50 Faces of Gratitude: Maria Spear

by Maria Spear, Chattanooga State faculty

I am grateful to Chatt State because it gives me the opportunity to practice my profession in a welcoming and engaging atmosphere. I feel fortunate to be surrounded by talented colleagues who encourage me, and by dedicated students who inspire me. I moved here two years ago from the West Coast because I was drawn to this vibrant and friendly community, and I am reminded every day I made the right choice!

Save the date for Latin Festival 2016

Mark your calendar for Latin Festival 2016 on Saturday, April 30, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Highland Park Commons. Latin Festival is designed as a free community celebration with event proceeds to Chattanooga State Foundation’s Latino Scholarship Fund and the Chattanooga State Adult Basic Education/English as a Second Language Program offered in Highland Park since 2001. Continue reading Save the date for Latin Festival 2016

Highlights from Dinner of Firsts – A Golden Celebration

The 4th annual Dinner of Firsts was held at the Chattanooga Convention Center on Thursday, December 3rd. Under the leadership of Edna Varner, Event Chair, friends of the College toasted the 50th Anniversary of Chattanooga State and roasted John Germ. John was the first in his family to Continue reading Highlights from Dinner of Firsts – A Golden Celebration

50 Faces of Gratitude: Brittney L. Davidson

by Brittney L. Davidson
2005 Middle College High School Graduate (now Collegiate High)
Interim Director of the Don Andrews Reading and Writing Center

I am grateful to Chattanooga State, because they gave me the courage and support to graduate high school with my associate degree. Now in my fourth year as a faculty member I have the greatest opportunity to give back the same encouragement that helped me to succeed so many years ago.

Dear Chattanooga, Get ready for #GivingTuesday December 1st!

Chattanooga State is honored to partner with the mayor, United Way of Greater Chattanooga, Causeway and many local nonprofits to join the global giving movement.

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Join us for Reunion Days at ChattState, Dec. 2, 3 & 4

Please join us for ChattState Reunion Days on Dec. 2, 3 and 4. The schedule of events is below. All events on Dec. 2 and Dec. 4 are free and open to the public, and the Dec. 3rd Dinner of Firsts event benefits student scholarships.

Schedule of Events

Wed., Dec. 2, 2015

Carols, Candy Canes, Cookies and Hot Cocoa 6:30 p.m., Sculpture Garden. Bring your family and friends to our outdoor sculpture garden lit for the holiday season and join the Chattanooga State Music Department for caroling with hot cocoa and candy canes. Continue reading Join us for Reunion Days at ChattState, Dec. 2, 3 & 4

50 Faces of Gratitude: Pete Pitts

by Pete Pitts–alum, actor, writer, musician, motivational speaker

I am grateful for Chattanooga State because during my time there, I was openly encouraged to learn who I was at the core.

I met many great people, had fantastic instructors and learned a lot about a variety of subjects, but the true value of my education was my journey of self-discovery. After changing my major Continue reading 50 Faces of Gratitude: Pete Pitts