Hats Off to Excellence

Hats Off to Excellence is Chattanooga State’s annual award ceremony to highlight exceptional students, faculty, and staff.

Click on the appropriate award to be redirected to the nomination form.

 

4.0 Awards

Students will be selected from a report containing all the pertinent criteria. Students who have filed intent to graduate, have 4.00 GPA at the end of the 2019 Fall Semester, and have at least 40 credit hours at Chattanooga State. Nominations are not requested for this classification.

 

Division Excellence Awards

The nominations for Excellence Awards are submitted by faculty and/or department heads to the Dean of the Division who is responsible for making the final selection (one student selected for each Division).  Students must have filed an intent to graduate form and have completed at least 40 credit hours at Chattanooga State with at least a 3.5 GPA to be considered for this award.

Nominations forms must be submitted to Mosunmola George-Taylor, Mosunmola.GeorgeTaylor@ChattanoogaState.edu, IMC-258 by Wednesday, March 17, 2020.

 

Departmental Awards

The nominations for Excellence Awards are submitted by faculty and/or department heads to the Dean of the Division who is responsible for making the final selection (one student selected for each Division).  Students must have filed an intent to graduate form and have completed at least 40 credit hours at Chattanooga State with at least a 3.5 GPA to be considered for this award.

Nominations forms must be submitted to Mosunmola George-Taylor, Mosunmola.GeorgeTaylor@ChattanoogaState.edu, IMC-258 by Wednesday, March 17, 2020.

 

Club/Organization Excellence Awards

Advisors are to submit nominations for up to two outstanding members (as the advisor sees fit).

 

Advisor of the Year

Nominations are received by members of clubs and organizations and then determined by a selection committee comprised of faculty and staff.

 

Club of The Year

Only organizations that have achieved “Platinum” status within the Steps to Success rewards program will be eligible to receive the Student Organization of the Year as determined by a selection committee comprised of faculty and staff. In the event that there are no student organizations that reach Platinum status, the committee will select from the preceding level. “Considerations for this award come from the completion of the 2019-2020 Club and Organizational Year End Report.

 

Eye of The Tiger

This award is to recognize students that have overcome great obstacles through perseverance and determination to persist to graduation within the current academic year.

 

Debbie Waggoner “Above and Beyond” Award

Debbie Waggoner was a Chattanooga State employee who worked in the Career Planning and Counseling Center. Her battle with cancer took her from us prematurely, but not before she left her legacy of student advocacy. Debbie worked ardently on behalf of students, and as the award is named, she went “above and beyond” the call of duty.

In order to continue to show our respect and admiration for all that Debbie did for us at Chattanooga State, at the end of each school year, The Chattanooga State Student Government Association sponsor this award. We celebrate and name one faculty/staff member who went above and beyond the call of duty to reach out and help our students.

Anyone in the campus community may submit a nomination.

 

President’s Award

Students nominated for the President’s Award must be graduating from Chattanooga State in the spring, summer or fall semester of the year in which they are nominated. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.25 and have no record of student conduct infractions.

Nominated students must have demonstrated that they have made a positive contribution to Chattanooga State Community College through their academic achievements, involvement in campus life, contributions to the campus community, or through their service to the community surrounding Chattanooga State.