2022 Community First Awards Nominations Begin April 1

2022 Community First Awards Nominations Begin April 1

Napierra Alexander
Thursday, March 31, 2022 12:00 AM
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CLEVELAND, Tenn.- Cleveland State Community College is currently accepting nominations for its Seventh Annual Community First Awards and Gala on Tuesday, September 20 at Ocoee Crest in Polk County. Each year, this event honors individuals who have a passion for giving back to the communities they serve.

“We are very excited to be planning for the Seventh Annual Community First Awards,” stated Dr. Bill Seymour, CSCC President. “The most important part of the process is receiving nominations.  This is the only way that deserving people who exemplify the ideal of "Community First" can be recognized. This is the only award program of its kind.  Everyone is eligible within our five-county service area, but they must be nominated.”

Nominations are judged based on the nominees’ extraordinary commitment of time, talent and/or treasure to the community. Anyone who lives in the Cleveland State five-county service area of Bradley, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe and Polk counties, is eligible to be nominated and receive a Community First Award.

This year, there are nine different categories: Arts, Business, Education, Public Service, Volunteer Service, Non-Profit Leadership, Healthcare, Student Leadership and Philanthropy. One nominee will be honored as the Community First Person of the Year, which will be announced at the Community First Gala.

Nominations are open to the public, and the nomination form is available online at mycs.cc/cfanominations until May 15. Although the winners of each category will be announced prior to the event, the college will keep the name of its most prestigious award, the Community First Person of the Year, a surprise until the night of the event.

For additional information, please contact Jill Norton Woodruff at 423.614.8703 or visit the website at mycs.cc/communityfirstawards. 

About CSCC

For more information on Cleveland State Community College, visit the website at clevelandstatecc.edu or email clscc_info@clevelandstatecc.edu. If you are interested in applying, visit mycs.cc/applynow. Students are currently enrolled online and on-campus through the CSCC main campus in Cleveland, Tennessee, as well as CSCC’s Athens Center in Athens, Tennessee and Monroe County Center in Vonore, Tennessee.

CSCC earned the Tennessee Board of Regent’s 2019 College of The Year. CSCC directly serves Bradley, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, and Polk Counties in Tennessee. The College System of Tennessee is the state’s largest public higher education system, with 13 community colleges, 27 colleges of applied technology and the online TN eCampus serving more than 140,000 students.



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