alum Suzy Anthony

50 Faces of Gratitude: Suzy Anthony

by Suzy Anthony, alum and Chief Financial Officer of the Public Education Foundation

I am grateful to Chattanooga State because I transferred to a four-year college debt free. I paid for my college education myself, was able to work while attending Chattanooga State and pay the affordable tuition. I was able to transfer 60 credits and was well-prepared to complete my degree.

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ChattState Thankful for 50 years; Launches 50 Faces of Gratitude

“Gratitude paints little smiley faces on everything it touches.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich

Chattanooga State is thankful for 50 years of service to our community. As part of our year-long celebration, we are pleased to announce a social media campaign called the 50 Faces of Gratitude that will feature students, alumni, current and former employees as well as business and industry leaders sharing why they are grateful for Chattanooga State.

Follow the hashtag #ChattState50 on your social media networks, join the conversation and help us give thanks for 50 years of service to our community.

If you would like to be one of the 50 Faces of Gratitude, please email heidi.cawood@chattanoogastate.edu.

 

Regent Darrell Freeman speaks on campus

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

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Annual Fund Impact Event Held

Earlier this week we held Dessert-a-rama — our first ChattState Foundation Annual Fund impact event for donors. Our 2013-14 Annual Fund Chair and Foundation Board member extraordinaire Edna Varner thanked our donors for their terrific support this year! The ice cream social (with ice cream donated by Blue Bell!) featured two scholarship recipients,

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Jim and Carlydia Berry Scholarship recipient Karlie Zimmerman named Outstanding Student of the Year

Screen Shot 2014-06-18 at 5.07.24 PMWe are pleased that one of the Chattanooga State Foundation’s Jim and Carlydia Berry Scholarship recipients has been honored this Spring as the 2014 Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) Outstanding Student of the Year for the entire state (and received a new car as a result!).

When it came time to enroll at ChattState last fall, Karlie Zimmerman realized that medical assisting was her passion. She shares, “It spoke to me and I wanted to honor