CSCC’s Deal Receives Point Foundation Scholarship

Friday, July 14, 2017
CSCC student Justin Deal received a 2017 Point Foundation Scholarship
CSCC student Justin Deal received a 2017 Point Foundation Scholarship

CSCC student Justin Deal received a 2017 Point Foundation Scholarship. Out of 2,000 applicants, Deal was one of 52 scholarship recipients total, and only 25 of those were community college scholarship recipients.  

The Point Community College Program Foundation inspires LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) community college students to fulfill their ambitions of attending a four-year college or university. Students accepted into this program will receive up to $3,700 tuition scholarship, admissions counseling, coaching and financial education at the Point Community College Transfer Symposium in Los Angeles and access to the Point Foundation network of LGBTQ scholars, more than 300 alumni and many others dedicated to seeing LGBTQ students succeed.

“Justin is an outstanding student and leader on our campus,” stated Dr. Bill Seymour, CSCC president. “I am proud of his accomplishments and this national recognition.”

Dr. Victoria Bryan, Honors Program director / assistant professor of English, stated, “I’m unbelievably proud of Justin. He is the first member of our honors program who has earned a national scholarship and the only person in Tennessee who won a scholarship from this organization this year.” 

According to Dr. Bryan, the application process was lengthy and included several rounds of questionnaires and interviews. “Justin and I worked on several drafts of his application and statement of purpose. He completed this process all while running for Student Senate President, applying for the Presidential Honors Scholarship, completing the Honors Learning Community, applying to speak on a panel at the National Collegiate Honors Council Conference in Atlanta and maintaining his GPA as a pre-medical professions major.”

During his interview process, Mr. Deal was asked to provide a one minute video telling about someone who inspired him, and he chose to do his video on Dr. Bryan.

“I love how she is so outgoing and willing to help students,” stated Mr. Deal. “She always goes the extra mile and dedicates so much time to the honors program and the Allies program on campus. She is always creating social outlets for students to be a part of.”

Mr. Deal continued, “I was shocked and humbled to receive this scholarship. To know that 2,000 students applied, and only 25 community college students received this scholarship made me very grateful to have been chosen.”

After CSCC, Mr. Deal plans to transfer to UTC to take advantage of the articulation agreement between CSCC and UTC for the honors program. He plans to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and later transfer to the University of Memphis to pursue medical school.


Chattanooga State SkillsUSA Students Earn Five National Medals

Chattanooga State’s TCAT division was well represented at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Ky. on June 19-23.  Seventeen students competed in 13 events and collectively they earned four silver medals and one bronze medal. Furthermore, 16 out of 17 students finished in the top ten within their individual contests. The chapter lead advisors ... (click for more)

Lee To Welcome Thousands To Campus For Teen Talent

Lee University will host the 2017 Church of God Teen Talent, an international competition which aims to help young people ages 13-19 discover their talents, develop that talent, and dedicate it to better serve the Lord, on July 31-Aug. 4.  Over 5,000 individuals will compete in 43 categories over the course of five days, featuring competition in music, art, drama, multimedia, ... (click for more)

3 Hikers Missing In Big Soddy Creek Gulf Area Are Found Safe

Three hikers missing since Sunday afternoon at Big Soddy Creek Gulf have been found safe. They left around noon, and were supposed to return around 6 p.m. The hikers are a married couple and their friend. They are avid hikers. Crews with the Soddy Daisy Police and Fire Departments began searching at daybreak on Monday. (click for more)

Pair Arrested In Connection With Lookout Mountain Vehicle Thefts, Break-Ins

Police on Lookout Mountain said two arrests have been made tied to the theft of  two vehicles stolen from a home in Lookout Mountain, Ga., last week.   In connection to the vehicle thefts, seven other vehicles were entered and several items were stolen. Lookout Mountain, Ga., Chief Todd Gann said, "Early  Wednesday  morning, a Georgia resident noticed ... (click for more)

Do Something To Protect Our Children

It is unconscionable in this day and age that these children had to exist in such deplorable conditions and that an innocent baby suffered and died alone in a locked car.  Yes, there is blame and accountability considering this family had child neglect charges filed a few years ago (that were apparently dropped and expunged) and a large part of the responsibility should ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Not Many Know This

The best story of the summer – by far – came out of Panama City over the Fourth of July weekend when over 80 total strangers on a Panama City beach responded to screams. Two boys, ages 14 and 11, were caught in a rip tide and all of these “angels” quickly formed a human chain -- over 80 people with their arms locked -- to stretch out in the water, reach those kids and tug them out ... (click for more)