Grow Your Business with the Export Boot Camp

Did you know 95% of the middle class consumers are outside of the U.S.,  and 98% of exporters are smaller firms? Make plans now to attend the Export Boot Camp on Wed., Sept. 24, from 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., and learn how to grow your business in the global economy. Continue reading Grow Your Business with the Export Boot Camp

Get ready for Culture Fest 2014

Join our Cultural Ambassadors & International Achievers as Chattanooga State Community College partners with the Chattanooga Market, City of Chattanooga, Hamilton County and Arts Build to celebrate international diversity in our region. Continue reading Get ready for Culture Fest 2014

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

Mentors needed for TN Promise Program

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 Continue reading Mentors needed for TN Promise Program

11 Things you may not know about TCAT Chattanooga

Below are 11 things you may not know about TCAT Chattanooga:

  1. The Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) is a division of Chattanooga State Community College, the only TCAT that is part of a community college.
  2. It has the largest full-time equivalent (FTE) enrollment of the 27 TCAT’s in the Tennessee Board of Regents system (TBR) by more than Continue reading 11 Things you may not know about TCAT Chattanooga

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 Continue reading New Hospitality & Tourism Management Courses Launch This Fall

ChattState Class of 1967 Reunion Video Released

Members of the very first graduating class of Chattanooga State gathered on campus this afternoon to celebrate the release of their college memories video captured on film during their 46th Reunion held in November 2013. When Class President Gary Ainscough ’67 was asked why they were celebrating their 46th, he said: “We’re getting a running start for our 50th!” Continue reading ChattState Class of 1967 Reunion Video Released