ChattState Hosts First Annual Girl Scouts STEM Day
Chattanooga State Community College recently hosted its first annual Girl Scouts STEM Day for middle and high school girls on the main campus. Thirty-eight Girl Scouts participated in eight, two-hour workshops. This free event provided opportunities for scouts to learn about CAD, robotics, nuclear science, website design, chemical engineering technology, coding, 3D printing, and computer technicians.
Tennessee Board of Regents to meet Dec. 13. Agenda includes rollout of new Warranty for graduates of technical programs
The Tennessee Board of Regents will hold its quarterly meeting Thursday, Dec. 13, with an agenda that includes a formal rollout of its new Warranty for graduates of technical programs, revised budgets, new academic and technical programs, new and revised policy proposals and updates on various initiatives.
The Board of Regents governs the College System of Tennessee – the state’s 13 community colleges and 27 colleges of applied technology. The board will convene at 10 a.m. Dec. 13 in the first-floor boardroom at the System Office, 1 Bridgestone Park, Nashville.
TBR colleges, THEC offer assistance to students of Brightwood College, Virginia College
Several College System of Tennessee institutions and the Tennessee Higher Education Commission are reaching out to students of two proprietary colleges whose parent company announced are discontinuing operations.
New partnership gives Jackson-Madison County high school students new opportunities at TCAT Jackson
Students in the Jackson-Madison County School System will soon have a new opportunity to get a jumpstart on post-secondary coursework through a new partnership with the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Jackson. Starting in January, Career Technical Education (CTE) classes will be expanded at three JMCSS high schools with the option of dual credit or dual enrollment for students through TCAT Jackson.
Mother of two determined to break stereotypes in Advanced Maintenance Technology at JSCC
A married mother of two young children, Asia Ricketts is not your typical student in Jackson State Community College’s Advanced Maintenance Technician (AMT) Co-op.
The 26-year-old Huntingdon resident is Jackson State's first and only woman so far in the college's AMT co-op program. She has embraced the program, attending classes two days a week at Jackson State and learning hands-on experience while working three days a week as a co-op employee at Toyota Bodine in Jackson.
Roane State professor Ted Stryk has key role in historic NASA mission
A Roane State professor had a front-row seat and a major role when NASA's New Horizon spacecraft flew by a small object 20-30 miles across and billions of miles away from Earth, at the edge of the solar system, as 2018 turned to 2019.
The New Year's flyby of the icy Ultima Thule may answer questions about the origin of the solar system, said Ted Stryk, who teaches philosophy and English at Roane State and is an expert at analyzing images of planets and other objects in space.
CMT’S Empowering Education initiative partners with the College System of Tennessee to encourage residents to pursue higher education
CMT, the leading country music and lifestyle channel, announced Wednesday that it is joining forces with TBR - The College System of Tennessee for a multi-city concert tour targeting rural areas of the state next spring to encourage Tennesseans to pursue higher education.
Board of Regents appoints next presidents of Northeast State Community College and TN College of Applied Technology Knoxville
The Tennessee Board of Regents today appointed Dr. Bethany H. Flora as the next president of Northeast State Community College in Blountville and Kelli A. Chaney as the next president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Knoxville. Both will assume their new duties effective Jan. 2.
Board of Regents to consider appointment of Kelli Chaney as president of TN College of Applied Technology at Knoxville
Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor Flora W. Tydings is recommending the appointment of Kelli A. Chaney, a Kentucky community college administrator, as the next president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Knoxville.
Preparing for the Future: Roane State Hosts Cybersecurity Competition
Roane State and Anderson County Career and Technical Center students teamed up to solve mock cybercrimes and track down the culprits during the community college’s first cybersecurity competition.
The brainchild of Roane State Computer Science Professor Dr. George Meghabghab, the event had students uncover and resolve cyberattacks by mock adversaries who left digital traces of their tampering.
Participants also showcased their skills at coding, or programming, and encryption, or keeping others from reading private messages.
Board of Regents to meet Nov. 13 to consider appointment of new presidents at Northeast State Community College & TN College of Applied Technology Knoxville
The Tennessee Board of Regents will meet in a special called session Tuesday, Nov. 13, to consider the chancellor’s recommendations for new presidents at Northeast State Community College and the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Knoxville.
Northeast State breaks ground for new Technical Education Complex
Northeast State Community College held a ceremonial groundbreaking Tuesday hailing the construction of a $29.8 million Technical Education Complex.
The 114,475 square-foot building will house the divisions of Business and Advanced Technologies. The complex will replace the oldest buildings on campus, which were built in the 1960s and early 1970s.
“This building has been long-awaited by the College and the community,” said Northeast State President James D. King. “It will be the crown jewel of the campus, and instrumental in student recruitment and workforce development.”
Finalists selected for next president of Tennessee College of Applied Technology Knoxville
A Search Advisory Committee has selected two finalists for the next president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Knoxville. The candidates will visit the campus Nov. 7-8 to meet with faculty, staff and students – the next step in the selection process.
The finalists are:
Finalists chosen for Northeast State Community College presidency
A search advisory committee has selected two finalists for the next president of Northeast State Community College. Both candidates will participate in campus visits and forums during the week of Oct. 15, the next step in the selection process.
Roane State, Lindsey Wilson College form Partnership
Roane State Community College has signed a partnership with Lindsey Wilson College to allow students to seamlessly transfer their college credits toward degrees at the Kentucky institution.
“It means so much for students who want and need to continue their education to be able to transfer their credits,” Roane State President Chris Whaley said during a recent ceremony.
“We look forward to a strong relationship,” Lindsey Wilson College President William Luckey said.
Memphis area colleges, businesses announce January 2019 launch of construction apprenticeship program
Thousands of skilled labor jobs go unfilled in Memphis every day. Presidents of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Memphis (TCAT Memphis), Southwest Tennessee Community College and The MMBC Continuum announced Tuesday a joint venture with the newly formed TAP Education Consortium to launch a construction apprenticeship program. Beginning in January 2019, participants will work during the day and attend TCAT Memphis at night to learn skills in electrical, masonry or concrete.
Board of Regents approves 25% increase in Drive to 55 target number of degree recipients at community colleges
The Tennessee Board of Regents today approved a 25 percent increase in the Drive to 55 targets at its 13 community colleges – increasing the number of degree recipients needed to meet the targets to 134,055 by 2025.
The new targets represent an increase of 26,667 community college graduates, from the 107,388 graduates that would have been needed during that same time period under the previous targets set in 2015.
Overall enrollment in TN community colleges increases 1.3% this fall. Overall adult enrollment up 17.4 percent. TN Reconnect enrollment is 14,692
Overall enrollment in Tennessee’s community colleges for the current fall semester is 88,352 students, an increase of 1,132 – or 1.3 percent -- over the official Fall 2017 enrollment count, according to preliminary data presented to the Tennessee Board of Regents Thursday.
Columbia University study concludes Tennessee’s community colleges are ahead of other states’ systems in guided pathways reforms that bolster student success
Tennessee's community colleges are “probably the furthest along in implementing guided pathways reforms” of any community college system in the nation, a new study by Columbia University concludes.