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.
UTC’s Japanese Outreach Coordinator Asami Nakano joined the Chattanooga State Global Scholars for a workshop in origami and etegami today:
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.
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!
Chattanooga State faculty were wowed by a presentation from Dr. Corinne Hoisington in early January. A community college professor herself, Dr. Hoisington showcased some cutting edge technologies that she’s employing in her classrooms.
She quoted Ravindranath Tagor:
“Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.”
Thanks to a $55,000 grant awarded by the Lyndhurst Foundation, Assistant Professor Caroline Covington (photo above) will be transforming the 3,750 square foot Center for Engineering, Technology, Arts, & Science (CETAS) Garage into a Sculpture Studio supporting
Beginning in 2015 ChattState will be celebrating 50 years of service to our community. As this important milestone approaches, we are taking the time to reflect where the College has been over the last 50 years. We are eager to have your feedback to assist us in the planning process.
Please go to chattanoogastate.edu/50th and fill out the form with your suggestions and share your stories of ChattState.
We will be making Committee assignments in the coming weeks to work on our proposed events that will begin in January 2015, and we are working on photos from the past 50 years to commemorate our history. These will be displayed in the Humanities hallways. If you have any photos that you would like to have included please email me: email@example.com.
Athletics Director Kim Smith recently announced the EPB Partnership during an executive staff meeting on campus along with Ms. Niki Phillips from EPB and Chattanooga State basketball players.
“We are grateful for EPB’s generous partnership,” said Smith. “The students are exemplifying leadership, spirit, pride and loyalty like never before, and it is an honor to have EPB recognize our athletes as they strive to make better lives for themselves in the classroom, during competition and in the community.”
Read more about this partnership at Chattanoogan.com.