— An acclaimed alumnus, neighbors and friends will help MTSU celebrate the 13th annual Tennessee Guitar Festival and Competition May 29-31 on campus alongside America’s best young guitarists in performances and master classes.
Dr. Silviu Ciulei, MTSU’s first full International Music Scholar, will present the Tennessee Guitar Festival’s opening night concert with Austin, Texas-based emerging virtuoso Chad Ibison at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 29, on the Hinton Music Hall stage inside the university’s Wright Music Building.
Eileen Rapier and Jill Greenfield Ethridge, center left and right, winners of 2014 June S. Anderson Foundation Scholarships, are shown outside B. McNeel’s Restaurant. They are flanked by, at left, Dr. Mary Magada-Ward, MTSU philosophy professor and president of the foundation board, and Dr. Andrienne Friedli, MTSU chemistry professor and foundation board vice president. A third winner, Carmen Arcila, was not present. (MTSU photo by News and Media Relations)
Young women who have overcome obstacles and achieved academic excellence have been rewarded with full tuition scholarships at MTSU.
The June S. Anderson Foundation presented the stipends to Jill Greenfield Ethridge of Smyrna, Tennessee, and Eileen Rapier of Murfreesboro May 14 at a luncheon at B. McNeel’s Restaurant in Murfreesboro.
The foundation awards annual full tuition scholarships to women age 23 and older who are preparing for careers in fields that are nontraditional for women.
While football star Jimmy Staten anxiously awaited news from the NFL Draft last week, another MTSU athlete was already entering the record books on the golf course.
Jared Brentz successfully defended his 2013 Mesquite NV ParaLong Drive National Championship May 9, blasting a 409-yard drive off the tee in the final round.
The 25-year-old junior criminal justice major defeated Brandon Jacks of Prescott Valley, Arizona, who had become the first amputee golfer in history to break the 400-yard barrier with a 401-yarder in the third round.