Our friends, Norm and Ann Naylor, started the Pellissippi State Veteran Student Support Fund and Scholarship Endowment to provide assistance to student veterans experiencing emergency circumstances or in need of scholarship assistance. Norm and Ann are helping us kickoff our #GivingTuesday fundraising by offering a generous match of 50 cents for every dollar donated to the Veteran’s Support Endowment up to $10,000!
One of the student’s who received assistance was Barry, a student veteran at Pellissippi State. Barry lost everything he had in an apartment fire. The Veteran’s Support Fund and Scholarship Endowment was able to provide critical assistance to help stabilize his situation and help him get back on his feet. Because of this assistance, he was able to stay in school and continue moving forward with his education. There are countless stories just like this one of veteran students who have received assistance from this special fund.
Mr. Naylor is a proud graduate of Air Force Squadron Officer School, Air Force Command and Staff College, and the National Security Management Course (National Defense University) and served his country as a member of the United States Air Force, the Air National Guard, and the Air Force Reserve. Mr. Naylor was honored to receive three Air Force Commendation Medals and three Air Force Meritorious Service Medals.