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DATE: September 10, 2001

CONTACT: Calvin Burns, 901/333-5338, or Marilyn Duncan, 901/333-4247

First Tennessee Will Give $5,000 to STCC's AmeriCorps Program

First Tennessee Bank of Memphis is set to make a $5,000 contribution to the Southwest Tennessee Community College AmeriCorps Program. The gift will be officially presented during the September AmeriCorps Advisory Board meeting, at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, September 13, Memphis Depot Redevelopment Agency, 2163 Airways, Building 144, Suite 140.

Angelia Allen, Vice President and Manager for Community Reinvestment at First Tennessee, will make the presentation. Gene Burr, Project Manager for the Memphis Depot Redevelopment Agency and a member of the AmeriCorps Board, is hosting the event.

AmeriCorps is known as the "Domestic Peace Corps." It has more than 40,000 members nationwide. The program at STCC is designed to assist senior citizens and persons with disabilities by providing desperately needed home repairs. This community-based redevelopment initiative also sponsors home accessibility modifications, a community pantry, and various fix-up and cleanup projects.

Since 1998, the Tennessee Commission on National and Community Service has awarded more than $300,000 to fund a project now known as the STCC AmeriCorps Program. However, additional matching funds are needed from the community to ensure that the program will continue to operate.

First Tennessee National Corporation, parent company of First Tennessee Bank, has assets of $19.3 billion. The company is a diversified financial services institution and one of the 50 largest bank holding companies in the United States, both in asset size and market capitalization.

Southwest Tennessee Community College was founded July 1, 2000. It is the largest community college in the Tennessee Board of Regents system. The College offers Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees for transfer to four-year colleges and universities; Associate of Applied Science degrees for immediate career entry into technical, business, service, education and allied health fields; and Technical and Academic certificates to prepare individuals for entry level positions in the marketplace.

For more information about the STCC AmeriCorps Program, call the College at 901/333-5299.

Southwest Tennessee Community College is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution.