Dr. Flora Tydings welcomed the new Alumni Board members to campus and stated how grateful she was for their service:
“You are making our dream of an Alumni Board a reality,” Tydings said.
We are so pleased to introduce you to our new Chattanooga State Alumni Board members: photo above (l-r): Dr. Jared Bigham, Morgan Smith, Sherri Shackleford, Dennis Tumlin, Dr. Flora Tydings, Jerry Wagner, Tabatha Armour and Gary Ainscough. Missing from
By Jerry A. Wagner, charter class alum
As an Alum of Chattanooga State, I am very grateful because it allowed me to continue my education after high school. I started in Fall of 1965 taking six to nine quarter hours at night, majoring in chemical engineering, while working full time at Combustion
Have you filled out our new and simpler online Alumni Form to stay connected with our growing Chattanooga State alumni family? It takes just a minute, and we would love to keep you in the loop!
A new alumni leadership board is forming this summer and alumni activities are in the works for this fall. Ensure you get invited by completing the Alumni Form today!
Interested in learning more about our new Alumni Board, please contact fellow alum Julie Davis, 423-510-8263 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
by Jake Brown – Collegiate High/Chattanooga State alum
I am grateful to Chattanooga State for allowing me to work at such a fast pace. Collegiate High School allowed me to grow more academically and professionally than I ever thought possible.
by Lydia Burroughs – Alum, class of 2012
I am grateful to Chattanooga State for affording me the opportunity of launching my educational adventure towards becoming a CPA. Due to the wonderfully flexible format and educators that cared about my learning, I am a proud alumni with an AS degree from Chattanooga State, and I am now in the latter stages of my education. Furthermore, I am always touting to anyone thinking of attending college how much they would benefit by beginning their education at Chattanooga State, because I never felt like I was left behind and there was always someone I could go to if I needed further understanding on any subject. I also came away with professors that became lifelong friends that care about my successes!!!
by Linda Murray Bullard –alum, writer, speaker, entrepreneur
I am grateful to Chattanooga State because it is the place where I started my road to success. I waited until after my sons were older to finish my Associate’s degree. Chattanooga State allowed me to do it when I was ready. I turned 50 years old the same year I graduated.
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.
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
by Gary Ainscough, Class President of first graduating class, 1967
I am grateful to Chattanooga State because…
- It personally launched my professional career
- The relationship with the institution is long lasting
- It has equipped and continues to equip students for valuable job markets
- It competes on “leading-edge technology”
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.