2018

December

Dr. Seymour's Final Words at Fall Commencement

December 18, 2018 — Click here to view the entire speech: http://clevelandbanner.com/stories/a-presidents-final-comments-at-graduation,91439? Read more about Dr. Seymour's Final Words at Fall Commencement

Cleveland State Students Participate in TISL

December 11, 2018 — Cleveland State Community College had five members of its Student Senate participate in the 49th General Assembly of the Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature (TISL) held at the state Capital recently. Students served as either house members, senators, media representatives or lobbyists and were part of a total group of more than 300 students from over 40 different colleges and universities across the state. Read more about Cleveland State Students Participate in TISL

CSCC Music Department Presents Holiday Concert

December 11, 2018 — The Vocal Rhapsody Ensemble of Cleveland State Community College will present a concert celebrating the holiday season on Sunday, December 16 at 3 p.m. in the George R. Johnson Cultural Heritage Center. Read more about CSCC Music Department Presents Holiday Concert

CSCC Accepting Nominations for Annual Community First Awards

December 07, 2018 — Cleveland State Community College is currently accepting nominations for its Fourth Annual Community First Awards and Gala to honor individuals who have a passion for giving back to the communities they serve. The Community First Awards will recognize those individuals who go above and beyond in their work and service to others. Read more about CSCC Accepting Nominations for Annual Community First Awards

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November

CSCC’s Garrod Receives NCHC Student of the Year Award

November 19, 2018 — Cleveland State Community College student Amanda Garrod was recently awarded the Student of the Year for Two-Year College Students at the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) Conference. Read more about CSCC’s Garrod Receives NCHC Student of the Year Award

CSCC Signs Honors Articulation Agreement with UTK

November 19, 2018 — Cleveland State Community College recently became the first community college to sign an Honor’s articulation agreement with the University of Tennessee at Knoxville (UTK). The agreement was signed on Friday, November 16 on the UTK campus. Read more about CSCC Signs Honors Articulation Agreement with UTK

THEC Recommends New McMinn County Higher Ed Center

November 15, 2018 — The Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) approved multiple funding recommendations today concerning higher education. These recommendations will be considered by the Finance Committee and the Governor's Office as they prepare the 2019-20 budget proposal.   Read more about THEC Recommends New McMinn County Higher Ed Center

Hozouri Gains I.T. Experience Working at CSCC’s CougarTech Repair Center

November 15, 2018 — A year ago, if you had asked CSCC Computer Information Technology student Nilou Hozouri about CSCC’s CougarTech Repair Center, she would not have known what it was, but now she is gaining significant experience for a future career in I.T by working there. Hozouri plays a key role at the center, assisting with both the accounting side, as well as the repair side.   Read more about Hozouri Gains I.T. Experience Working at CSCC’s CougarTech Repair Center

CSCC and MTSU Sign Articulation Agreements

November 15, 2018 — Cleveland State Community College and Middle Tennessee State University signed an articulation agreement on Tuesday that will allow for a smooth transition for students with associate degrees to move seamlessly to the four-year university. Read more about CSCC and MTSU Sign Articulation Agreements

Scholarship Opportunities at CSCC

November 02, 2018 — Cleveland State Community College has a variety of scholarships available to both current and prospective students, traditional and non-traditional. Read more about Scholarship Opportunities at CSCC

Cleveland State's SWAP Wins Award

November 02, 2018 — Cleveland State’s Student Wildlands Adventure Program (SWAP) was nominated for and recently won the southwest section (Region 3) of the U.S. Forest Service’s Gifford Pinchot Award for Excellence in Interpretation and Conservation Education. It is now a finalist for the national award to be presented at the National Association of Interpretation’s annual conference at the end of November. Read more about Cleveland State's SWAP Wins Award

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October

Cleveland State to Host Nursing Information Session

October 29, 2018 — Cleveland State Community College will be hosting a Nursing Information Session on Monday, November 12 at 5 p.m. in the George R. Johnson Cultural Heritage Center Auditorium. Read more about Cleveland State to Host Nursing Information Session

CSCC to Host Story Power Workshop on Nov. 9

October 29, 2018 — Cleveland State Community College will be hosting a Story Power Workshop by the Creative Story Project on Friday, Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. in the Career Education Building on the CSCC campus. This program is designed to teach attendees how to use story and story prompts in work with Alzheimer's/dementia patients. The program also includes a brief component on aging, the elderly, and dementia. This workshop is for anyone who is in a helping field or anyone who has important aging loved ones as a part of his/her life. Read more about CSCC to Host Story Power Workshop on Nov. 9

