“CK, Now! was created because there are thousands of 4th and 5th graders in our region who will be the first in their family to go to college. After operating the PAWS project for nearly 8 years, we needed to be able to reach more children,” said Cole, Executive Director for Community Career Education.
UTC Alumna Jillian Pennyman ’13 has been chosen for the Betty Jane Narver Policy Fellowship for 2013 – 2014. Pennyman received both a B.S. and M.Ed. in Secondary Education from UTC. She is pursuing the Master’s in Education Policy.
After Melissa Mitchell graduated from Marion County High School, she knew she had the potential for a four-year academic degree. A meeting with Cathy Brown of the Educational Opportunity Center motivated her to enroll at UTC.
CCCE at UTC honors a Legislative Aide for US Senator Bob Corker, with the Gail Shulimson Founder’s Award. Alumnus John Goetz is the second recipient of the award, named in honor of the woman who established what would become the CCCE, a non-profit career and educational training center.
Sandy Cole, Director of the Center for Community Career Education received $3000 from Hamilton County DoE, and Dr. John McCormack, Station Manager of WUTC, attracted $137,999 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.