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Cleveland State & Motlow State community colleges win 2 of the 3 annual awards issued by Community Colleges of Appalachia

Community Colleges of Appalachia

Tennessee’s Cleveland State  and Motlow State community colleges captured two of the three annual awards issued by Community Colleges of Appalachia, an association of nearly 100 colleges in 13 Appalachian states from New York to Mississippi.

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Two College System of TN students awarded prestigious Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships by Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Gary Satin & Samantha Benavides

Nearly 1,500 students from 311 community colleges applied for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s prestigious Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships for 2020 – which provide up to $40,000 a year to complete their bachelor’s degrees.

Only 50 students from 17 states were selected as recipients. Two of them are College System of Tennessee students:

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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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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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Four community colleges win grants for high school Mechatronics programs

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Four Tennessee community colleges are each receiving a $250,000 state grant to help high school students earn two-year degrees in the high-demand field of mechatronics.

Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor Flora W. Tydings announced that Chattanooga State, Cleveland State, Motlow State and Roane State community colleges will receive the funding. The grants were funded by a $1 million appropriation in the Fiscal Year 2018-19 State Budget proposed by Gov. Bill Haslam and approved by the Tennessee General Assembly.

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