CSCC EMT Professor and Other Alumni Honored at Cleveland 100

October 15, 2018 — Cleveland State Community College has a lot of brag about after the 2018 Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet of the Cleveland 100, held on the CSCC campus. Shane Ware, Assistant Professor of CSCC’s EMT program and four other CSCC alumni were honored at the banquet for their heroism in saving a baby’s life. Read more about CSCC EMT Professor and Other Alumni Honored at Cleveland 100

CSCC To Host Fifth Annual Alumni and Friends Event

October 15, 2018 — Cleveland State Community College is hosting its Fifth Annual Alumni and Friends Celebration on Thursday, November 8 from 5:30-8 p.m. in the L. Quentin Lane Gymnasium on the CSCC Campus. Read more about CSCC To Host Fifth Annual Alumni and Friends Event

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September

CSCC Foundation Hosts Dinner Reception to Honor Donors

September 25, 2018 — The Cleveland State Community College Foundation hosted a dinner reception on Tuesday night at the Cleveland Country Club. The purpose of the event was to express appreciation to community members who have provided financial support to Cleveland State over the past year, while also giving them opportunity to hear how their support is impacting the success of the College and students. Read more about CSCC Foundation Hosts Dinner Reception to Honor Donors

CSCC Student Abhi Mistry Selected for Internship at Oak Ridge National Lab

September 21, 2018 — When Abhi Mistry first enrolled at Cleveland State, he had only been in the United States for three months and knew very little English at the time. Fast forward two years, and Mistry was the only community college student offered an internship this past summer at the Y-12 plant at Oak Ridge National Laboratories. Read more about CSCC Student Abhi Mistry Selected for Internship at Oak Ridge National Lab

CSCC Hosts Reception for Mechatronics Honors Institute Participants

September 14, 2018 — Cleveland State Community College recently hosted a congratulatory reception for the students, their parents and participating businesses and industries in its Mechatronics Honors Institute (MHI). Read more about CSCC Hosts Reception for Mechatronics Honors Institute Participants

CSCC Experiences Significant Enrollment Increase for Fall

September 10, 2018 — Cleveland State Community College enrolled 3,246 students for the fall semester with 2,192 full time equivalent (FTE), which is an 8 percent increase in headcount and a 5 percent increase in FTE from last year, according to preliminary numbers. The increase in headcount is the largest increase among Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) community colleges and the increase in FTE is the second largest among TBR community colleges.   Read more about CSCC Experiences Significant Enrollment Increase for Fall

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August

Cleveland State Holds Third Annual Opening Convocation

September 04, 2018 — Cleveland State Community College hosted its third annual Convocation on Wednesday, August 29 in the L. Quentin Lane Gymnasium. CSCC’s strategic plan calls for the development of additional events that add to the sense of community and tradition. The opening Convocation fits into this purpose by bringing the campus community together to greet CSCC’s newest members, helping them to engage with the CSCC family while celebrating its mission and history. Read more about Cleveland State Holds Third Annual Opening Convocation

Ballard Receives Cengage Unlimited Subscription Scholarship

August 24, 2018 — Rosie Ballard, a student at Cleveland State Community College, has been selected to receive a Cengage Unlimited Subscription Scholarship. Read more about Ballard Receives Cengage Unlimited Subscription Scholarship

CSCC to Offer New Recording Industry Class this Fall

August 17, 2018 — Cleveland State Community College will be offering a new class this fall, RIM 2000 History of the Recording Industry. This class will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. – 10:20 and as the title suggests, students will study the recording industry from its beginning in the late 19th century to the modern day. Read more about CSCC to Offer New Recording Industry Class this Fall

CSCC Welcomes SWAP Students from New Mexico

August 17, 2018 — Cleveland State Community College recently welcomed students from New Mexico as part of the Student Wildlands Adventure Program (SWAP). The SWAP program is a student exchange program that allows students to gain experience in other parts of the country at little or no expense to them. Read more about CSCC Welcomes SWAP Students from New Mexico

CSCC’s Burnette Named 2018 Coca Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar

August 17, 2018 — America Burnett, a student at Cleveland State Community College, is one of 207 Phi Theta Kappa members named a 2018 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar and will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Read more about CSCC’s Burnette Named 2018 Coca Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar

CSCC’s Paladian Receives $5000 Pearson Scholarship

August 17, 2018 — Cleveland State Community College student Alexandra Paladian is one of 10 students nationwide selected to receive the 2018 Pearson Scholarship for Higher Education, a $5,000 award. Read more about CSCC’s Paladian Receives $5000 Pearson Scholarship

