GCS Education Foundation Seeking CORE Champion Awards Nominations

GCS Education Foundation Seeking CORE Champion Awards Nominations

 

The Greeneville City Schools (GCS) Education Foundation is accepting public nominations for its 4th annual CORE (Commit, Optimize, Reinvest, & Equip) Champion Awards through January 8th, 2015 in the categories of Outstanding Young Alumni, Distinguished Alumni, Distinguished Service, and Outstanding Patronage.

 

The winners of these awards will be introduced at the Education Foundation’s 4th annual CORE Champion Awards Banquet, to be held in April 2016. The event will honor alumni and friends of the Greeneville City School System.

 

“The CORE Champion Awards Banquet gives us the opportunity to remind our community of our organization’s mission, and to recognize and express appreciation to some of the many outstanding GHS alumni and devoted friends of the Greeneville City School System,” said executive director of the Education Foundation, Amanda Waddell. “The quality of previous nominees and recipients is impressive and serves as a testament to the exceptionalism of our system and community.”

 

CORE Champions will be honored for their commitment to the service to others, their ability to optimize resources, reinvest in the community, and equip others to be successful.

 

The selection committee seeks to review the broadest possible range of qualified nominees.

“We are very fortunate to have a large pool of exceptional GHS alumni and community supporters from which to draw CORE Champion nominees, and we hope people will take the time to submit candidates for consideration,” Waddell added.

Nominations from the public should follow these guidelines:

·         Outstanding Young Alumni Award will be granted to a Greeneville High School graduate who is 35 years old or younger when nominated, for significant accomplishments in their profession or chosen field of endeavor or for distinguished human service to their community, state, or nation, thereby providing students with an outstanding role model.

·         Distinguished Alumni Award will be granted to a Greeneville High School graduate for their achievements, contributions, or service that benefits humankind and brings honor to the Greeneville City School System.

·         Distinguished Service Award will be granted to an individual (alumni or non-alumni of Greeneville High School) who has demonstrated outstanding service and dedication to education in the town of Greeneville.

·         Outstanding Patronage Award will be granted to a benefactor (alumni or non-alumni; individual, family, or entity) exemplifying outstanding dedication and patronage to public education. The awardee is deserving of recognition for their spirit of giving not only to the Education Foundation, but also to the youth in our community.

 

The nominations forms and guidelines can be uploaded from the organization’s website:

http://www.gcseducationfoundation.net or picked up at the GCS Education Foundation office located in the Kathryn W. Leonard Administrative Offices building at 129 W. Depot Street.

 

Nomination forms must be emailed or postmarked by January 4th, 2016 in order to be considered for the 4th annual CORE Champion Awards. All nominations should be directed to Amanda Waddell, executive director. The completed nominations packets can be emailed to Waddell at waddella@gcschools.net , or mailed to GCS Education Foundation, P.O. Box 1420, Greeneville, TN 37744.

 

For additional information about the CORE Awards and the nomination process, contact Waddell at 423-823-0001.

 

The GCS Education Foundation was established in 1996 by a group of private citizens working closely with the Greeneville City Board of Education and the Greeneville City School System administration as an independent, non-profit organization which advocates for a strong system of public education. The mission of the Education Foundation is to go “beyond the basics” provided to our public school system by government funding so that Greeneville City Schools’ students will be college and career ready, and successfully equipped in a global society.


John Compton To Speak At 2015 CORE Champion Awards Banquet on April 14th, 2015

 

John Compton To Speak At 2015 CORE Champion Awards Banquet on April 14th, 2015

 

 

 

The GCS Education Foundation will honor the award recipients of the CORE Champion Awards on Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 at 6PM, at the General Morgan Inn.  Greeneville native, and 1979 GHS graduate, Mr. John Compton will return to Greeneville to headline the event.  Mr. Compton was the first recipient of the CORE Champion Award for Distinguished Alumni in 2013. 

