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.

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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!

Dr. Corinne Hoisington energizes faculty

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.”

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Lyndhurst Foundation Awards ChattState’s Sculpture Studio $55,000 Grant

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 Continue reading Lyndhurst Foundation Awards ChattState’s Sculpture Studio $55,000 Grant

ChattState Celebrating 50 Years!

50th-logo-homeBeginning 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: patty.brown@chattanoogastate.edu.

 

ChattState Athletics announces Partnership with EPB

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.

 

Student Megan Morris featured by Siskin Hospital

We are so proud of Chattanooga State Community College student Megan Morris who is featured by Siskin Hospital for her inspirational story. From the Siskin Hospital website:

“When 13-year-old Megan Morris began losing her balance and experiencing numbness in her legs, she knew something was terribly wrong. After becoming unable to walk, Continue reading Student Megan Morris featured by Siskin Hospital

One Day: A Global Scholars Poem

Pictured above are 41 of the more than 60 first fall cohort of Global Scholars who attended the Acceleration Point and Pinning Ceremony last week. Also in the photo are members of the Global Scholars Advisory Board: Jim Roxlo, Rachel Hanson, Lillie Wills, Bruce Stewart and Alan Cates. The poem below was compiled by Juliette Biondi, Global Scholars Advisor, who asked the students to complete the phrase: “One day I will change the world by…”

One day I will change the world by improving the survival rate of cancer…One day I will change the world by promoting fairness and equality in the criminal justice Continue reading One Day: A Global Scholars Poem

Regent Darrell Freeman Gives a Charge to Faculty at Convocation

Darrell Freeman, entrepreneur and a member of the Tennessee Board of Regents, gave an inspiring presentation to the faculty and staff of Chattanooga State this week during Convocation.

“What you do is SO IMPORTANT!” he told the faculty. “You have the opportunity to do more than teach, you can inspire.”

The first in his family to attend college, the Kirkman alum and former Chattanooga State student told Continue reading Regent Darrell Freeman Gives a Charge to Faculty at Convocation

Adult Education + ESL Programs in Highland Park

Last year the Tennessee Adult Education underwent restructuring of the service delivery system, and as of July 1, 2013, Chattanooga State is the sole state-supported provider of adult education in Hamilton County, operating under an Adult Education grant and an English Literacy and Civics grant. Starting January 2, 2014, Tennesseans have a choice of taking either the new 2014 GED® Test or the HiSet® Test to obtain their Tennessee High School Equivalency Diploma. Continue reading Adult Education + ESL Programs in Highland Park