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March 27, 2018

The meeting is scheduled for 1 p.m. in Room 213 of TCAT Murfreesboro’s Smyrna Campus, 663 Ken Pilkerton Drive, Smyrna. The meeting will include a period for public comment, to allow members of the public and college community to express views about the search and characteristics and skills the next president should have.


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Tennessee Board of Regents
March 23, 2018

The Board will meet at 12 noon CT at Nashville State Community College, 120 White Bridge Road, in the H Building Theater. 


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Carrington Fox, 2018 Outstanding Technical Student of the Year
March 21, 2018

Carrington Fox, a Nashville journalist and mother of three who returned to college to pursue her lifelong dream of building, was named the College System of Tennessee’s Outstanding Technical Student of the Year today.


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Students at SkillsUSA Tennessee Leadership Conference
March 19, 2018

The future workforce of Tennessee will be on full display at the SkillsUSA Tennessee championship competitions in Chattanooga Monday through Wednesday, March 19-21.


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Dr.  Wendy Troxler addresses Tennessee community college advisors at Advising Academy
March 19, 2018

About 90 advisors from Tennessee’s community and technical colleges convened in Nashville to improve their skills in advising adult learners, thousands of whom are expected on campuses when the expanded Tennessee Reconnect program goes into effect with this year’s fall semester.


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Dr. Shanna Jackson & Dr. Michael Torrence
March 13, 2018

The Tennessee Board of Regents today appointed Dr. Shanna L. Jackson as the next president of Nashville State Community College and Dr. Michael L. Torrence as the next president of Motlow State Community College.

Torrence will assume office at Motlow on May 1 and Jackson will begin her leadership of Nashville State on June 1.


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Michael Torrence and Shanna Jackson
March 6, 2018

The Board of Regents will consider Chancellor Tydings' recommendations of Dr. Michael L. Torrence for president of Motlow and Dr. Shanna L. Jackson for president of Nashville State. 


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JSCC President Allana Hamilton and UofM Provost Karen Weddle-West sign MOU
March 5, 2018 Jackson State Community College

Jackson State Community College and the University of Memphis Lambuth signed a memorandum of understanding on March 3 that makes it easier for students to transfer between the two public institutions.


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Dr. Carol G. Puryear
March 1, 2018 TCAT Murfreesboro

Dr. Carol G. Puryear assumed new duties today as interim president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Murfreesboro, pending the completion of a search for a new president. Dr. Lynn Kreider retired Wednesday after serving as the college’s president since 2012 and a 25-year career in higher education.

TCAT-Murfreesboro serves students in Rutherford and parts of six surrounding counties.


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Columbia State Community College's Williamson County campus
February 28, 2018

Columbia State and Pellissippi State are two of the six finalists for the American Association of Community Colleges' Award of Excellence in Student Success. No other state has more than one finalist in any one of the six award categories. Columbia State is also one of five finalists for the Advancing Diversity award


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National Career & Technical Education Signing Day
February 15, 2018 College of Applied Technology

Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology are hosting National Technical Letter of Intent Signing Day ceremonies today for students who intend to pursue a technical career pathway in the 2018-19 school year.  The ceremonies are similar to signing day events for high school students announcing where they intend to play college athletics. National Career & Technical Education Signing Day honors students who are reserving their spots in programs that lead to in-demand, technical career options with good earnings potential. 


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February 14, 2018

The Tennessee Board of Regents’ Committee on Finance and Business Operations will meet Tuesday, Feb. 20, to continue its discussion of student fees levied by the state’s Community Colleges and Colleges of Applied Technology for the 2018-19 academic year.

The committee will meet by telephone conference call at 2 p.m. CT Feb. 20 – the second of three meetings the committee has scheduled to discuss and recommend fees. The first was held Feb. 6, and the third is scheduled for March 13 at a time to be determined.


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2018 Phi Theta Kappa All-Tennessee Academic Team
February 14, 2018

Twenty-eight of the state’s highest achieving community college students were honored at a special ceremony in Nashville Tuesday, Feb. 13.  

Representing Tennessee’s 13 Community Colleges, the outstanding students recently were named to the 2018 Phi Theta Kappa All-Tennessee Academic Team. Each student – many accompanied by their local state senators and representatives – was recognized and presented with a medallion during the luncheon at War Memorial Auditorium.  After the luncheon, the students toured the State Capitol and met with Gov. Bill Haslam.


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College System of Tennessee's Day on the Hill
February 14, 2018

Dozens of students and college presidents from Tennessee’s community and technical colleges visited Capitol Hill in Nashville Tuesday for the College System of Tennessee’s first Day on the Hill.

The groups participated in a variety of activities revolving around learning the legislative process, providing leadership opportunities, honoring some of the college system’s best and brightest students and informing policymakers and others about the quality of the state’s public colleges and their programs. 


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Nashville State Community College at dusk
January 31, 2018

A search advisory committee has selected four finalists for the next president of Nashville State Community College. All four will participate in campus visits and forums during the week of Feb. 12, the next step in the selection process.


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Motlow State Community College
January 31, 2018

Four finalists have been selected in the search for the next president of Motlow State Community College. All four will participate in campus visits and forums the week of Feb. 5, the next step in the selection process.


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TNTrained kicks off its first class
January 31, 2018

About 80 educators and economic and workforce development professionals are assembled in Smyrna today for the first TNTrained class, a new initiative of the College System of Tennessee, the state Department of Economic and Community Development and other state agencies.


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January 31, 2018

The Tennessee Board of Regents’ Committee on Finance and Business Operations will meet Tuesday, Feb. 6, to begin discussions of student fees levied by the state’s Community Colleges and Colleges of Applied Technology for the 2018-19 academic year.


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High Impact Practices conference
January 30, 2018

More than 80 college faculty, staff and administrators from Tennessee’s 40 community and technical colleges gathered to discuss and share high impact practices (HIP) for student success at The College System of Tennessee’s “Get HIP to Teach” conference in Murfreesboro.


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Jackson State Firefighter
January 16, 2018 Jackson State Community College

People seeking a career as a firefighter or current firefighters who want to climb the ranks can benefit from a new degree in fire science at Jackson State Community College.


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