SouthEast Bank Awards Scholarships To Lee Students

Friday, September 27, 2013
Presenting a check to Lee President Paul Conn are, from left, Monty Montgomery, Dr. Conn, Jerry McGaha, and SouthEast Scholarship Director Tommy Schumpert.
Presenting a check to Lee President Paul Conn are, from left, Monty Montgomery, Dr. Conn, Jerry McGaha, and SouthEast Scholarship Director Tommy Schumpert.
- photo by Nathan Bivens

SouthEast Bank and Lee University have selected two students for a new scholarship program called the SouthEast Bank Scholar Award. This scholarship will provide each student with $7,000 in the 2013-2014 school year to offset the cost of tuition and assist in accomplishing academic and personal goals. 

SouthEast Bank Scholars across the state include a group of incoming students from Tennessee, chosen by participating post-secondary institutions for their "exceptional character and academic commitment." 

The recipients at Lee are Janna Crisp, a freshman from Knoxville, and Hannah Stott, a sophomore from Maryville, Tn.  With satisfactory academic progress, recipients are eligible to continue receiving this annual award through the senior year.  Another incoming student will be selected for the award in the fall of 2014.

“SouthEast Bank is proud to support Lee University in awarding scholarships that help keep our future leaders right here in Tennessee,” said SouthEast Bank President Monty Montgomery, along with Senior Vice-President Jerry McGaha. “We are a true community bank operated by local employees who live and work alongside the people we serve, and we are committed to using our resources to reinvest in our schools, organizations, and neighborhoods. Through the SouthEast Bank Scholars program, we fulfill this mission by rewarding outstanding students who demonstrate a combination of academic excellence, community service, and financial need with the opportunity to reach their greatest potential through higher education.” 

In addition to meeting the minimum criteria of achieving a 3.25 high school grade point average or a 23 ACT score, students who are awarded this distinct honor have also demonstrated financial need and community involvement.

"The creation of the SouthEast Bank scholarship will assist our talented students in achieving their dreams of a Lee education,” said Chris Conine, vice president for Business and Finance at Lee. “SouthEast Bank’s generosity reflects its high regard for education and dedication to ensuring a well-prepared workforce through our students.”

To learn more about SouthEast Bank, visit www.southeastbank.com.
 


Cleveland State Sponsors Amateur Cultural Photography Contest

Cleveland State Community College sponsored an Amateur Cultural Photography Contest as a part of the 7 th Annual Multicultural Fair. This contest was open to students, members of the community, youth, faculty and staff. Entries were displayed at the fair and judged by fair attendees. Marvin Hudson was the winner of a digital camera with his submission of “Bald River Falls.” Mr. ... (click for more)

UTC Holds First ROTC Award Ceremony

The UTC ROTC program, under the direction of Major Robert Ricks, held its first award ceremony Thursday at the University Center on campus.    Usually having to travel to Knoxville to participate in a joint ceremony with UTK, this year the UTC program was large enough to have its own ceremony.   Ten room and board scholarships were given as well as six monetary ... (click for more)

Man Shot On Cannon Avenue Early Saturday Morning

A man was shot early Saturday morning on Cannon Avenue. At approximately 5:30 a.m., Chattanooga Police responded to 2300 Cannon Ave. for shots fired.  Shortly after receiving the call, officers learned that a victim arrived at a local hospital.  The victim suffered a gunshot wound to the right leg and is undergoing treatment. The injury is not considered to be life-threatening.  ... (click for more)

Child Playing With Cigarette Lighter Starts $25,000 Mobile Home Fire

A child playing with a cigarette lighter started a mobile home fire on Saturday morning. At 9 a.m., the Chattanooga Fire Department responded to a mobile home fire at 6561 Cassie Lane. It took four fire companies about 10 minutes to get the fire under control. The fire was contained to one bedroom. No injuries were reported. Damage to the home is around $25,000. (click for more)

When The City Was Silent - And Response

I don't know how to say this without getting my head handed back to me on a platter as is often the usual case. But at least I no longer receive the hateful (even threatening) emails and insults I became accustomed to. So I'll just bite and say it: I honestly don't see anything expressed by the NSM that hasn't been said locally on some level at one time or another, and ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: VW-UAW Fiasco Begins

One pundit who is awaiting the opening volleys of “The Volkswagen Hearings” is calling today’s start of the labor union fiasco at the Hamilton County Courthouse as fascism at its finest. That’s what you call it, he wrote in a fiery way, when the union, the employer and the president of the United States all line up on the same side. “And this push to eviscerate the legal rights ... (click for more)