Dalewood Middle School students Tahj Cargle, Jamaal Ward, Eric Kelly and Jamicheal Wilson, from left, perform a science rap song for seventh-graders on May 20 at the Chattanooga, Tenn., school.

Dalewood Middle Schoolers win Science Genius at Chattanooga State, make national news

We were thrilled to see reporter Will Healy’s Chattanooga Times Free Press article celebrate the success of four local students from Dalewood Middle School who won Chattanooga’s first Science Genius rap competition held on campus earlier this month. Healy’s article was picked up by the Associated Press and is receiving national circulation, including in the U.S. News and World Report this week:

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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: