Future filmmakers of Chattanooga take note: “This is the best program for aspiring filmmakers, hands down,” shares Chad Wilson, executive producer of film, ‘Hear Me.’ The ‘best program’ Chad refers to is the Professional Film and Television Training program (PFTT) at Chattanooga State Community College. The PFTT class recently won ‘Best 3-Minute Film’ at the Southeastern University Revolution Film Festival in Lakeland, Florida.
by Jake Brown – Collegiate High/Chattanooga State alum
I am grateful to Chattanooga State for allowing me to work at such a fast pace. Collegiate High School allowed me to grow more academically and professionally than I ever thought possible.
The Chattanooga State Community College Veteran’s Support Center and the Theatre Department have partnered with The Telling Project, a national performing arts non-profit that employs theater to deepen the understanding of military and veterans’ experiences.
The Telling Project puts veterans and military family members in front of their communities to share their stories. Veterans and military family members are given the opportunity to speak, and their communities the opportunity to listen.
“Congratulations! Today is a day of celebration, accomplishment, and the end of one journey and the beginning of a new one,” said Mitch Patel, President & CEO of Vision Hospitality Group and 2016 Chattanooga State Commencement speaker. He encouraged graduates to find their passion. “When you have a passion for something, you will work harder, want to learn more, overcome obstacles and you will find success.”
You are invited to join the community discussion on improving student opportunities in Hamilton County.
Earlier this year, Chattanooga 2.0 released a report on the current state of public education and workforce development in Hamilton County. It quickly became clear that the situation requires bold action to improve the lives of our children and the communities we build around them.
Chattanooga has a history of taking action when the need arises – in reimagining our riverfront, creating the Gig City and building the Innovation District.
by Lydia Burroughs – Alum, class of 2012
When: Saturday, April 30, 11 a.m. to 3 pm. Where: Highland Park Commons, 2000 Union Avenue, Chattanooga
Latin Festival Chattanooga is designed as a free community celebration with fun for all ages and backgrounds. The 2nd annual Festival features traditional folkloric dance and musical performances by local artists and regional performers, a parade of nations, authentic food court, pavilion of faith, Latino-American soccer tournament, visual artists’ showcase, a Hispanic Heritage Fashion Show and plenty of family fun!
Chattanooga State Community College received a substantial $20,000 boost from UNUM in support of its award-winning Writers@Work program during an official check presentation on March 18.
UNUM, founded in 1848, is known for its integrity, determination, innovation and leadership.
by Dr. Herb Hooper – faculty
As a young boy, I, along with many other young boys in the 1950’s, dreamed of one day playing baseball in the major leagues. After graduating from college, reality quickly set in.
by Bethany Swint – student
I’m grateful to Chattanooga State for letting me come back to be closer to home, and for helping me find my way to the career I plan to achieve in Exercise Science. Transferring here has helped me be closer to my family when I needed to be back home. I’m also grateful for the small classes and the one-on-one you can have with the instructors. I’ve found my place at Chattanooga State.