Tennessee Education Commissioner To Keynote At College Goal Tennessee 2019

Thursday, October 3, 2019

High school students, parents and educators are invited to join local and national experts to learn how to be successful in college at College Goal Tennessee on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the UTC University Center, 615 McCallie Ave. 

Tennessee Commissioner of Education Dr. Penny Schwinn will be the featured speaker at the free half-day conference that informs participants about the challenges of applying for and attending college.  Free breakfast and lunch will be provided.   

Hosted by the Public Education Foundation, UTC and numerous education partners, the conference will offer free on-site FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) assistance and workshops led by business leaders, college admissions counselors and financial aid experts. Workshops will cover subjects such as financial aid, interviewing skills, writing recommendation letters and mental health in college.

“We are pleased to have Dr. Penny Schwinn, Tennessee’s commissioner of education, as our featured speaker. Dr. Schwinn comes from a family of educators and understands the importance of high-quality public education and students’ opportunities to explore productive career pathways,” says PEF Vice President of College and Career Success Stacy Lightfoot.

Participants can register at surveymonkey.com/r/CGTN2019RegistrationForm. High school and college students, parents and educators are encouraged to attend. This free workshop is sponsored by PEF, UTC, Chattanooga State Community College, Hamilton County Schools, YoungandWiser, Inc., Edsouth and TSAC (TN Student Assistance Corporation).


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