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Tennessee college students win 42 medals at SkillsUSA national competitions

Tennessee students celebrate victories at SkillsUSA national competitions

A total of 42 students from 12 Tennessee technical and community colleges won medals at the 2019 SkillsUSA National Leadership & Skills Conference by demonstrating their knowledge and expertise across an array of career and technical fields.

Tennessee college students won three Gold medals, 10 Silver and 29 Bronze medals in the NLSC national championships June 22-26 in Louisville, Ky. -- one more medal than the 41 they won last year. In addition, 38 students from 13 campuses were Top Ten certificate winners, scoring at the 90th percentile and above on their exams.

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Board of Regents quarterly meeting June 20-21. Agenda includes tuition & fees, new construction recommendations

The Tennessee Board of Regents will hold its regular quarterly meeting June 20-21 at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin. The agenda includes board action on student tuition and fees for the 2019-20 academic year and construction project recommendations for the state’s 2020-21 fiscal year.

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TBR’s Office of Economic & Community Development hosts Workforce Development Conference

LEGO team building at TNTrained Workforce Development Conference

A new online workforce training initiative tailored to specific industries, building apprenticeship programs, and the latest industrial technology were focus topics at the TNTrained Workforce Development Conference hosted by the Tennessee Board of Regents Office of Economic & Community Development at Nashville State Community College this week.

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New interactive TBR Data Dashboards, TN Education & Workforce Maps part of broader transparency initiative

New interactive Data Dashboards

The Tennessee Board of Regents website has several new interactive tools – including Data Dashboards – that make it easier for Tennesseans to track and analyze data related to the student success and workforce development missions of the TBR system’s 40 community and technical colleges.

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Board of Regents appoints Mike Whitehead as president of TCAT Pulaski & honors James D. King during quarterly meeting

Board of Regents quarterly meeting

The Tennessee Board of Regents today appointed Mike Whitehead as the next president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Pulaski, effective April 1.

The board’s unanimous vote for the appointment occurred during its quarterly meeting in Nashville and ends a four-month search. Whitehead has been vice president of TCAT Pulaski since August 2015 and succeeds Tony Creecy, who retired Jan. 2 after 33 years of service at the college.

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College System honors its outstanding students, faculty, staff and college of the year at first SOAR event

SOAR Awards

The College System of Tennessee honored its outstanding students, faculty, staff and college of the year during the first Statewide Outstanding Achievement Recognition (SOAR) celebration Wednesday night in Nashville. 

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College System to honor outstanding students, faculty, staff at first Statewide Outstanding Achievement Recognition (SOAR) March 19-20

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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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200 educators attend 2nd annual TBR Statewide High Impact Practice Conference for student success

2019 Statewide High Impact Practice Conference

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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Ten emerging higher education leaders comprise Maxine Smith Fellows Class of 2019

Maxine Smith Fellows Class of 2019

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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Board of Regents honors Gov. Bill Haslam, hears update on new Warranty program, approves new technical programs

TBR Vice Chair Emily J. Reynolds presents Resolution to Gov. Bill Haslam

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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