Edamerica Receives Award from Tennessee Association of Career and Technical Education

2/27/2007

Knoxville, TN -  In appreciation of its contributions and ongoing support to career education for Tennessee youth, Edamerica received an award at the recent Tennessee Association of Career and Technical Education Legislative breakfast in Nashville. Members of the State General Assembly were on hand for the presentation, as were representatives of various student organizations including BPA/FBLA, DECA, FCCLA, FFA, HOSA, VICA, TSA and Skills USA.

Tony Hollin, Edamerica chairman & CEO, stressed Edamerica’s focus on students and families and the company’s commitment to expanding access to higher education during his acceptance speech, saying "It's our goal to help students fulfill their dreams and realize their potential academically and professionally."

Ron Gambill, chairman and CEO of Edsouth, took part in the ceremonies. Dr. Tim Webb from the state Department of Education presented the award.

"Our partnership with the Tennessee Department of Education will increase the number of Tennessee students graduating from high school and college, and provide intellectual and economic growth for the state," said Gambill.

Edamerica and Edsouth provided over $12 million in scholarship funds through the Edscholar program and facilitated outreach and financial planning statewide through the Edamerica College and Career Planning program and Student Outreach Services. eCampusTours.com provides 360-degree campus tours, career planning and scholarship information and opportunities in a virtual format.

"A college degree is the key to unlocking your dreams for the future," Hollin said, addressing the students present in the audience.

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Headquartered in Knoxville, TN, Edsouth is one of the nation's largest providers of education loans. Offering low-cost student loan and benefit programs nationwide, Edsouth has helped over a million students and families realize their dreams of higher education since 1988.

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