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Roan Scholars “Race for the Cure”

October 20, 2013

The streets of Kingsport, TN were virtually painted pink last Sunday, as runners, walkers, survivors, and supporters participated in the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5K. Wearing bright pink team t-shirts, the Roan Scholars were a noticeable part of that crowd. Showing…

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Leadership Through Tortilla Making

September 20, 2013

Leadership through tortilla making: ETSU students learn how to make tortillas from nothing Article by Rex Barber, featured in the Johnson City Press on September 21, 2013; posted online, September 20, 2013 at 4:51pm. Tortillas you eat probably came from a bag packed by a…

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Roan Scholars visit Rotary

September 16, 2013

Johnson City’s Monday evening Rotary Club recently hosted a presentation by some Roan Scholars, who spoke to the group about their summer experience in the Himalayas, studying local culture and running eye clinics, among various other exciting tasks. Roan Scholars Victoria Howard (Class of 2015)…

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Ask these ETSU Roan Scholars ‘what did you do over the summer break?

September 10, 2013

Summer is a time for taking a break, relaxing – or going on a medical expedition to India. The journey to India was the option taken by seven East Tennessee State University community members. Among them were Roan Scholars Leadership Program participants Brad Fisher, Michael…

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Roan non-profit awareness day

August 21, 2013

As part of their Roan ‘orientation’ activities prior to the start of the fall term, freshman Scholars spent a day visiting local non-profit organizations in Johnson City, meeting various leaders and learning about the important role ‘non-profits’ play in the community. The Roan Class of…

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A ‘challenging’ start for new Roan Scholars

August 17, 2013

Arriving on campus two weeks before the official start of the fall semester, the newest class of Roan Scholars didn’t know quite what to expect during the annual “Roan Outdoor Leadership Challenge.” After their first activity, even though they hadn’t even left campus yet, it…

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More than a Scholarship; it’s an experience – the Roan Program

August 1, 2013

Article by Amanda Marsh; featured in the Johnson City Press’ “Sunday Stories” section on June 9, 2013 and posted online by the Kingsport Times-News on June 30, 2013 at 1:37pm The college experience is just as important as lectures and textbooks. Roan Scholars at East…

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Testing limits, stretching boundaries: The Roan Outdoor Leadership Challenge

July 15, 2013

Well before fall term classes begin, this year’s incoming freshman class of Roan Scholars will start their ETSU career with the Roan Outdoor Leadership Challenge – a week-long experience intended to challenge each student physically, mentally, and emotionally; to help them test their limits and…

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An evening at The Summit Awards Ceremony

April 16, 2013

Numerous Roan Scholars were among the student leaders recognized at the 2013 Summit Awards Ceremony, ETSU’s premier recognition event for outstanding campus programs and distinguished student leaders. Each spring, this event celebrates the superior accomplishments of students outside the classroom. Held in the Millennium Centre…

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Red double-decker bus visits the ETSU campus, hosted by Roan Scholars

March 6, 2013

A Johnson City Press article by Rex Barber; posted online March 6, 2013 at 9:17am A child in this world becomes an orphan every 18 seconds, according to organizers with The Red Bus Project, an initiative to help orphans that set up on the campus…

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