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A Big Deal Indeed

To have the number one state in the Southeast for high quality jobs, we have to have a well-educated workforce to attract and fill those jobs.” -Governor Bill Haslam

Chattanooga State is proud to be a part of Tennessee’s unified Community College System, which includes a total of 13 community colleges governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents. Working together to meet the workforce needs of our state is a big deal.

So is the future of our students. Getting a degree is a big deal:

Remembering Paul M. Starnes

IMG_2986 2Longtime 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.

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.

 

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New Hospitality & Tourism Management Courses Launch This Fall

Chattanooga State is pleased to be launching three new courses in the Hospitality and Tourism industry starting this fall:

Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Industry: An overview of the basic dimensions of professionalism, customer service, sustainability, civic engagement, ethics, and the historical perspective that is integral to the hospitality and tourism industry. Students will also keep pace with current

Dr. Fannie Hewlett retires after 35 years of distinguished service to ChattState

Screen Shot 2014-07-03 at 7.57.09 AMOn June 30, Dr. Fannie Hewlett retired as Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost after 35-years of distinguished service to Chattanooga State Community College. Dr. Hewlett reflects on her career in a recent Chattanoogan.com article:

June 30 will mark the end of Dr. Fannie Hewlett’s career at Chattanooga State. Hired as a psychology instructor in 1976 at Cleveland State, a colleague notified Dr. Hewlett of an opening for a psychology instructor at Chattanooga State in 1979 that would be closer to home and an easier commute for her. The rest, as they say, is history.

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Social Media: Help or a Hindrance

What you don’t know could cost you!

As the use of social media becomes more commonplace, the barrier between personal time and the workplace is quickly disappearing. Employers are being faced with a barrage of questions as to how they can address workplace issues caused by social media use, while avoiding legal exposure at the same time. Most business owners tell us

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Lady Tigers Softball Team Earns Region Championship, Third at Nationals

Congratulations to the Chattanooga State Lady Tigers Softball team for earning the Region VII/TCCAA Tournament title earlier this year the 19th time in 22 seasons. Season highlights include:

  • Record of 51-6
  • Going into the Regions seeded #1
  • National NJCAA ranking #6 (as of May 3, 2014)
  • Softball team GPA average of 3.4 this past semester
  • Coach Blythe Golden named TCCAA Coach Of The Year