January 22, 2009
Yager uses pen from York students to sign oath of office
(NASHVILLE, TN), January 22, 2009 — When newly-elected State Senator Ken Yager (R-Harriman) was sworn into office last week, he signed the official oath with a pen given to him by local students at the York Agricultural Institute. Yager, a professor, recently taught dual-credit online classes for students at York, including a group studying U.S. History.
“I had an outstanding group of students here at York who gave me a pen in December as their studies concluded,” said Sen. Yager. “I was very touched by their gift and told them I would use it to sign my oath upon being sworn into office.”
Sen. Yager is currently an Assistant Professor of History and Law at Roane State Community College. The students he taught at the York Institute were enrolled for both high school and community college credit.
“I have great hope for the future of our district and state with such fine students as those in this class,” Yager added. “I am going to keep the pen in my Senate desk to remind me of my commitment to York and to all such students in our legislative district.”