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Remembering Leonard Fant

We are saddened to share the passing of Leonard Fant, a longtime Chattanooga State Foundation Board member and the co-creator of our annual Dinner of Firsts Scholarship benefit. Leonard passed away on Thursday, October 6, 2016.

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Save the Date for Dinner of Firsts Honoring Rockstar Educator Edna Varner

Now celebrating its 5th 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 honor Edna Varner, a major advocate for public education and a first generation college student. Those roasting Edna include


New Alumni Board at Chattanooga State

Dr. Flora Tydings welcomed the new Alumni Board members to campus and stated how grateful she was for their service:

“You are making our dream of an Alumni Board a reality,” Tydings said.

We are so pleased to introduce you to our new Chattanooga State Alumni Board members: photo above (l-r): Dr. Jared Bigham, Morgan Smith, Sherri Shackleford, Dennis Tumlin, Dr. Flora Tydings, Jerry Wagner, Tabatha Armour and Gary Ainscough. Missing from

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Chattanooga State Launches New Business Degree Express program for Busy Adults

Chattanooga State Community College is offering a new Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Business Degree Express program with a Management concentration, designed with working adults in mind. A fast, convenient and affordable solution for busy adults looking to quickly move ahead in their career, this new program is workable with your schedule and lifestyle. The Business Degree Express program allows