A View From The Top
Roan Mountain begins its 6,200-foot rise toward the sky a few miles from the East Tennessee State University campus. The region’s highest peak is known throughout the world for the beauty of its Catawba Rhododendrons and its magnificent vistas.
Those who live in this part of Appalachia see Roan Mountain as the pinnacle. For that reason, it is the symbol of The Roan Scholars Leadership Program, founded by Northeast Tennessee’s own Louis H. Gump, a longtime friend of the university who remains active in the advancement of our greater region. The program offers unique leadership development opportunities that prepare selected students to become future community leaders. The four guiding pillars of the program are Character, Leadership, Intellectual Curiosity, and Physical Vigor.
We are please you are interested in becoming a part of the Roan Family. You can play a significant role in the success of the program in a wide variety of ways — all focused on helping regional talent become effective stewards of a better tomorrow.
Your Role in Reaching the Peak
Understanding, supporting, and promoting the Roan Scholars program will help develop our region's future leaders and assist ETSU in becoming the best regional university in the country. There are many ways to give to this outstanding program including cash, appreciated securities, real estate, other real property, personal valuables, and life insurance policies naming the university as the sole owner and beneficiary. You may also support us by sponsoring an additional scholarship for four years or through sponsorship of international travel or other Roan programming.
For additional information, please contact:
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN 37614-0721
Mr. Louis H. Gump
P. O. Box 3005 CRS
Johnson City, TN 37602