Chattanooga area students thankful for Tennessee’s Promise

Article Times Free Press

Tekesha Thomas remembers the moment she first heard Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s promise.

“I heard it and cried. I literally cried,” Thomas said as she sat with her son at Chattanooga State Community College on Friday.

Thomas, a single mother, said she always wanted her son to attend college. She knew the doors it would open for him. The future he could have. And she worried for years that her limited income would bar him from the opportunity.