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TBR Chancellor Recommends Flora Tydings as ChattState’s Next President

“The mission of the College is very clear. It is all about serving students.” -Dr. Flora Tydings, during her Open Forum at Chattanooga State on May 6, 2015

Chancellor Morgan announced today  he will recommend Dr. Flora Tydings as next President of Chattanooga State to the Tennessee Board of Regents next Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at a special called meeting.

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Congrats Chattanooga State Class of 2015

Chattanooga State Commencement was held on Saturday, May 9 at the Memorial Auditorium. The Class of 2015 is represented by 20 countries with a total of 403 students receiving honors. Our oldest graduate is 68 years old receiving an AAS in Human Services Specialist and our youngest graduate is 16 years old receiving an Associate of Science. Females represent 58% of our graduates and 42% are males. We have 56 students graduating from Hamilton County Collegiate High at Chattanooga State with 28 of these receiving an Associate degree at the same time.

Read, and be inspired by, the full commencement speech by Emily McElroy, Class of 2015 Student Government Association President:

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Chattanooga State Presidential Finalists Announced

Four finalists have been announced for the President of Chattanooga State Community College.

The finalists are:

  • Dr. Karla A. Fisher, vice president of Academics and former interim president at Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kansas;
  • Dr. Kevin A. Pollock, president of St. Clair County Community College in Port Huron, Michigan;
  • Dr. Roger A. Ramsammy, provost and chief academic officer at Northern Virginia Community College’s Manassas Campus; and
  • Dr. Flora W. Tydings, president of Athens Technical College in Athens, Georgia.

Each will participate in campus forums and community receptions the week of May 4 thru May 8. According to the Tennessee Board of Regents website:

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A “Tea for Bea” to Celebrate First Faculty Fellowship Endowment

To demonstrate the importance of scholarship and those who are dedicated to student learning, each academic division on campus was asked to dedicate a faculty fellowship to a former faculty and/or administrator who demonstrated outstanding scholarship and dedication to teaching and student learning. The Social and Behavioral Sciences Division chose to honor retired faculty member Bea Lyons. Below is an excerpt announcing the award by Interim Dean John Haworth:

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50th Annual SkillsUSA Tennessee State Conference in Chattanooga

Tennessee’s future workforce will be showcased this week during the 50th Annual SkillsUSA Tennessee State Conference held at the Chattanooga Convention Center April 20-22. The SkillsUSA competition theme for this year is SkillsUSA: 50 Years of Champions at Work. The topic to be addressed by contestants in the Chapter Display, Prepared Speech and Promotional Bulletin Board contests.

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Chatt State News

Did you know our Baroness Erlanger School of Nursing at Chattanooga State currently ranks 4th in the state out of 39 similar programs on the licensure exams (as of Sept. 2014)? Our nursing graduates had a 95.9% pass rate compared to the national average of 82.8% and the Tennessee average of 88.05%.

Here is more good news from across our campus and in the community: