Living the Dream

Story by Hannah Baker

Darrius Cole, a Florence, Alabama native and graduate of Chattanooga State Community College did not always know that he wanted to be in nuclear engineering. It wasn’t until 2009, while working at Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant as a contractor, that he realized his calling. In 2012 after doing some research online, he found out Continue reading Living the Dream

Good memories come from good moments

by Julie Cook Davis, President, Chattanooga State Alumni Association

By the time you read this, my favorite holiday will have come and gone; Thanksgiving. Don’t get me wrong, I love Valentine’s Day simply because it is all things pink for a month. But, Thanksgiving is the one. It’s the one I look forward to all year. I make lists of lists I need to make. I write the menu and rewrite the menu about six times, and we always end up having the same menu …. every year. The meal grows a little bigger some years as we Continue reading Good memories come from good moments

TCAT Graduate Wins National Award

Story by Hannah Baker

Sara Wilson, a recent Chattanooga State Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) graduate was named the American Technical Education Association (ATEA) National Outstanding Technical Student Award winner of 2017. ATEA is a premier association for the post-secondary technical educator with an emphasis on professional development. The recipient of this prestigious award must be a full-time student in a post-secondary technical education program of study. The student must be strong academically and show potential in his/her chosen technical field. A nominee must be a student at a school with active institutional membership in ATEA.

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First 50th Reunion of the First Class of the First Two-year Technical Institute in the State

Chattanooga State recently celebrated the 50th Reunion of its very first graduating class from 1967. The Chattanooga State Class of 1967 is very unique in that they were the first students, and the first graduates, of the state of Tennessee’s first-ever two-year technical institution Continue reading First 50th Reunion of the First Class of the First Two-year Technical Institute in the State

A network of people who cared about my success: Morgan Smith

by Morgan Smith, Class of 2011

There comes a time in every person’s life when he or she experiences that notorious sinking feeling. It starts with your stomach dropping to your feet, and ends when you finally put the stressful thoughts to bed. Continue reading A network of people who cared about my success: Morgan Smith

ChattState’s First 50th Year Reunion: Gary Ainscough

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

Oh my, where has the time gone? Why has the time moved by so quickly?

Either way, it was very special to be reflective and appreciate how our paths crossed with Chattanooga State. Our professional careers were launched into meaningful job opportunities. Let’s go back to Continue reading ChattState’s First 50th Year Reunion: Gary Ainscough

Back to School with Alumni Roadshow Dates

by Julie Cook Davis, President, Chattanooga State Alumni Association

It’s back to school time! I love this time of year. It’s a time of new notebooks, new schedules and new friends. For many of our newest Alumni Association members, this may be the first time in many Continue reading Back to School with Alumni Roadshow Dates

Class of 1967 50th Reunion Oct. 6 & 7

We invite members of the Class of 1967 and their faculty and staff, to please join us for the inaugural Half Century Alumni Club Reunion. Join us on the main campus of Chattanooga State on Friday, October 6th and Saturday, October 7th. Details as follows: Continue reading Class of 1967 50th Reunion Oct. 6 & 7