Save the Date for Dinner of Firsts 2017

July 14, 2017 | Tammy Sawyers | College Advancement

Dinner of Firsts logo and announcement of 2017 Date, Thursday evening, Nov. 16 at The Chattanoogan, a toast & roast honoring Patsy Hazlewood,event chair Reggie Piercy

Now celebrating its 6th year, the Chattanooga State Foundation’s Dinner of Firsts is the signature “FUNdraising” event for Chattanooga State Community College. Each year we honor a community leader who is the first in their family to attend college.

This year we will honor Patsy Hazlewood. In addition to being a first generation college student, Patsy has had a number of significant firsts including being the first female elected to serve as Tennessee State Representative for District 27 and first woman to be elected president of the Chattanooga Rotary Club. Roasting Patsy will be Grady Williams, her son Ben Hazlewood, and three others to be announced soon. Jed Mescon will once again serve as our Master of Ceremonies.

This annual dinner event will be on Thursday evening, November 16, at The Chattanoogan, with Reggie Piercy, Senior Vice President of Vision Hospitality, serving as Event Chair. We are honored to have Jeff Jackson, Market President of First Tennessee and Greg Vital, President and CEO of Independent HealthCare Properties & Morning Pointe as our presenting sponsors and evening co-hosts. Proceeds of the event will benefit Chattanooga State Foundation’s First in the Family Scholarship and the newly established Tom Edd Wilson First in the Family Endowed Scholarship.

For more information, please contact Tammy Sawyers at (423) 697-3359 or