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Nashville State President Shanna Jackson selected for Aspen Institute's Presidents Fellowship

Dr. Shanna. L Jackson, president of Nashville State Community College, has been selected by the Aspen Institute to join the 2020-21 inaugural class of the Aspen New Presidents Fellowship, a new initiative designed to support community college presidents in the early years of their tenure to accelerate transformational change on behalf of students.

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Students HOPE collegiate recovery program launches at Northeast State

A community college supports the academic endeavors of its students. That support often includes helping students deal with personal challenges and needs beyond the classroom.

Northeast State Community College students and staff sought to meet those challenges by collaborating to create Students HOPE (Hold On Pain Ends), a collegiate recovery program (CRP) dedicated to creating a recovery community within the campus culture. The Students HOPE mission seeks to pair educational opportunity with recovery support to ensure students do not have to sacrifice one for the other.

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Exhibit of Student Work from Across Tennessee at Vol State Gallery

The Art Gallery at Volunteer State Community College is hosting the Tennessee Intercollegiate Juried Student Art Exhibition through Feb. 22, with art by students from six Tennessee community colleges on display.

Students enrolled in studio art classes at the 13 Tennessee community colleges were eligible to submit art works. Students from six of the colleges are represented in this year’s show.

The works will be judged and prizes awarded. This year’s juror is Billy Renkl, professor of art, drawing and illustration at Austin Peay State University.

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Jackson State Community College provided foundation for Estonian law professor

In 1984, Phil Graves had no idea that his college experience at Jackson State Community College would eventually lead him to teach international law at Tallinn University in Estonia. Graves has been at the university in Estonia for more than 10 years now.

Although he finished his associate degree at JSCC 34 years ago, he recalls his beginning at the college and knows that it set the foundation upon which the rest of his life and career would be built. “Jackson State provided me with an opportunity that I would never have pursued at a 4-year institution,” Graves said.

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Aligning with TN Reconnect, Chattanooga State Introduces More Than 30 Fully Online Programs

“We now have over 30 degree programs completely available online,” announced Chattanooga State President Dr. Rebecca Ashford. Chattanooga State’s new initiative, ChattState Online, is designed to provide busy adults with the opportunity to fit a high-quality college education into their lives. “Flexibility” was the key word used by administrators and current online students when ChattState Online was announced.

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Pellissippi State Students Awarded First Place in National Entrepreneurship Competition

A team of four business students from Pellissippi State Community College took home first place in a national entrepreneurship competition last month for a new app that would make tutoring accessible to struggling high school students regardless of their ability to pay.

Catherine Taylor, Joe Bedford, Jameisha Robinson and Vanya Malmstead from Pellissippi State were awarded $1,000 by the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship for their business idea, the East Tennessee Tutor Network.

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Northeast Community College Gets Out of the Classroom and Into the Wild

Why not register for a course where every class takes a field trip?

A new Northeast State science course takes students out of the classroom and into the wild to learn more about the natural world of our region and how it can be conserved.

The Environmental Science (BIOL 1510) biology course is ideal for those students who love spending time outdoors. Offered for the first time in the upcoming Spring 2020 semester, the four-credit hour class is scheduled to meet every Thursday from 12 noon to 5:00 p.m.

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$300,000 National Science Foundation Grant Will Support Roane State Mechatronics Program

Roane State has been awarded a three-year grant to make sure the community college's mechatronics students have a well-rounded technical education to benefit themselves and their future employers.

The National Science Foundation's Advanced Technological Education grant is for $299,793. It runs through June 30, 2022.

"A great team got this project off the ground and will keep it moving forward to benefit students," said Shelley Esquivel, the community college's grants specialist who submitted the proposal to NSF.

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Columbia State Students Excel During Summer Research Experience

Ximena Leon and Johana Fernandez-Solano recently completed summer undergraduate research opportunities through Columbia State Community College’s partnership with the Community College Undergraduate Research Initiative. 

Columbia State has been a part of the CCURI since 2017. The CCURI exposes students to real-world science through a case study followed by a hands-on research opportunity.

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