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Statewide Outstanding Achievement & Recognition (SOAR) The inaugural Statewide Outstanding Achievement and Recognition (SOAR) celebration honored our System’s exceptional students, faculty, staff, philanthropists and colleges. Held in March, the event was the culmination of college- and regional-level judging that produced 18 finalists vying for statewide prestige and awards. COLLEGE OF THE YEAR Cleveland State Community College COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENT OF THE YEAR James Fry, History, Chattanooga State   TCAT STUDENT OF THE YEAR Dawn Marie Varney, Industrial Electricity, TCAT Shelbyville COMMUNITY COLLEGE FACULTY MEMBER OF THE YEAR Dr. Girija Shinde, Biology and Human Anatomy and Physiology Professor, Volunteer State TCAT FACULTY MEMBER OF THE YEAR Rebecca Russell, Cosmetology Instructor, TCAT Knoxville COMMUNITY COLLEGE STAFF MEMBER OF THE YEAR John Adcox, Veterans Affairs Specialist, Northeast State TCAT STAFF MEMBER OF THE YEAR Chris Edmonds, Business & Industry Coordinator, TCAT Morristown