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Southwest's Police Services/Public Safety Dept. is one of three finalists for national award of excellence

Southwest Tennessee Community College’s Police Services/Public Safety Department is one of three national finalists vying for the American Association of Community Colleges 2019 Awards of Excellence in the category of Community College Safety and Planning. The prestigious award recognizes exceptional work among the nation’s 1,200 two-year, associate degree-granting institutions. The other finalists are College of DuPage in Illinois and Rockland Community College in New York.

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Columbia State extends MTSU Promise to its students for seamless transfers

Columbia State Community College signed an agreement Wednesday (Feb. 6) to extend the MTSU Promise to Columbia State Community College students. MTSU Promise is a pathway established for students with associate degrees to move seamlessly to the four-year university.

Columbia State is the fifth community college to join the MTSU Promise program, where the university pledges support to help students at partner schools complete their associate degree, then move forward in seeking a four-year degree.

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ChattState Hosts First Annual Girl Scouts STEM Day

Chattanooga State Community College recently hosted its first annual Girl Scouts STEM Day for middle and high school girls on the main campus. Thirty-eight Girl Scouts participated in eight, two-hour workshops. This free event provided opportunities for scouts to learn about CAD, robotics, nuclear science, website design, chemical engineering technology, coding, 3D printing, and computer technicians. 

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New partnership gives Jackson-Madison County high school students new opportunities at TCAT Jackson

Students in the Jackson-Madison County School System will soon have a new opportunity to get a jumpstart on post-secondary coursework through a new partnership with the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Jackson.  Starting in January, Career Technical Education (CTE) classes will be expanded at three JMCSS high schools with the option of dual credit or dual enrollment for students through TCAT Jackson.

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Mother of two determined to break stereotypes in Advanced Maintenance Technology at JSCC

A married mother of two young children, Asia Ricketts is not your typical student in Jackson State Community College’s Advanced Maintenance Technician (AMT) Co-op.

The 26-year-old Huntingdon resident is Jackson State's first and only woman so far in the college's AMT co-op program. She has embraced the program, attending classes two days a week at Jackson State and learning hands-on experience while working three days a week as a co-op employee at Toyota Bodine in Jackson.

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Roane State professor Ted Stryk has key role in historic NASA mission

A Roane State professor had a front-row seat and a major role when NASA's New Horizon spacecraft flew by a small object 20-30 miles across and billions of miles away from Earth, at the edge of the solar system, as 2018 turned to 2019.

The New Year's flyby of the icy Ultima Thule may answer questions about the origin of the solar system, said Ted Stryk, who teaches philosophy and English at Roane State and is an expert at analyzing images of planets and other objects in space.

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Preparing for the Future: Roane State Hosts Cybersecurity Competition

Roane State and Anderson County Career and Technical Center students teamed up to solve mock cybercrimes and track down the culprits during the community college’s first cybersecurity competition.

The brainchild of Roane State Computer Science Professor Dr. George Meghabghab, the event had students uncover and resolve cyberattacks by mock adversaries who left digital traces of their tampering.

Participants also showcased their skills at coding, or programming, and encryption, or keeping others from reading private messages.

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Northeast State breaks ground for new Technical Education Complex

Northeast State Community College held a ceremonial groundbreaking Tuesday hailing the construction of a $29.8 million Technical Education Complex.

The 114,475 square-foot building will house the divisions of Business and Advanced Technologies. The complex will replace the oldest buildings on campus, which were built in the 1960s and early 1970s.

“This building has been long-awaited by the College and the community,” said Northeast State President James D. King. “It will be the crown jewel of the campus, and instrumental in student recruitment and workforce development.”

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Roane State, Lindsey Wilson College form Partnership

Roane State Community College has signed a partnership with Lindsey Wilson College to allow students to seamlessly transfer their college credits toward degrees at the Kentucky institution.

“It means so much for students who want and need to continue their education to be able to transfer their credits,” Roane State President Chris Whaley said during a recent ceremony.

“We look forward to a strong relationship,” Lindsey Wilson College President William Luckey said.

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