Tullahoma’s Claire Mason nominated for Tennessee Board of Regents Excellence Award

 Motlow sophomore Claire Mason, left, and Terri Bryson, vice president for external affairs and workforce innovation at Motlow, attended the Tennessee Leadership Training Institute in Franklin. Mason, from Tullahoma, is Motlow’s nominee for the Tennessee Board of Regents Statewide Outstanding Achievement & Recognition Student Excellence Award. Photo provided.

Motlow sophomore Claire Mason, left, and Terri Bryson, vice president for external affairs and workforce innovation at Motlow, attended the Tennessee Leadership Training Institute in Franklin. Mason, from Tullahoma, is Motlow’s nominee for the Tennessee Board of Regents Statewide Outstanding Achievement & Recognition Student Excellence Award. Photo provided.

Claire Mason, a Motlow State Community College sophomore from Tullahoma, has been nominated for the 2019 Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) Statewide Outstanding Achievement & Recognition (SOAR) Student Excellence Award for community colleges in Tennessee.

Mason attended the Tennessee Leadership Training Institute (TLTI) at the Cool Springs Marriott in Franklin this week. She will participate in the Middle Regional Competition at TCAT Nashville in February, where three regional finalists will be selected to attend the state competition in March.

Motlow faculty nominated four excellent candidates for the SOAR award: Makayla Barrett, Carina Vazquez Nunez, Grace Young and Mason; with Mason being selected as Motlow’s nominee for the statewide award.

Nominees must meet an extensive list of requirements, including:recognizing TBR’s critical impact on Tennessee’s overall workforce readiness and economic future, having a strong work ethic, a dedicated sense of loyalty, and a healthy enthusiasm for promoting education throughout Tennessee. In addition, nominees must have at least a 3.3 cumulative GPA, exhibit exemplary service at the institution and throughout the community, and exhibit exemplary academic accomplishment during enrollment.