50 Faces of Gratitude: Barbara Morgan

by Barbara Morgan, retiree (secretary to the College presidents for 44 years!)

Chattanooga State was like a second family to me during my two years as a student and forty-four years as an employee. While a student, faculty and fellow students became friends and supporters and we received an education and graduated with degrees that gave us careers. During my years as an employee, I got married; had children; had grandchildren; and lost parents. My fellow employees were there with friendship and support for these life events as well as for day-to-day work responsibilities. Chattanooga State was a great place to be a student and employee and still is with all the caring faculty and staff that are there to support and assist all along the way. Miss my Chattanooga State family.

50 Faces of Gratitude: Giselle Palmer

by Giselle Palmer, class of 2003

I’m grateful for Chattanooga State!

When I walked on campus for my first class, I was filled with excitement and a bit apprehensive. At 22, I was older than most freshmen. I had never attended a public school and had been homeschooled for most of my education. Chattanooga State represented opportunities I wouldn’t fully understand until Continue reading 50 Faces of Gratitude: Giselle Palmer

50 Faces of Gratitude: Gary Ainscough

by Gary Ainscough, Class President of first graduating class, 1967

I am grateful to Chattanooga State because…

  1. It personally launched my professional career
  2. The relationship with the institution is long lasting
  3. It has equipped and continues to equip students for valuable job markets
  4. It competes on “leading-edge technology”

50 Faces of Gratitude: Lela Clements

by Lela Clements, Radiation Therapy student

I am grateful to Chattanooga State for accepting me into the Radiation Therapy program. What seemed like such an intangible dream last year is now a reality. My husband pushed me to pursue my dream of Radiation Therapy after X-Ray school. It meant moving two states away and taking a huge risk, but after we and our two kids moved here and school started, I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. Thanks again, Chattanooga State!
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50 Faces of Gratitude: Maria Spear

by Maria Spear, Chattanooga State faculty

I am grateful to Chatt State because it gives me the opportunity to practice my profession in a welcoming and engaging atmosphere. I feel fortunate to be surrounded by talented colleagues who encourage me, and by dedicated students who inspire me. I moved here two years ago from the West Coast because I was drawn to this vibrant and friendly community, and I am reminded every day I made the right choice!

Highlights from Dinner of Firsts – A Golden Celebration

The 4th annual Dinner of Firsts was held at the Chattanooga Convention Center on Thursday, December 3rd. Under the leadership of Edna Varner, Event Chair, friends of the College toasted the 50th Anniversary of Chattanooga State and roasted John Germ. John was the first in his family to Continue reading Highlights from Dinner of Firsts – A Golden Celebration

50 Faces of Gratitude: Brittney L. Davidson

by Brittney L. Davidson
2005 Middle College High School Graduate (now Collegiate High)
Interim Director of the Don Andrews Reading and Writing Center

I am grateful to Chattanooga State, because they gave me the courage and support to graduate high school with my associate degree. Now in my fourth year as a faculty member I have the greatest opportunity to give back the same encouragement that helped me to succeed so many years ago.