Bob Fowler

RSCC history summarized in professor’s dissertation

By Bob FowlerRoane State staff writer Some highlights – and some controversies – that mark the 50-year history of Roane State Community College are summarized in a Roane State professor’s doctoral dissertation. For his dissertation, Prof. John N. Brown interviewed five of the six presidents who have presided over Roane …

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Roane State Athletics hosts ribbon cutting for new facility

Roane State Community College’s Athletics Department is preparing to welcome students to its newest facility: a baseball and softball fieldhouse on the Roane County Campus. Everyone is invited to attend the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony which will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2022, beginning at 11 a.m. …

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New Roane State police chief is familiar face on campus

By Bob FowlerRoane State staff writer If Danny Wright hadn’t been cutting a class and playing cards in Roane State’s student lounge, his life would have been very different. “Roane State is the reason I’m in law enforcement,” said Wright, the community college’s new director of public safety and police …

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Roane State names new director of Middle College

By Bob FowlerRoane State staff writer A Morgan County native who has made education his career is the new director of Roane State’s Middle College program. Aaron Jones, former principal of the 400-student Wartburg Central High School, started his new position in May. He’s based at the community college’s flagship …

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Deborah Porter earns Roane State’s highest student honor

By Bob FowlerRoane State staff writer Deborah Porter says winning Roane State’s highest student honor, the President’s Award, is the “most amazing experience I’ve had in my life.” “There are no words to describe the emotions behind even being considered,” said Porter, a 47-year-old Powell resident and mother of three …

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Paralegal grad enjoyed Roane State’s remote learning

By Bob FowlerRoane State staff writer Losing a job and the pandemic hitting in March 2020 were catalysts for Laura Looney enrolling in Roane State. Now she’s got her associate degree in paralegal studies, having graduated with highest honors in May 2022. “I was really scared to get back in …

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