Read more about Earl McDonald, patron saint of the Scott Co Center

Tomorrow (Wednesday, Jan. 27) Roane State honors the memory of Earl McDonald, a major contributor to establishment and growth of Roane State's Scott Co. Center for Higher Education.

Here's what people who knew him have to say:

While achieving extraordinary success in business, Earl McDonald never forgot his home. A 1930 graduate of Huntsville High School, and a 1937 graduate of Tennessee Tech, he was the driving force behind Roane State’s efforts to build a campus in Scott County. He remembered the hours he spent away from home as he pursued his college education, and he wanted future generations in Scott County to have a more accessible route to a college degree.

Thanks to Mr. McDonald’s generous support of this campus and through the Earl McDonald Scholarship Endowment, students have the opportunity to come here, pursue their education, and achieve their dreams, all within the community Mr. McDonald held so dear.
You can find out more about Earl McDonald, his passion for learning, and his many contributions to future Roane State students. Read "Prince of Personality": The Earl McDonald Story by B.K. Smith. Copies are available for checkout at the Scott, Roane, Oak Ridge and Cumberland libraries.

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