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A record-high 288 students participated in Hopkinsville Community Colleges Kids in College Can Soar program, designed for grades 1-6. In addition, 28 high school students completed HCCs College Quest program, which focuses on improving English and math ACT scores. Students improved their ACT practice scores by an average three points during the week-long camp, according to an HCC press release. (The Leaf-Chronicle, 7/29/05)
A record-high 288 students participated in Hopkinsville Community College's “Kids in College Can Soar” program, designed for grades 1-6. In addition, 28 high school students completed HCC's “College Quest” program, which focuses on improving English and math ACT scores. Students improved their ACT practice scores by an average three points during the week-long camp, according to an HCC press release. (The Leaf-Chronicle, 7/29/05)

Gov. Phil Bredesen has appointed 10 people to seats on Tennessee's higher education boards. William Carroll, chair and CEO of Citizens National Bank in Sevierville, was appointed to the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees. Andrea Loughry of Murfreesboro was given a second term on the UT board. Designer Judy Gooch, Oak Ridge, will serve on the Tennessee Board of Regents. The regents faculty member will be Dr. Amiri Al-Hadid, chair of Africana studies at Tennessee State University, and the student representative will be Sondra Wilson of Columbia State Community College. The UT board will have two students, Amy Prevost of UT-Chattanooga and Joseph Sturdivant of the UT Health Science Center in Memphis. Faculty representatives will be Dr. Richard Rice, a history professor from UT-Chattanooga, and Dr. Lawrence Pfeffer, a pathology professor of the Health Science Center. Nicole Brooks, a student at the University of Memphis, was appointed to the student seat of the Tennessee Student Assistance Corp. board. (Associated Press, 7/28/05)

Tennessee State University astronomer Dr. Greg Henry was part of a 21-member team that discovered a new planet outside Earth's solar system. (The Tennessean, 7/15/05)

The Tennessee Higher Education Commission has approved plans for a pharmacy school at East Tennessee State University. (The Tennessean, 7/15/05)