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Motlow College Foundation recognizes Rutherford County for support

June 12, 2014

Rutherford County received the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Philanthropy at the biannual meeting of the Motlow College Foundation Board of Trustees on June 6, 2014. The meeting was held at the Motlow College McMinnville Center.

The Motlow College Foundation recently held its annual meeting at the college's McMinnville Center. Rutherford County received the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Philanthropy. Pictured, from left, is Daryl Welch, chair of the Foundation; Dr. MaryLou Apple, president of Motlow College; Dawn Jordan; Rutherford County commissioner Jeff Jordan; and Warren Nichols, vice chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents.
The Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Philanthropy was created in 2002 to honor those who give generously of their time and finances to a Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) institution and exemplify outstanding volunteer efforts in raising money for a TBR Institution. Rutherford County was selected for just those reasons, according to Dr. MaryLou Apple, Motlow College president.

Apple said that Rutherford County has been instrumental in supporting the development of the Motlow College Smyrna Center. Phase one of the project was a 17,500-square-foot facility which has served more than 1,900 students per semester by holding classes seven days a week. Rutherford County contributed $300,000 for the construction of the building, which was at maximum capacity when the doors opened in 2006.

With the assistance of Rutherford County, the Motlow College Foundation was able to raise and exceed the required match for the Community College Special Capital Outlay Project of the Smyrna expansion (phase two) funding when the foundation had approximately six weeks to raise the required match. Rutherford County contributed approximately $200,000 to assist the Foundation in reaching and exceeding the 15% match requirement.

The expansion will assist Motlow in meeting the goals of the College Tennessee Act of 2010, which are to provide access for more citizens to obtain an education and skill sets required to enter or be retooled for the workforce. To learn more about how to support Motlow College through the Foundation, please visit the Foundation web site.

Contact Jan Rogers, director of advancement, at 931-393-1692 or 800-654-4877 ext. 1692 or email