As part of the Faces of Roane State initiative to celebrate the college’s diversity, students were invited to participate in the 2012 Same Difference Diversity Contest.
Winning entries demonstrated the most effective use of artistic expression within the contest category to explore and celebrate the dimensions of difference between and among individuals. This could have included visible differences such as age, gender ethnicity, and physical appearance; as well as underlying differences such as religion, nationality, political affiliation, socio-economic status, education, and sexual orientation.
Projects were accepted in four areas:
The contest received a tremendous response. Thank you to all who participated. Below are the winning entries.
First-place winners in each category receive $1,000. Second-place winners in each category receive $500.
Kari Cottrell of Crossville
Kelsey Bolton of Spring City
Chip Wise of Kingston, "School is for Squares"
Students in the General Psychology class in Loudon County taught by Dr. Mandy
Sexton, "The Eclectic Effect”
Roger McKinney of Harriman, "Age Diversity"
Rachel Harmon of Harriman, "So Different"
Chris Arnold of Harriman, "Diversity HaiKu"
Emily Scarbrough of Crossville, "Guys are Beautiful"
Mason Van Horn of Kingston, "You’ve got to be carefully taught"