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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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Northeast State Community College
October 10, 2018

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.


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Presidents Shake Hands
October 10, 2018 Roane State Community College

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.


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Southwest, TCAT Memphis announce construction apprenticeship
October 3, 2018 Southwest Tennessee Community College

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.


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Graduation
September 28, 2018

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.


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Dyersburg State Community College
September 28, 2018

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.


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Community College Research Center report
September 21, 2018

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.


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Dyersburg State Community College
September 21, 2018

The Tennessee Board of Regents will hold its fall quarterly meeting Sept. 27-28 at Dyersburg State Community College. The agenda includes updates and reports on fall semester enrollments, community college graduation rates, Drive to 55 degree and certificate targets, legislative priorities, system budget requests and a new digital engagement initiative that will offer students digital textbooks at lower costs.


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JSCC Radiologic Technology students practice X-ray techniques in the college's radiology lab
September 19, 2018

Students in Jackson State’s Radiologic Technology Program achieved a 100 percent pass rate in the most recent semester, a testament to the program’s longevity and success.

Each of the 21 students who finished the program in August passed the national certification exam on his or her first attempt. The program has produced a 100 percent pass rate on first attempt in six of the last eight years.


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University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro
September 17, 2018

Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor Flora W. Tydings’ statement today regarding UT President Joe DiPietro’s retirement announcement:


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Tennessee Board of Regents
September 4, 2018

The Audit Committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents and the chairs of the board’s six standing committees will meet Tuesday, Sept. 11, to review a number of items in advance of the full Board’s next quarterly meeting Sept. 27-28.


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TCAT Memphis President Roland Rayner, Southwest President Tracy Hall
August 29, 2018 Southwest Tennessee Community College

Southwest Tennessee Community College President Tracy D. Hall and Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Memphis President Roland Rayner have announced a groundbreaking partnership between their respective institutions that makes advanced training in automotive technology more accessible, affordable and effective than ever before.


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TCAT Knoxville celebrates TN Reconnect
August 29, 2018

The Search Advisory Committee assisting in the search for a new president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Knoxville will hold its orientation meeting and public forum Sept. 5 at the college.

The meeting is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET Wednesday, Sept. 5 in Building A, Conference Room A, at the TCAT Knoxville main campus, 1100 Liberty Street, Knoxville. The meeting will open with a forum in which members of the public and college community can express their views about the search and the characteristics and skills the next president should have. 


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Students walking to class at Tennessee's community colleges
August 27, 2018

More than 80,000 students open a new academic year today at Tennessee’s 13 public community colleges, where they’ll find an array of new facilities, programs and welcome back celebrations.


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