Vital Receives TBR Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Philanthropy

August 15, 2018 — Tennessee Board of Regents and Cleveland State Community College hosted a ceremony on Thursday honoring Greg A. Vital with the TBR Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Philanthropy for his generous donations and his outstanding efforts to support Cleveland State programs. Read more about Vital Receives TBR Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Philanthropy

CSCC One of Four Community Colleges to Receive Middle College Mechatronics Grant

August 15, 2018 — Cleveland State Community College was one of four Tennessee community colleges that received a $250,000 state grant to expand its Middle College Mechatronics Program. The grant was recently funded by a $1 million appropriation in the 2018-2019 state budget proposed by Gov. Bill Haslam and approved by the Tennessee General Assembly. Read more about CSCC One of Four Community Colleges to Receive Middle College Mechatronics Grant

CSCC to Offer Adult Technology Support Sessions

August 12, 2018 — Cleveland State Community College will be offering an Adult Learner Open House on Thursday, August 9 from 4-6 p.m. in the George L. Mathis Student Center. The open house will give adult learners the opportunity to meet some of the staff from the Student Services department on campus as well as other departments. Students will be able to get an early start on completing and wrapping up any last-minute details before the first day of classes. Read more about CSCC to Offer Adult Technology Support Sessions

CSCC to Host Site Review by the ACEN

August 12, 2018 — Cleveland State Community College wishes to announce that it will host a site review for continuing accreditation of its Associate Degree Nursing Program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Read more about CSCC to Host Site Review by the ACEN

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July

Extended Hours for Fall Enrollment

July 16, 2018 — In the spirit of “Community First”, Cleveland State is providing extended hours for student services during the upcoming weeks leading up to the beginning of Fall Semester. Read more about Extended Hours for Fall Enrollment

Johnson Finds Her Calling at CSCC

July 12, 2018 — When Michael Johnson started taking classes at Cleveland State, she knew she wanted to pursue a job in the medical field, but she wasn’t sure what type of position. She also knew that she wanted to learn both the clinical and the clerical side. After researching CSCC’s medical assisting program, she decided this was right up her alley because this program teaches both sides of the field.             Read more about Johnson Finds Her Calling at CSCC

CSCC Hosts TBR Quarterly Meeting

July 12, 2018 — The Tennessee Board of Regents, which governs the 13 community colleges and 27 Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology (TCATs) comprising the College System of Tennessee, held its summer quarterly meeting on Thursday and Friday, June 21-22, at Cleveland State Community College. Read more about CSCC Hosts TBR Quarterly Meeting

CSCC to Host Medical Assisting Information Sessions

July 12, 2018 — Cleveland State Community College will be hosting some Medical Assisting Information Sessions on Wednesday, July 11 at 2 p.m. and Thursday, July 19 at 6 p.m. Both sessions will take place in room 302 of the Career Education Building on the CSCC campus. Read more about CSCC to Host Medical Assisting Information Sessions

Fox Chosen as VP for Finance and Operations at CSCC

July 12, 2018 — Cleveland State Community College recently appointed Alisha Fox as Vice President for Finance and Operations. Prior to accepting this position, Fox served as the Interim Vice President for Finance and Operations, as well as a number of other roles at CSCC including Assistant Vice President for Finance and Operations, Interim Director of Fiscal Services, Director of Procurement, Disbursement and Contract Services and the Director of Purchasing and Contracts. Prior to accepting these positions at CSCC, she served as the General Manager for the Chattanooga State Bookstore, as well as the General Manager for the Cleveland State Bookstore. Read more about Fox Chosen as VP for Finance and Operations at CSCC

Jennifer Bledsoe Chosen as Chief of Police at CSCC

July 12, 2018 — Cleveland State Community College recently selected Jennifer Bledsoe as the Chief of Campus Police.  Prior to accepting this position, Bledsoe served as a POST Certified Police Officer for 18 years. She was a patrol officer with the University of Tennessee and was assigned to criminal investigations as a detective for over ten years. Most recently, she worked in the Madisonville Office of Probation and Parole as a parole officer. Read more about Jennifer Bledsoe Chosen as Chief of Police at CSCC

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June

Arbor Day Foundation Honors Cleveland State Community College with 2017 Tree Campus USA® Recognition

June 08, 2018 — Cleveland State Community College was honored with 2017 Tree Campus USA® recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management. Read more about Arbor Day Foundation Honors Cleveland State Community College with 2017 Tree Campus USA® Recognition

