Roan Scholars Class of 2014




Mollie Bellows

Mollie Francis Elizabeth Ley Bellows

Mollie is a graduate of Tuscola High School and is currently pursuing a major in Spanish. She is president of the ETSU climbing team and a building supervisor in the Basler Center for Physical Activity; she also teaches English as a Second Language through the Language and Cultural Resource Center. In the community, Mollie volunteers at Small Miracles Therapeutic Riding Center in Kingsport, teaching horseback riding to children with special needs, and works with middle-school students at her local church. She serves as a counselor and arts & crafts director at Camp Burnt Gin, a camp for children with special needs, in Columbia, South Carolina. Following graduation in 2014, she plans to attend graduate school.





Chelsea Booher

Chelsea Hopkins Booher 

Chelsea is a graduate of Sullivan South High School and is majoring in Mathematics Education at ETSU. A member of both Golden Key Honor Society and Phi Kappa Phi, she spends the majority of her time outside the classroom working with youth at Tri-Cities Baptist Church. As Program Director for the middle school ministry, Chelsea has led student groups on multiple out-of-state trips during the past year, and served as logistics coordinator for a weekend conference attended by over 500 students. This summer, she'll intern with Summit Leadership Foundation.





Lucas Hitechew

Lucas Christopher Hitechew

Lucas Hitechew is a graduate of Cloudland High School in Roan Mountain. He currently serves as Parliamentarian of the SGA, Secretary/Treasurer of ETSU's chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary and as the Service Committee Chair of Alpha Lambda Delta. He has also served as President of Governors Hall Council and as Secretary/Treasurer of the Davis Hall Council. His volunteer activities include waiting tables at Feast of Joy, singing at local nursing homes, and volunteering at 4-H Camp as an adult leader. Lucas plans to double major in International Affairs and Communication Studies with a minor in Leadership Studies.





Matt Pencarinha

Matthew Thomas Pencarinha

Matt graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School. At ETSU he has participated in President's Pride, the Entrepreneurs Club and Campus Crusade; he has also served as a Peer Advisor for the College of Business and Technology. During his freshman year, he participated in the Army ROTC program. Off-campus he is involved in the community through Summit Leadership Foundation, the Johnson City Chamber of Commerce Youth Leadership Board, and the John Maxwell Group. He is majoring in Logistics with a minor in Leadership Studies, and plans a career in the business field.





Erika Wild

Erika Love Wild

Erika is a 2010 graduate of Cocke County High School. At ETSU, she is in the College of Public Health, majoring in Health Sciences with a concentration in Human Health. She is the president of Gamma Sigma Alpha and vice president of Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society. A member of the Public Health Student Association and Vice President for the College of Public Health Student Council, Erika is also the historian for the Association of Interprofessional Healthcare Students. During 2012-13, Erika was recognized in "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges," and was named ETSU Outstanding Greek Woman of the Year.
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