, Yacubian Tailors; second row, Sharon Diegel, Miller & MartinPLLC; Margaret Browning, Coca-Cola Bottling Company; third row, Nancy Harrison, Spicer Rudstrom PLLC; Kathy Lee, DiStefano Eye Center; Catherine Cox, Lyndhurst Foundation; fourth row, Lisa Phillips, Chattanooga State; Suzanne Harris, Chattanooga State; and Michelle Withorn, EMJ Construction.
Shown, from left to right, first row, Kristina Smith, First Tennessee Bank; Dr. Jim Catanzaro, president of Chattanooga State; Ani Yacoubian, Yacubian Tailors; second row, Sharon Diegel, Miller & MartinPLLC; Margaret Browning, Coca-Cola Bottling Company; third row, Nancy Harrison, Spicer Rudstrom PLLC; Kathy Lee, DiStefano Eye Center; Catherine Cox, Lyndhurst Foundation; fourth row, Lisa Phillips, Chattanooga State; Suzanne Harris, Chattanooga State; and Michelle Withorn, EMJ Construction.

Executive Women International (EWI) of Chattanooga contributed a $6,000 scholarship to Chattanooga State Community College. Since chartering in 1987, EWI of Chattanooga has contributed more than $170,000 to scholarships at area schools. The scholarships are specially designed for single mothers.

Local EWI President Ani Yacoubian of Yacoubian Tailors said, “EWI representatives feel fortunate to have made a positive impact on their community through enriching the lives of local women.”

Established in 1938, EWI is a non-profit organization with more than 2,500 member firms and 2,800 representatives in major cities throughout the United States and Canada. EWI brings members together to promote member firms, enhance personal and professional development, and encourage community involvement. As a premier organization for networking and leadership development for today’s business professionals, EWI offers professional development through webinars and its Academy of Leadership, as well as scholarships and philanthropic initiatives with a focus on literacy.

Thus, EWI’s tagline, “Connections, Careers and Community,” is fulfilled through the connection and promotion of member companies, career-enhancing professional development and community involvement. For more information about EWI, visit ewiconnect.com. For local member information, visit the chapter website at ewichattanooga.org.


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