Joyce Glasscock Reece says her family’s history with the Upper Cumberland area dates back several hundred years. When she and her son, Edward, decided to sell their Cookeville home and use the proceeds to help others, Tech was the first place that came to mind.

The John Martin Reece Endowed Scholarship is named for Joyce’s father and is awarded to students majoring in agriculture at Tech, and the Nova Glasscock Endowed Scholarship is named for Joyce’s grandmother and is also awarded to agriculture majors.

The Reeces also established the College of Agriculture and Human Ecology Endowment which is used at the discretion of Dean Darron Smith. The CAHE used a portion of the funds to purchase a side-by-side four-person off-road work vehicle equipped with GPS technology for geomapping and grid soil sampling.

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