School of Agriculture
2020 Distinguished Alumni
Melissa Burniston Bratton
Agricultural Foundation and Advisory Board
The Agricultural Foundation for Tennessee Tech focuses its resources on ways to enhance the education and college experience for students enrolled in any discipline within the College of Agriculture. Founded in 1972, the Foundation:
- Brings together former students and graduates of Tennessee Tech with leaders in business,
education and state and local governments to contribute and raise financial resources
to support students;
•Expands the awareness of the Tennessee Tech College of Agriculture with business and government leaders;
• Recognizes the accomplishments of the College of Agriculture's Finest.
The Foundation awarded almost $31,500 for the 2020-2021 academic year in scholarships to Tennessee Tech Students.
The Foundation also provides volunteers and financial resources to support many activities of the College of Agriculture such as the Academic Bowl, recognition for State and National FFA Officers, a Student Recognition Banquet, and Student Recruitment Efforts.
The Foundation Board includes: George D. Boyd, Executive Director; Laura Vaught, President; Nathaniel Collett, Vice President; Bryant Street, Treasurer; Lindsey Newman, Eddie Clark, Paul Davis, Colt Carpenter, Holly Harper, Bonnie Holman, Will Hutchinson, Katie Martin, Elissa McLerran Gilliam, Anni Self, Adam Tipton, and Dana York.
You too can make a difference in the life of a student by sending your tax-deductible contribution today to:
Tennessee Tech Agricultural Foundation
ATTN: George Boyd, Executive Director
Tennessee Tech University
Cookeville, TN 38505.