Topic: Nashville State Community College
Clarksville, TN – The Student Job Fair hosted by Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts was a huge success. Over 400 students attended the Job Fair, Thursday, May 2nd and were successful in applying for summer jobs as well as discussing their future education plans with four institutions of higher learning.
“Great thanks to all the employers that attended as well as APSU, Nashville State Community College (Clarksville Campus), Tennessee Technology Center (Clarksville Campus) and Daymar Institute,” said State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville). “This event would not have been successful without the hard work of Melinda Williams and Wayne Simpson of the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.”
Clarksville, TN –will have an open house at The Renaissance Center in Dickson to help prospective students learn more about degree and course offerings.
The public is invited to attend the open house from 5:00pm-6:30pm, Tuesday, April 30th at The Renaissance Center in Dickson, TN.
Facility tours and refreshments will be part of the event.
Charter School and Virtual School Legislation take the spotlight this week
Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) will propose an amendment to House Bill 0151/Senate Bill 0157 proposed by the Department of Education regarding virtual schools.
The administration’s proposal to address poorly performing virtual schools will allow the Department of Education to institute enrollment caps, or direct the local school district to close the virtual school if it fails to achieve certain student growth benchmarks two academic years in a row. «Read the rest of this article»
National Science Foundation-funded program at APSU awards 16 scholarships for students to study STEM disciplines
Clarksville, TN – A new National Science Foundation-funded program atrecently awarded 16 scholarships to community college transfer students, active duty military personnel, veterans and dependents interested in earning a bachelor’s degree in the science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) disciplines for the 2012-13 academic year.
The project, titled “Increasing the Number of Regional Community College Graduates and Active Duty Military Personnel, Veterans and Dependents Enrolling in and Completing a STEM Baccalaureate Degree,” awarded scholarships to nine APSU students and one Volunteer State Community College student thanks to the more than $500,000 the NSF is providing APSU over the next five years. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Individuals interested in finishing their college degrees by enrolling at Austin Peay State University’s campus in Dickson County will now have a friendly face to help guide them through the process – new extended campus coordinator Audrey Welch.
Welch is now working at the Dickson Renaissance Center campus (which houses both APSU and Nashville State Community College programs) helping students interested in completing a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.). «Read the rest of this article»
Haslam highlights state’s successes, lays out strategies to address challenges in 2013 address
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Monday night delivered his 2013 State of the State address before a joint session of the General Assembly, contrasting Tennessee with Washington, D.C. and other states across the country that have struggled to keep their fiscal houses in order.
“Unlike the news coming out of our nation’s capital and so many other states around the country, good things are happening in Tennessee,” Haslam said. “We have a long history of fiscal restraint that crosses party lines. We have been deliberate about not spending money we don’t have and in making a concerted effort to save for the future…And now we are well-positioned to continue to invest in a thoughtful, strategic manner.” «Read the rest of this article»
“We’re out there every single day working hard for the people of District 22. And of course, in spite of the campaign. I’m still carrying forth with my Senate duties,” Barnes said. “I am doing what I normally do and have been doing for the past four years, and that is also good for a campaign, so I make appearances, speak when people ask me; and I’m glad to be able to do that.”«Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee Senator Tim Barns calls to Invest in Public Education as For-Profit K12 Inc. School Fails Students
Clarksville, TN – Tennessee State Senator Tim Barnes said he is troubled by the dismal performance of a for-profit Tennessee school and renewed calls for broad investments in public education.
“We’re taking students out of good schools in Montgomery County, and then turning their education over to a for-profit company that runs a failing program,” Senator Barnes said. “Meanwhile, our local schools lose state dollars but still have to do the same job. It just defies common sense.” «Read the rest of this article»
APSU receives National Science Foundation grant to award scholarships for military and community college students in STEM disciplines
Clarksville, TN – Three Austin Peay State University professors are on the lookout for community college students, active duty military personnel, veterans and dependents interested in earning a bachelor’s degree in the science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) disciplines.
That’s because the National Science Foundation is awarding them more than $500,000 over the next five years to offer scholarships for qualified students in those areas.
Tennessee Board of Regents approves Increased Fee/Tuition Rates for State Universities, community Colleges and Technology Centers
Memphis, TN – The Tennessee Board of Regents voted to increase tuition and fee rates for the six universities, 13 community colleges and 27 technology centers it governs. The rates of increase are lower this year than in previous years.
The new mandatory and maintenance fee/tuition rates will result in price increases ranging from 3.4 percent at «Read the rest of this article»to 7.2 percent at East Tennessee State University. Students at the University of Memphis will see a 7 percent increase in price and at Southwest Tennessee Community College will pay 4.8 percent more.
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