6 Chattanooga Area Students Among 66 Recipients Of FirstBank Mortgage's Next Generation Mortgage Scholarship

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
FirstBank Mortgage has awarded $1,000 scholarships to 66 families as part of the Next Generation Mortgage Scholarship program. In all, $66,000 was awarded to families across Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee.
 
FirstBank mortgage bankers Sherri Boland, Chris Shoemake and Tom McNeill awarded a combined six scholarships to students in the Chattanooga area.
 
Customers who closed a mortgage loan with FirstBank Mortgage in 2017 were automatically entered in a random drawing for a $1,000 scholarship for a child, stepchild, adopted child or foster child living at home.
FirstBank Mortgage bankers drew one name for every 50 loans they closed.
 
“FirstBank Mortgage was created with community in mind, and the Next Generation Mortgage Scholarship is an example of our commitment to the future leaders in Chattanooga,” said Wib Evans, president of FirstBank Ventures. “Education is vital, and we take great pride in providing some financial assistance that will lighten families’ loads.”
 
The 2017 Chattanooga winners are:
William Long
Frank May
Jeremy Morrow
Joanna Rens
David Phillips
Jeremy Harmon
 
“FirstBank founder Jim Ayers is a huge advocate for education, and this program was his vision,” said Lee Townsend, director of Retail Mortgage Lending at FirstBank Mortgage. “It is extremely meaningful to Mr. Ayers and our entire FirstBank team to take our work beyond financial services and invest in students who wish to further their education.”
 
This year’s scholarship program is open to qualifying FirstBank Mortgage customers in Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee who close a mortgage between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2018. They will be entered into the following year’s drawing.

Lee’s Steffanell Presents At 2018 ACTFL Convention

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Dr. Alexander Steffanell, associate professor of Spanish at Lee University, presented at the 2018 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages convention in New Orleans, La With over 12,500 language educator members, the ACTFL convention draws attendees from across the globe. ACTFL, founded in 1967, has become one of the leading organizations in innovating language education. ... (click for more)

Lee Hosts Shakespeare Political Science And Philosophy Symposium

Lee University’s Department of History, Political Science & Humanities recently held its third annual Undergraduate Intercollegiate Political Science and Philosophy Symposium. A two-day event, the symposium was held in the Helen DeVos College of Education and focused on the political thought of Shakespeare. After registration and coffee on Friday afternoon, students broke ... (click for more)

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Eminent Domain And Property Taxes

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Roy Exum: Quit Embarrassing Us

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