Dinner of Firsts logo and announcement of 2017 Date, Thursday evening, Nov. 16 at The Chattanoogan, a toast & roast honoring Patsy Hazlewood,event chair Reggie Piercy

Save the Date for Dinner of Firsts 2017

Patsy Hazelwood photo sitting at desk writing in notebook, smilingNow celebrating its 6th 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 will honor Patsy Hazlewood. In addition to being a first generation college student, Patsy has

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

Student ambassador

Olivia Kilgore: “I will be the FIRST…”

by Olivia Kilgore, a current Chattanooga State Global Scholars Honors Student

Being a First in the Family Scholar has allowed me to attend college and not face financial struggles. I have been enabled to pay for my books without applying for student loans. It has also allowed to continue my education in hopes of graduating with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Non-Destructive Testing Technology in the Spring of 2017.

Dinner of Firsts Dec 3, 2015 Convention Center honoring John Germ

A Toast & Roast honoring John Germ on Dec. 3

Chattanooga State Foundation presents Dinner of Firsts – A Golden Celebration! A combined event celebrating ChattState’s 50 years of service to our community and honoring our friend, John Germ. John is a first generation college graduate and has been

ChattState Dinner of Firsts 2014 Highlights

The 3rd annual Dinner of Firsts was held at the Chattanoogan on Thursday, October 23, 2014. Under the leadership of Grady Williams, Event Chairman, alumni and friends of the college toasted and roasted Leonard Fant with proceeds of the dinner funding First in the Family Scholarships. One of nine children,

mage of Patsy Hazelwood at podium speaking to Grady Williams, seated to her righ

Dinner of Firsts 2014 Scheduled

Please save the date and make plans to attend Chattanooga State Foundation’s Dinner of Firsts 2014 to be held on Thursday evening, October 23, 2014. The Dinner of Firsts is our signature fundraising event with a toast and a roast honoring a community leader who is the first in their family to attend college. This third annual dinner event will honor Chattanooga’s one and only Leonard Fant with Grady Williams serving as event chair. Our Dinner of Firsts will once again be held at The Chattanoogan, and we look forward to another sold-out event.