Head shot of alum Gary Ainscough

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”
Head shot of Lela Clements, Radiation Therapy student

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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Head shot of Maria Spear, Chattanooga State faculty

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!

Alum and employee Brittney L. Davidson

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.

image reads: Chattanooga State Reunion Days 1965-2015

Join us for Reunion Days at ChattState, Dec. 2, 3 & 4

Please join us for ChattState Reunion Days on Dec. 2, 3 and 4. The schedule of events is below. All events on Dec. 2 and Dec. 4 are free and open to the public, and the Dec. 3rd Dinner of Firsts event benefits student scholarships.

Schedule of Events

Wed., Dec. 2, 2015

Carols, Candy Canes, Cookies and Hot Cocoa 6:30 p.m., Sculpture Garden. Bring your family and friends to our outdoor sculpture garden lit for the holiday season and join the Chattanooga State Music Department for caroling with hot cocoa and candy canes.

Alum Pete Pitts head shot

50 Faces of Gratitude: Pete Pitts

by Pete Pitts–alum, actor, writer, musician, motivational speaker

I am grateful for Chattanooga State because during my time there, I was openly encouraged to learn who I was at the core.

I met many great people, had fantastic instructors and learned a lot about a variety of subjects, but the true value of my education was my journey of self-discovery. After changing my major