The Highland Crest college campus in Springfield continues to grow. Volunteer State Community College and Austin Peay State University recently announced another joint program for the campus and also addressed the future of Highland Crest.
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Go ahead and open the creative flood gates. Just ask artists at Volunteer State Community College why art is important. You may find that they are skilled at crafting words, as well as working in visual mediums.
Medical technology is an important tool for doctors and often a blessing for patients, but it can also mean a race for colleges, as health educational programs must move quickly to keep up with the latest techniques and equipment.
Volunteer State Community College placed number 21 in the nation, in terms of student satisfaction, for community and junior colleges for the 2013-2014 RateMyProfessors.com report.
People may not associate community college students with scientific research. However, Volunteer State Community College students may be changing that perception.
Bonnie Breland listens to her Volunteer State Community College instructor talk about an upcoming class assignment for the course, Experience Literature. It’s a college class, but Breland, of Gallatin, is not just a college student, she’s a Sumner County Middle College High School student. Her fellow classmates might not even notice. But Breland is earning college and high school credit at the same time. And she’s doing it on the Vol State campus in Gallatin. “I’m very independent as it is,” Breland said. “This allows me to do my own thing. I can do it myself.
Scientific research isn’t just a passion for professors and graduate students. Increasingly, undergraduates are getting in on the action. Educators say it can be a creative hook to get students interested in the sciences. Two Volunteer State Community College students will show off their undergraduate research to lawmakers in Washington at the end of September. It’s hoped that by seeing the work of undergrads from across the country, members of Congress will get a better idea of the importance of research in teaching science.