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KNOXVILLE — UT Knoxville freshman Ashton E. Doane was awarded the 2009 Mary and Jack Jinks Institute for Public Service (IPS) Scholarship during the 2008 IPS Annual Conference.

She is the daughter of David Doane, an energy consultant with IPS’ County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS) and Center for Industrial Services (CIS) agencies. She is majoring in speech pathology.

Doane is from Powell and has been involved in many local charities. She created, organized and developed the Knoxville Princess Party, a father-daughter dance to raise money for East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. She served as editor on the annual staff at Powell High School and was a member of the Powell High Singers. Her experience as a singer and a stint at Vanderbilt Hospital for nodules on her vocal chords is where she discovered a passion for voice therapy and an interest in becoming a speech pathologist.

Named for UT Vice President of Public Service Mary Jinks and her husband, Jack, the Mary and Jack Jinks IPS Scholarship is an academic scholarship for a child or grandchild of an IPS employee or retiree. Eligible participants may attend any UT campus including Chattanooga, Knoxville, Martin, Memphis and Tullahoma. Successful Jinks Scholars demonstrate a record of community service, volunteer action, leadership activity or organizational participation, and also show an interest in pursuing a career in public service.

Tournament Supports Internship

Prior to the opening of the 2008 IPS Annual Conference, IPS employees and their customers and partners in public service participated in golf and putt-putt tournaments to raise money for the Paula Muscatello, Bill Rodgers Local Government Internship Endowment. The endowment will support students studying public administration, finance, communications or other fields and having an interest in a career in local government.

The 2008 tournaments netted more than $6,000 for the internship endowment.

Earnings from the endowment will fund an internship for a graduate student for the summer to work on a project that promotes collaboration between city and county governments in Tennessee. Projects initially will focus on opportunities for collaboration in the Upper-Cumberland region.


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