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Because of You Campaign

Because of You Campaign


Because of You is an annual scholarship fundraising event sponsored by the Northeast State Foundation.

The goal of the Because of You Campaign is to raise scholarship money for Northeast State students. All funds raised by events and sales during the campaign are used for Northeast State student scholarships.

The following are the events and sales in the 2023 Because of You Campaign. This year's campaign kicks off on September 25, 2023.

Thank you for your support of our Foundation and students!

Because of You Shirts

2023 Because of You shirt samples

BOYC shirts are now on sale. Short-sleeved shirts (Small - 4X) are $15 and long-sleeved shirts (Small - 3X) are $20 each with proceeds benefiting Northeast State Scholarships.

Shirt samples are available in the Alumni Office (C2415A) and the Scholarship Programs Office (C2113).  Cash and checks will be accepted in the Alumni Office (C2415A), Scholarship Programs Office (C2113), and Advancement Office (P307B).

Credit/debit payments can be made through the Upay/TouchNet System.

Choose "Other" under gift designation, write "BOYC Shirt" in the comments section, and then select the "Submit to Secure Site" button to enter payment information.

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Take It & Make It Crafting

Take It & Make It Craft suppliesCalling all crafters!

Do you knit or crochet? Do embroidery or carving? Sculpt or paint? Make jewelry or ornaments or arrangements? Whatever your craft, the Bear Bucks Marketplace would love for you to consider donating an item (or two) for sale during the Because of You Campaign, which will be held Sept. 25 through Oct. 6. Showcase your talents and passion while supporting Student Needs Programs. 

Craft supplies are available in the Library, room L315, during open hours. Come by and see if there is anything that inspires you. Take the supplies home and make creative, fun, and beautiful crafts.

Completed crafts can be taken to the Career Services Office (C2418) beginning Sept. 7 through Sept. 22.

Bear Bucks Craft Sale Information

Sept. 25-29, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Basler Library - Room L226
Blountville Campus

Proceeds support the following Student Needs Programs:

  • Food assistance
  • Campus food pantries
  • Transportation assistance
  • Student emergency funds

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Tie-Dye Parties

tie-dye-shirt-sample-because-of-you.jpgThe deadline to purchase a t-shirt and register for the drop-in BOYC Tie Dye party is Sept. 20.

The shirts are white with a black Northeast State Community College logo on the front.

Cash and checks will be accepted in the Scholarship Programs Office (C2113), Alumni Office (2415A), or Advancement Office (P307B). Credit card payments may be made online. A separate form is required for each shirt ordered.

Contact Erin Blevins at if you have any questions.

Scholars Attic Rummage Sale

The Northeast State Scholars Foundation is seeking donations for its annual rummage sale.

If you have new or gently used items you would like to donate to the club, please contact Erin Blevins at 423.354.2507 or to schedule a drop off time.

Donations will be accepted Aug. 30 through Sept. 18.

These items will not be accepted:

  • Cribs/Car Seats/Strollers
  • Encyclopedias/Magazines
  • Chemical Products
  • Recalled Items
  • Mattresses/Box Springs
  • Projection/Console Televisions
  • Soiled/Broken/Ripped Items

Sale information

The Attic Sale is open the public from September 25 to 29 and will be located in the Blountville campus library, room L226. The sale will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. Cash, checks, and credit cards will be accepted. Items must be removed when purchased.

Proceeds benefit Foundation scholarships and student needs. For more information email

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Northeast State's Got Talent!

Northeast State's Got Talent!The Northeast State's Got Talent virtual talent competition is a free contest for students, staff, and the community to show off their talents!

Contestants entered by uploading a clip of their talent to Youtube. When voting begins you can visit the Northeast State Foundation donation page and make a donation for your favorite clip (or clips)!

Each vote is $1 and you can vote as many times as like. If you donate $10, that will equal 10 votes for your favorite video.

Voting will begin once all entries are submitted. The video with the most votes at the end of the contest will be declared the winner!

