Calhoun Awarded $5,000 Grant from TVA Corporate Contributions for 6th Consecutive Year


Calhoun Community College was recently awarded a $5000 grant from the Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) Corporation Contributions fund. The grant will be used toward purchasing equipment for the college’s new program in Renewable Energy.

According to Dr. Debi Hendershot, Calhoun’s dean for planning, research and grants, the college has received funding from TVA's Corporate Contributions program each year since 2005. "We are extremely appreciative of this donation from TVA, which will allow students enrolling and graduating from Calhoun's new Renewable Energy program to be more competitive in this rapidly growing field," commented Hendershot.

Pictured left to right are: Mark Rose, Industrial Technology instructor at Calhoun; Dr. Beck; Jason Harper, manager for Valley Relations for TVA; and Jerry Adams, director of Calhoun's renewable energy program and of the Alabama Center for Excellence in Clean Energy Technology (ACECET), located at Calhoun.

The TVA grant was presented to Calhoun President Marilyn Beck by Jason G. Harper, manager of valley relations for the Agency. “Community colleges like Calhoun are beacons to our region,” Harper said.

"TVA has been a long-time supporter and corporate partner of Calhoun, and we thank them for their contributions not just to Calhoun but to the entire Tennessee Valley region," added Beck.

According to Jerry Adams, director of the Renewable Energy program, the TVA funding will be used toward the purchase of an evacuated tube solar thermal hot water system.

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Janet Kincherlow-Martin
Director of Public Relations
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