Dr. Chris Emdin working with ChattState to Transform Teaching, Learning & Student Engagement

“Teaching is a revolutionary act!” -Dr. Chris Emdin

Working with Christine Conn, Chattanooga State’s Director of our Center for Education, Dr. Chris Emdin recently wowed our campus and educators in the community with his goals to transform teaching,

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Help us support first generation college students through First Tennessee’s “150 Days of Giving”

The Chattanooga State Foundation is vying for an opportunity to win $5,000 towards our First-in-the-Family Scholarship, and we need your help to do it!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Go to First Tennessee’s www.150DaysofGiving.com site
  2. Search for “Chattanooga State”
  3. Click “Vote”
  4. Repeat from each device you own
  5. Repeat every 24-hours
infographic that reads: 92% of TN Community College graduates who pursue employment are hired within a year

Did you know graduating from community college increases your chances of success in the labor market?

This infographic showing 92% of Tennessee’s Community College graduates who pursue employment are hired within a year was provided by Tennessee’s Community Colleges. It is based on 2010 data from thirteen Tennessee Board of Regents Community Colleges including Chattanooga State.  You may also like to know the average first-year earnings of a community college graduate in Tennessee is $38,948, according to a study by CollegeMeasures.org.


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Chattanooga State’s Small Business Development Center Supports Area Entrepreneurs


Mitch Patel

Mitch Patel

Chattanooga State has been a local leader in supporting entrepreneurs since before startups became cool. Through our local office of the Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC), Chattanooga State TSBDC employees deliver programs and services to area small businesses with regional partners like our local Chamber of Commerce and The Company Lab.

Another great Chattanooga State visit with Futurist Dr. Michio Kaku

“We have to train young people for the economy of the future, just like you do here at Chattanooga State Community College!” -Futurist Dr. Michio Kaku

Internationally distinguished theoretical physicist Dr. Michio Kaku returned to Chattanooga State last week and told a large crowd of students, faculty and community members that “to understand

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Award-winning Writers@Work initiative recognized

The Awards Committee of the Two-Year College English Association (TYCA) of the National Council of the Teachers of English (NCTE) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Diana Hacker TYCA Awards for Outstanding Programs in English for Two-Year Colleges and Teachers. The Chattanooga State Community College Humanities Department’s “Writers@Work” series has been selected as the