Event to include Scholarship Celebration for graduating seniors
Knoxville, TN – (May 3, 2021) – Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee (BBBS-ETN) will host its first in-person event in more than 18 months—the 2021 College and Career Fair, presented by Arconic Foundation.
The event, which focuses on careers in Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM), will take place at the open-air World’s Fair Park Amphitheater on Thursday, May 6, and includes a career fair, scholarship celebration, and career panel.
The program will begin at 5:15 with an announcement of scholarship recipients, followed by a career panel which includes:
- Panel Moderator: Dave Miller, First Horizon Bank
- Marc Caldwell: Veterinarian
- Shelly Clemons: Police Officer
- Jenny McGuigan: Park Ranger
- Stephanie Smith: Anesthesiologist
- Wes Stowers, Owner: Stowers Machinery
- Sergeant Desiree Wright: US Army
The college and career fair features two-year, four-year, trade schools, and colleges and universities, as well as companies. A full list of exhibitors is available at TennesseeBig.org/ccf.
- First-generation college students receiving post-secondary scholarships.
- Austin East’s “Miss Senior” – Tenayia Bishop – receiving a scholarship.
- Presentation of the Austin French Memorial Scholarships by Austin’s Big Brother Bill Park.
- Addresses from noteworthy career panelists.
- BBBS-ETN staff, as well as mentors, will be available for interview before and after the program.
Day-of contact: Brent Waugh, CEO: (865) 804-1288.
For more information on the College and Career Fair – including a full list of scholarship recipients – visit TennesseeBig.org/ccf.
Event sponsors include Arconic Foundation, First Horizon, Stowers Machinery, Trane, University of Tennessee College of Social Work
About Arconic Foundation
Arconic Foundation partners with nonprofit and community organizations to strengthen its communities by enhancing education through skill-building learning experiences, promoting environmental sustainability, and advancing social equity. The foundation is independently endowed with assets of approximately $150 million and invests in the communities of Arconic Corp., which provides aluminum products in the ground transportation, aerospace, industrial, packaging and building, and construction markets.