Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has proclaimed Thursday, January 12th, as the first “TN FAFSA Frenzy Day,” encouraging high school seniors and current college students to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by January 17th to maintain eligibility for key scholarship programs including Tennessee Promise.
Tennessee Promise is the state’s groundbreaking scholarship and mentoring program that provides high school graduates two years of community or technical college free of tuition and fees.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Board of Regents voted unanimously to appoint Dr. Flora Tydings as the next chancellor of the Board of Regents system – its ninth chief executive officer since the system’s creation in 1972.
Tydings has been president of Chattanooga State Community College since July 2015. Prior to that, she worked for 19 years in the public Technical College System of Georgia and was president of Athens Technical College in Athens, GA, from 2003 to 2015.
Austin Peay State University to hold Military Appreciation Day during APSU Football game Saturday, November 5th
Clarksville, TN – This Saturday, November 5th, 2016, the Austin Peay State University athletics department will honor local veterans and military-affiliated individuals with a special Military Appreciation Day during APSU’s 4:00pm football game at Fortera Stadium.
All veterans, active-duty personnel and their families will receive free admission to the game with a current military I.D., and several military vehicles will be on display in tailgate alley and inside the stadium.
Clarksville, TN – Kenwood High School and Northwest High School have been selected as partner schools for the new statewide Advise TN college advising program, coordinated by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.
Northwest and Kenwood are two of 30 high schools across the state which will receive an Advise TN college advisor who will work full time to ensure that all students at each of the two schools have the information and support needed to access college opportunities.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Higher Education Commission has announced it is working to assist students of ITT Technical Institute with information and resources following the school’s announcement that it is closing.
Students with questions regarding the closure can contact THEC at 615.741.5293. Additionally, THEC has posted information on its website for students at www.tn.gov/thec, along with an online form that students can complete to receive email updates.
Krause successfully launched Tennessee Promise as executive director of Drive to 55
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced the appointment of Mike Krause as executive director of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC).
Krause has served as executive director of the Drive to 55 since 2014 and successfully managed the launch and implementation of Tennessee Promise and the other initiatives under the Drive to 55 umbrella.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) has awarded $800,000 to six colleges and universities (APSU receives $144,407.50) to increase student outcomes at the institutions.
The $800,000 in funding through the Institutional Outcome Improvement Fund Grant will assist institutions in growing student outcomes in areas such as credit hour progression and degree completion.
Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson
Nashville, TN – The 109th Tennessee General Assembly adjourned on April 22nd, 2016 to become a part of Tennessee history with passage of major legislation to reduce crime, cut tax burdens, spur job growth, accelerate the state’s success in K-12 education, boost the number of college graduates, curb drug abuse and curtail drunk driving.
State lawmakers also passed significant legislation to ease traffic congestion, reduce child abuse, aid farmers, increase access to healthcare and medication, increase voter participation and provide a safer environment for the elderly.
Following, please find a copy of some of the highlights of this year’s legislative action.
Tennessee Higher Education Commission Releases Snapshot of Higher Education Data for 2015-16 Academic Year
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) has released the redesigned 2015-16 Higher Education Fact Book, providing a snapshot of higher education as Tennessee moves toward the goals of the Drive to 55.
The publication includes information about the 244,572 students enrolled in public higher education in Tennessee in Fall 2015 and shows how programs such as Tennessee Promise have begun to shape the state’s higher education landscape.
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Bolsters Drive to 55 Campaign With New College Counseling Program for High Schools
Advise TN to provide college counseling assistance to 10,000 students in first year
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has announced Advise TN, a program to increase the number of students accessing higher education by providing college counselors to 30 public high schools and 10,000 junior and senior students across the state this fall.
The new initiative, administered by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC), supports the state’s Drive to 55 campaign to increase the number of Tennesseans with a postsecondary degree or credential to 55 percent by 2025.
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