Sophie studied in the honors program of elementary education here at Chattanooga State. Sophie chose elementary education on account of her love for teaching; she currently teaches varsity soccer. She originally hails from Australia, but moved to the United States in 2013 to pursue her education. Motivated by the high standards she set for herself and her family’s competitiveness, Sophie recently transferred to UTC.
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:
Members of the very first graduating class of Chattanooga State gathered on campus this afternoon to celebrate the release of their college memories video captured on film during their 46th Reunion held in November 2013. When Class President Gary Ainscough ’67 was asked why they were celebrating their 46th, he said: “We’re getting a running start for our 50th!”
“Whatever you can do, or dream you can be, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it right now.” -Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Happy New Year from the ChattState Stat, our new blog for Alumni and Friends of Chattanooga State! We are looking forward to another year of achievements and the opportunity to share some of this awesomeness with you here.