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Fentress Library Gets Job Training Virtual Reality Equipment

New virtual reality job training equipment now in place inside the Fentress County Public Library to help residents prepare for potential future careers. Assistant Library Director Delana Goad said the devices include training programs for regionally-popular fields like nursing and welding. She said she worked through a nursing course while training with the headset at MTSU before bringing it back ... Read More »

Tays Named Director Of Roane State Fentress Campus

Cheryl Tays has been named the Director of the Roane State Fentress County campus, continuing a relationship with the school that began while she was a high schooler. Tays said she is excited to see the campus take a big step toward meaningful growth as they break ground on a new facility in April. She said continuing that growth and ... Read More »

State Clears The Way For Fentress Higher Education Center

Fentress County Executive Jimmy Johnson said funding has been cleared for the early design phase of a new Higher Education Center. The 49,000-square-foot facility will be shared by Roane State and TCAT. It will be located on a 33-acre site on Old Highway 127 South just outside the Jamestown city limits. Johnson said he was waiting on the State Building ... Read More »

Cumberland Dual Enrollment And Work-Based Learning See Increase

The Cumberland County Schools have seen a big increase in the number of students participating in dual enrollment and work-based learning from last year. Dual enrollment students increased from 79 students last fall to 355 students now. Work-based learning has grown from 139 students last year to 331 students. Cumberland County Director of Schools William Stepp said the whole school ... Read More »

Roane State Cumberland Campus Welcomes New Director McGhee

Roane State’s Cumberland County Campus welcoming former student, teacher, and coach Dewayne McGhee as its new campus director. McGhee said received a text from a colleague last year. McGhee said it was then he got word he had been recommended for Roane State’s open Cumberland County Director position if he was interested. McGhee said that evening he joined a lengthy ... Read More »

Fentress Higher Education Project Moving Toward Official Groundbreaking

Though one more state building commission must give its approval before an official groundbreaking, plans for the Fentress County Higher Education Project are moving forward. The facility will bring together programs from Roane State and T-CAT Oneida/Huntsville, thanks to a $25 million legislative appropriation. Roane State President Dr. Chris Whaley told Fentress County Commissioners the schematic phase of the design ... Read More »

Fentress Commission Approves Next Steps For TCAT/Roane State Campus

Fentress County Commission approved an agreement with the city of Jamestown to provide sewer for the future Roane State/TCAT campus. County Attorney Leslie Ledbetter said Jamestown agreed to provide city sewer despite the fact that the property is just outside city limits. She said an adjoining property already has city sewer, and the extension would not be a huge cost ... Read More »

Crossville Council Joins Roane State In Efforts To Expand Nursing Program

Crossville City Council donating $100,000 to Roane State as the campus raises funds to expand its nursing program. Director Holly Hanson said the money will help build two additional classrooms and a lab at the Crossville campus. “One of the most important things is that we will be able to provide local students to serve the local needs for nursing ... Read More »

Tech Partnering With Community College Puts Students At Forefront

The battle for undergraduate admissions for Tennessee Tech and a school like Roane State has ended, with the priority shifting to a focus on the student. Tech Vice President for Enrollment Management and Career Placement Brandon Johnson said if a student’s best interest is the starting point, systems must be in place for students to transfer. Johnson said this mentality ... Read More »

Roane To Tech Pipeline Strengthened By New University Partnership

The Roane State to Tennessee Tech Pipeline is getting a boost this fall thanks to a new partnership between the schools announced Wednesday. Tennessee Tech Undergraduate Admissions Director Dr. Steve Keller said admission to Tech can be guaranteed through two pathways. Dual enrollment through select programs or completion of any associates degree. “We wanted to make it as easy as ... Read More »