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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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Teacher in Classroom
December 6, 2018

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.


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Jackson-Madison County students get new technical career opportunities at TCAT Jackson
December 5, 2018 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.


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AMT students Asia Ricketts & James Box practice skills on a pneumatics trainer in a JSCC engineering systems lab
November 27, 2018 Jackson State Community College

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.


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Roane State Professor
November 21, 2018 Roane State Community College

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.


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CMT Empowering Education initiative
November 15, 2018

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.


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Bethany H. Flora, Kelli A. Chaney
November 13, 2018

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.


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Kelli A. Chaney recommended as president of TCAT Knoxville
November 12, 2018

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.


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November 12, 2018 Roane State Community College

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.


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Board of Regents to meet Nov. 13
November 6, 2018

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.


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Architect's rendering of new NE State Technical Education Complex
October 31, 2018 Northeast State Community College

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.”


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Computer Science Students
October 31, 2018 Columbia State Community College
Columbia State held its fourth “Girls Really Love Science” event, which promoted the success of girls in STEM careers by engaging middle school girls in multiple hands-on activities.

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Finalists for TCAT Knoxville
October 29, 2018

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:


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