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Sandy Cole


Lisa Flint, Director of External Affairs in the UTC College of Business Administration greets visitors at the Expo

Cole Honored at Chattanooga Business Expo

Sandy Cole of the Center for Community Career Education was pleasantly surprised at the 2004 Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce Business Expo when she was presented with an award for her work with Reality Check. Reality Check is a program offered through the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce to local high school freshmen to experience life as if they were 25 years old and the primary wage earner of their household. Cole is the Project Director of Bradley/Walker GEAR UP, under the Center for Community Career Education on the UTC campus.

Rebecca Paul, CEO of the Tennessee Lottery told the luncheon crowd at the Business Expo that in the short life of the Tennessee Lottery, $141 million has been raised, with one third earmarked for college scholarships. It is estimated that $88 million will be available to fund college scholarships beginning next fall.

Before coming to start up the Tennessee Lottery, Paul established the Georgia Lottery, which she says has produced scholarships that now encourage 75% of the best and brightest students to remain in their home state.

“Because of the success of the Georgia Lottery, the Tennessee legislature copied the legislation almost verbatim,” Paul said.

You can learn more online about Tennessee Lottery Scholarships.

Over 2,000 people came through the Chattanooga Business Expo, where professors and staff from UTC booths answered questions about undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees at the University.