ESPN Co-founder and Political analyst, Scott Rasmussen, will be the featured speaker at the 2014 Bryan Opportunity Program Dinner April 10 at the Chattanooga Convention Center.
The Bryan Opportunity Program is a guarantee by the college that academically qualified students from Tennessee families with $35,000 or less annual income will receive scholarship and/or grant funds to meet the cost of tuition at Bryan College. In many cases, additional funds are provided to offset the cost of room and board. Over $1,000,000 has been raised, and 159 students have benefitted from this program since its inception in 2008. Currently, 67 students are enrolled at Bryan thanks to this program.
Scheduled each year in April, the Opportunity Program Dinner is the major fund-raiser to support the program. Support of the host committee, consisting of alumni and friends of the college, and gifts and pledges made at the dinner provide the scholarship funds offered to students. Previous speakers have included columnist Cal Thomas; Col. Oliver North; eldest son of President Ronald Reagan, Michael Reagan; and Leigh Anne Tuohy, real-life mom portrayed by Sandra Bullock in “The Blind Side.”
The Wall Street Journal calls Scott Rasmussen is “a key player in the contact sport of politics.” The Washington Post adds that he is a “driving force in American politics.” Scott became a New York Times bestselling author with “The People’s Money,” demonstrating how the American people are the solution to budget issues, rather than the problem. In an earlier book, “In Search of Self-Governance,” he noted that “the American people do not want to be governed from the left, the right, or even the center. They want to govern themselves.” Scott also founded Rasmussen Reports, and led the firm to become the most visited public opinion web site and the most searched for source of public opinion data on Google.
For more information and to register for the dinner, visit bryan.edu/dinner. Registration ends April 3.