TSU Scholarship Banquet Is April 17

Monday, April 7, 2014
Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover
Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover

The Chattanooga Chapter of the Tennessee State University National Alumni Association is hosting its scholarship banquet on Thursday, April 17, at the Chattanooga Trade and Convention Center. The guest speaker will be Tennessee State University President Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover.

Dr. Glover began serving as president of Tennessee State University on Jan. 2, 2013. She has advanced a five-point vision that includes: (1) academic progress and customer service, (2) fundraising and partnerships, (3) diversity and inclusion, (4) shared governance, and (5) community outreach.

Dr. Glover was formerly the dean of the College of Business at Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi, where she led the College of Business throughout the accreditation process, and spearheaded the implementation of the nation’s first Ph.D. in Business at a Historically Black College or University (HBCU). She is a certified public accountant, an attorney and is one of two African American women to hold the Ph.D.-CPA-JD combination in the nation.

Dr. Glover’s educational development began as a student at Tennessee State University, where she majored in mathematics. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science, she pursued the Master of Business Administration at Clark Atlanta University. She then completed her doctorate in business from George Washington University, and later completed her law degree from Georgetown University.

She and her husband, Charles, are members of Cade Chapel Baptist Church in Jackson, Mississippi. They are the parents of two adult children, Attorney Candace Glover, and Dr. Charles Glover II.


The banquet starts at 7 p.m. and tickets are $50 with the proceeds going to the Chattanooga's Chapter scholarship fund.

For tickets and additional information, call 423 698-1125.

Recognition To Be Held For Cleveland BOE And City Council At Raider Arena On Monday

Cleveland City Schools will honor the Cleveland Board of Education and City Council on Monday at 7:15 p.m. in Raider Arena. The undefeated Raiders host the Alcoa Tornadoes starting at 7:30 pm. The Lady Raiders tip off at 6 p.m. Board members and Councilmen will be recognized between games. Director of Schools Dr. Russell Dyer, Cleveland High School Principal Autumn O’Bryan, ... (click for more)

Arnold Singers Spread Christmas Cheer At Lee

Lee University welcomed carolers from Arnold Elementary School choir on Tuesday as part of the B.E.S.T. Partners program. The elementary students performed Christmas carols in the Deacon Jones Dining Hall during the Lee student, staff and faculty lunch break. Lunch was provided for the elementary students, courtesy of Sodexo Dining Services. The B. E. S. T. program is ... (click for more)

City Administrator Lurone Jennings Suspended For Misallocation Of Funds

Rev. Lurone Jennings, administrator of City Youth and Family Development, has been suspended for one week for misallocation of funds. He also is to be issued a letter of reprimand and will undergo ethics training. The action came after a critical audit report from City Auditor Stan Sewell. It says Mr. Jennings transferred $18,500 of funds to a program, Journey Educational ... (click for more)

New Walker County Commissioner Whitfield To Move Public Meetings To Evenings And To Larger Venue; Will Also Be Listening Sessions

Walker County Sole Commissioner-Elect Shannon Whitfield said there will be a new arrangement for holding of public commissioner sessions when he takes place at the start of January. Current Commissioner Bebe Heiskell has held Thursday meetings at 3:30 p.m. from time to time in a conference room at her office near the Walker County Courthouse in LaFayette. Mr. Whitfield said those ... (click for more)

Roy Couldn't Possibly Be More Wrong - And Response (5)

Spreading false information isn't only harmful, as we've been made aware recently. The spread of false information can be outright dangerous.   Calling himself a Christian and all, Roy truly disappoints on so many levels with his recently opinion piece about black students attending predominately white schools being the cause of so much problems and grief at those schools. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Facebook Starlet

The Pants Store, a toney women’s boutique in Birmingham’s Mountain Book community, held its annual Holiday Open House about a week or so and, as usual, the popular store was full of customers and holiday cheer. It was a festive gathering, fun for all, but as store employees cleaned up for the next day, they happened across an empty designer-shoe box and a brassiere somebody had ... (click for more)