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East Tennessee State University Foundation
P.O. Box 70721
Johnson City, TN 37614
Telephone: 423-439-4641

Our Staff
Sunny R. Sandos, J.D. Sunny Sandos, J.D. '06
Executive Director of Planned Giving

Sunny graduated Summa Cum Laude from East Tennessee State University in 2006 with a degree in Mass Communications. She went on to earn her doctorate of jurisprudence from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, where she earned the award for Outstanding Achievement in Legal Writing, was a member of the Negotiation Team of Moot Court, and served as the American Bar Association Representative for the law school. Upon graduation Sunny returned to Johnson City, Tennessee, and married Jay Sandos, "Voice of the Bucs," (ETSU class of 2000) in 2009. She practiced law for nearly seven years in general civil practice and insurance defense in the Tri-Cities before returning to ETSU as an employee in March 2016. Among other duties, Sunny is responsible for planned gift arrangements through the drafting of proposals for trusts, gift annuities, wills, life insurance policies, and life estates. She remains active in the community and serves as Vice- President for the Washington County Bar Association and is President of the Northeast Tennessee Young Lawyers Association for the Tennessee Bar Association. Sunny and her husband have a daughter, Jacey, and twin sons, Rhett and James.

Peggy McCurry Peggy McCurry '80
Financial Management Analyst

Peggy monitors and manages the budget function to ensure compliance with university procedures and accounting standards. Peggy joined University Advancement in 2001 after several years of professional experience with a regional private accounting firm and in other private sector capacities as well. Peggy earned the status of Certified Professional Secretary in 2009 from the International Association of Administrative Professionals. She has a bachelor's degree from Milligan College and a master's degree from ETSU.

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