Tusculum College’s Jamie Hamer has been named president of the East Tennessee College Alliance. Hamer was elected at the organization’s May meeting. He had previously served as the organization’s vice president and treasurer.
The East Tennessee College Alliance is comprised of 10 non-profit post-secondary institutions in the East Tennessee region.
Hamer, a 1996 graduate of Tusculum College who also received a master’s degree from the institution in 1998, serves as assistant director of enrollment and advising for the Southeast region and coordinator of marketing.
Hamer has worked with the Tusculum College Graduate and Professional Studies program since November 2001. He is also an adjunct faculty member and teaches courses in the GPS Gateway Program.
“It truly is an honor to have been selected by my peers from neighboring colleges to serve in this capacity. I hope to continue our pursuit of identifying the educational needs of our workforce and community while offering our services to accommodate those needs.”
In addition to his duties at Tusculum College, Hamer has served as part-time sports broadcaster for Radio Greeneville (WSMG AM, WIKQ FM, WGRV AM), color commentator for local high school football and basketball games since 1994 and as the “Voice of the Pioneers” for Tusculum College football and basketball games.
In 1996, Hamer received the Walter T. Dette Award for outstanding contributions to Tusculum College Sports and the Senior Honor Award for Academic Achievement in the major of communications.
Hamer currently lives in Morristown with his wife, Lynn, and three children, Adam, Emmalynn and Ellagrace.
The mission of ETCA is to identify work force development needs of the business community and to provide the appropriate educational opportunities to the non-traditional working student. For more information on ETCA visit the website at www.etnca.org.