Image of Dinner of First Billboard with caricature of Edna Varner, honoree, Proceeds benefit First in Family schoalrhsip, event Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 , visit chattanoogastate.edu/dof

Edna Varner is 2016 Dinner of Firsts Honoree

Now celebrating its 5th year, the Chattanooga State Foundation’s Dinner of Firsts is the signature “FUNdraising” event for Chattanooga State Community College. Each year the College honors a community leader who is the first in their family to attend college. This year’s honoree is Edna Varner, a major advocate for public education and

Dinner of First logo in red, Chattanooga State's Dinner of First 2016, A Toast and Roast honoring Edna Varner, Event Chair Stefanie Crown, Thur., Nov. 17, 2016, Chattanoogan, 6 pm Reception, 7 pm dinner, Dress business attire

Save the Date for Dinner of Firsts Honoring Rockstar Educator Edna Varner

Now celebrating its 5th year, the Chattanooga State Foundation’s Dinner of Firsts is the signature “FUNdraising” event for Chattanooga State Community College. Each year we honor a community leader who is the first in their family to attend college. This year we honor Edna Varner, a major advocate for public education and a first generation college student. Those roasting Edna include

new Chattanooga State Alumni Board members seated left to right at board room table: Dr. Jared Bigham, Morgan Smith, Sherri Shackleford, Dennis Tumlin, Dr. Flora Tydings, Jerry Wagner, Tabatha Armour and Gary Ainscough.

New Alumni Board at Chattanooga State

Dr. Flora Tydings welcomed the new Alumni Board members to campus and stated how grateful she was for their service:

“You are making our dream of an Alumni Board a reality,” Tydings said.

We are so pleased to introduce you to our new Chattanooga State Alumni Board members: photo above (l-r): Dr. Jared Bigham, Morgan Smith, Sherri Shackleford, Dennis Tumlin, Dr. Flora Tydings, Jerry Wagner, Tabatha Armour and Gary Ainscough. Missing from