Make plans to join us for our first-ever Reunion Days at Chattanooga State to reconnect with old friends, meet new ones, and help us mark fifty years serving Chattanooga. The goal of Reunion Days is to celebrate our proud past, reconnect with one another and showcase our campus community during featured events throughout this academic year.
Be sure to visit chattanoogastate.edu/50th for the latest on our growing schedule of events. Our preliminary schedule of events is below:
Global Scholars is sponsoring a speaking engagement that is open to the entire campus community and public. Adam Braun is the founder of Pencils of Promise and a New York Times bestselling author. He will be on campus Tuesday, October 6 for a book signing and keynote:
- 3 – 4 p.m.: Book signing in the Kolywck Library
- 6 p.m.: Keynote Address in the Gym
The event is free and open to the public.
Visit chattanoogastate.edu/50th to view our growing timeline and photo gallery.
Editor’s note: Chattanooga State alumni are encouraged to share their memories on our alumni Facebook page here.
ChattState 50th: the early years 1963-65
“A ROCKET to the brilliant idea of establishing a first-rate hospitality and culinary center at Chattanooga State in loving memory of the late Michael Hennen… and if we can capture Michael’s delightful zest for life in the students the center will hopefully produce, it will be a godsend for our area.” -Roy Exum
“There can be no better namesake than Michael Hennen because he epitomizes hospitality.” -Jon Kinsey
We are grateful for the outpouring of love and support in establishing the Michael P. Hennen Hospitality & Culinary Center at Chattanooga State. On August 30, 2015, one year and one month since the kick-off benefit, a ribbon-cutting and dedication was held on campus. Please enjoy our video highlights from the August 30th dedication held on campus and the July 2014 benefit held at Hennen’s:
Join us for Culture Fest 2015 on Sunday, October 4 from 11:00 to 4:00 pm at the First Tennessee Pavilion located at 1801 Carter Street in downtown Chattanooga. Culture Fest is the Chattanooga area’s premiere showcase of international communities and one of the largest annual celebrations of local cultures for the past 16 years.
It’s a wonderful one-day celebration of diversity to learn about other cultures through display booths coordinated by local ethnic organizations and also features:
The Chattanooga State Foundation hosted the 2nd annual Dessert-a-rama Annual Fund Impact event for employees. Enjoy our video highlights from the event:
We are thankful for our donors who help support the amazing students and faculty at Chattanooga State!
We are pleased to announce that Chattanooga State Community College and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga have taken our partnership to another level with a dual admissions program that will benefit students.
Make plans to join us on Tuesday, August 25 for We, the 3rd Annual Symposium for Women Entrepreneurs. Our keynote speaker is Bonnie Carroll, Founder and CEO of Information International Associates, Inc. Dr. Autumn Graves, Head of Girls Preparatory School, and Aundrea Wilcox, Senior Business Counselor, author and Kingsport Chamber ECD Director, are also featured speakers.
The Chattanooga State Foundation is honored to accept a wonderful donation from the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society Alliance for the Debra Watlington Nursing Scholarship.