Dinah Pistole Bivens Scholarship Endowment
Mrs. Dinah Pistole Bivens was born on the family farm in White County, Tennessee to Eugene and Virginia Pistole. Dinah was active in 4-H throughout her years in school. She was also an all-star basketball player for the White County Warriorettes. Dinah received All-District and All-Region awards for her tenacious defense as a guard on the basketball team.
Dinah received her Bachelor's Degree in Education from Tennessee Technological University and a Master's Degree in Counseling from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, graduating with a 4.0.
Dinah was beloved by her students and fellow faculty members during her career of over thirty years at Bradley Central High School. She began as a classroom teacher, and after working to get her degree in counseling while working full-time and raising a family, she became a guidance counselor. Dinah spent countless hours assisting her students with school work and life. She was always willing to go the extra mile to assist her students who were in need of her support and her caring professional skills.
While Dinah was at Tennessee Tech she met and married her husband of 47 years, Steve Bivens. Together they had two sons, Mike and Brian Bivens. The thrill of her life was her three grandsons, John, Henry, and Steele.
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