 

CORE Champions are defined as those who demonstrate dedication to human service by committing to a cause, optimizing resources, re-investing in the community, and equipping others for success.  “As an alumni, and previous award recipient, Mr. Compton fully represents the spirit of this event, and we are so grateful for his participation”, said Amanda Waddell, Executive Director of the GCS Education Foundation. 

 

 

 

          John Compton to speak

 

Mr. Compton became a Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Partner in 2015 after serving as an Operating Advisor since 2013.  CD&R is one of the most successful Private Equity firms in the world with over $30Billion in assets under management.  He currently serves as Chairman of TruGreen — the nations largest lawn care company.  Mr. Compton is a 29-year veteran and former President of PepsiCo, Inc., the world’s 2nd largest food and beverage company with over 250,000 employees in 220 countries.  Mr. Compton’s career at PepsiCo started at Frito-Lay in 1983. In 2002, after serving in positions of increasing responsibility in a variety of operational and sales capacities, he was appointed Vice Chairman and President of Frito-Lay North America. Mr. Compton went on to serve as CEO of PepsiCo Americas Foods, which included Frito-Lay North America, Quaker Oats brands, and all of PepsiCo’s Latin American food and snack businesses. He became President of PepsiCo in 2011. Mr. Compton is the former Chief Executive Officer of Pilot Flying J Corporation. He serves on the board of First Horizon National Corporation and was previously on the board of Pepsi Bottling Group Inc. In 2009, he was named a “CEO of Tomorrow” by BusinessWeek. Mr. Compton received a B.S. in Finance from the University of Tennessee.  The University of Tennessee has honored him as a Distinguished Alumnus of the College of Business and a TorchBearer Distinguished Alumnus — the University’s highest Alumni honor.  

 

 “We are honored to have Mr. Compton return to Greeneville to help us mark this special occasion, and we’re certain our CORE Champions and banquet guests will find his message inspirational”, said Cynthia Pectol, Chairman of the GCS Education Foundation Board of Trustees.

 

Cost to attend the banquet is $50 per person and advance reservations are required as seating is limited.

 

Table sponsorships are also available.  Proceeds from this event benefit the GCS Education Foundation.

 

For more information call Amanda Waddell, Executive Director of the GCS Education Foundation, at (423) 823-0001 or visit the organization’s website: www.gcseducationfoundation.net  

 

The GCS Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, was founded in 1996 by a group of private citizens, working closely with the Greeneville City Board of Education and GCS system administration.

 

The organization advocates for a strong system of public education and strives to go “Beyond The

 

Basics” provided to schools via government funding so students will be college and career ready, and successfully equipped in a global society.  Visit www.gcseducationfoundation.net , or call (423) 823-0001 for more information about the GCS Education Foundation, 

 


2014 CORE Champions Announced!

Coach Tyler Summitte Is Keynote Speaker

GCS Education Foundation Announces 2014 CORE Champions

Coach Tyler Summitt To Speak 

 

The Board of Trustees of the Greeneville City Schools (GCS) Education Foundation have chosen the winners of the 2nd Annual CORE Champion Awards in the categories of Outstanding Young Alumni, Distinguished Alumni, Distinguished Service, and Outstanding Patron.

CORE Champions are defined as those who demonstrate dedication to human service by committing to a cause, optimizing resources, re-investing in the community, and equipping others for success.

Champions for 2014 were selected in four categories:

Outstanding Young Alumni – Major Jay Burns, U.S. Army, GHS Class of 1998, Judge Advocate General’s Corps.

Distinguished Alumni – Dr. James B. Abshire, GHS Class of 1969, Senior Scientist for Laser Sensing, Solar System Exploration Division, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Distinguished Service – Mr. Art Masker, retired President and CEO of Holston United Methodist Home for Children

Outstanding Patron – Mr. Dale Keasling, GHS Class of 1961, Chairman, President and CEO of Home Federal Bank of Tennessee

The GCS Education Foundation will honor the award recipients at the CORE Champion Awards Banquet to be held on Thursday, April 10th, at 6PM, at the General Morgan Inn. East Tennessean, and assistant coach of the women’s basketball team at Marquette University, Tyler Summitt, will be on-hand to address the honorees and dinner guests.

