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  • Thursday, December 05, 2013 11:25 AM | Kristina Smith (Administrator)
  • Wednesday, December 04, 2013 11:22 AM | Kristina Smith (Administrator)
  • Friday, May 24, 2013 9:21 AM | Deleted user

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    Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy graduate Kaitlin Newton has received a $1,000 scholarship from the Chattanooga chapter of Executive Women International. Newton will attend Chattanooga State Community College this fall.

    Since chartering in 1987, EWI of Chattanooga has contributed more than $170,000 in scholarships at area schools. This is the first time a high school student has been a recipient; traditionally, the scholarships are awarded to women already attending college.


    At the Executive Women International scholarship presentation are, from left, Elaine Swafford, director, Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy; Kristina Smith, First Tennessee Bank; Delores Lewis, United Way of Greater Chattanooga; Kaitlin Newton, recipient; Nancy Harrison, Spicer Rudstrom, PLLC; Jennifer Fox, CGLA; Ani Yacoubian, Yacoubian Tailorsors.
    Photo by Contributed Photo /Chattanooga Times Free Press.
  • Thursday, May 16, 2013 8:23 AM | Deleted user

    The Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy will reach a historic milestone this week by holding its first graduation ceremony on Friday. The inaugural ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. at the Chauncey-Goode Auditorium on the campus of Tennessee Temple University.

    Founded in 2009, CGLA serves girls in grades six through 12 and was the first single-gender public charter school in Tennessee and the first approved public charter school in Hamilton County. CGLA was also the first school in the county to focus its academic program on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), a model that has been expanded to integrate the arts throughout the curriculum.

    “I’m so proud to have worked with CGLA’s first graduating class,” said Dr. Elaine Swafford, executive director of CGLA and the Young Women’s Leadership Academy Foundation.  “Not only is this is a memorable time for us but also a monumental moment for CGLA.  We’re excited for what the future holds for these thirteen young ladies and hope they will be an inspiration to all of the CGLA students to follow them.” 

    Valedictorian Tatanya Trotter, who has been with CGLA since the beginning, is looking forward to entering a new phase of her life as she pursues nursing at Chattanooga State Community College in the fall.  “Being a member of CGLA’s first graduating class is very special to me,” said Ms. Trotter.  “I hope that my fellow classmates and I will inspire the next generation of CGLA girls to work hard and follow their dreams.”

    Students of CGLA’s class of 2013 have been accepted into several colleges and universities around the region, including Middle Tennessee State University, Chattanooga State Community College, Tennessee State University and Sewanee: The University of the South.  Students have also received scholarships from several organizations, including First Tennessee, Community Foundation Together We Can Scholarship Fund, Delta Sigma Theta, Executive Women International, Captain Paul R. Calloway Scholarship Fund, and Hyksos Temple No. 123. [emphasis added]


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  • Monday, May 13, 2013 8:52 AM | Deleted user
    Scholarship to CGLA Kaitlin Newton
    Executive Women International (EWI) of Chattanooga donated $1,000 to Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy graduate Kaitlin Newton. Ms. Newton will continue her education this fall at Chattanooga State. 

    Since chartering in 1987, EWI of Chattanooga has contributed more than $170,000 in scholarships at area schools. This is the first time a high school student has been a recipient; historically the scholarships have been awarded to women already attending college. EWI of Chattanooga President Ani Yacoubian, of Yacoubian Tailors, says, "EWI representatives know the funds they donate make a real difference in the lives of local women; that's important to us. We recognize the good work CGLA is doing for our youth and we wish Kaitlin all the best. We're already planning our December meeting when Kaitlin will join us to celebrate her progress at Chattanooga State."

    Connections, Careers and Community is the tagline of EWI, fulfilled through connection and promotion of member companies, career-enhancing professional development and community involvement. For more information about EWI or membership, please visit the chapter web site: ewichattanooga.org.

    Established in 1938, EWI® is a non-profit organization with more than 2,500 member firms and 2,800 representatives in major cities throughout the United States and Canada. EWI brings members together to promote member firms, to enhance personal and professional development, and to encourage community involvement. As a premier organization for networking and leadership development for today's business professionals, EWI offers professional development through webinars and its Academy of Leadership, as well as scholarships and philanthropic initiatives with a focus on literacy. For more information, visit ewiconnect.com.

