Back to School Again
NBC’s Today Show aired a special segment last week called Back to School Again, which focused on adult learners. They noted that 40% of current undergrads are age 25 or older. Check out this video clip to see their tips for adults in college.
JRF Scholars in Phi Theta Kappa
Thirty-two of this year’s JRF scholars have earned membership in Phi Theta Kappa honor society. Phi Theta Kappa is the official honor society recognizing academic achievement among students at two-year colleges. Members are provided opportunities to participate in honors, leadership and scholarship programs. Congratulations to the 2009 JRF scholars who have received this honor!
Raffle Raises over $2000
Thanks to everyone who purchased tickets, JRF raised over $2000 on the diamond bracelet raffle. Proceeds will fund one of this year’s JRF scholarships. The winning ticket was drawn at the Annual Dinner last Thursday, and the lucky winner was Laura Jolly, Dean of UGA’s College of Family and Consumer Sciences.
Diamond Bracelet Raffle
You could win a beautiful diamond bracelet, valued at $9,385! This 14 kt gold basket weave wide-link bracelet with .96 carat diamonds, generously donated by JWR Jewelers, is being raffled to support JRF’s scholarship program. Tickets are just $10 each, or you can increase your odds AND your savings by buying more:
$10 per ticket OR
3 tickets for $25
6 tickets for $50
15 tickets for $100
The winning ticket will be drawn at the Annual Dinner in Athens on September 17, but you need not be present to win.
Live Auction at Annual Dinner
Thanks to Wilbur Mull at Classic Realty & Auction Co. Inc., we are going to have a great live auction at the Dinner this year.
One of the items up for bid is a 2 night/3 day getaway to the Blue Ridge Mountains!
Warren’s Ridge has 3 bedrooms with 3.5 bath along with a spacious finished basement furnished with an air hockey table, a pool table, a small kitchen bar, a 42" HDTV and a hot tub right outside the door. The master bath is outfitted with a jacuzzi tub and a walk-in shower.
An outdoor party porch with a fireplace is the perfect place to entertain. The front of the home features three levels of outdoor deck space to take advantage of the best views Mountain High and the Blue Ridge Mountains have to offer. You can see over 30 miles!
Warren’s Ridge also features HDTV and wireless broadband internet so you can stay connected and enjoy the latest in technology while experiencing the tranquility and sublimity of Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains.
Sleeping Arrangements: The cabin has three bedrooms. The master bedroom has a King sized bed, the other two bedroom have queen sized beds. The loft has two double sized futons (each can sleep 2). The lower level has a queen size sleeper sofa.
Don’t miss your chance to donate to a great cause and get a vacation at the same time! Make your reservations for our Annual Dinner here: http://rankinfoundation.org/news/12/Make-your-reservations-here