Gov. Bill Lee
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.
It's Spring Commencement season across the College System of Tennessee -- a major milestone in the lives of our students and their families, and the culmination of another academic year on our campuses.
Thousands of students will don their caps and gowns and other regalia to participate in the time-honored tradition of graduation, receiving the degrees they've worked and studied hard to earn. Many will continue their studies at universities, while many of their fellow graduates will launch their careers immediately.