Written notes: Cleveland State Community College appoints multicultural coordinators and more education news this week



Cleveland State Community College appoints two multicultural coordinators

Joejuana Morton and Carolina Roman began as Cleveland State Community College’s new multicultural coordinators on July 1 to tackle the school’s goals of serving underrepresented communities.

The multicultural coordinators will create programs and events targeting African American, Hispanic and low-income students and foster an inclusive environment at the school, according to a press release.

“These positions help develop and deliver programs and services that will support and improve the academic, social, emotional and overall success of under-represented communities in the state of Cleveland,” said Willie Thomas, assistant to the president for the equity and inclusion, in a written statement.

Morton has worked as a grants administrator at Cleveland State since 2013. Roman held a number of positions at the school, including executive assistant to the president and student support specialist for Hispanic and Latino students, before taking the position. coordinator.

At the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Stacy Lightfoot will be her first Chair of Diversity and Engagement, also starting July 1. Prior to this position, she worked as Executive Vice President of the Public Education Foundation for 12 years.

Eight Hamilton County students graduated from BASF TECH Academy

Eight juniors and seniors from five Hamilton County high schools graduated from BASF TECH Academy on Friday.

The TECH Academy is the result of a partnership between the chemical company BASF Corp. and Chattanooga State Community College. Through the BASF-funded partnership, students learned technical skills related to topics such as welding and mechatronics and visited manufacturing facilities in Chattanooga, including Gestamp, Komatsu, and BASF’s site in Chattanooga.

“Our local manufacturing community shares an ongoing commitment to providing an educational experience for students with the hope that they will consider future technical careers in science and technology,” said Rob Gagliano, BASF site manager in Chattanooga, in A press release. “From experiments and demonstrations with Chattanooga State faculty to daily tours of manufacturing facilities, we are able to offer meaningful insight into manufacturing and help our students see the variety of career opportunities. exciting opportunities available to them. “

Students who have completed the program:

> Mya Favors – East Ridge High School

> Nasir Franklin – Chattanooga Center for Creative Arts

> Seth Jarvis – Ooltewah High School

> Jaxon Ryan – Lookout Valley High School

> Christopher Scheiwe – Ooltewah High School

> Reagan Schultz – Ooltewah High School

> Erik Souza – Ooltewah High School

> Ansley Townsend – Hixson High School

University of Tennessee officials cut new campus ribbon

UT System officials celebrated UT’s new South Campus with a ribbon cut on July 1. The campus, formerly Martin Methodist College, is the first new campus to join the UT system in over 50 years.

The campus, located in County Giles, offers more than 30 university programs and serves approximately 800 students.

“UT Southern is more than our newest addition,” said Randy Boyd, president of UT System, in a press release. “This represents opportunity, revival, long-term economic success and forward momentum in the southern Mid-Tennessee region.”

New Tennessee PTA President begins term

Chattanooga resident Dwight Hunter began his two-year term as president of the Tennessee Congress of Parents and Teachers Inc., or Tennessee PTA, on July 1.

Prior to this role, Hunter held other positions on the Tennessee PTA Board of Directors, including Vice President of Advocacy, Vice President of Membership, and Parliamentarian. He became involved with the PTA in 2004 as chattanooga School of Arts and Sciences PTSA president.

“Too often people equate PTA membership with a school when we are all involved in educating our children and youth within a strong education system. PTA is connected community advocacy from local units to state and national level Everyone has a place in the PTA, from parents of students and caregivers to citizens of the community, ”Hunter said in a press release.

He is the second male president of the Tennessee PTA, established in 1911. The previous male president served from 1987 to 1989.

Contact Anika Chaturvedi at [email protected] or 423-757-6592.



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