Rick Huffines, the new executive director of the Tennessee River Gorge Trust, will speak at the ElderScholars meeting Tuesday, Dec. 10, in the Lookout Mountain Room of the University Center.
Mr. Huffines most recently served as the deputy regional chief of the National Wildlife Refuge System with the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Atlanta. He is retired from a 26 year career of public service where he has worked throughout the southeast in various capacities. He was influenced by his mother and grandmother, who possessed a certain love for the natural surroundings of their Old Hickory, Tennessee home. He received a BS in Plant and Soil Service from Middle Tennessee State University with an emphasis on Wildlife Management.
Meet for lunch at the University Center Cafeteria around noon. The official meeting starts at 1 p.m. Parking is free in any UTC lot. Place a letter on the dashboard indicating attending the ElderScholar meeting.