Dr. Chris Emdin working with ChattState to Transform Teaching, Learning & Student Engagement

“Teaching is a revolutionary act!” -Dr. Chris Emdin

Working with Christine Conn, Chattanooga State’s Director of our Center for Education, Dr. Chris Emdin recently wowed our campus and educators in the community with his goals to transform teaching, Continue reading Dr. Chris Emdin working with ChattState to Transform Teaching, Learning & Student Engagement

Help us support first generation college students through First Tennessee’s “150 Days of Giving”

The Chattanooga State Foundation is vying for an opportunity to win $5,000 towards our First-in-the-Family Scholarship, and we need your help to do it!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Go to First Tennessee’s www.150DaysofGiving.com site
  2. Search for “Chattanooga State”
  3. Click “Vote”
  4. Repeat from each device you own
  5. Repeat every 24-hours Continue reading Help us support first generation college students through First Tennessee’s “150 Days of Giving”

Why Four-Year Degrees at Chattanooga State?

By creating a limited number of (or some specific) four-year baccalaureate degrees, Chattanooga State is responding to industry needs. A number of employers have requested that Chattanooga State develop these workforce-specific degrees so they can find qualified employees within the community and avoid recruiting out-of-state and out-of-region. As Governor Haslam says: “We want Tennesseans to get Tennessee jobs. We have to provide Continue reading Why Four-Year Degrees at Chattanooga State?

Did you know graduating from community college increases your chances of success in the labor market?

This infographic showing 92% of Tennessee’s Community College graduates who pursue employment are hired within a year was provided by Tennessee’s Community Colleges. It is based on 2010 data from thirteen Tennessee Board of Regents Community Colleges including Chattanooga State.  You may also like to know the average first-year earnings of a community college graduate in Tennessee is $38,948, according to a study by CollegeMeasures.org.

 

First Tennessee’s 150th Anniversary Launches with “150 Days of Giving” Contest

Congratulations to our friends at First Tennessee for their upcoming 150th anniversary on March 25, 2014. Check out this generous and spectacular way they will mark this milestone:

Continue reading First Tennessee’s 150th Anniversary Launches with “150 Days of Giving” Contest

New Accelerated March Term

Chattanooga State is always on the leading-edge, and this spring something extra special is happening. ChattState is rolling out its first-ever March term. What is the March term? It is a second Spring semester, starting later than the traditional January term while still ending in May. Continue reading New Accelerated March Term

Writers@Work Works

Chattanooga State President Dr. Jim Catanzaro interviewed author Terry Kay when he visited Chattanooga State as the Artist in Residence for the inaugural Writers@Work. Watch the interview here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuNiDOTEmZo

Continue reading Writers@Work Works

Successful Initiative Focuses on Math Literacy

Seamless Alignment and Integrated Learning Support (SAILS): A Community College/High School Collaboration

The Challenge

Each year, 70% of Tennessee students entering college after high school graduation require remediation in math. The three-year graduation rate for students placed in remedial math upon matriculation to community college hovers at a dismal five percent. Translation: these students are not going to make it. Continue reading Successful Initiative Focuses on Math Literacy

Dinner of Firsts 2014 Scheduled

Please save the date and make plans to attend Chattanooga State Foundation’s Dinner of Firsts 2014 to be held on Thursday evening, October 23, 2014. The Dinner of Firsts is our signature fundraising event with a toast and a roast honoring a community leader who is the first in their family to attend college. This third annual dinner event will honor Chattanooga’s one and only Leonard Fant with Grady Williams serving as event chair. Our Dinner of Firsts will once again be held at The Chattanoogan, and we look forward to another sold-out event. Continue reading Dinner of Firsts 2014 Scheduled

Career Preparation in the New Economy

Greetings! What a fantastic time to be alive in this wonderful and technologically advanced world! I awake to pleasant alarm sounds each morning, listen to books streamed from the Internet on my way into work, receive and answer sweet texts from my wife during the day, and keep in touch with colleagues, friends and family while traveling in my Bluetooth connected car. I am more productive with my time now than at any other time during my 30-year career. Continue reading Career Preparation in the New Economy