    PICTURE ATTACHED
    Left to right: Elaine Swafford, Ed.D., Director Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy (CGLA); Kristina Smith, First Tennessee Bank; Delores Lewis, United Way of Greater Chattanooga; Kaitin Newton, EWI scholarship recipient; Nancy Harrison, Spicer Rudstrom, PLLC; Jennifer Fox, CGLA; Ani Yacoubian, Yacoubian Tailors
  • Tuesday, May 07, 2013 8:27 AM | Deleted user
    by Angel Ulmer, University Relations Intern
    Melissa Mitchell
    Melissa Mitchell

    After Melissa Mitchell graduated with good grades from Marion County High School in 1997, she knew she had the potential for a four-year academic degree but admits to a lack of motivation. A meeting with Cathy Brown of the Educational Opportunity Center changed her mind.

    The EOC, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, is part of the Center for Community Career Education at UTC. It offers free counseling and information to adults who want to apply for college. Ms. Brown explained Ms. Mitchell could receive EOC assistance in application for scholarships and grants. The EOC also offered to help her choose a college and a field of study.

    Ms. Mitchell recalls when she was informed of all the services, she realized she could access a support system geared toward her success. She quickly responded.

    The EOC staff became very well acquainted with Ms. Mitchell. She remembers what it felt like to have no more funding for school, and then the EOC staff told her about a scholarship that would allow her to continue her studies with no interruptions. She was encouraged to compete for the scholarship, funded by Executive Women’s International [ed: sic, emphasis added] - to her delight, she was selected as the recipient of the Jean Bradford Award in 2012. 

    “EOC was open, inviting and informative, and they encouraged me to excel as a 31-year-old single mother of a four-year-old son," said Ms. Mitchell.  "UTC was the obvious choice for me to further my education."

    Ms. Mitchell explains she has learned valuable skills on the way toward achieving her goal of becoming a Community Social Worker. As she earned her degree, she has operated a free store for children on Saturdays in the East Lake community. Her new BSW degree will play a critical role in her future as she continues to assist children.

    The Center for Community Career Education at UTC consists of TRiO programs such as Educational Talent Search, Educational Opportunity Center, GEAR-UP, Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math Science. The primary initiative of these programs is college preparation.

    For 32 years, the Center for Community Career Education has helped UTC fulfill its mission as an engaged metropolitan university. With services that include counseling, advising, tutoring, admissions, financial aid assistance and mentoring, the Center is one of the oldest collegiate success providers in the region. Since its inception, the Center has provided guidance and assistance necessary to ensure more than 50,000 individuals reached their goals of enhanced education and better careers. 

    Educational Opportunity Center provides free assistant (admission/financial aid/choosing a college or a major) to those that do not already have a four year degree and desire to go to college or to get their GED.  Financial aid and admission priority deadlines for the fall semester are almost upon us.  Area Schools:  Chattanooga State: July 1 all students;  UTC – Transfer students/Readmission Students: July 1; Dalton State: July 1 all students; GNTC May 31 all students.  For more information or to schedule an appointment call 425-1702.

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  • Monday, February 25, 2013 3:25 PM | Deleted user
    chattanoogan.com

    EWI of Chattanooga announced it is hosting the international Spring Conference 2013 on April 18-20, at the historic Sheraton Read House Hotel. All area professionals are encouraged to attend and enjoy this year’s impressive lineup of guest speakers.

    A few speakers at the conference include Dr. June Scobee Rodgers, “My Path Toward Leadership” and Lori Giovannoni, “Emotional Intelligence and Leadership, Making the Connection”. In addition, we have Dr. June Scobee Rodgers moderating the panelists group on “The Pros and Cons of Breaking the Glass Ceiling” on Saturday morning.


    Panelists include:

    Monique Prado Berke, Unum, VP, Investment Operations

    Sue Culpepper, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, director, Finance for the Future

    Dave Flessner, Times Free Press, Business editor

    Lynda Childress Hawks, Corker Properties Management, COO and corporate officer

    Dana B. Perry, Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C., president and managing shareholder

    Kim H. White, River City Company, president/CEO

    The theme of this year’s event is, “Leaders with Vision – All aboard to a positive future.” Non-members of EWI are welcome, and attendees can either purchase a full-weekend or Friday-only pass to attend Academy of Leadership. The Academy of Leadership will qualify for five EWI Professional Development Hours with certificates available.