CSCC’s Dimond Named a 2018 New Century Workforce Pathway Scholar

June 08, 2018 — Nate Dimond, a student at Cleveland State Community College, has been named an inaugural 2018 New Century Workforce Pathway Scholar and will receive a $1,250 scholarship. This new scholarship is the first of its kind to support students at associate degree-granting institutions who plan to enter the workforce upon the completion of a degree or certificate on a national scale. The program is sponsored by The Coca-Cola Foundation and Phi Theta Kappa. Read more about CSCC’s Dimond Named a 2018 New Century Workforce Pathway Scholar

CSCC Names 4th Class of Presidential Scholars

June 05, 2018 — Cleveland State Community College recently named its fourth class of Presidential Honors Scholarships. Read more about CSCC Names 4th Class of Presidential Scholars

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May

Sewell Finds Her Home at Alma Mater

May 30, 2018 — Growing up, Cleveland State Service-Learning Program Assistant Brooklyn Sewell never thought college was for her. Fast forward a few years and not only has she completed her associate degree, but she will graduate with her bachelor’s in December and is already making plans to complete her master’s degree, and even considering a doctorate! Sewell originally decided to pursue her realtor license because it only required three weeks of school, but said she truly enjoyed the classroom experience and even studying to pass the Real Estate License Exam. Once she obtained her license, she immediately felt like something was missing from her life. After the work of obtaining her real estate license to avoid school, she made the decision to go back to school. Read more about Sewell Finds Her Home at Alma Mater

CSCC Debate Team Wins 2nd Place and Best Speaker Award in ETSU Tournament

May 10, 2018 — The Cleveland State Debate Team recently attended a tournament at East Tennessee State University (ETSU) where they placed second overall breaking into the final round of debate for the first time in Cleveland State’s history.  In addition, the Best Speaker award for the tournament was received by Alex Olive.  Read more about CSCC Debate Team Wins 2nd Place and Best Speaker Award in ETSU Tournament

CSCC's Peeler Takes Home First Place at FFA Conventions

May 08, 2018 — Cleveland State student Mariah Peeler recently won first place in both the state and the regional FFA Conventions in the Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance Placement category. Read more about CSCC's Peeler Takes Home First Place at FFA Conventions

Cook Wins Outstanding Capstone Project Award

May 05, 2018 — Cleveland State Honors student Sierra Cook of Sweetwater was recently selected as the Outstanding Capstone Project Award winner of the CSCC Honors program. Read more about Cook Wins Outstanding Capstone Project Award

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April

Vital to Address Graduates at CSCC’s Spring Commencement Ceremony

April 20, 2018 — Cleveland State Community College will hold its annual spring Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 5 at 10 a.m. in the L. Quentin Lane Gymnasium. Greg A. Vital has been chosen as the keynote speaker for the ceremony. In January 2017, Cleveland State Community College announced the creation of Greg A. Vital Center for Natural Resources and Conservation, the college’s first named academic program. The Center supports the Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries Program and the Agriculture Program at Cleveland State and brings together students, educators and working professionals in natural resources, agriculture, industry and parks to identify and apply effective solutions to the challenges that arise at the intersection of the natural environment and human development. Read more about Vital to Address Graduates at CSCC’s Spring Commencement Ceremony

CSCC Women's Basketball Team Joins Downtown Cleveland Volunteer Effort

April 20, 2018 — Cleveland resident and community volunteer, Jeremy Quirk, and members of the Cleveland State Community College Women's Basketball Team joined together on Saturday, April 7th, to complete the first of a series of Downtown Cleveland volunteer clean-up efforts planned by Quirk. He took the personal initiative to randomly perform some basic litter clean-up in his neighborhood, and in a section of the downtown area, with just a five-gallon bucket and a “picker” stick.   Read more about CSCC Women's Basketball Team Joins Downtown Cleveland Volunteer Effort

P-16 Summer Summit Scheduled for June 6

April 12, 2018 — Cleveland State Community College will be partnering with the Tennessee Education Technology Association (TETA) and the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) to host their annual P-16 Summer Summit on Teaching with Technology on Wednesday, June 6 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. This conference is open to teachers, principals, supervisors, and all interested parties throughout the state. Tennessee Academy of School Leaders credit will be awarded to requesting participants and participation hours will apply to license renewal for teachers.  Read more about P-16 Summer Summit Scheduled for June 6

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March

Torbett Benefits from CSCC's Advance Program

March 23, 2018 — Travis Torbett was happy in his position as a production supervisor at Olin Chemical, but knew that one day he’d like to pursue a management role which would mean he’d have to have a college degree. With the encouragement of his production manager, he chose to enroll in Cleveland State’s Advance Business program. After one night a week for 16 months, Torbett graduated with his Associate of Applied Science in December. Read more about Torbett Benefits from CSCC's Advance Program