Coach Tyler Summitt to speak

Tyler Summitt is now in his second year of coaching at Marquette University under head coach Terri Mitchell. Summitt is also a co-founder and board member of The Pat Summitt Foundation, participates in public speaking engagements and is active in his church.

Summitt graduated from the University of Tennessee Chancellor’s Honor Program where he was a member of the Tennessee men’s basketball program for two seasons, gaining experience from Cuonzo Martin and Bruce Pearl. Summitt was a student assistant coach for the Tennessee Women’s Basketball Program which is known worldwide for the coaching success of his mother, Pat Summitt. He knows the feeling of victory as he was actively involved in the 2007 through 2009 seasons that resulted in two Lady Vols NCAA National Championships.

“We are thrilled and honored that Coach Summit will help us mark this special occasion, and we’re certain our CORE Champions and banquet guests will find his message inspirational”, said Cynthia Pectol, Chairman of the GCS Education Foundation Board of Trustees.

Cost to attend the banquet is $50 per person and advance reservations are required as seating is limited. Table sponsorships are also available. Proceeds from this event benefit the GCS Education Foundation.

For more information call Allison Adams, Executive Director of the GCS Education Foundation, at (423) 823-0001 or visit the organization’s website: www.gcseducationfoundation.net

The GCS Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, was founded in 1996 by a group of private citizens, working closely with the Greeneville City Board of Education and GCS system administration. The organization advocates for a strong system of public education and strives to go “Beyond The Basics” provided to schools via government funding so students will be college and career ready, and successfully equipped in a global society. Visit www.gcseducationfoundation.net , or call (423) 823-0001 for more information about the GCS Education Foundation,

 

 


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Coach Tyler Summitt To Speak

At 2014 CORE Champion Awards Banquet

Coach Tyler Summitt To Speak At 2014 CORE Champion Awards

 

The Greeneville City Schools (GCS) Education Foundation Board of Trustees has announced Coach Tyler Summitt as the keynote speaker for the organization’s 2nd Annual CORE Champion Awards Banquet at the General Morgan Inn on April 10, 2014.

Tyler Summitt has continued the tradition of coaching that his mother Pat Summitt instilled in him. Tyler is now in his second year of coaching at Marquette University under head coach Terri Mitchell. As an assistant coach, he oversees the team’s offense, is in charge of skill development for every position, performs all recruiting duties and is the scouting coordinator. Tyler is also a co-founder and board member of The Pat Summitt Foundation, participates in public speaking engagements and is active in church with his wife.

Summitt graduated from the University of Tennessee Chancellor’s Honors Program where he was a member of the Tennessee men’s basketball team for two seasons, gaining experience from Cuonzo Martin and Bruce Pearl. Tyler was a student assistant coach for the Tennessee Women’s Basketball Program which is known worldwide for the coaching success of his mother, Pat Summitt. Tyler was assigned various duties for the Lady Vols, including helping in practices, film review and taking game statistics on the bench. He knows the feeling of victory as he was actively involved in the 2007 through 2009 seasons that resulted in two Lady Vols NCAA National Championships.

“We are thrilled that Coach Summitt has accepted our invitation and we’re certain his keynote message will inspire and motivate our banquet guests and honorees” said Cynthia Pectol, Chair of the GCS Education Foundation Board of Trustees.

The GCS Education Foundation was established in 1996 by a group of private citizens working closely with the Greeneville City Board of Education and the Greeneville City School System administration as an independent, non-profit organization which advocates for a strong system of public education. The mission of the Education Foundation is to go “beyond the basics” provided to our public school system by government funding so that Greeneville City Schools’ students will be college and career ready, and successfully equipped in a global society.

