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Announcing the Roan Class of 2021

February 2, 2017

JOHNSON CITY (Feb. 2, 2017) – Eight high school seniors have been named the newest members of the Roan Scholars Leadership Program at East Tennessee State University. These eight students, who will join 22 returning Roan Scholars on campus this fall, are Katie Barlowe of…

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Supporting the Roan on #GivingTuesday

November 28, 2016

Tuesday, November 29 marks the 5th annual #GivingTuesday – a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday has, since it…

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Roan Alumna recognized for optometry excellence

November 19, 2016

MEMPHIS—Emily Eisenhower of Newport, a student at the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, was recently honored with the 3rd Year Clinical Skills Award and Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians Scholarship. The award recognizes an optometry student demonstrating excellent promise in his or her studies…

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With iGit, Roan ’19 Morgan Munsey works to change perceptions of women in technology

September 30, 2016

iGit: A Student’s Vision to Change Perception of Women in Tech Seven years ago, a young girl sat in during a class at ETSU during her mother’s Master’s program when she couldn’t find a babysitter. “My mom was taking a class in Microsoft Office, and that…

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Announcing the Roan Class of 2020

February 2, 2016

JOHNSON CITY – The newest members of the Roan Scholars Leadership Program at East Tennessee State University have been named. These eight students, who will join 18 returning Roan Scholars on campus this fall, are Logan Carmody of Tennessee High School, Miranda Evans from Cherokee…

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Roan profile: Austin Wike ’16 . . . now EMT-certified

November 17, 2015

Roan Scholar ’16 Austin Wike has a new line to add to his resume: basic EMT training. Since July, Austin has participated in EMT training classes twice a week in the evenings and on some Saturdays—a task he managed in addition to his full ETSU…

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Roan Alumnus Zach McCamey ’15 wins Wake Forest Student Trial Bar competition

October 6, 2015

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW (October 1, 2015) – It was the battle of the Tennesseans in the State of Worrell v. Ned Stark, but in the end, Zach McCamey (JD ’18) was the winner of the 2015 1L Trial Bar Competition, sponsored by…

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Wellmont CVA Heart Institute President talks health care with Roan Scholars

September 19, 2015

JOHNSON CITY (September 19, 2015) – “What is the problem, and how did we get here?” Great leaders ask, reflect on, and thoroughly investigate these questions when facing a challenge. This observation was a key message of Dr. Jerry Blackwell’s talk with Roan Scholars on…

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Pre-med Roan Scholar hopes to make a difference in rural areas

September 14, 2015

JOHNSON CITY (September 14, 2015) – Living in areas up and down the East Coast and studying abroad have given Austin Wike a clear picture of the need for more physicians and improved medical care in rural areas, and that is just what this Roan Scholar…

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Adler named assistant director of Roan Scholars Leadership Program

August 7, 2015

JOHNSON CITY (August 7, 2015)  –  Dr. Jennifer Axsom Adler has been named the first assistant director of the Roan Scholars Leadership Program at East Tennessee State University. Originally from Bloomington, Indiana, Adler earned an A.B. degree in government from Harvard College and worked as…

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