“A ROCKET to the brilliant idea of establishing a first-rate hospitality and culinary center at Chattanooga State in loving memory of the late Michael Hennen… and if we can capture Michael’s delightful zest for life in the students the center will hopefully produce, it will be a godsend for our area.” -Roy Exum
“There can be no better namesake than Michael Hennen because he epitomizes hospitality.” -Jon Kinsey
We are grateful for the outpouring of love and support in establishing the Michael P. Hennen Hospitality & Culinary Center at Chattanooga State. On August 30, 2015, one year and one month since the kick-off benefit, a ribbon-cutting and dedication was held on campus. Please enjoy our video highlights from the August 30th dedication held on campus and the July 2014 benefit held at Hennen’s:
The Chattanooga State Foundation hosted the 2nd annual Dessert-a-rama Annual Fund Impact event for employees. Enjoy our video highlights from the event:
We are thankful for our donors who help support the amazing students and faculty at Chattanooga State!
The Shannon Brown Honorary Scholarship established through the Chattanooga State Foundation will help provide access and remove financial barriers for students entering the new hospitality degree at Chattanooga State Community College, according to college officials.
Chattanooga State Foundation presents Dinner of Firsts – A Golden Celebration! A combined event celebrating ChattState’s 50 years of service to our community and honoring our friend, John Germ. John is a first generation college graduate and has been
We were thrilled to see reporter Will Healy’s Chattanooga Times Free Press article celebrate the success of four local students from Dalewood Middle School who won Chattanooga’s first Science Genius rap competition held on campus earlier this month. Healy’s article was picked up by the Associated Press and is receiving national circulation, including in the U.S. News and World Report this week:
On Friday, May 1st, Chattanooga State hosted a “Tea for Bea” to honor the establishment of our very first Faculty Fellowship Endowment in honor of retired faculty member Bea Lyons (photo above). Enjoy our video highlights from the event:
To demonstrate the importance of scholarship and those who are dedicated to student learning, each academic division on campus was asked to dedicate a faculty fellowship to a former faculty and/or administrator who demonstrated outstanding scholarship and dedication to teaching and student learning. The Social and Behavioral Sciences Division chose to honor retired faculty member Bea Lyons. Below is an excerpt announcing the award by Interim Dean John Haworth:
Chattanooga State welcomes Rick Bragg and Lila Quintero Weaver as our 2015 Writers@Work. The schedule of free community events is as follows:
Longtime State Representative Paul Starnes died January 9, 2015.
John Germ, a Founding Chattanooga State Foundation Board member who served with Mr. Starnes on the Foundation Board, had this to say about him:
“Paul Starnes was a strong advocate for Chattanooga State. His leadership led to the creation of many programs and building projects that enhance the community and allow students to earn a valuable education. He was a strong supporter of the foundation and played an active roll in selecting leadership for the college. His tenure in the legislature led to many improvements in Hamilton County. Chattanooga State has lost a tremendous supporter and educational leader.”
The Chattanooga State Student Center is named in his honor. Read more about him here.
Will you help us spread the word? It is time for students to apply for scholarships at Chattanooga State for fall 2015. Our priority deadline is March 1 for the upcoming academic year. Students who complete the application by the priority date will receive preference with regard to scholarship awards. Both Tennessee Promise eligible and adult students are encouraged to apply.
In partnership with Chattanooga State Community College and the Chattanooga State Foundation, more than $800,000 in combined scholarship funding is provided annually for qualified