Colloms Donates $25,000 to the CSCC Foundation

Ernie Griggs, VFW Quartermaster; Nay Rogers, VFW Commander; Carl Colloms, Rick Platz, Development Officer, Institutional Advancement, CSCC.

Colloms Donates $25,000 to the CSCC Foundation

Holly Vincent
Friday, July 1, 2016 2:24 PM
All, Community

CLEVELAND, Tenn. - Carl E. Colloms, a retired judge, magistrate and attorney in southeast Tennessee has made a $25,000 pledge to fund a scholarship at Cleveland State Community College in the name of the Cleveland Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Post 2598.
“I owe the start of my college education to a scholarship given to me by the VFW in 1960,” stated Colloms. “It enabled me to go to Tennessee Wesleyan College and then to the University of Tennessee at Knoxville for my law degree; the beginning of a long and rewarding career in the legal profession. I’d like to give deserving local students the same opportunity given to me, and I can’t think of a better way to do that than by continuing the tradition of a VFW scholarship at Cleveland State Community College.”
Accepting Collom’s pledge is Nay Rogers, Post 2598 Commander, and Earnie Griggs, Post Quartermaster. “Post 2598 is honored to have this scholarship given in our name,” stated Commander Rogers. “We salute Mr. Colloms’ thoughtfulness and generosity.”
The VFW Post 2598 Scholarship will be administered by the Cleveland State Community College Foundation as an endowed scholarship with an annual award given to a student with a demonstrated financial need.
“Since its founding in 1970 the Cleveland State Foundation has been awarding scholarships to deserving students at Cleveland State,” said Rick Platz, Development Office at CSCC. “We thank both Mr. Colloms and VFW Post 2598 for their support of education in our community.”
For more information or to donate to the CSCC Foundation, contact Platz at (423) 473-2317.

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