BarberMcMurry Architects and the family of Curtis and Aneisa Rolen have made a combined $60,000 pledge to Pellissippi State Community College in memory of former BarberMcMurry partners Robert (Bob) Parrott and David Wooley.
Parrott and Wooley were each former chairs of the Pellissippi State Foundation’s Board of Trustees. The funds are designated to benefit the new Math and Science Center at the community college’s Hardin Valley Campus.
Bob Parrott served on the State Tech (Pellissippi State) Foundation Board of Trustees from 1985 to 1993. During the early days of the Foundation, Bob served on the Executive Committee that established Scholars Today and Tomorrow, the College’s first challenge grant award, and the Blount County class offerings which met at Maryville High School and the former Union and Bungalow elementary schools. The BarberMcMurry donation will recognize Bob.
David Wooley served on the Pellissippi State Foundation Board of Trustees from 2002 to 2008, serving as chair during his service. As chair, David guided the Connecting Communities, Changing Lives major gifts campaign which surpassed its goal of $6 million dollars. The Rolen Family donation will recognize David, who hired Curtis Rolen in 1986.
Chuck Griffin, BarberMcMurry’s current President & CEO, is continuing the company’s support of Pellissippi State by serving as Foundation chair from 2019 to 2021. Chuck joined BarberMcMurry in 1983 and has been a partner-in-charge since 1995.
“I’ve always been personally proud to work for a firm that invests so much in young people,” Griffin said. “BarberMcMurry has been a part of this community for over 100 years, so it’s an honor to be able to give back a portion of the blessings we’ve received to Pellissippi State, which will use these funds to teach our next generation.”
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