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A Big Deal Indeed

To have the number one state in the Southeast for high quality jobs, we have to have a well-educated workforce to attract and fill those jobs.” -Governor Bill Haslam

Chattanooga State is proud to be a part of Tennessee’s unified Community College System, which includes a total of 13 community colleges governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents. Working together to meet the workforce needs of our state is a big deal.

So is the future of our students. Getting a degree is a big deal:

Remembering Paul M. Starnes

IMG_2986 2Longtime State Representative Paul Starnes died January 9, 2015.

John Germ, a Founding Chattanooga State Foundation Board member who served with Mr. Starnes on the Foundation Board, had this to say about him:

“Paul Starnes was a strong advocate for Chattanooga State. His leadership led to the creation of many programs and building projects that enhance the community and allow students to earn a valuable education. He was a strong supporter of the foundation and played an active roll in selecting leadership for the college. His tenure in the legislature led to many improvements in Hamilton County. Chattanooga State has lost a tremendous supporter and educational leader.”

The Chattanooga State Student Center is named in his honor. Read more about him here.

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Time to Apply for Chattanooga State Scholarships

Will you help us spread the word? It is time for students to apply for scholarships at Chattanooga State for fall 2015. Our priority deadline is March 1 for the upcoming academic year. Students who complete the application by the priority date will receive preference with regard to scholarship awards. Both Tennessee Promise eligible and adult students are encouraged to apply.

In partnership with Chattanooga State Community College and the Chattanooga State Foundation, more than $800,000 in combined scholarship funding is provided annually for qualified

Latin Festival 2015 Save Date

Save the date for Latin Festival 2015

Screen Shot 2014-12-11 at 4.57.59 PMChattanooga State’s International Outreach Office is pleased to announce the date for Latin Festival on Saturday, May 2, 2015, in the Highland Park neighborhood in downtown Chattanooga.

Latin Festival is designed as a free community celebration with event proceeds supporting Chattanooga State’s Adult Basic Education and English as a Second Language Programs offered in Highland Park since 2001.

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BASF Donates $2,000 to Chattanooga State Basketball Program

BASF recently donated $2,000 to support the men’s and women’s basketball teams at Chattanooga State Community College.

“BASF is proud to support Chattanooga State for the great chemistry they create between the school and the community,“ said Robert Gagliano, BASF Chattanooga Site Manager. “Our partnership is rooted in a mutual desire to encourage the continual development of student athletes’ passion, talent and drive, which will mobilize students both on the court and in their future careers.”

We are honored that BASF has been a loyal and generous athletics contributor to the Chattanooga State Foundation since 2009. Read more here.

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Global Scholars Taking Root at ChattState

One of the hallmarks of our new Global Scholars honors program is the commitment to serve high achieving first-generation college students.

The projected size for the first year fall cohort of our new Global Scholars program was 25. Interestingly, when word got out about Global Scholars, our initial class grew, and today we are 60 students strong!

The average High School GPA for the initial freshman cohort is 3.67 with an average ACT of 26, placing our Global Scholars in the top

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Spirit Pump Benefits Chattanooga State

Turn your fuel and favorite fountain drink into support for Chattanooga State! Just visit Pump #3 at the Raceway located at 3459 Amnicola Highway. Spirit Pump proceeds benefit our Chattanooga State Foundation Annual Fund. The Annual Fund helps us continue to accelerate the impact of the Chattanooga State experience by addressing our greatest needs across campus for things not covered by tuition and fees including scholarships for deserving students and professional development for