Screen Shot 2015-05-11 at 4.39.06 PM

Congrats Chattanooga State Class of 2015

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:

Screen Shot 2014-10-12 at 5.06.22 PM

Chattanooga State Presidential Finalists Announced

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:

Screen Shot 2015-04-08 at 4.18.23 PM

Chatt State News

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:

Screen Shot 2015-03-19 at 12.05.42 PM

Student Profile: Jeremy

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.

Screen Shot 2015-03-05 at 10.00.49 AM

Student Profile: Ashley

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.

RELATED

Screen Shot 2015-02-20 at 6.21.29 AM

Student Profile: Demmy

Quick Facts: 2nd semester Nursing student, 22 years old

Demmy is motivated by the idea of having a better future for her family. She chose nursing after taking time off to take care of her dad and expresses her interests in helping others like him. Demmy moved to Chattanooga from Atlanta and her family is originally from Vietnam. She enjoys working out and her favorite course right now is psychology because can gain better insight on the motives behind certain behaviors. She is planning to transfer to UTC to pursue her BSN and will be the first in her family to graduate from college.

RELATED

Screen Shot 2015-02-11 at 9.39.57 AM

Meet the writer: Emily Abel

Emily Abel is a journalism student attending Chattanooga State Community College. She opted for a change of scenery from Syracuse, New York in February of 2014 and has since been residing in Chattanooga with her Aunt.

When she isn’t trying to finish school work or her latest art project, Emily enjoys local yoga classes and cooking recipes she found on Pinterest.

As a writer, Emily intends to start her coverage of topics for ChattState Stat while also continuing her independent poetry and prose.

We are thrilled to welcome Emily to our writing team this semester!