Chattanooga State And Cleveland State Win 1st Community College Future Assembly Legacy Award

Thursday, February 6, 2014
From left to right are J. Noah Brown, president and CEO of the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT); Dr. Carl Hite, president, Cleveland State Community College, Mrs. Karen Wyrick, Math Department chairwoman, Cleveland State Community College; Mr. John Squires, Math Department head, Chattanooga State Community College; Dr. Dale F. Campbell, professor and director, Institute of Higher Education, University of Florida.
From left to right are J. Noah Brown, president and CEO of the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT); Dr. Carl Hite, president, Cleveland State Community College, Mrs. Karen Wyrick, Math Department chairwoman, Cleveland State Community College; Mr. John Squires, Math Department head, Chattanooga State Community College; Dr. Dale F. Campbell, professor and director, Institute of Higher Education, University of Florida.

The winner of the first Community College Futures Assembly Legacy Award was announced Thursday at the Lake Buena Vista, Fl.: Cleveland State Community College and Chattanooga State Community College’s joint program, Do the Math: Solving the Nation’s Math Problems. They were competitively selected from 10 finalists. Each of the finalists was a previous winner of the annual Bellwether Award demonstrating an outstanding and innovative program or practice. In the 20 years of the Community College Futures Assembly there have been more than 5,000 applicants, 500 finalists, 56 Bellwether winning programs and one Legacy award-winning program.

In celebration of its 20th anniversary, the Community College Futures Assembly (CCFA) issued a call for Legacy Award nominations in the fall of 2013, and 10 finalist colleges were chosen from the applicants. The Legacy award application criteria included only former Bellwether finalist programs that are able to illustrate five years of program effectiveness. The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) sponsors the Legacy award. The call for nominations extended out to over 500 community college programs and 60 postsecondary institutions. The field of Legacy nominations was very competitive this year with 30 Legacy applications. Ten finalist community colleges presented at the Assembly on Jan. 25, in Orlando. Being competitively reviewed by a panel of judges, the 20th annual Community College Futures Assembly has announced the winner of the coveted Legacy award.

The featured keynote address was presented by Dr. Terry O’Banion, President Emeritus and Senior League Fellow of the League for Innovation in the Community College, Chair of the Graduate Faculty at National American University, and author of 15 books and more than 190 monographs, chapters, and articles on the community college. His current work includes a monograph on Access, Success, and Completion and a book on Academic Advising: The Key to Student Success. Jack Uldrich, a renowned global futurist, also provided a session showcasing his most recent book Foresight 20/20: A Futurist Explores the Trends Transforming Tomorrow. Together the lessons from the keynote speakers served as the basis for introspection, strategic decision making, selecting critical issues, and directing policy creation for distribution to key administration and community college oversight board of directors including the Department of Education, American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), the Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC), the National State Directors of Community Colleges, the National Council for Continuing Education and Training (NCCET), the Council for Resource Development (CRD), the National Council of Instructional Administrators (NCIA), the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT), the Academic Chairs Academy as well as legislators and key policy makers.

The Community College Futures Assembly has been held annually in Lake Buena Vista, Florida at the Hilton Hotel and serves as an independent policy summit, to identify the critical issues facing community college leaders. For 20 years, the Community College Futures Assembly has recognized and promoted cutting-edge, trendsetting programs that other colleges might find worthy of replicating.




Lee Students Present At Blue Ridge Undergraduate Research Conference

Nine Lee University students recently traveled to Union College in Barbourville, Ky., to present original academic research at the 25th annual Blue Ridge Undergraduate Research Conference.  The eight students who presented in the literature panels are Emily Baker, Rebecca Doss, Erin McLaughlin, Jaran Miller, Macy O’Fallon, Maddie Schultz, Alexandra Squires, and Benjamin ... (click for more)

Vital To Address Graduates At CSCC’s Spring Commencement Ceremony

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 ... (click for more)

Federal Funding Allocated For Future Bradley County Tennessee State Veterans Home

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and Tennessee State Veterans Home Executive Director Ed Harries announced the receipt of the $26,224,263 award from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) State Veterans Home Grants program today. The grant will provide the federal funding needed to build the future Bradley County ... (click for more)

VA Issues Water And Road Traffic Cautions In Areas Of Savannah Creek, Harrison Bay And Chickamauga Marina

The Tennessee Valley Authority is issuing water and road traffic cautions for transmission line work that will span from just north of Savannah Creek to Chickamauga Dam. This work is part of several projects to upgrade TVA’s transmission system to ensure continued delivery of 99.999 percent reliable power. Area residents should expect to see helicopters working in this area ... (click for more)

A Tribute For My Brother – Sgt. Jonathan Gardner, U.S. Army

Seven years ago today, my family and I found out that my brother, Sgt. Jonathan D. Gardner, was seriously injured by a roadside bomb, (explosively formed penetrator - EFP), while on a mission in Kuwait. The EFP went through the bottom of his seat and put a softball size hole in his upper thigh. The doctors said that if the bomb had entered the Humvee an inch to the right, he ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Black Telephone

If you have never seen one in an antique store you wouldn’t know that the first telephones were contained in a not-so-small wooden box that had a snout-looking mouth piece and a separate speaker that you would hold on your ear while you talked. This was many years ago when phones were fun as compared to today’s tiny cell phones that rudely interrupt us from the task-at-hand both ... (click for more)