Casino Night at KSU raises thousands for scholarship fund
by Sally Litchfield
October 16, 2013 12:00 AM | 1644 views | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Breanna Lowe with Marietta Women’s Club members. Breanna is in her ROTC uniform. From left, front row, Julie Bates, Erna Quillen, Breanna Lowe, Joyce Warded, President, Mary Frances Grisham. In back row is  Edith O’Brien and Nancy Houser.
Breanna Lowe with Marietta Women’s Club members. Breanna is in her ROTC uniform. From left, front row, Julie Bates, Erna Quillen, Breanna Lowe, Joyce Warded, President, Mary Frances Grisham. In back row is Edith O’Brien and Nancy Houser.
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More than 300 people swelled Kennesaw State University Center on last month for the inaugural Casino Night Scholarship Fundraiser, KSU’s College of Continuing and Professional Education first fundraiser. The evening raised thousands of dollars for the Barbara S. Calhoun Scholarship Fund. Calhoun is dean for the College of Continuing and Professional Education.

The College has nearly 50 professional certificate programs designed for career advancement and/or workforce re-entry. Culinary, Web Design, Medical Assisting, Paralegal and Human Resources are among the many programs offered.

KSU President Dr. Dan Papp and KSU Athletic Director Vaughn Williams were among the crowd. Renowned former radio personality Rhubarb Jones and KSU’s recently retired softball coach Scott Whitlock served as emcees for the event along with longtime DJ Greg “Talmadge” Picciano.

Corporate sponsors for the event were Bank of North Georgia, Delta Community Bank, E. Smith Heating and Air Conditioning, Eurotard, Jones Lang LaSalle, Kids R Kids, Metro Atlanta Ambulance Service, Moore Colson, Northside Hospital Cherokee, and ServiceMaster Restore. Individual sponsors were Tom and Jerrie Alexander, Tommy and Chantal Bagwell, Barbara S. Calhoun, Jack and Shirley Demarest, James and Cecelia Dunn, Mr. Pete Watson and Mrs. Connie Engel, Dick and Patti Harp, Doug Jones, and Bob and Lil Prillaman.

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The Marietta Woman’s Club met on Sept. 24 at Marietta Country Club. MWC sponsored Breanna Lowe to go to Girl’s State, an American Legion Post 304 program. She spoke about her experiences and the impact it had on her.

Sally Litchfield is a longtime Marietta resident. She formerly practiced law in Marietta and now stays home to raise her two children. Send Sally news at sallylit@bellsouth.net. Call Sally at (770) 425-8106.

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