Welch College is excited to announce that the Honorable John Rose, Congressman of Tennessee’s 6thCongressional District, will be speaking at the 2019 Strong and Courageous banquet sponsored by Sumner Regional Medical Center and HighPoint Health System. The event, held on the campus of Welch College, honors the Christian faith that is a vital part of the Sumner County community. The banquet will feature entertainment, an inspirational message, and presentation of the 2019 Strong and Courageous award. The event will take place on Monday evening, May 13, 2019, at 7:00.

This second annual banquet highlights Christians in the community who work to have a positive impact on their work, neighborhood, and community through their strong and courageous faith. Dr. Matt Pinson, President of Welch College, said, “We are happy that Congressman Rose will share a challenge at our Strong and Courageous banquet. He has worked diligently to make the community and state a better place in which to live.”

The Welch College Rejoice!ensemble and Dr. James Stevens, Chairman of the Welch Music Department,  will provide inspirational music before Congressman Rose presents his address. John Rose is an eighth generation farmer from Cookeville, TN. He has a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness economics, a Master of Science in agricultural economics, as well as a Juris Doctorate. He co-founded Transcender Corporation which earned the Music City Future 50 Award five consecutive years, and currently owns Boson Software, LLC which trains IT professionals across the country. Congressman Rose has also served as Commissioner of Agriculture for Tennessee since 2002 and has chaired the Tennessee State Fair Association since 2010.

For more information on sponsorships for this event, contact Derek Altom, 615-675-5262, or go to the event website at welch.edu/strongandcourageous. Proceeds from the event will support student scholarships at Welch College.

Welch College offers over 40 different programs of study with degrees at the Associate’s, Bachelor’s, and Master’s levels. The college partners with other higher education institutions to offer unique programs of study in traditional and online settings. Welch participates in both the Tennessee Promise and Tennessee Reconnect scholarship financial aid programs. U.S. News and World Report has consistently ranked Welch as one of the outstanding colleges in the South.

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