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CSCC Receives Veterans Reconnect Grant

July 12, 2017 — Cleveland State Community College recently received the Veterans Reconnect Grant valued at approximately $80,000 to serve veterans and service members and help them earn postsecondary degrees as part of Governor Haslam’s Drive to 55 initiative. Read more about CSCC Receives Veterans Reconnect Grant

Cleveland State Names Third Class of Presidential Honors Scholars

July 06, 2017 — Cleveland State Community College recently named its third class of Presidential Honors Scholarships. The Presidential Honors Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship for the top high school graduates who attend CSCC. Students must be accepted into the CSCC Honors Program and will also participate in a Presidential Leadership Program. The Presidential Honors Scholarship is designed to assist students with books and other educational expenses, such as non-mandatory fees. Read more about Cleveland State Names Third Class of Presidential Honors Scholars

CSCC Offers Flexibility for Mrs. Tennessee Winner Brittany Graves

June 21, 2017 — Mrs. Tennessee Winner Brittany Graves needed flexibility when choosing her college. Not only is she a student at Cleveland State Community College, she is also a wife, mother, and business owner, so the convenience of online classes is what attracted her to CSCC. Read more about CSCC Offers Flexibility for Mrs. Tennessee Winner Brittany Graves

CSCC’s PTK Omega Omicron Chapter Brings Home Multiple Awards

June 20, 2017 — Members of Cleveland State Community College’s Omega Omicron Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society have a reason to smile after bringing home a plethora of awards from two recent conferences. PTK members and advisors from different chapters competed for recognition in the Society’s Hallmarks of Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Fellowship at the Phi Theta Kappa International Catalyst Conference and the Tennessee Regional Conference, both held at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville. Phi Theta Kappa is in the international honor society of the two-year college and the largest honor society in the world. Read more about CSCC’s PTK Omega Omicron Chapter Brings Home Multiple Awards

Governor Bill Haslam Makes Good On Cleveland State Promise

May 08, 2017 — CLEVELAND, Tenn. – Not many graduates can say they remember the speaker at their college graduation, but students at Cleveland State Community College just might. Governor Bill Haslam delivered the keynote address during CSCC’s commencement ceremony on Saturday. The ceremony marked the end of Cleveland State’s 50th anniversary year. Under Haslam’s leadership, Tennessee is the first state in the nation to offer high school graduates two years of community or technical college free of tuition and fees. According to CSCC President Dr. Bill Seymour, Haslam made good on his “Cleveland State promise” referring to Haslam’s visit to the school two years ago when he greeted students attending under the Tennessee Promise program on their first day of classes. Haslam promised then he would be back to speak at their graduation. Haslam also addressed the non-traditional students in the class. “We want you to know how excited we are that you made this decision. We’re so inspired by what you have done, we decided to take Tennessee Promise and expand it so that now in Tennessee, no matter what age you are starting this fall, you can come back to school absolutely free of charge.” At one point during the ceremony, Seymour asked that all the Tennessee Promise students come to the front for a special picture with the governor. He later presented Governor Haslam with a signed copy of former CSCC administrator’s book, Cleveland State Community College: The First Fifty Years, 1967-2017. “There is a verse in Proverbs that says as iron sharpen iron, so one man sharpens another,” stated Haslam. “Life is really hard. You are going to need people around you to encourage you and sometimes, correct you.” He continued, “Thirty years from now, when you are at someone else’s graduation, you will be thinking, ‘I learned how to work hard at Cleveland State, and it has been fruitful for me all of my life.”’ Read more about Governor Bill Haslam Makes Good On Cleveland State Promise

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