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At the college level

Posted: Friday, July 17, 2009 9:37 am

The Messenger 07.17.09
Tanjaneka McCadney, a graduate of Union City High School and Middle Tennessee State University, recently graduated from Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Mo., with a doctor of physical therapy degree.
She is the daughter of the Rev. A.E. McCadney of Union City and Doretha McCadney of Ripley. Her grandparents are the Rev. W.L. and Ida McCadney of Gates and Mattie Johnson and the late Henry Johnson of Ripley.
Ms. McCadney and her fellow team members from Southwest Baptist University attended the American Physical Therapy Association Conference in Las Vegas earlier this year to display their research poster, “The Effects of Balance After Core Strengthening Using Pilates.” For their efforts, they were awarded Southwest Baptist University’s Most Outstanding Research Award of 2009.
“I have been fortunate to be able to complete this last and final phase of my collegiate life through much dedication, hard work, sleepless nights and prayer,” Ms. McCadney said.
“I want to thank God, first and foremost, because without Him, none of this would be possible, and then I want to thank my family, friends and church members for supporting me throughout my nine years of school. I am truly blessed to have such a wonderful support system.”
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Rachel M. Roberson of Obion County has been awarded the Heloise Werthan Kuhn Scholarship Fund through the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee — a charitable organization working to improve the quality of life in 40 Middle Tennessee counties — to attend the University of Tennessee at Martin.
The foundation recently announced it is awarding 189 scholarships to students pursuing secondary education in accredited schools throughout the United States. A total of $311,100 is being awarded to students from 54 scholarship funds within the Community Foundation.
“The Community Foundation has helped thousands access educational opportunities they might otherwise have been unable to afford by connecting them with the generosity of others,” said Ellen Lehman, president of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
“This year, we are honored to help hundreds more improve their futures and the futures of their families through the transformation offered by an education.”
The scholarship will assist with tuition and other school-related expenses. Each year, the Community Foundation’s scholarship committee, composed of 15 individuals from various professional backgrounds, reviews applications on behalf of donors who entrust the foundation with administering the annual awards.
The foundation received 621 applications this year.
The scholarship committee carefully considers applicants’ academic records, test scores, extracurricular activities, work experience, community involvement and personal recommendations.

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