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Shannon Parkey named to ETSU President’s Pride service honorary

ast Tennessee State University has welcomed freshman Shannon Parkey of Erwin as a new member of the President’s Pride service honorary.
For more than three decades, President’s Pride has served at the discretion of the president of ETSU assisting with guests at official functions, providing support for campus events, and aiding charitable functions in the community.
Members of the highly competitive program must maintain a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale; be nominated by faculty, staff, or current Pride members; and complete a screening and interview process aimed at selecting students best able to assume active leadership roles. President’s Pride members serve strictly as volunteers dedicated to service to the university, with no scholarship or other incentives.
The nominees selected for membership include freshmen through graduate students, traditional and non-traditional in age, with a wide variety of academic majors.
Parkey is majoring in public health with a concentration in community health as a first step toward a career in medicine. She is a student worker in the Office of Academic Affairs and a committee member for the Unicoi County chapter of the American Cancer Society’s “Relay for Life.”
She is also an Admissions Ambassador who acts as a tour guide for campus visitors. She is the daughter of Doreen Parkey and the late Shane Parkey, and her grandparents are Ron and Evelyn Parkey, all of Erwin.