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.
Christin is the first in her family to graduate high school and pursue a college degree. An alum of Brainerd High School, she is currently a 4th semester student at Chattanooga State majoring in accounting. A Chattanooga native, Christin chose Chattanooga State for the location and accounting degree offered and says her interest in accounting is because of her love of numbers and
“The mission of the College is very clear. It is all about serving students.” -Dr. Flora Tydings, during her Open Forum at Chattanooga State on May 6, 2015
Chancellor Morgan announced today he will recommend Dr. Flora Tydings as next President of Chattanooga State to the Tennessee Board of Regents next Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at a special called meeting.
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:
Four finalists have been announced for the President of Chattanooga State Community College.
The finalists are:
- Dr. Karla A. Fisher, vice president of Academics and former interim president at Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kansas;
- Dr. Kevin A. Pollock, president of St. Clair County Community College in Port Huron, Michigan;
- Dr. Roger A. Ramsammy, provost and chief academic officer at Northern Virginia Community College’s Manassas Campus; and
- Dr. Flora W. Tydings, president of Athens Technical College in Athens, Georgia.
Each will participate in campus forums and community receptions the week of May 4 thru May 8. According to the Tennessee Board of Regents website:
Did you know our Baroness Erlanger School of Nursing at Chattanooga State currently ranks 4th in the state out of 39 similar programs on the licensure exams (as of Sept. 2014)? Our nursing graduates had a 95.9% pass rate compared to the national average of 82.8% and the Tennessee average of 88.05%.
Here is more good news from across our campus and in the community:
Jeremy studies Psychology as well as Sociology here at Chattanooga State. His passion for helping others prompted his decision on his major after working with children at the Chattanooga Zoo and through Big Brothers Big Sisters for the past five years. He received a scholarship from Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Tennessee Reconnect provides free tuition for Chattanooga State’s TCAT – Tennessee College of Applied Technology. As part of Governor Haslam’s Drive to 55 initiative:
“Tennessee Reconnect is designed to help more adults complete a postsecondary degree or credential.”
Quick Facts: 4th semester Secondary Education major, 22 years old
Ashley is a Secondary Education major originally from Columbia, South Carolina. In her spare time, Ashley takes care of her niece and nephew and involves her self in Big Brothers Big Sisters. She chose secondary education after being inspired by her high school economics teacher and hopes to someday impact students in a similar way. Specifically, Ashley would like to work at a high school in the Chattanooga area or work as a social worker for young children. Her favorite course is philosophy and she plans on eventually transferring to UTC to pursue her BA. She will be the first in her family to graduate from college.