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Governor Honors First “Tennessee Promise” Graduates

by Jennifer Pignolet

On her first day at Southwest Tennessee Community College two years ago, Anna Grace Rogers wandered into the wrong classroom.

She stuck around, because the class had a guest: Gov. Bill Haslam.

Haslam was on campus to welcome the first batch of students attending college through the Tennessee Promise, the initiative he launched to send recent high school graduates to community or technical college free of charge.

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