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Muncy named VSCC development officer

Alison Muncy is the new development officer for the Volunteer State Community College Foundation. Alison was most recently director of Member Relations for the Hendersonville Area Chamber of Commerce. She also served as a board member for Beautiful Hendersonville. In her Vol State position, she is charged with fundraising and event planning. Alison holds a Master of Science in Public Health degree from Meharry Medical College and a Bachelor of Business Administration, Marketing degree from Middle Tennessee State University. She also has an associate of applied science degree from Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio. She is a Leadership Sumner graduate and former member of the Board of Directors.

TRISTAR Skyline Physician Invited to Collaborate with Urban Hospital in China

Dr. John Witt, building on past visits to China and recent developments in stroke care, he was thrilled by a recent opportunity to visit and collaborate with a large Chinese medical center. John Witt, MD is a Neurologist and Medical Director of the Stroke Program at TriStar Skyline Medical Center. In the United States, heart disease is the number one cause of death and stroke is ranked fifth, in China, stroke is the leading cause of death. Dr. Witt was intrigued by this difference, so when invited to visit Haikou People’s Hospital, a 1,700-bed affiliate of Xiang Ya Medical School of Central South University in the city of Haikou, Hainan Province, PRC, he knew he wanted to contribute. Dr. Witt had the opportunity to teach and demonstrate principles of neurology to residents in Haikou’s general practice training program, a role he fulfills periodically for resident physicians here in the United States. For more information, visit

Sumner Airport Lands New Operations Firm IndyJet

As the Sumner County Regional Airport Authority prepares for expansion, it has selected an Indiana-based fixed base operator to provide services for aircraft owners. IndyJet’s arrival means complete aircraft servicing for piston and jet engine aircraft. The company will also provide aircraft for those interested in aviation lessons and or pilots wanting to rent a plane for the day. The company currently operates as an FBO in Indianapolis and Columbus, Ohio. A current expansion project is underway at the airport as well, expected to cost $6.2 million. All told, it’s the airport’s biggest projects since construction took place in 1962. In addition to maintenance, IndyJet works with clients to provide charter flights, catering and ground transportation at its two other locations.

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