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Chattanooga State 50th Commencement

“Congratulations! Today is a day of celebration, accomplishment, and the end of one journey and the beginning of a new one,” said Mitch Patel, President & CEO of Vision Hospitality Group and 2016 Chattanooga State Commencement speaker. He encouraged graduates to find their passion. “When you have a passion for something, you will

Lydia Burroughs

50 Faces of Gratitude: Lydia Burroughs

by Lydia Burroughs – Alum, class of 2012

I am grateful to Chattanooga State for affording me the opportunity of launching my educational adventure towards becoming a CPA. Due to the wonderfully flexible format and educators that cared about my learning, I am a proud alumni with an AS degree from Chattanooga State, and I am now in the latter stages of my education. Furthermore, I am always touting to anyone thinking of attending college how much they would benefit by beginning their education at Chattanooga State, because I never felt like I was left behind and there was always someone I could go to if I needed further understanding on any subject. I also came away with professors that became lifelong friends that care about my successes!!!

Latin Festival 2016

Chattanooga’s Latin Festival: Southern hospitality meets Latin Flair

When: Saturday, April 30, 11 a.m. to 3 pm.
Where: Highland Park Commons, 2000 Union Avenue, Chattanooga

Latin Festival Chattanooga is designed as a free community celebration with fun for all ages and backgrounds. The 2nd annual Festival features traditional folkloric dance and musical performances by local artists and regional performers, a parade of nations, authentic

Herb Hooper

50 Faces of Gratitude: Dr. Herb Hooper

by Dr. Herb Hooper – faculty

As a young boy, I, along with many other young boys in the 1950’s, dreamed of one day playing baseball in the major leagues. After graduating from college, reality quickly set in.

It’s been 48 years, and I continue to teach mathematics in what I consider to be the major league of community colleges. I am grateful to Chattanooga State for the professional opportunities it has provided me. I am grateful for progressive presidents such as Ed Sessions, Dr. Charley Branch, and  Dr. Jim Catanzaro. I am grateful for colleagues who are committed to excellence in teaching and community service. I am grateful for students who everyday challenge me to do my best. I was not able to play at Fenway, Wrigley, or Yankee Stadium, but thanks to Chattanooga State, I did make the major leagues.

Bethany Swint on bench

50 Faces of Gratitude: Bethany Swint

by Bethany Swint – student

I’m grateful to Chattanooga State for letting me come back to be closer to home, and for helping me find my way to the career I plan to achieve in Exercise Science. Transferring here has helped me be closer to my family when I needed to be back home. I’m also grateful for the small classes and the one-on-one you can have with the instructors. I’ve found my place at Chattanooga State.

Bennett cdc cora and rauly

50 Faces of Gratitude: Amanda Bennett

by Amanda Bennett – Honors program staff

I appreciate Chattanooga State because I get to bring my kids to campus with me each day. The staff in the Child Development Center are amazing. I truly feel as though the college is an extension of my family and this is in large part due to our on-site daycare.

Pictured are my two oldest children, Raulston and Cora. Cora went to kindergarten this fall and my youngest, Elliot, started at the CDC.