Date: September 17, 2010
Shannon Little, interim chair of Social and Behavioral Sciences, has received a three-year appointment by Governor Phil Bredesen to serve on the board for Volunteer Tennessee. Little is one of three members representing West Tennessee and the greater Memphis metropolitan area on the statewide 25-member board. "This is an appointed and non-partisan position," said Little, "and I will continue to serve under the next governor. The mission for Volunteer Tennessee is to encourage volunteerism and community service in the state of Tennessee."
In Memphis, Little currently serves on the operations committee for Common Ground and represents Southwest on the steering committee for the Sickle Cell Walk. Little also teaches sociology and is actively involved in service-learning.
Volunteer Tennessee oversees the National Service programs for AmeriCorps, Learn and Serve, Senior Corps in the state of Tennessee, and the Governor's Volunteer Star Awards. It also provides service-learning training for students in grades K-12, higher education, and Aspire Training.
For more information contact: Pat O'Brien, (901) 333-4021, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Farris Bldg., Room 1002, 5983 Macon Cove, Memphis, TN 38134