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FAFSA deadline for TN Promise & TN Student Assistance Award extended to March 1 this year
01/11/2021

High school seniors and college students applying for the Tennessee Promise scholarship and Tennessee Student Assistance Award programs, take heart: you have an extra month – to March 1, 2021 – to file your FAFSA application this year.

Due to conditions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tennessee Higher Education Commission/Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation extended the Tennessee Promise FAFSA deadline and the priority FAFSA deadline for the Tennessee Student Assistance Award from Feb. 1 to March 1 of this year.

2020 Food Drive Challenge collects nearly 76,000 food items
12/17/2020

Students, faculty and staff at Tennessee’s community and technical colleges collected nearly 76,000 food items, including almost $28,000 in cash donations, for food pantries on their campuses and food banks and other organizations in their communities during the College System of Tennessee’s 22nd Annual Food Drive Challenge.

Tennessee Board of Regents quarterly meeting
12/10/2020

The Tennessee Board of Regents approved criteria for the next president of the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology at McKenzie and Paris during its quarterly meeting today.

TBR News
12/03/2020

The Tennessee Board of Regents will hold its next regular quarterly meeting Dec. 10. The agenda includes action on criteria for the next president of the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology at McKenzie and Paris, new programs at Colleges of Applied Technology, and several informational reports.

The Board of Regents governs the College System of Tennessee, comprised of the state's 13 Community Colleges and 27 Colleges of Applied Technology.  

A young reader enjoys learning about technical careers in a new children’s book from Tennessee’s Colleges of Applied Technology.
11/25/2020

It’s no secret that Tennessee, like much of the nation, has experienced a shortage of skilled workers in recent years – with high demands for more nurses, computer technicians, welders and other technical fields. In an effort to encourage more young Tennesseans to consider one of these many careers, TBR – The College System of Tennessee has premiered an original children’s book entitled “Let’s Explore Technical Careers.”

TCAT Elizabethton's Tyler Hankes works with 3D printer in computer lab
11/20/2020

Tennessee’s community and technical colleges are ready to help Tennesseans who want to learn a new career or new skills. With Tennessee Reconnect, it’s tuition-free – and enrolling in classes online or in your community is easy.

News Title Post date
Board of Regents appoints George J. Pimentel president of Jackson State Community College & Brian A. Lapps Jr. general counsel of the College System of Tennessee 06/02/2020
College System supports TN Pledge for Higher Education for health, safety of students, faculty, staff & public 05/28/2020
Board of Regents meets June 2 to consider appointment of president of Jackson State Community College. Committee Chairs & Audit Committee will also meet. 05/27/2020
Cleveland State & Motlow State community colleges win 2 of the 3 annual awards issued by Community Colleges of Appalachia 05/22/2020
Jackson State Community College conducts virtual forums for its presidential finalists 05/11/2020
Two College System of TN students awarded prestigious Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships by Jack Kent Cooke Foundation 04/28/2020
Board of Regents Finance Committee to meet April 29 to begin review of tuition, fees for 2020-21 04/23/2020
Nine TN Colleges of Applied Technology win SkillsUSA Chapters of Excellence designation; Advisor of the Year named 04/16/2020
College System honors its Outstanding Students, Faculty & Staff Members, & Colleges in second annual SOAR Awards 04/07/2020
TN Board of Regents spring quarterly meeting is April 7 by conference call. Agenda includes SOAR Awards winners, new programs & policies 04/02/2020
TN community & technical colleges help protect health professionals 03/23/2020
Systemwide Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information 03/16/2020
Tennessee’s community colleges and colleges of applied technology given broad operational flexibility to prevent the spread of COVID-19 03/12/2020
Two TN Board of Regents committees and committee chairs to meet March 10 03/05/2020
Four finalists selected for Jackson State Community College's next president. Campus visits set for March 16-19 02/28/2020
Chattanooga State & Southwest Tennessee community colleges earn national Leader College status 02/21/2020
National Signing Day for high school students pursuing career & technical educations 02/20/2020
TBR Audit Committee to meet Feb. 11 02/05/2020
TBR Finance Committee sets meetings on student fees for Feb. 7, Feb. 20 & March 10 02/03/2020
Congratulations to our December graduates! 12/20/2019

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