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Grubanc graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology

Holly Gubanc of Oak Ridge graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a BS/ME in mechanical engineering. Some 4,000 degrees were conferred in the 2019-2020 academic year at all of RIT’s campuses. A virtual celebration was held at rit.edu/classof2020.

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Verizon provides grant for new Zoom rooms


The Roane State Foundation recently received a $50,000 grant from Verizon. The grant is called “Zooming Our Way Into Education” and will fund new Zoom rooms at Roane State’s Cumberland, Roane, Oak Ridge and Knox County campuses.
The Roane State Foundation recently received a $50,000 grant from Verizon. The grant is called “Zooming Our Way Into Education” and will fund new Zoom rooms at Roane State’s Cumberland, Roane, Oak Ridge and Knox County campuses.

The new Zoom rooms will allow Roane State to expand learning opportunities, including online training, as the college continues to expand its offerings in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

At the Knox County Center for Health Sciences, for example, the availability of Zoom technology will allow the classroom experience to be delivered to students remotely if they are unable to come to campus due to COVID-19 concerns.

“This is particularly important to our nursing program classes,” explained Dr. Patricia Jenkins, dean of Health Sciences at Roane State. “These courses can be very hands-on and the classroom discussions create a rich learning environment. This technology will allow students to still be active participants in class even when they are not able to attend in person.”

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