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First TN Promise class had higher graduation rate and number of students who earned college credential

Commencement 2018

New analysis of first TN Promise class at Tennessee’s community colleges, through its five semesters of eligibility, shows a 52.2% success rate -- students who graduated, transferred or were still enrolled.

Success stories abound at Commencement ceremonies across the College System

Outstanding Vol State grad Keonya Milam and her family

Commencement season is in full bloom across the College System of Tennessee as thousands of graduates walk across stages to receive their degrees, diplomas, certificates, pins and other credentials. “Graduation is our highest level of student success,” Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor Flora W. Tydings said.

First class of TNTrained graduates ready to assist in Tennessee’s jobs recruitment efforts

Seventy-four educators and economic and workforce development professionals have been awarded certificates as the first graduates of TNTrained, a new initiative of the College System of Tennessee and its partners, the state Department of Economic and Community Development and the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

Board of Regents quarterly meeting is March 29; agenda includes criteria for next president of Northeast State Community College, student incidental fee changes

Tennessee Board of Regents

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

College System of Tennessee's 2nd Advising Academy focuses on adult learners

Dr.  Wendy Troxler addresses Tennessee community college advisors at Advising Academy

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.

TBR Finance & Business Operations Committee to meet Feb. 20

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.

2018 All-Tennessee Academic Team honored at 22nd annual celebration

2018 Phi Theta Kappa All-Tennessee Academic Team

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.

Students, presidents participate in College System's Day on the Hill

College System of Tennessee's Day on the Hill

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. 

Search committee selects 4 finalists for presidency at Nashville State Community College

Nashville State Community College at dusk

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.

Educators, economic development professionals convene first TNTrained class

TNTrained kicks off its first class

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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