UC man earns recognition as TTC Student of the Year
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 6:00 pm
The Messenger 01.30.13
Max Burney of Union City, a drafting and CAD technology program student at the Tennessee Technology Center at Newbern, was recently named local winner of the Tennessee Technology Center Outstanding Student of the Year program after a competition.
He is a displaced worker of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company funded by Trade Adjustment Assistance.
Burney, the husband of Kendra Burney and the father of three children, received two $100 gift cards and advanced to regional competition for the win, a spokesman said.
The Tennessee Board of Regents, Office of Tennes-see Technology Centers, sponsors the Outstanding Student of the Year program statewide.
At the local level, the program is sponsored by Danny Watson of First State Bank and Katie Winchester of First Citizens National Bank. Bradley Moss of the Tennessee Vocational Rehabilitation Center in Union City joined Ms. Winchester and Watson to serve as judges for the competition.
According to TTC director Brian Collins, the Outstanding Student of the Year program is a statewide program developed to honor excellence in technical skill and personal achievement among the more than 30,000 students attending Tennessee Technology Centers statewide.
“The Outstanding Student of the Year Program seeks to spotlight the role of technical education in Tennessee and to celebrate the success of our students,” Collins said.
In addition to Burney, 12 other students were recognized for their outstanding achievement, character and leadership. They included drafting and CAD technology students Sean Lanahan of Union City, Cassidy Johnson of Dyer, Matthew Kelly of Union City and Robert Reed of Kenton; industrial maintenance students William Quinton of Union City and Jamie Tharpe of Yorkville; machine tool technology student Jeff Burkett of Dyer; automotive technology student Anthony Jackson of Dyersburg; HVAC/R technology student Shane Dunlap of Trimble; welding technology students Melody Manns of Union City and Jeremy Pritchard of Martin; and practical nursing student Wanda Thomas of Union City.