Colonial Dames Seventeenth Century Sponsor American History Scholarship

Sunday, September 22, 2013
Pauline Moore, president of Prudhomme Fort Chapter;  Rebecca King,  
associate professor of English at MTSU; Dorothy W. Potter, honorary state president and National Scholarship chairman of CDXVII Century; and LaVonne Jolley, honorary state president of CDXVII Century.
Pauline Moore, president of Prudhomme Fort Chapter; Rebecca King, associate professor of English at MTSU; Dorothy W. Potter, honorary state president and National Scholarship chairman of CDXVII Century; and LaVonne Jolley, honorary state president of CDXVII Century.

Prudhomme Fort Chapter, CDXVII Century is co-sponsoring (with Thomas Lygon Chapter) The Dorothy Williams Potter Scholarship for American Historic Preservation.  

This scholarship supports students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate Program and also for a PhD in Public History, conducted by the Center for Historic Preservation at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tn.  Dr. Van West of MTSU is the Tennessee state historian.

The scholarship was established in honor of Mrs. Dorothy W. Potter for her many contributions to historic and genealogical research; she is the editor of over 100 historical and genealogical publications and has been listed in Who’s Who of American Women.

The Prudhomme Fort Chapter is one of 13 Colonial Dames Seventeenth Century chapters in Tennessee; historic preservation is a major goal including marking historic sites, honoring Native American life in Tennessee during the Colonial era; and promoting scholarships.

For information on chapter membership, call Pauline Moore at 824-7774.


GNTC’s Graceful Beam Completes 2014 Georgia Master Teacher Experience

Graceful Beam, instructor of Business Management, was the Georgia Northwestern Technical College representative for the first annual Georgia Master Teacher Experience; an intensive week of focus on instructional innovations, motivational techniques, situational problem-solving, contextual learning, and information exchange.  The event took place at Southwest Georgia Technical ... (click for more)

Georgia Northwestern’s Dees Wins Grainger Scholarship

Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) welding student James Dees is the winner of the 2014-15 Grainger Tools For Tomorrow scholarship. Mr. Dees was chosen for his academic performance within the college’s welding program.   Mr. Dees will receive $1,000 to go towards his program at GNTC for the fall semester this year and the spring semester in 2015. Once Dees ... (click for more)

Harr Outlines $40 Million Plan For Chattanooga Light Rail System

Outgoing Chamber of Commerce President Ron Harr on Monday outlined a $40 million plan for a Chattanooga light rail system that would serve not only downtown, but also the Airport and the Enterprise South Industrial Park. In a speech to the Chattanooga Engineers Club, Mr. Harr said most cities looking at such an ambitious plan "would be facing costs of over a billion dollars." ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Choo Choo Adding Clubs, Restaurants In $7 Million Renovation

The historic Chattanooga Choo Choo is adding clubs and restaurants in a $7 million renovation, it was announced in front of the South Market Street landmark on Monday morning. The Comedy Catch will be moving from its longtime home in Brainerd and there will be a new 500-person music venue that will be in addition to Track 29. The new venue, managed by Track 29, will feature a ... (click for more)

An Open Letter To Tennesseans

We are incredibly fortunate to live in a state in which companies worldwide are clamoring to establish a presence. Many attribute it to our pro-business culture, well-prepared workforce, low tax environment, right-to-work policies, and engaged citizenry.  That is why the announcement by Volkswagen to build its midsize sports utility vehicle and establish the South’s ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: ‘Our’ American Minute

William J. Federer is one of the leading historians in the United States and every morning I am among thousands of people who get an entertaining email from him called the “American Minute.” I adore it because Bill takes a significant event in American history that happened long ago – but he remembers on the very anniversary of when it occurred. A great example is that last Thursday ... (click for more)