Friday, August 29, 2014

Vol State Alumnus and Veteran Receives New Home

Joseph James is a familiar name at Vol State. The alumnus, who has taken a break from college courses, appeared in an award-winning television ad for the college in 2012. The Army veteran served tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. He lost both of his legs during an IED attack. Last night, during the Tennessee Titans game in Nashville, James thought he was going down to the field to receive a game ball. He was actually presented with designs for a new house that will be better equipped for him. It's the work of a group called Operation Finally Home through generous donations by Goodall Homes and LP Building Products. Several Nashville TV stations covered the event on the news. Here is the Channel 4 story that ran last night. This is the original ad with Joseph. He is shown in this picture receiving a national community college award for best TV ad.

The folks in the Vol State Foundation point out another great Vol State tie to this story. Bob Goodall with Goodall homes was there for the presentation. He's a former Vol State Foundation Trustee. The new home is in Hendersonville.

Congrats to Joseph and we hope to see him back at Vol State soon.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks everyone. I'm so bless to go to this amazing college! I will be starting courses again this spring! See you all soon! -Joe James