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Mary T. Barker Humanities Building Open After Renovations

September 16, 2021 — This fall semester, Cleveland State Community College students are able to experience the newly renovated Mary T. Barker Humanities Building. The Humanities renovation was part of the college’s revitalization project. The total project cost was $25 Million with $2.5 Million allocated from fundraising and $22.5 Million from state funding. Read more about Mary T. Barker Humanities Building Open After Renovations

Archer Chosen As the 2021 Community First Award Honoree for Volunteer Service

September 08, 2021 — As we continue to fight the COVID-19 virus, we've learned humility in helping others and using every resource to accommodate the community. Volunteering in the local neighborhoods has been considered part of the foundation to getting through the pandemic. Kenneth Archer didn't hesitate to offer his services to help the people of Monroe County. He used his healthcare skills to administer vaccines to the community in a time where volunteers were desperately needed and because of his gracious actions, Archer has been chosen as the 2021 Community First Award honoree for Volunteer Service. Read more about Archer Chosen As the 2021 Community First Award Honoree for Volunteer Service

Katz and Boddeker Chosen as the 2021 Community First Awards for Philanthropy

September 07, 2021 — Local businesses are the staple to many communities in the Tennessee Valley. When the pandemic took over everyday life, small businesses were hit the hardest, facing a loss in revenue and some even shutting down. The economy made it hard for local businesses to thrive, but two local business owners took it into their own hands to make sure other businesses like theirs could have a fighting chance to make it through the pandemic. Brittany Katz and Andrea Boddeker are the 2021 Community First Award honorees for Philanthropy because of their initiative to help provide resources for other small businesses to grow. Read more about Katz and Boddeker Chosen as the 2021 Community First Awards for Philanthropy

CSCC Students Save $1.7 Million Through the Digital Engagement Initiative

September 07, 2021 — Cleveland State Community College is helping students save money on coursework materials. Students now have the option to purchase online textbooks through the Digital Engagement Initiative (DEI). This initiative has saved students approximately $1.7 million since 2019. Read more about CSCC Students Save $1.7 Million Through the Digital Engagement Initiative

Jaggers Chosen as the 2021 Community First Award Honoree for Healthcare

August 30, 2021 — As a nation, we look back and realize all of those who are on the frontlines fighting to save others from COVID-19. Many of those people are nationally recognized doctors, nurses, and scientists. Cleveland State Community College wants to recognize the community healthcare workers who sacrificed so much to ensure the safety in their own neighborhoods. Dr. John S. Jaggers is one doctor in the Bradley County community that has sacrificed and served others during the pandemic to make sure the integrity of his community was not taken by the pandemic. For this reason and his dedication as a pulmonologist, Jaggers has been chosen as the 2021 Community First Awards Honoree for Healthcare. Read more about Jaggers Chosen as the 2021 Community First Award Honoree for Healthcare

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Mary T. Barker Humanities Building Open After Renovations

September 16, 2021 — This fall semester, Cleveland State Community College students are able to experience the newly renovated Mary T. Barker Humanities Building. The Humanities renovation was part of the college’s revitalization project. The total project cost was $25 Million with $2.5 Million allocated from fundraising and $22.5 Million from state funding. Read more about Mary T. Barker Humanities Building Open After Renovations

CSCC Welcomes SWAP Students from Yellowstone National Park

August 26, 2021 — Cleveland State Community College recently welcomed students back from Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming as part of the Student Wildlands Adventure Program (SWAP). SWAP is a student exchange program that allows students to gain experience in other parts of the country at little or no expense to them. Read more about CSCC Welcomes SWAP Students from Yellowstone National Park

CSCC Student Athletes Named to the NJCAA All-American Teams and NJCAA Team Academic Award

July 29, 2021 — Not only are the student athletes competitive in their games at Cleveland State Community College, but they’re also dominating in the classrooms. The CSCC athletic department would like to recognize 16 student athletes for being named in the NJCAA All-Academic teams for the 2020-2021 year. Read more about CSCC Student Athletes Named to the NJCAA All-American Teams and NJCAA Team Academic Award

2021 Community First Award Honorees Selected

July 28, 2021 — The results are in! The 6th annual Community First Awards Committee received dozens of nominations seeking to honor individuals across five categories. Nominations were selected based on this year’s theme of putting the community first during a world-wide pandemic. There were a total of 10 honorees for the individual categories. Read more about 2021 Community First Award Honorees Selected

Federal Funding Supports CSCC Students

July 27, 2021 — Cleveland State Community College has received $3.6 million in federal funding from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF) to help students negatively impacted by the pandemic. Through this program, students can receive extra money to help pay for their upcoming fall and spring semester, along with other needs like housing, healthcare, or childcare.  Read more about Federal Funding Supports CSCC Students

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Mary T. Barker Humanities Building Open After Renovations

September 16, 2021 — This fall semester, Cleveland State Community College students are able to experience the newly renovated Mary T. Barker Humanities Building. The Humanities renovation was part of the college’s revitalization project. The total project cost was $25 Million with $2.5 Million allocated from fundraising and $22.5 Million from state funding. Read more about Mary T. Barker Humanities Building Open After Renovations

Sumner Chosen as 2021 Community First Award Honoree for Public Service

August 23, 2021 — It takes much dedication and discipline to keep a city safe and educated about the many resources available in their backyard. Being raised in Athens, Seth Sumner takes his job duties as City Manager with pride. As the pandemic started to invoke fear and challenges into our everyday lives, he took it as an opportunity to grow stronger with his community through providing factual information, resources, and safety for others. Through his many efforts and projects during the pandemic, Cleveland State has awarded him with the Community First Award for Public Service. Read more about Sumner Chosen as 2021 Community First Award Honoree for Public Service

Fox Chosen As Community First Award Honoree for Education

August 16, 2021 — One of the hardest aspects of change people had to learn during the pandemic was social distancing. Like other community colleges and universities around the world, Cleveland State faced the challenge of giving students, faculty, and staff access to education and operational needs while maintaining a safe distance from each other. As the Vice President Finance and Chief Operating Officer, Alisha Fox accepted that challenge and made it her duty to restore efficiency and access for anyone connected with CSCC during the pandemic. For all her efforts during the pandemic, Fox was chosen as the 2021 Community First Award Honoree for Education. Read more about Fox Chosen As Community First Award Honoree for Education

Ladd Chosen As Community First Award Honoree for Non-Profit Leadership

August 09, 2021 — During the pandemic, many businesses and organizations found themselves questioning how to serve their community. With Executive Director Julie Ladd at its helm, Full Circle Medical Center for Women continued to be a resource in the Athens area.  Ladd has been chosen as the honoree for Non-Profit Leadership for the 2021 Community First Awards because of her countless efforts in supplying her community with medical resources through the toughest times of the virus.  Read more about Ladd Chosen As Community First Award Honoree for Non-Profit Leadership

2021 Community First Award Honoree for Arts: Rick Norton

August 02, 2021 — As a voice for the public, writers and journalists carry the duty to report on the events in society and the community. Rick Norton has not only upheld his duty to his career, but also gives his community the words of hope, truth, and courage to cope with the changing times. When the pandemic changed the lives of the world, Norton stepped up to deliver life-saving information to a community he has loved and served for many years at the Cleveland Daily Banner. Because of his actions during the pandemic, Norton has been chosen as the honoree for Arts for the Community First Awards. Read more about 2021 Community First Award Honoree for Arts: Rick Norton

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