Wednesday, July 29, 2009

TTU Student Named to Board of Regents

Gov. Phil Bredesen has announced the appointment of Sean Ochsenbein, a pre-medicine student majoring in biology at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, as student representative on the Tennessee Board of Regents for 2009-2010. Ochsenbein begins serving on the board immediately, and his term will continue until June 30, 2010.Ochsenbein is a Cookeville resident and is the 2009-2010 TTU Student Government Association president and the Rotaract President-Elect. Ochsenbein served as a freshman and sophomore senator in the Student Government Association as well as chairing the Student Affairs Committee. An Eagle Scout and holder of a 2nd degree black belt in karate, he serves on the Putnam County Rescue Squad and is a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity at Tennessee Tech.Ochsenbein graduated from Cookeville High School in 2007 with a 4.0 grade point average. He was senior class president, Interact president, and the 2006 Governor of Tennessee American Legion Boy's State. The Tennessee Board of Regents oversees the TBR system, which is the nation's sixth largest higher education system, governing 45 post-secondary educational institutions. The TBR system includes six universities, 13 two-year colleges and 26 technology centers, providing programs in 90 of Tennessee's 95 counties to over 180,000 students.