50 Faces of Gratitude: Lydia Burroughs

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!!!

50 Faces of Gratitude: Linda Bullard

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. Continue reading 50 Faces of Gratitude: Linda Bullard

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: 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.

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

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 Continue reading 50 Faces of Gratitude: Pete Pitts

Tiger Tailgate Highlights

The Student Activities and Athletic departments sponsored the Tiger Tailgate Party at ChattState on Friday, Nov. 13th. The event was designed to build team spirit and strengthen support of the talented athletes that make up ChattState’s basketball team. It was also a lot of fun! Enjoy the highlights here: Continue reading Tiger Tailgate Highlights

50 Faces of Gratitude: Charlotte Hansen

by Charlotte Hansen, alum

I am grateful to Chattanooga State because they gave me the tools to achieve more than even I thought was possible with my career.

If someone had told me 10 years ago that I could be anything, from a bookkeeper to setting up the entire accounting department of a multimillion dollar company with an Associates degree in accounting, I’m not sure I would have believed them. That’s what happened and I can thank Chattanooga State for giving me the education and guidance to be where I am today. From accounting classes to interviewing and writing a resume, I feel like my professors at Chattanooga State made sure I was prepared to start my career in any accounting job.