The organization hosts the CORE Champion Awards Banquet, which honors outstanding GHS alumni and community supporters for their commitment to the service to others, their ability to optimize resources, reinvest in the community, and equip other to be successful. Proceeds from the event benefit the GCS Education Foundation.

The GCS Education Foundation is accepting public nominations for the 2014 CORE Champions Awards through December 20, 2013. (See accompanying article.)

For more information about attending the 2nd Annual CORE Champion Awards Banquet, or to nominate a CORE Champion, please visit the GCS Education Foundation’s website (http://www.gcseducationfoundation.net) or call Allison Adams, Executive Director, at 423-823-0001.

 


Seeking 2014 CORE Champion Nominations

Public Invited To Submit Nominees Before December 20, 2013

GCS Education Foundation Seeking CORE Champion Awards Nominations

 

The Greeneville City Schools (GCS) Education Foundation is accepting public nominations for its 2nd annual CORE (Commit, Optimize, Reinvest, & Equip) Champion Awards through December 20th in the categories of Outstanding Young Alumni, Distinguished Alumni, Distinguished Service, and Outstanding Patronage.

The winners of these awards will be introduced at the Education Foundation’s 2nd annual CORE Champion Awards Banquet, set for April 10, 2014 at the General Morgan Inn. The event will honor alumni and friends of the Greeneville City School System. The keynote speaker for the event will be Coach Tyler Summitt (see accompanying article).

 

 

“The CORE Champion Awards Banquet gives us the opportunity to remind our community of our organization’s mission, and to recognize and express appreciation to some of the many outstanding GHS alumni and devoted friends of the Greeneville City School System.” said executive director of the Education Foundation, Allison Adams, “We had a tremendous response to our inaugural event last April, and we’re excited to carry the tradition forward.”

 

CORE Champions will be honored for their commitment to the service to others, their ability to optimize resources, reinvest in the community, and equip other to be successful.

 

The selection committee seeks to review the broadest possible range of qualified nominees.

 

“We are very fortunate to have a large pool of exceptional GHS alumni and community supporters from which to draw CORE Champion nominees, and we hope people will take the time to submit candidates for consideration.”

 

Nominations from the public should follow these guidelines:

·         Outstanding Young Alumni Award will be granted to a Greeneville High School graduate who is 35 years old or younger when nominated, for significant accomplishments in their profession or chosen field of endeavor or for distinguished human service to their community, state, or nation, thereby providing students with an outstanding role model.

·         Distinguished Alumni Award will be granted to a Greeneville High School graduate for their achievements, contributions, or service that benefits humankind and brings honor to the Greeneville City School System.

·         Distinguished Service Award will be granted to an individual (alumni or non-alumni of Greeneville High School) who has demonstrated outstanding service and dedication to education in the town of Greeneville.

·         Outstanding Patronage Award will be granted to a benefactor (alumni or non-alumni; individual, family, or entity) exemplifying outstanding dedication and patronage to public education. The awardee is deserving of recognition for their spirit of giving not only to the Education Foundation, but also to the youth in our community.

The board of trustees and staff of the Education Foundation are not eligible to receive awards.

 

The nominations forms and guidelines can be uploaded from the organization’s website:

http://www.gcseducationfoundation.net or picked up at the GCS Education Foundation office located in the Kathryn W. Leonard Administrative Offices building at 129 W. Depot Street.

 

Nomination forms must be emailed or postmarked by December 20, 2013 in order to be considered for the 2nd annual CORE Champion Awards. All nominations should be directed to Allison Adams, executive director. The completed nominations packets can be emailed to Adams at education.foundation@gcschools.net, or mailed to GCS Education Foundation, P.O. Box 1420, Greeneville, TN 37744.

 

For additional information about the CORE Awards and the nomination process, contact Adams at 423-823-0001.

 

The GCS Education Foundation was established in 1996 by a group of private citizens working closely with the Greeneville City Board of Education and the Greeneville City School System administration as an independent, non-profit organization which advocates for a strong system of public education. The mission of the Education Foundation is to go “beyond the basics” provided to our public school system by government funding so that Greeneville City Schools’ students will be college and career ready, and successfully equipped in a global society.

