Longtime friends of the college are honored at ceremony
With grateful appreciation for the leadership and vision of two longtime supporters of Walters State, the college held a dedicatory ceremony in November honoring Morristown's Judge William H. Inman and Maryville's Clifford H. "Bo" Henry.
Two buildings at the college's Morristown campus now bear their names, the Judge William H. Inman Humanities Complex and the Clifford H. "Bo" Henry Center for Business and Technology. The naming of the buildings was approved by the Tennessee Board of Regents this past summer.
Inman, a Tennessee-Supreme-Court-appointed senior judge, served as counsel to former Gov. Lamar Alexander and in 1986 was appointed commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance. He has provided legal counsel to the Walters State Foundation and served as its president, executive committee member and trustee.
Henry, who served as a member of the TBR for 15 years, was vice president of First Tennessee Bank in Maryville prior to retiring in 1993. He has been co-owner and president of several insurance companies in Maryville and Knoxville, a stockbroker and vice president of Paine-Webber, Inc., and a teacher and principal in the Blount County School System. Henry also served as a state representative from 1974 to 1982.
The Humanities Complex that now bears Inman's name was built in 1980 and houses the Humanities Division and the college's theatre.
The Clifford H. "Bo" Henry Center for Business and Technology opened in 1975 and houses the college's technical education, business, and health programs/nursing divisions.
The buildings are the first at the Morristown campus to be named after an individual. The only other building at Walters State that has been named is Maples-Marshall Hall, which is located at the college's Sevier County Campus.
Walters State Physical Therapist Assistant students who recently took the national licensure exam for physical therapist assistants had a 100 percent pass rate. The national and state pass-rate average for the exam is 80 percent.
Walters State’s Physical Therapist Assistant program prepares students to perform physical therapy and related duties under the supervision of a physical therapist in hospitals, physical therapy practices, home health agencies, schools and nursing homes.
The average annual starting salary for physical therapist assistants in upper East Tennessee is between $23,000 and $26,000.
Over 90 percent of Walters State’s physical therapist assistant program graduates find employment in their field within 5 months of earning their degree.