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Eye on the Sky: Scholarships and Research Grants Enable Physics Major to Reach for the Stars

Erick Guyes smilingEric Guyes is a young man who has his feet on the ground and his eyes on the sky. A fifth-year senior, the Virginia native has targeted a future in aeronautics research and maybe teaching. Meanwhile, as an undergraduate, Eric has been seizing as many learning opportunities as possible, including undertaking two research projects and working as a physics professor's research assistant in 2011.
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Learning to Fly—Freshman's Dream Takes Flight Via an Aerospace Scholarship at MTSU

Tucker Gorman smilingCordova native and current Middle Tennessee State University freshman Tucker Gorman knew exactly what he wanted to do with his life after high school.
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A Concrete Advantage: One of MTSU's Signature Academic Programs Paves the Way to Success for Its Graduates

Charlie Sowers smilingFor Charlie Sowers, it took three tries to discover a true calling. After earning two bachelor's degrees, Charlie worked many jobs, but he never found a career. Then, after hearing from a friend about a department at MTSU that boasted a 90 to 100 percent job placement rate, he made the decision to return to school and pursue a third degree, this time in concrete industry management (CIM).
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Graduating Senior Taffeta O'Neal Has Two Great Stories to Tell

Taffeta smilingNot many graduating seniors can say they are published novelists, but liberal arts major Taffeta O'Neal has already written and released one book and has a second one on the way. Her first novel, Stoodie, written during her high school career and published in 2007 under the pen name of Taffeta Chime, allowed her to realize a dream.
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Vance Scholarship Offers a Legacy of Life Support In Good Times and Bad

Halie studyingThe lives of Halie Hampton and her family were literally blown apart last April, when their house was destroyed by the Good Friday tornado that ripped through Murfreesboro. "My sister, Dad and I were all home, including our two smaller dogs," recalls Hampton.
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I'm One: Chad Slaven, Harrogate, TN

Chad Slaven smilingHi, I'm Chad Slaven and I'm one. I'm one of Tennessee's Best! I am from Harrogate, about an hour north of Knoxville. I attended Cumberland Gap High School where I was valedictorian, and I'm really looking forward to my freshman year at Middle Tennessee State University.
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I'm One: Mallory Duncan, Memphis, TN

Mallory smilingHi! I'm Mallory Duncan and I'm one—one of Tennessee's Best. I came to Middle Tennessee State University because I knew I could succeed here.My brother had taken a tour of campus and was favorably impressed. Though he ultimately...
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I'm One: Michelle Ebel, Murfreesboro, TN

Michelle Ebel smilingI'm Michelle Ebel and I'm one of Tennessee's Best. I came to MTSU because I was offered an incredible scholarship package that no other school could match. While there were plenty of other schools closer to home, none of them offered me both the financial...
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