Mathurin Feels Right at Home in CSCC's Advance Program

March 23, 2018 — For Cleveland State graduate Liz Mathurin, Cleveland was many miles away from her hometown in St. Croix, Virgin Islands, but she felt right at home in CSCC’s Advance Business program. Read more about Mathurin Feels Right at Home in CSCC's Advance Program

CSCC to Host Conservation Day and Wild Game Dinner

March 23, 2018 — The Cleveland State Community College Wildlife Society is hosting Conservation Day following by a Wild Game Dinner on Saturday, April 7. Conservation Day will be from noon until 5 p.m. with activities and information from 20 different vendors set up in the front parking lot on the main campus. Some of the vendors include Safari Club International, Ritchie Tractor, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, United States Forestry Service, Tennessee Division of Forestry, City of Cleveland Forestry, Keep America Beautiful, Master Gardeners, Southeast Co-op, TVA, and Land Trust of Tennessee. Read more about CSCC to Host Conservation Day and Wild Game Dinner

Trail of Tears Educational Symposium Scheduled

March 19, 2018 — Cleveland State Community College and the Tennessee Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association will be hosting a Trail of Tears Educational symposium on Friday, April 13 in the George R. Johnson Cultural Heritage Center to commemorate the 180th anniversary of the Trail of Tears and the 50th anniversary of the National Park Service National Historic Trails System. The doors will open at 9 a.m. and there will be sessions running from 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Read more about Trail of Tears Educational Symposium Scheduled

Community First Award Winners Chosen

March 12, 2018 — The results are in! The Community First Awards Committee received approximately 75 nominations seeking to honor individuals across nine categories. Nominations were judged based on the nominees’ extraordinary commitment of time, talent or treasure to the community. There were a total of nine winners for the individual categories. Read more about Community First Award Winners Chosen

CSCC to Host Career Fair on March 28

March 12, 2018 — Cleveland State Community College will be hosting an upcoming Career/Job Fair on Wednesday, March 28 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the L. Quentin Lane Gymnasium on CSCC’s main campus. Read more about CSCC to Host Career Fair on March 28

Taylor Right at Home with CSCC's Honors Program

March 12, 2018 — Cleveland State student Jackson Taylor thought he had it all figured out after he finished Towns County High School in Georgia. The Georgia native planned to go to the University of Georgia (UGA) on a baseball scholarship and major in Engineering, but after hearing about CSCC, he weighed both options and decided on the smaller school in Tennessee. Read more about Taylor Right at Home with CSCC's Honors Program

CSCC Celebrates 14 Years of Dr. Suess

February 16, 2018 — CSCC will host the 14th annual Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss celebration on Saturday, March 3. The event will take place from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. in Cleveland State’s Library and is sponsored by the Early Childhood Education program and the CSCC Library. The celebration is organized by students in the language and literacy development class. Read more about CSCC Celebrates 14 Years of Dr. Suess

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January

Athens Center Hosts Ticket to Service

February 09, 2018 — Cleveland State Community College Athens Center is hosting its second annual Ticket to Service Volunteer Showcase at the Athens Center on Wednesday, February 14 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. The purpose of this event is to connect students with service agencies in McMinn and Monroe Counties in order for them to become aware of volunteer opportunities and ways in which they may become more involved in the community. Read more about Athens Center Hosts Ticket to Service

Weekend College at CSCC Starts Fall 2018

February 09, 2018 — Cleveland State Community College recently announced an alternative scheduling option for working adults—weekend college! This new option will start in the fall of 2018 for students who have Monday – Friday work schedules. Read more about Weekend College at CSCC Starts Fall 2018

Cleveland State to Host Nursing Information Session

February 05, 2018 — Cleveland State Community College will be hosting a Nursing Information Session on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 5 p.m. in the George R. Johnson Cultural Heritage Center. Read more about Cleveland State to Host Nursing Information Session

Young Americans are Coming to CSCC

February 05, 2018 — Hundreds of Cleveland area kids are preparing for the opportunity of a lifetime when they will take classes and perform with California-based , The Young Americans. This nonprofit music, dance, and performance company will make a tour stop at the Cleveland State Community College March 8-10, 2018, during its Southern Region Tour. The Young Americans are committed to inspiring the world through global music outreach and performance excellence among audiences of all ages. The organization has devoted the 44-city, yearlong tour to teaching, inspiring and amplifying school music departments all across the U.S. Read more about Young Americans are Coming to CSCC

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