All proceeds will benefit the Performing Arts Annual Scholarship for the Music & Choral Program.

View 2023's Talent Show entries

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Door Decorating Contest

Because of You Door Decorating ContestIf you are interested in participating in the door decorating contest, please email Josh Johnson at by Sept. 21. Doors must be decorated by Sept. 25.

Categories are Most School Spirit, Best Theme, Most Creative, and Fan Favorite.

See the 2023 entries and vote for Fan Favorite

Four winners will receive $100 towards a scholarship or program of their choice.

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Nature Photo Contest

Students, Faculty & Staff can enter for fre!

How to Submit

Email entries to Entries will be accepted Sept. 18 through Sept. 29.

Entrants should identify themselves as either faculty, staff, or student. 

Oct. 2-6: View Photos & Vote

Entries will be available for voting at

A $25 gift card awarded for faculty, student & staff winner. 

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Veteran and Military Student Success Auction

VMSSC Silent Auction - Because Of You

The proceeds from these auctions benefit the Pat Chandler Endowed Scholarship, along with the Emergency Assistance Fund for all military affiliated Northeast State Community College students.

Proceeds from the Military Services T-Shirt will benefit the Northeast State Student Veterans of America

About Northeast State Military Student Services

The Northeast State Veteran and Military Student Success Center is dedicated to serving the men and women from all branches of our military, as well as their families. We are grateful for your service and the sacrifices you and your family have made.

The proceeds from these auctions will benefit the Patricia A. Chandler Endowed Scholarship for student veterans, military service members or dependents and the Emergency Assistance program for our military affiliated students.

View the auction at this link.

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Broadwater's Bagged Lunches

(Kingsport Campus Only)

Because of You bagged lunches kingsport campusMake a difference just by ordering lunch! It’s easy! Choose a delivery location from the table below then follow this link to add your order KCHE Bagged Lunches Order Form.xlsx.

Next, submit your donation to the site representative at your delivery location. Then, pick up your lunch at that same location.

  • Pre - Order by Sept. 22 - 12 p.m.
  • Pay by Sept. 25 - 11 a.m.
  • Pick up on Sept. 26 - 11 a.m.

All proceeds will be donated to the Bob Wilson Scholarship Fund.

Who do I contact and where do I pick up my lunch?

Choose delivery location:

Kingsport Center for Higher Education (front lobby)
Deborah DeBraal - (for pick up)

Regional Center for Health Professions
Cindy Welch -

Blazier-Wilson Hall (Room 106)
Dawn Carter -

Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing (front desk)
Christy Parks -

Regional Center for Automotive Programs (Room 107)
Roger Byington -

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Honors Coffee Sale

Northeast State Honors is hosting a coffee sale featuring Doe River Roasters coffee that is sustainably sourced and locally roasted in Elizabethton, Tennessee.

12 ounce bags will be sold for $11. Whole bean and ground are both available.


JP's Appalachin Morning
A Doe River Roasters best seller! A bright and vibrant blend of African beans.

Honors Reserve
A 50/50 blend of a lighter coffee from the Americas, and a vibrant Ethiopian coffee that has distinct fruity notes. A smooth cup with a pleasant blueberry finish.

Jamaican Me Crazy
Light roasted Central American coffee with a hint of butterscotch and maple.

Honors Espresso
A classic blend with sweetness and nutty notes that makes a great traditional latte or brewed coffee.

Presales are available from September 5 to 15. Place coffee orders here.

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Honey Baked Ham Gift Cards

Northeast State Honors is offering e-gift cards for Honey Baked Ham. They will be available from September 25 to October 6.

Gift cards are available from any amount from $25 to $100. 20% of every purchase will benefit Northeast State Honors.

Order online and the gift card will be delivered straight to your email.

Order Honey Baked Ham gift cards

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Northeast State Community College, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. For questions or concerns, please contact the Affirmative Action Officer.