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      The History
1995
Dr. Ron Richards of kellogg Foundation requests ETSU President Roy Nicks convene presidents of four universities to study potential for Community Partnerships outside of health arena
1997
Dr. Paul Stanton, Vice President of Health Affairs and Dean, College of Medicine, assumes presidency of ETSU
1998
Kellogg Foundation awards third major grant to ETSU for Expanding Community Partnerships Program in the amount of $1.25 million; ETSU also requested to manage Higher Education Community Partnerships Consortium
1998
Office of Rural and Community Health is renamed as "Office of Rural and Community Health and Community Partnerships" with new Governing Board members added from partner communities
1998
"Bus trips: conducted to four partnership communities with deans and faculty linked to faculty retreat to identify interests for Expanding Community Partnerships projects
1999
Dr. Jo Lobertini hired as Assistant Director of Program
1999
Funding for 11 projects to create educational experiences in partnership communities
1999
Benchmarks for an Engaged Campus supported by Campus Compact
2000
School violence workshop conducted in Nashville for Appalachian and Southern states
2000
Shakespeare works performed as part of Renaissance Festival in the Park in Rogersville
2001
Johnson County government contracts with ETSU for visioning process through U.S. Economic Development Administration grant
2001
Artist at Work Day in Sneedville at Farmers Market for schools
2001
ETSU Division of Theatre receives top award from American College Theater Festival and performs at Kennedy Center
2001
Opening of Unicoi Community Learning Center
2001
ETSU's first Hispanic Student Day conducted to encourage post-secondary education
2002
First bilingual newspaper supplement printed with assistance of Unicoi Rotary Club
2002
Agreement with Rogersville Historical Society to use Rogers Tavern for student housing
2002
Approval of interdisciplinary Applied Spanish Community Studies minor
2002
Compact disk "ETSU Presents: Our Role in the Regional Community" is produced and distributed to ETSU faculty