Quillen Graduate Scholars (2006-2007)


In a bequest to ETSU, the late Congressman James H. Quillen established scholarships for students from the 1st Congressional District. These scholarships are given every spring to students on the basis of scholastic endeavor, school and community leadership, volunteer services and activities, work experience, and financial need. The following students are the current class of graduate Quillen Scholars. Please contact Ms. Kathy Feagins in the Scholarship Office (439-7095) for more information about these awards.

Award Recipients

Rachel Combs

Rachel Combs Rachel Combs
Home: Whitesburg, TN
B.A., Tusculum College
Graduate Program: M.S. Clinical Psychology
Honors: Alpha Chi National Honor Society 2004
Community Service: Choreographer for Morrristown East/West High Musicals

Amanda Ford

Amanda Ford Amanda Ford
Home: Greeneville, TN
B.S., East Tennessee State University
Graduate Program: M.A. Counseling
Undergraduate GPA 3.68; Graduate GPA 4.0

Alison French

Alison French Alison French
Home: Johnson City, TN
B.A. Psychology, University of Tennessee
Graduate Program: Physical Therapy
Community Service: Volunteer at St. Mary's Hospital, Volunteer at Knox County Animal Shelter

Jessica Gourley

Jessica Gourley Jessica Gourley
Home: Jonesborough, TN
B.S., East Tennessee State University, Cum Laude
Graduate Program: M.S. Clinical Nutrition
Honors: Academic Performance Scholarship 2001- 2005
Community Service: Treasurer of Kappa Omicron Nu, Meals on Wheels, Second Harvest Food Bank

Laura Lee

Laura Lee Laura Lee
Home: Johnson City, TN
B.S., Milligan College
Graduate Program: Master of Social Work
Community Service: 28 years work as an eligibility counselor for the Tennessee Department of Human Services

Susan Morris

Susan Morris Susan Morris
Home: Seymour, TN
B.A., University of Tennessee
Graduate Program: MAT, Elementary Education
Honors: Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society Chancellor's List (3.98 Graduate GPA)
Community Service: Boys and Girls Club of America

Nathan Lawson

Nathan Lawson Nathan Lawson
Home: Church Hill, TN
B.A., French
Graduate Program: SMAT
Honors: Pi Delta Phi French Honor Society
Community Service: Sunday School Teacher , Student Ministry Leader

Abigail Neff

Abigail Neff Abigail Neff
Home: Johnson City, TN
B.S., University of Tennessee
Graduate Program: MBA
Honors: National Merit Scholar 2000-2004
Community Service: Honors College Peer Mentor

Jolna Nightingale

Jolna Nightingale Jolna Nightingale
Home: Bluff City, TN
B.S. Human Development & Learning, ETSU
Graduate Program: M.S.W.
Honors: Dean's List, Phi Theta Kappa

Joseph Pearce

Joseph Pearce Joseph Pearce
Home: Hampton, TN
A.A.S. North State Community College
Graduate Program: M.S., Computer Science
Honors: Phi-Theta Kappa Society 2002
Community Service: Carter County Book Donation

Brian Pickett

Brian Pickett Brian Pickett
Home: Kingsport, TN
Graduate Program: M.A.T., Secondary Education M.A. Physical Education
Community Service: American Heart Association (Heart Walk and Hoops for Hearts)

Malea Sampsel

Malea Sampsel Malea Sampsel
Home: Johnson City TN
B.S., Colorado State University
Graduate Program: D.P.T. Physical Therapy
Honors: Golden Key National Honor Society, Honor Students
Community Service: Cross Anatomy T.A./tutor

Paula Sarut

Paula Sarut Paula Sarut
Home: Gray, TN
B.A., Kalamazoo College
Graduate Program: M.F.A., Studio Art
Honors: Competitive Arts Scholarship, Cumulative GPA of 3.967

Cynthia Teague

Cynthia Teague Cynthia Teague
Home: Jonesborough, TN
Graduate Program: M.A., English
Honors: Dean’s List
Working mother of 2 children

Cassandra Thomas

Cassandra Thomas Cassandra Thomas
Home: Blountville, TN
A.A.S., Northeast State Technical College
Graduate Program: M.S.W., Social Work
Honors:Phi-theta Kappa
Community Service: Head Start Policy Council

Previous Quillen Scholars

Previous Quillen Scholars