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50 Faces of Gratitude: Dr. Tina Cannon

by Dr. Tina Cannon,  alum and mathematics professor

I am grateful to Chattanooga State because it has been a part of my life for over 30 years, as a student and an employee. In 1983, I became a student at Chattanooga State. At the time, I had no clue what career path that I wanted to pursue. I came to the campus and spoke to an advisor, and he helped me by

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50 Faces of Gratitude: Morgan Smith

by Morgan Smith–Alum, writer, photographer, film producer

I am grateful to Chattanooga State because it gave me the opportunity to be a Jo, pursue an interest in short films and writing, and helped me to build on my future. As a student ambassador, I was able to share my love for Chattanooga State with my fellow classmates, as well as prospective students. One of the most important things about our community college is that it is a stepping-stone. Chattanooga State prepared me for an easy transition to UTC, but no matter how long it has been, I always feel at home when I come back to campus. Chattanooga State honed my professional and communication skills, which helped start my career at the Chattanooga Visitors Bureau. Above all else, I am grateful for the caring staff, the friends who shared a passion for film, and the school that made college a lot less scary.

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50 Faces of Gratitude: Suzy Anthony

by Suzy Anthony, alum and Chief Financial Officer of the Public Education Foundation

I am grateful to Chattanooga State because I transferred to a four-year college debt free. I paid for my college education myself, was able to work while attending Chattanooga State and pay the affordable tuition. I was able to transfer 60 credits and was well-prepared to complete my degree.

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ChattState Thankful for 50 years; Launches 50 Faces of Gratitude

“Gratitude paints little smiley faces on everything it touches.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich

Chattanooga State is thankful for 50 years of service to our community. As part of our year-long celebration, we are pleased to announce a social media campaign called the 50 Faces of Gratitude that will feature students, alumni, current and former employees as well as business and industry leaders sharing why they are grateful for Chattanooga State.

Follow the hashtag #ChattState50 on your social media networks, join the conversation and help us give thanks for 50 years of service to our community.

If you would like to be one of the 50 Faces of Gratitude, please email heidi.cawood@chattanoogastate.edu.

 

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Get Ready for Reunion Days at Chattanooga State

Make plans to join us for our first-ever Reunion Days at Chattanooga State to reconnect with old friends, meet new ones, and help us mark fifty years serving Chattanooga. The goal of Reunion Days is to celebrate our proud past, reconnect with one another and showcase our campus community during featured events throughout this academic year.

Be sure to visit chattanoogastate.edu/50th for the latest on our growing schedule of events. Our preliminary schedule of events is below:

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ChattState 50th: The early years 1963-1965

ChattState is celebrating 50 years of service to our community this year. As this important milestone unfolds, we are taking the time to reflect where the College has been over the last half century.

1963: School Announced For Chattanooga Area

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In the early 1960s, the Tennessee State Board of Education began efforts to establish community colleges across the state as a result of post-World War II children entering higher education. The school was to be located on Moccasin Bend.

1964: School Named Chattanooga State Technical Institute

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Moccasin Bend site approved. Construction of the foundation begins, but the area was marsh land and very difficult to work with.

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Young Alumni Profile: Sophie

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.