Chattanooga Engineers Club Funds Engineering Technology Scholarship At Chattanooga State

Sunday, June 10, 2012
Shown, from left to right: Dr. Jim Barrott, vice president of Technology, Tennessee Technology Center at Chattanooga State; Rebecca Balch, president, Chattanooga Engineers Club; Chattanooga State President Dr. Jim Catanzaro; Richard Manning, treasurer, Chattanooga Engineers Club and E-Week Committee; Lulu Copeland, technical training manager, Chattanooga State Engineering Technology Division.
Shown, from left to right: Dr. Jim Barrott, vice president of Technology, Tennessee Technology Center at Chattanooga State; Rebecca Balch, president, Chattanooga Engineers Club; Chattanooga State President Dr. Jim Catanzaro; Richard Manning, treasurer, Chattanooga Engineers Club and E-Week Committee; Lulu Copeland, technical training manager, Chattanooga State Engineering Technology Division.

The Engineering Technology Division at Chattanooga State Community College received an annual donation of $1,000 from the Chattanooga Engineers Club to fund a scholarship. The club has been a long-standing provider of scholarships for students majoring in engineering, science, math or computer science. The influx of corporations moving to the Greater Chattanooga area has greatly increased the demand for employees with training in engineering technology specialties.

In 1924, the Chattanooga Engineers Club was founded “to promote the exchange of ideas and technical knowledge, “ according to the organization’s homepage. The Club was instrumental in conducting feasibility studies and advocating for the establishment of a vocational community college, which led to the creation of Chattanooga State.

Anyone interested in one of the many careers in engineering technology available in the Chattanooga area should inquire about the training offered by the Engineering Technology program at Chattanooga State.  Contact Amanda Bennett at 697-2496 or et_advising@chattanoogastate.edu.



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