Outstanding Alumni Sought for 2013
The Southwest Alumni Association is currently seeking nominations for the 2013 Alumnus of the Year award. This award is given to an outstanding alumnus who has established him/herself as an important part of their community. The candidate must hold an earned degree from Southwest Tennessee Community College. He/she must be accomplished in their business, profession, life work or other worthy endeavors.
Nominations can be made by anyone. The selection committee, headed by the alumni association president, will review the nominations and determine the recipient in April 2013. The recipient will be notified in April 2013 and the award will be presented at the Commencement ceremony in May 2013.
Deadline for nomination submissions is 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 17, 2013. For more information, please call 901-333-4997. You can nominate someone over the phone or by submitting the form below.
2012 Alumni of the Year
Celeste Harris, 2002 graduate and owner of Underwraps, was chosen as 2012 Alumni of the Year.
A self-starter, Ms. Harris returned to school after becoming a successful cosmetologist. Despite success in her professional life, she knew she needed to receive more education to achieve the success she desired. Ms. Harris completed her Associates of Science Degree in Paralegal Studies concentrating in Corporate Banking and Professional Studies in 2002. She continued her education with a bachelor's degree in Professional Paralegal Studies with a concentration in Criminal and Corporate Law from the University of Memphis. She currently is pursuing a master's in corporate banking.
Harris opened her own business, Underwraps, in 2003 and has a deep commitment to her community. In particular, she is devoted to entrepreneurs like herself succeeding. She offers seminars on effectively running a small business and is a member of the National Association of Women in Business. She also participates in Coats for Kids, the Back to School program, the Mid-South Food Bank, and gives back to the college through the Southwest Tennessee Community College Foundation.