Chattanooga State Offering Virtual TN Reconnect Info Sessions

Monday, April 6, 2020 - by Betty Proctor, Chattanooga State

Chattanooga State Community College is now offering Tennessee Reconnect Virtual Information Sessions. The Tennessee Reconnect Scholarship is a last-dollar scholarship that will allow all Tennessee adults who qualify to attend an eligible institution free of tuition and mandatory fees.
Reservations for Tennessee Reconnect Virtual Information Sessions can be made at chattanoogastate.edu/tnreconnect for any of the following dates:

•      Thursday, April 9 @ 5 p.m.                          • Thursday, April 16 @ 5 p.m.
•      Monday, April 13 @ 2 p.m.                          • Saturday, April 18 @ 10 a.m.

Marsha Barker, director of Adult Services, conducts the sessions that include how to apply for TN Reconnect, FAFSA, and to Chattanooga State, eligibility requirements, covered costs and how to access Adult Student Success Stories for inspiration.

“Tennessee Reconnect has opened a door that has been nailed shut for over twenty years, and I am taking full advantage of this opportunity to leap through it! My advice to any adult wishing to change careers or further their education, is to take advantage of Tennessee Reconnect,” shared Antwon Baldwin, 41, digital and media production major.

Katrina Griffin, 34, a communications major, was named ChattState Outstanding Student of the Year, and recently, a finalist in the statewide SOAR competition. “I am just so thankful for ChattState. It's such an amazing school,” stated Ms. Griffin.

Thankful for the Reconnect program after dropping out of college in 1997, and again in 2009, Latonya Henderson, 41, now a hospitality and tourism management graduate-elect, almost decided that college was just not in her reach. Ms. Henderson said that after doing some research about the Reconnect program, she decided to try one last time. “My family, friends, instructors, classmates, co-workers, and Chattanooga State have supported my journey tremendously. I am thankful for Tennessee Reconnect for making it all possible,” said Ms. Henderson.

Tennessee Reconnect students continue to receive outstanding support from the Adult Services program throughout their academic journey. “Join me for a TN Reconnect Info Session via WebEx to learn more about the last-dollar scholarship for adults to earn an associate degree free of tuition and mandatory fees,” invites Ms. Barker.

Chattanooga State wants you to know that We Are With You.


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