Senator Yager awarded William Baird Legislative Leadership Award from TICUA

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) is pictured in the center along with Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association (TICUA) President Claude Pressnell (left) and Bryan College President Dr. Doug Mann (right) after the 66th TICUA Annual Meeting “Policy in a Post-COVID World” on Tuesday, February 22, 2022.

Who: State Senator Ken Yager, Claude Pressnell, Dr. Doug Mann

What: Pictured with TICUA President Claude Pressnell and Bryan College President Dr. Doug Mann after receiving the William Baird Legislative Leadership Award.

“The William Baird Legislative Leadership Award is presented to a state senator who has shown distinguished support for higher education. Senator Baird championed the bill that created the Tennessee Tuition Grant program, the State’s first need-based financial aid program and a precursor of the Tennessee Student Aid Award (TSAA)”.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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