Dinner of Firsts logo and announcement of 2017 Date, Thursday evening, Nov. 16 at The Chattanoogan, a toast & roast honoring Patsy Hazlewood,event chair Reggie Piercy

Save the Date for Dinner of Firsts 2017

Patsy Hazelwood photo sitting at desk writing in notebook, smilingNow celebrating its 6th year, the Chattanooga State Foundation’s Dinner of Firsts is the signature “FUNdraising” event for Chattanooga State Community College. Each year we honor a community leader who is the first in their family to attend college.

This year we will honor Patsy Hazlewood. In addition to being a first generation college student, Patsy has

ALUMNI featured in photo including photo of Tabatha Armour and 3 member from Class of 1967

A Message from Your Alumni Association President

In this day and age of social media and online meetings, staying in touch with others has become increasingly easier. However, in my opinion there is no replacement for personal interaction and being part of a group physically. The Chattanooga State Alumni Association offers the best of both of these worlds and we would love for you to join us and be part of it!

ChattState alum Austin McEwen competes at MCAA challenge

ChattState Alum Places Second at National MCAA Competition

During the National Masonry Skills Challenge at the World of Concrete/World of Masonry in Las Vegas, Chattanooga State alum Austin McEwen placed second in the second year apprentice category competing against other apprentice masons from across the U.S.A. 2010 Collegiate High cum laude graduate, Austin holds an Associate of Arts degree and is employed by Adams Masonry, Inc. He received a scholarship from

Head shot of alum Jeannie Gritton

ChattState Grad Fosters Excitement for Gamers

    Meeting Jennie Gritton is enlightening. Within minutes of initial conversations about her career, one can be certain that she obviously knows her “stuff” well. Jennie is a software engineer for one of the largest video game companies in the world – Electronic Arts (EA).  Named “Rookie of the Year” during her first year at EA in 2007, Jennie has been instrumental in the development of Madden NFL 08-12, NCAA Football 08-10, Dead Space 3, Battlefield Hardline, and is now in the process of developing a Star Wars game.Preparing for her gaming career at age 14 proved to be a challenge since her high school did not offer any programming classes and she had no computer at home. “It wasn’t until I graduated high school, bought a computer with a loan and went on to Chattanooga State that I was first introduced to programming and Web development,” recalls Jennie.