    Officials said, "Our membership ranges from entrepreneurs to small businesses to large corporations. We have a vast range of talented professionals in our network with a real commitment to civic responsibility. This event provides an excellent learning and networking opportunity for professionals of all ages."

    EWI of Chattanooga will celebrate its 26th year as a chapter of the international organization. The chapter has over 60 member firms. EWI is a nonprofit that strives to connect diverse companies to promote business, enhance personal and professional development, and encourage community involvement.

    The conference is open to the public. For more information, please contact EWI of Chattanooga at connections@ewichattanooga.org. One may also register for the event online at http://www.ewichattanooga.org/spring-conference.
  • Tuesday, February 12, 2013 1:48 PM | Deleted user
    nooga.com

     
    (From left to right) Alisha Stadden (UTC), Melissa Pierce (Chattanooga State), Rebecca Wilson (Chattanooga State), Pamela Fox (Southern Adventist University) and Melissa Mitchell (UTC) all won EWI scholarships. (Photo: Contributed)

    Executive Women International of Chattanooga recently donated $12,000 to the Jean Bradford Memorial Endowment Fund at UTC, $6,000 to Chattanooga State and $3,000 to Southern Adventist University, money that was awarded to five local women who are students at the institutions.

    All three institutions are member of EWI. The scholarships are specifically designated to make it easier for single mothers to go to college.

    EWI began the tradition of donating money to be used for scholarships in 1996. Since chartering in 1987, EWI of Chattanooga has contributed more than $170,000 to scholarship donations at area schools.

    "EWI representatives feel fortunate to have made a positive impact on their community through enriching the lives of local women," EWI of Chattanooga President Ani Yacoubian, of Yacoubian Tailors, said in a prepared statement.

    "Connections, careers and community" is the tagline of EWI, fulfilled through connection and promotion of member companies, career-enhancing professional development and community involvement, officials said.

  • Tuesday, February 12, 2013 9:14 AM | Deleted user
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

    Executive Women International (EWI) of Chattanooga Assists Nine Local Women with $18,000 in Scholarship Donations

    Scholarship winners
    Executive Women International (EWI) of Chattanooga recently continued a tradition started in 1996 by donating $12,000 to the Jean Bradford Memorial Endowment Fund at UTC, $6,000 to Chattanooga State and $3,000 to Southern Adventist University. All three institutions are member of EWI.

    One of the nine scholarship winners stated, "When I started school, I had a lot of fear and a lot of negative voices telling me how I wasn't good enough. The EWI scholarship has been a real blessing to me. I don't feel alone anymore."

    Another comments included, "Thank you for teaching me that with hard work and a little help, dreams are possible." "Thank you for helping me out when I needed it most." "Your words of encouragement meant so much to me." "EWI's support will help me towards my goal of a new life for my kids and me."

    Since chartering in 1987, EWI of Chattanooga has contributed more than $170,000 to scholarship donations at area schools. The scholarships are specifically designated for single mothers. EWI of Chattanooga President Ani Yacoubian, of Yacoubian Tailors, says, "EWI representatives feel fortunate to have made a positive impact on their community through enriching the lives of local women."

    Connections, Careers and Community is the tagline of EWI, fulfilled through connection and promotion of member companies, career-enhancing professional development and community involvement. For more information about EWI or membership, please visit the chapter web site: ewichattanooga.org.

    Established in 1938, EWI® is a non-profit organization with more than 2,500 member firms and 2,800 representatives in major cities throughout the United States and Canada. EWI brings members together to promote member firms, to enhance personal and professional development, and to encourage community involvement. As a premier organization for networking and leadership development for today's business professionals, EWI offers professional development through webinars and its Academy of Leadership, as well as scholarships and philanthropic initiatives with a focus on literacy. For more information, visit ewiconnect.com.

    PICTURE ATTACHED
    Left to right: Alisha Stadden (UTC), Melissa Pierce (Chatt State), Rebecca Wilson (Chatt State), Pamela Fox (Southern Adventist) and Melissa Mitchell (UTC).

    Not pictured: Dania Gray and Jessica Wiesel (Chatt State), Kim Miller and Megan Gray (Southern Adventist)

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