Ingram Hired as Full Time Instructor

Ingram Hired as Full Time Instructor

Holly Vincent
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 12:00 AM
Academics, Community, Employees, All

Athens, Tenn. – Mitch Ingram was recently hired as the full-time Agriculture Instructor at Cleveland State Community College.

Ingram is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville where he received both his Master of Science and Bachelor of Science Degrees in Agriculture and Extension. He received his Associate Degree in Agriculture from Hiwassee College.

Prior to accepting his position at CSCC, Ingram served as the Director of Institutional Effectiveness at Hiwassee College. He also taught agriculture as an adjunct instructor at both CSCC and Hiwassee and in the local high schools for over 20 years.
           
According to Ingram, he is most looking forward to helping students with their career goals and through internships.

“Helping students not just in the classroom setting, but helping them gain some outside practical experience—that is definitely a goal of mine. I think Robert Brewer (CSCC Associate Professor Biology) does a great job with his natural resource classes, the forestry, wildlife, fisheries and biology; I want to keep that same mentality—the hands-on practical experiences. The students really enjoy that, too.”  

Patty Weaver, Director of Off Campus Sites, said, “I am extremely excited that Mitch Ingram will be joining the college to lead our Agriculture program at the Athens Center. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the program. We look forward to the growth of the Agriculture and Agribusiness programs and the development of a possible Collegiate FFA program.”

Ingram continued, “Ag education is so huge at the high school level, almost 1,500 students in Meigs, McMinn and Monroe counties are enrolled in some sort of agricultural education. Before CSCC’s program, these students had to go to U.T., M.T.S.U. or T.T.U. to begin a degree in Ag, and instead of losing those students to those schools, now those students are able to come to CSCC, especially with the TN Promise, so we felt this was a win/win situation.”  

For more information on CSCC’s new agriculture programs, contact the Athens Center at (423) 745-8486 or email Ingram at ringram01@clevelandstatecc.edu.  

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