Honor Society For Engineering Students Begins At Chattanooga State

Friday, May 2, 2014

Chattanooga State announced that a new honor society for engineering technology students, Tau Alpha Pi, has been established at the college.

Students in Tau Alpha Pi must be currently enrolled at Chattanooga State, be academically in the upper 25 percent of his/her class, carry a minimum 3.5 grade point average (cumulative and semester), and have carried this ranking for at least two consecutive semesters. In addition, members must be of acceptable character and demonstrate marked ability in engineering technology.


History On Stage Comes To Lee Monday And Tuesday

Dr. John “Chuck” Chalberg, a historical impersonator of American and British characters from history, will appear at Lee for two performances. He will portray Theodore Roosevelt on Monday at 7 p.m., and G.K. Chesterton on Tuesday at noon. Both performances will take place in the Rose Lecture Hall.  Dr. Chalberg’s characterizations began when he taught American history at ... (click for more)

Trane Inc. Makes Donation To The GNTC EarthCraft Education Project

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The Problems With Prescription Drug Addiction

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Roy Exum: The Hillman Of Bihar

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