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March 13, 2019

The College System of Tennessee will honor its outstanding students, faculty and campus staff – and the College of the Year – during its first Statewide Outstanding Achievement Recognition (SOAR) celebration March 19-20 in Nashville.

The two days of activities will include judging and a dinner for finalists in each of the SOAR Award individual categories; a Student Honors Luncheon honoring members of the Phi Theta Kappa All-Tennessee Academic Team and the National Technical Honor Society, and the annual Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) Day on the Hill. 


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Brandon Hudson, TCAT Shelbyville vice president
March 11, 2019

Brandon Hudson, vice president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Shelbyville, has been selected to join the 2019 class of the Postsecondary Leadership Success Program at the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), a year-long immersion in leadership development activities for career and technical educators.

This is the program’s inaugural class and has only 20 members from postsecondary institutions offering career and technical education (CTE) across the nation. Hudson is the only class member selected from Tennessee.


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March 7, 2019

The Tennessee Board of Regents Committee on Finance and Business Operations will meet Tuesday, March 12, to consider increases or other modifications in some incidental student fees at six of the state’s community colleges that requested them for the 2019-20 academic year.

The committee will meet by telephone conference call at 9 a.m. CT March 12. The conference meeting is open to the public. Anyone wishing to join the call as listeners should contact Board Secretary Sonja Mason at 615-366-3927 by 4 p.m. March 11 for call-in information.


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TBR Audit Committee, committee chairs to meet
February 28, 2019

The Audit Committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents and the chairs of the board’s standing committees will meet Tuesday, March 5, to review a number of items in advance of the board’s next quarterly meeting March 21.


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Southwest Tennessee Community College
February 20, 2019 Southwest Tennessee Community College

Southwest Tennessee Community College’s Police Services/Public Safety Department is one of three national finalists vying for the American Association of Community Colleges 2019 Awards of Excellence in the category of Community College Safety and Planning. The prestigious award recognizes exceptional work among the nation’s 1,200 two-year, associate degree-granting institutions. The other finalists are College of DuPage in Illinois and Rockland Community College in New York.


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Courtney Cole on the CMT Tour
February 20, 2019

(CMT) In an effort to increase the number of work-ready residents in the state, CMT has joined forces with TBR - The College System of Tennessee, for a free multi-city concert tour targeting rural areas of the state this spring to encourage Tennesseans to pursue higher education.  The tour will begin on April 3 and travel to four Community Colleges across the state. 


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Susan Hatto & Mike Whitehead
February 19, 2019

A Search Advisory Committee has selected two finalists for the next president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Pulaski. The candidates will visit the campus March 1 and March 4 to meet with faculty, staff and students – the next step in the selection process.

The finalists are:


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Dr. Larry Bailey, Dr. Allana Hamilton, Dr. Bob Jackson and Dr. Mark Arrant
February 19, 2019

Representatives from Jackson State Community College and Murray State University met at the City Hall in Paris, TN, February 18 to sign a Memorandum of Understanding establishing a partnership that will offer JSCC students a structured, guaranteed pathway for transferring to MSU.

The MOU provides a seamless transition from a JSCC associate degree program to an MSU bachelor's degree program.


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MTSU and Columbia State Presidents Sign Agreements
February 8, 2019

Columbia State Community College signed an agreement Wednesday (Feb. 6) to extend the MTSU Promise to Columbia State Community College students. MTSU Promise is a pathway established for students with associate degrees to move seamlessly to the four-year university.

Columbia State is the fifth community college to join the MTSU Promise program, where the university pledges support to help students at partner schools complete their associate degree, then move forward in seeking a four-year degree.


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Roane State graduates
February 1, 2019

Roane State Community College is among six colleges across the U.S. earning a “Leader College” designation from Achieving the Dream, a national reform organization for student success, for achieving and sustaining significant improvements in student outcomes.


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Tennessee Board of Regents
January 31, 2019

The Tennessee Board of Regents’ Committee on Finance and Business Operations will meet Tuesday, Feb. 5, to begin discussions of student fees at the state’s community colleges and colleges of applied technology for the 2019-20 academic year.

The committee will meet by telephone conference call at 9 a.m. CT Feb. 5 – the first of three meetings the committee has scheduled to discuss fees other than tuition. The other meetings are set for 1 p.m. Feb. 22 and 9 a.m. March 12.


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Nashville State President Shanna Jackson addresses graduates
January 29, 2019

Twenty-three inmates at Tennessee’s Turney Center Industrial Complex were awarded their Associates degrees by Nashville State Community College during a special graduation ceremony Jan.24 at the prison near Only, Tenn.


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Student government presidents gather for quarterly meeting
January 29, 2019

More than two dozen student leaders from Tennessee colleges and universities discussed ways to support new adult learners arriving under the Tennessee Reconnect program and students with various needs when they gathered for the quarterly meeting of the Student Government Presidents Council on Jan. 25.


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2019 Statewide High Impact Practice Conference
January 11, 2019

Two hundred college faculty and staff from across Tennessee participated in the second annual TBR Statewide High Impact Practice Conference Thursday, conducted and led by the TBR Office of Student Success.

High Impact Practices are data-driven teaching, advising and experiential practices that help our students learn, advance and graduate. The integration of HIP activities into the curricular and co-curricular work of our colleges results in the graduation of more globally aware, solution-oriented and workforce-ready students.


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Tennessee College of Applied Technology Pulaski
January 4, 2019

The Search Advisory Committee assisting in the search for a new president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Pulaski will hold its orientation meeting and public forum Jan. 10 at the college’s main campus in Pulaski.

The meeting is scheduled for 1 p.m. CT in the college’s main administration and classroom building at 1233 East College Street, Pulaski. The meeting will open with a forum in which members of the public and the college community can express their views about the search and the characteristics the next president should have.


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Maxine Smith Fellows Class of 2019
December 20, 2018

Ten college and university faculty and staff members from across Tennessee have begun their year of leadership study and training as the Tennessee Board of Regents Maxine Smith Fellows Class of 2019.


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HVAC students
December 18, 2018

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Memphis, Southwest Tennessee Community College, and the Tennessee Higher Education Commission are reaching out to students of Vatterott Career College and L’Ecole Culinaire campuses in Memphis that closed on Monday.

Vatterott Educational Centers Inc. announced Monday that it is closing all of its institutions in several states, effective immediately. It operated three campuses in Memphis: Vatterott Career College’s locations on Appling Farms Parkway and Dividend Drive and L’Ecole Culinaire in Cordova.


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TBR Vice Chair Emily J. Reynolds presents Resolution to Gov. Bill Haslam
December 13, 2018

The Tennessee Board of Regents today named the building housing the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Murfreesboro’s Smyrna Campus and Nissan Training Center as “The Bill Haslam Center” in honor of Gov. Bill Haslam.

The Board also approved a resolution summarizing Gov. Haslam’s work and accomplishments for higher education and Tennessee students – including the groundbreaking Tennessee Promise and Tennessee Reconnect programs – and expressing gratitude to him for his service as both Governor and chair of the Board of Regents.


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December 11, 2018 Chattanooga State Community College

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. 


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December 6, 2018

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.


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