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Dr. Robert Denn appointed Veterans Coordinator, underscoring importance of programs & services for veterans

Dr. Robert Denn is new TBR Veterans Coordinator

Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor Flora W. Tydings has designated Dr. Robert Denn, a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, to serve as Veterans Coordinator for the College System of Tennessee, the state’s 40 community and technical colleges.

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Tennessee Board of Regents establishes new foundation to support state’s public community and technical colleges

TBR establishes new foundation to support its community & technical colleges

The Tennessee Board of Regents has established the Foundation for the College System of Tennessee to support its 13 community colleges and 27 colleges of applied technology through advocacy, marketing and fundraising.

The foundation’s board will guide the foundation in its mission, vision and growth. The board’s inaugural members are leaders in business, education and nonprofits who have a keen interest in the public colleges and their students as key to Tennessee’s future. The board convened for the first time last week and will meet again in February and June of 2020.

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Gov. Lee, other state & local officials break ground for McMinn Higher Education Center

Gov. Lee and others break ground for McMinn Higher Education Center

Gov. Bill Lee and other state and local officials broke ground today for construction of the McMinn Higher Education Center in Athens, a collaborative facility that will house programs offered by Cleveland State Community College, the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Athens, and UT Extension.

The $18 million, 52,000-square-foot center is expected to open for classes and training in 2021. It will also provide space for local industry training to upgrade the skills of the area’s workforce.

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Degrees and technical certificates awarded at TN's community colleges increase 79% over 10 years

Walters State Community College's Niswonger Campus in Greeneville

Students at Tennessee’s community colleges earned 14,963 Associate degrees and technical certificates during the 2018-19 academic year – a 79 percent increase over the past 10 years despite a slight decrease in student enrollment over the same period.

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USDA Rural Development grant to Tennessee Board of Regents will assist workforce readiness in Chester, Decatur, Henderson & Perry counties

Chester Co. Schools Director Troy Kilzer, TBR Chancellor Flora W. Tydings, USDA Rural Development TN State Director Jim Tracy sign grant papers to assist workforce in Chester, Decatur, Henderson, Perry counties

U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development has awarded the Tennessee Board of Regents a $250,000 Rural Community Development Initiative grant to improve educational and workforce readiness in four rural counties.

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Tennessee's community colleges welcome more than 83,000 students for first day of Fall Semester

More than 83,000 students are starting a new academic year today at Tennessee’s 13 community colleges, where they’ll find new facilities, programs and services to enhance their learning experience. Registration for late applicants continues this week.

Welcoming events will be held at most campuses throughout the week as students arrive for classes.

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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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