This annual event honors the memory of an outstanding MTSU student who had a great impact on his friends, his co-workers and the campus community. Johnson was a student worker at Campus Recreation and a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. He was also involved in several other campus activities. He died in September, 2009. Following his death, the Intramural Sports department and the Johnson family established a scholarship to recognize student employees who meet the all-round student ideal that Brandon exemplified.
2014 Scholarship Recipient Bio
Halie Vannoy is the recipient of this year's Brandon Johnson Scholarship which was presented Monday, May 5, at the annual golf tournament at Stones River Country Club. The golf tournament raised more than $5,000 for the scholarship fund which is awarded to a deserving intramurals.
Hailey is a sports management graduate student, who currently works as a program assistant
in the Intramural Office. She also assists with coaching the MTSU women's volleyball
team. The Morristown, TN, native earned her bachelor's degree in business finance
and played four years on the MTSU women's volleyball team. Hailey is also active in
several school related activities, including Zeta Tau Alpha women's fraternity and
the Campus Rec Student Advisory Council. In addition to being a member of the staff
and meeting specific gpa and scholarship criteria, the recipient should be actively
involved in other campus activities.
"Halie is an amazing person, and we have been incredibly fortunate to have her as a staff member for the past five years," said David Tippet, Intramural Coordinator. "Her maturity and leadership qualities are second to none, and she is undoubtedly one of the most dedicated student employees we have ever had in this program."
"It's an honor to receive this scholarship and be rewarded for all the hard work," Halie said. "I want to thank David Tippett for all he has done with the scholarship golf tournament throughout the years, and I also want to thank the Johnson family for their continued support of the Intramural Sports department.
"We would be hard pressed to find an individual more deserving of this scholarship
anywhere on campus," said David Tippett, Intramural coordinator. "I can only hope
those who follow will live up to the precedent and example Halie has set during her
time at MTSU."
"None of this would be possible for any student employee if these people did not believe in the development of the employees academically and in the workforce.
This is the fourth event to raise money for the scholarship fund which is one of several
scholarship funds available through Campus Recreation and the events it sponsors.
The golf tournament and silent auction have grown in the short time it has been held,
Tippett said. He said he hopes to see it grow even more to benefit other deserving
students. "While we have seen growth in the tournament, we would like to see it grow
even more to help support those deserving students in the Intramural department as
well as support the other scholarships Campus Recreation office," Tippett said.
For more information, please contact David Tippett: