We are pleased to announce that Chattanooga State Community College and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga have taken our partnership to another level with a dual admissions program that will benefit students.
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
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.
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.
The 3rd annual Dinner of Firsts was held at the Chattanoogan on Thursday, October 23, 2014. Under the leadership of Grady Williams, Event Chairman, alumni and friends of the college toasted and roasted Leonard Fant with proceeds of the dinner funding First in the Family Scholarships. One of nine children,
Pictured above, left to right: Melissa Hays, AVP & Senior Counsel at Unum; Kim W. Bolton, Director of Staffing at Unum; Dr. Amanda Hyberger, Associate Professor of Music and QEP Director at Chattanooga State; and Denise Talley, Manager of Client Services at Unum.
The Executive-in-the-Classroom (EIC) initiative, part of our Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), is supported by a national grant from the Bringing Theory to Practice to provide a structured learning environment for incoming freshmen. With the involvement of corporate volunteers in these freshman courses, students
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
A recent article by Jason Reynolds from the Shelbyville Times-Gazette reports “more than 25,000 Tennessee students are expected to apply for a free tuition program and mentors are needed to help them navigate the lengthy process.”
Beginning with the Class of 2015, the Tennessee Promise will provide Tennessee high school graduates the opportunity to attend a community or technical college free of tuition and fees. The program is both a scholarship and mentoring program that will launch this fall across the
Billboards have been spotted around town promoting our new Global Scholars honors program at Chattanooga State Community College. Learn more here about this exciting initiative designed to challenge honors students to change the world.