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Unum Partners with ChattState’s Executives in the Classroom initiative

Pictured above, left to right: Melissa Hays, AVP & Senior Counsel at Unum; Kim W. Bolton, Director of Staffing at Unum; Dr. Amanda Hyberger, Associate Professor of Music and QEP Director at Chattanooga State; and Denise Talley, Manager of Client Services at Unum.

The Executive-in-the-Classroom (EIC) initiative, part of our Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), is supported by a national grant from the Bringing Theory to Practice to provide a structured learning environment for incoming freshmen. With the involvement of corporate volunteers in these freshman courses, students

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ChattState Athletics announces Partnership with EPB

Athletics Director Kim Smith recently announced the EPB Partnership during an executive staff meeting on campus along with Ms. Niki Phillips from EPB and Chattanooga State basketball players.

“We are grateful for EPB’s generous partnership,” said Smith. “The students are exemplifying leadership, spirit, pride and loyalty like never before, and it is an honor to have EPB recognize our athletes as they strive to make better lives for themselves in the classroom, during competition and in the community.”

Read more about this partnership at Chattanoogan.com.

 

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SAILS Tennessee leading the way in math readiness

A recent article published by Campus Technology reports:

“College math readiness is a persistent problem for higher ed institutions across the U.S. According to a 2014 report from ACT, 57 percent of ACT-tested high school graduates across the country failed to meet math readiness benchmarks. When these students show up for their first year of college, they must take developmental classes to catch up — and too many never pass those courses. But by combining college and high school math content in an online environment taught in high school computer labs, educators in the state of Tennessee believe they have found a solution.”

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Erlanger Nursing Leadership, Erlanger Scholars Hosted by ChattState Nursing Faculty

Pictured (l-r, front to back): Erlanger Scholars Jennifer DeCoursey, Ashley Meyers, Cloie Hamilton, Taylor Oakes, Shannon Owens, Lacy Long and Devon Langley.

Pictured (l-r, front to back): Erlanger Scholars Jennifer DeCoursey, Ashley Meyers, Cloie Hamilton, Taylor Oakes, Shannon Owens, Lacy Long and Devon Langley. Not pictured: Wileen Roy.

The Baroness Erlanger School of Nursing at Chattanooga State Community College was pleased to recently host the Erlanger nursing leadership team and the Chattanooga State  Erlanger Scholars.

“Nursing education is the foundation for developing a quality driven nursing workforce,” says Erlanger Health System’s Senior Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive Dr. Jan Keys. “Increased pressure for the

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One Day: A Global Scholars Poem

Pictured above are 41 of the more than 60 first fall cohort of Global Scholars who attended the Acceleration Point and Pinning Ceremony last week. Also in the photo are members of the Global Scholars Advisory Board: Jim Roxlo, Rachel Hanson, Lillie Wills, Bruce Stewart and Alan Cates. The poem below was compiled by Juliette Biondi, Global Scholars Advisor, who asked the students to complete the phrase: “One day I will change the world by…”

One day I will change the world by improving the survival rate of cancer…One day I will change the world by promoting fairness and equality in the criminal justice

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Adult Education + ESL Programs in Highland Park

Last year the Tennessee Adult Education underwent restructuring of the service delivery system, and as of July 1, 2013, Chattanooga State is the sole state-supported provider of adult education in Hamilton County, operating under an Adult Education grant and an English Literacy and Civics grant. Starting January 2, 2014, Tennesseans have a choice of taking either the new 2014 GED® Test or the HiSet® Test to obtain their Tennessee High School Equivalency Diploma.

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Mentors needed for TN Promise Program

A recent article by Jason Reynolds from the Shelbyville Times-Gazette reports “more than 25,000 Tennessee students are expected to apply for a free tuition program and mentors are needed to help them navigate the lengthy process.”

Beginning with the Class of 2015, the Tennessee Promise will  provide Tennessee high school graduates the opportunity to attend a community or technical college free of tuition and fees. The program is both a scholarship and mentoring program that will launch this fall across the

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New Hospitality & Tourism Management Courses Launch This Fall

Chattanooga State is pleased to be launching three new courses in the Hospitality and Tourism industry starting this fall:

Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Industry: An overview of the basic dimensions of professionalism, customer service, sustainability, civic engagement, ethics, and the historical perspective that is integral to the hospitality and tourism industry. Students will also keep pace with current