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Recent News

Announcing the Roan Class of 2019

January 23, 2015

Seven high school seniors have been chosen as the newest members of East Tennessee State University’s Roan Scholars Leadership Program. The seven students who will join 18 returning Roan Scholars on campus next fall are Annie Malcolm of Sullivan East High School; Morgan Munsey of…

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Scholars say “thanks” to donors during the inaugural Roan Thank-a-Thon

October 17, 2014

Quiet phone calls and the scratching of pens on paper were the sounds coming from the Louis H. Gump Conference Center on a Friday afternoon earlier this month as current Roan Scholars gathered to participate in the inaugural Roan Thank-a-Thon. The Thank-a-Thon is an idea…

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Roan Scholars ‘Race for the Cure’

October 5, 2014

It was a beautiful day in Kingsport, Tennessee earlier this month, as thousands of people – many clad in pink – gathered for the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5K. Current Roan Scholars participated in the race for the third year in…

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Roan Scholars Speaker Series: “Why Traveling Brings You Closer to Home”

September 26, 2014

Where is your home? This is the question Brad Fisher ’16 asked his fellow Roan Scholars during his recent presentation with the Roan Scholars Speaker Series. Brad Fisher found investigated the answer to this question after taking a study abroad trip to Europe , and…

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Walking and “wiffling” . . . Scholars support the cause

April 5, 2014

Always a busy month on campus, this April offered Roan Scholars new opportunities to serve, by participating in a couple unique events and support two important causes. With ETSU hosting, for the first time, a “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event – part of…

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The Red Bus Project returns to ETSU

March 18, 2014

The Red Bus Project was back on campus last week, kicking off their spring tour of colleges and universities throughout the southeast and Midwest by spending two terrific days at ETSU. The Red Bus – a true classic British double-decker bus – functions as a…

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Program donors honored at “An Evening With the Roan”

February 21, 2014

Generosity and gratitude were the common themes last Friday (February 21st) in the Millennium Centre ballroom, as donors were honored by the Roan Program during “An Evening With the Roan.” This special reception, attended by current Roan Scholars, Roan Alumni, and supporters of the Roan…

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Record number of students selected for Roan Scholars program

February 4, 2014

Seven student leaders from across the region have been selected as the Class of 2018 for the Roan Scholars Leadership Program at East Tennessee State University.  This is the largest class of students in the history of the program. The Roan Program, which is funded…

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Roan Leadership Experience 2014 – Chattanooga

January 15, 2014

Recently, the Roan Scholars traveled as a group to Chattanooga, TN, for their 2014 ‘Roan Leadership Experience.’ An annual event that has traditionally taken place during either ETSU’s winter or spring break period, the ‘Leadership Experience’ is intended to introduce them to new places, ideas,…

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Roan Academic Excellence – Fall 2013

December 20, 2013

A quick look back at the fall 2013 semester reveals another term of academic excellence and achievement by ETSU’s Roan Scholars. From freshman to senior, Scholars picked up right where they ended the 2012-2013 academic year– finishing the fall with an overall GPA of 3.68,…

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