Hats Off to Excellence is Chattanooga State’s annual award ceremony to highlight exceptional students, faculty, and staff.
Students will be selected from a report containing the following criteria:
- filed intent to graduate
- have 4.00 GPA at the end of the current semester
- have at least 40 credit hours at Chattanooga State
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.
Students are nominated and selected by faculty and approved by department heads and deans. Suggested criteria: a ChattState GPA of 3.0 or above and/or at least two other service oriented leadership activities/qualities as determined by the division. Only one student is selected for each program/discipline/concentration. Awards will be billed to each division.
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
The Club of the Year award is determined by the list of club/organization accomplishments and events and/or activities in which your club/organization hosted or participated in during the current academic year. This award is determined by a selection committee comprised of faculty and staff.
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.
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
- have a minimum GPA of 3.25
- have no record of student conduct infractions.
- 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.