Because of You kicks off today

The Northeast State kicks off the third year of the successful Because of You Campaign today to raise money for student scholarships.

The Because of You campaign begins Sept. 29.
The Because of You campaign begins Sept. 29.

Because of You launches Sept. 29 and continues through Oct. 6 as a fundraising campaign by the College’s academic programs and administrative departments. The week’s fundraising events include a car wash by Automotive Programs, BEAR Bucks Village with a variety of nice seasonal goods, the GLOW Run road race by the Honors Program, and a Northeast State Has Talent show among many others. Get the entire calendar of events by clicking here.

J.P. the Bear will be there for his many fans.
J.P. the Bear will be there for his many fans.

The week also features the art exhibit “Edged Perception” by alumnus Darby Curtis, ’11, at Basler Library on Sept. 30.  Curtis will lecture about his work at 1:30 p.m. and host a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Library Gallery.

Alumnus and artist Darby Curtis opens his Edged Perception exhibit.
Alumnus and artist Darby Curtis opens his Edged Perception exhibit.

Initiated in 2012, the campaign generated a tremendous response from faculty and staff raising more than $50,000 for new and existing scholarships.  The campaign features a friendly competition between participating departments for their fundraising efforts.

The Honors Glow Run
The Honors Glow Run happens Oct. 1.

The campaign continues throughout the week with individual groups and organizations each taking a day for fundraising. Events are held staged at Northeast State’s main campus in Blountville, as well as teaching sites in Elizabethton, Gray, and Kingsport.

 

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