Student Success Abounds

Recent Chattanooga State graduate Lauren Watkins has transformed her own challenges and uncertainties into a unique pathway for achievement. Read more.

If someone had told this now-Chattanooga State graduate, when he was a young man in Darfur, that he would one day be an American citizen earning a college degree, he would not have believed it. Read more.

A record-breaking number of national medals were recently awarded to Chattanooga State TCAT students. Read more.

Chattanooga State Community College’s RN Program ranks #4 in Tennessee out of 45 colleges analyzed. Read more.

Time for Culinary Student Capstone Lunches

The Michael P. Hennen Hospitality and Culinary Center at Chattanooga State is pleased to announce the Culinary Student Capstone Lunches. Each week will feature a different menu created and prepared by one of our chefs-in-training. Open to the public, tickets are $12 per person, and the lunches will be served in the Hennen Center located in the CBIH Building on the main campus.

Lunches are served at 11:30 a.m. and last approximately one hour. Upcoming lunch dates are:

  • Thurs., March 14
  • Thurs., March 21
  • Thurs., March 28
  • Thurs., April 4
  • Thurs., April 11
  • Thurs., April 25
  • Thurs., May 2

You may purchase tickets at Chattanooga State’s online MarketPlace.

For more information, please contact Chef Matthew Williamson, Director of the Michael P. Hennen Hospitality and Culinary Center at 423-697-3340 or email:

New logo honors namesake: The new logo for the Michael P. Hennen Hospitality and Culinary Center reflects not only the uniqueness of the center, but the specialness of Michael–his passion for learning, support of employees, a flair for hospitality and wanting to do his best while encouraging others to do the same. The flame within the H within the M represents Michael’s inner fire to be his best, his inner light of being.

Tiger Cupboard food pantry opens on campus

“Sometimes there are impediments outside the classroom, including not knowing where your next meal is coming from. This food pantry is a testament to the care on the Chattanooga State campus,” – Dr. Rebecca Ashford, President of Chattanooga State during the March 20th Grand Opening of the Tiger Cupboard
Located on the second floor of the Student Center, the new Tiger Cupboard food pantry is a resource available to students in need.

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Chattanooga State Nursing Program Consistently High Quality

Chattanooga State’s Nursing program continues to exceed the Tennessee Board of Nursing benchmark. In fact, our May 2017 cohort of 107 RN graduates had a 100% licensure pass rate. Chattanooga State is unique Continue reading Chattanooga State Nursing Program Consistently High Quality

Global Scholars Students Named Semifinalists

Two of Chattanooga State’s Global Scholars have been named semifinalists for the Jack Kent Cooke Transfer Scholarship, which provides up to $40,000 per year as an undergraduate transfer scholarship. Chattanooga State Global Scholars honors students Ashwyn Sam (pictured above) and Chandler Kennedy have been named as semifinalists.

Chandler Kennedy

According to the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, more than 3,000 students nationally applied for this award. If selected, they will receive scholarships to complete their bachelor’s degrees and join a very prestigious group of scholars. Final selections will be made in April.

“I am extremely proud of these two students for making it this far in the process. To be named as a semifinalist is a tremendous honor and confirmation of the incredible work and service our students are doing,” states Amanda Bennett, Director, Global Scholars Honors Program.

To see the complete list of semifinalists for the nation’s largest transfer scholarship, go here.

For more information about the Global Scholars Honor Program at Chattanooga State, please contact Amanda Bennett, 423-697-2577, email: or visit here.

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