 

 


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Announcing 2013 CORE Champions!

The Board of Trustees of the Greeneville City Schools (GCS) Education Foundation have chosen the winners of the first-ever CORE Champion Awards in the categories of Outstanding Young Alumni, Distinguished Alumni, Distinguished Service, and Outstanding Patron.

CORE Champions are defined as those who demonstrate dedication to human service by committing to a cause, optimizing resources, re-investing in the community, and equipping others for success.

Champions for 2013 were selected in four categories:

Outstanding Young Alumni – Captain Jordan Yokley, M.D., U.S. Army, GHS Class of 2001.

 

 

 

Distinguished Alumni – Mr. John C. Compton, GHS Class of 1979, strategic advisor to Pilot Flying J, the Cleveland Browns, and the Haslam family, and former President of PepsiCo, Inc.

 

 

Distinguished Service – Mr. Terry Leonard, GHS Class of 1956, Chairman of Leonard & Associates.

 

 

 

Outstanding Patron – Mr. Scott M. Niswonger, President of the Niswonger Foundation, co-founder of Landair Services, Chairman Emeritus of Forward Air Corporation.

 

 

The GCS Education Foundation will honor the award recipients at the CORE Champion Awards banquet to be held on Thursday, April 4th, at 6PM, at the General Morgan Inn. Humanitarian and former UT football coach, Phillip Fulmer will be on-hand to address the honorees and dinner guests.

Coach Phillip Fulmer to speak

Coach Fulmer credits his parents for providing his Christian foundation and teaching him the principles of family, hard work, dedication to goals, and teamwork, which have translated to a lifetime of positive experiences. He is an avid outdoorsman, family man, and civic and community minded.

Coach Fulmer played football at UT from 1968 -1971. He served as Head Football Coach at Tennessee for 17 years, from 1992-2008. In his 17 seasons as Head Football Coach, his record was 152-52 with a 74 percent winning percentage, he had 92 players make a NFL roster, 18 players earned All American honors and another 68 players were selected All-SEC.

Coach Fulmer has taken his winning attitude and team-building principles to the business world and continues to be successful. He appeared in the academy award winning movie, The Blind Side. He has enjoyed working with CBS Sports as an expert studio analyst on Football Saturdays in the fall. He is a partner with Northshore Management Company in Knoxville, and shares his knowledge and experiences through speaking opportunities across the country.

“We are thrilled to be able to have Coach Fulmer with us to help us launch this important event, and to deliver his inspirational message to our CORE Champions and our banquet guests”, said Dr. Craig Shepherd, Chairman of the GCS Education Foundation Board of Trustees.

Advance reservations are required to reserve a seat at the banquet, and seating is limited. Please call Allison Adams, executive director of the GCS Education Foundation, at (423) 823-0001, to make your reservation.

Proceeds from this event benefit the GCS Education Foundation.

The GCS Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, was founded in 1996 by a group of private citizens, working closely with the Greeneville City Board of Education and GCS system administration. The organization advocates for a strong system of public education and strives to go “Beyond The Basics” provided to schools via government funding so students will be college and career read, and successfully equipped in a global society. Visit www.gcseducationfoundation.net , or call (423) 823-0001 for more information about the GCS Education Foundation,

 

 


We Are Grateful For Our Sponsors

2013 CORE Champion Awards Banquet Sponsors

We are grateful for our sponsors:

Gold Medal Sponsors ($1000)

 

         

                 

  Mr. & Mrs. Dale Keasling        LMR PLASTICS    

              Niswonger Foundation

 

 

Silver Medal Sponsors ($500)

 

 

                                                  

Bronze Medal Sponsors ($250)

                

Mayor & Mrs. W.T. Daniels      Dr. & Mrs. Brian Noland    

Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Anderson        Mrs. Shirley Snyder,

                                                in memory of John Snyder

 

 

                                       

 


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