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Tech Sets New Record After Raising $22 million

Tennessee Tech has set a new fundraising record, with over $22 million being committed to the university. In the fiscal year ending June 30, $6 million alone in money towards student scholarships was raised. The total includes cash, pledges, stocks and gifts. Tech’s new engineering building continued to be attract donor support towards the university’s flagship college. $4.34 million was ... Read More »

Tennessee Tech Welcomes Class Of 2025 At University Convocation

Tennessee Tech inducted its class of 2025 at the University Convocation this afternoon. President Phil Oldham said that in being at convocation, Tech’s newest students have shown exactly what the world needs. “And that’s talent, coupled with tenacity,” Oldham said. “Today you join thousands of golden eagles who have that same resilience and from this moment, you will be known ... Read More »

TTU Will Temporarily Require Masks Indoors When Classes Begin

Tennessee Tech will temporarily require masks inside campus facilities when classes begin Thursday. Chief Communication Officer Karen Lykins said the decision was based on conversations within the President’s Cabinet with faculty and students. “Looking at all the factors with the Delta variant. Looking at the possibility of a spike when we have a very large growth in population as people ... Read More »

Tech’s Move-In-Week Kicking Off With Week Of Events

Wednesday kicks off move-in-week at Tennessee Tech, welcoming in the 2025 class of Golden Eagles. Student Affairs Vice President Cynthia Polk-Johnson said they are expecting over 1,200 incoming students to campus. Polk-Johnson said there are campus events planned before classes to help new students find their campus community. “Classes don’t start until the 19th and so there will be many ... Read More »

Crossville Experiencing Engineering Shortage With Projects Beginning

Crossville is stretching itself thin trying to take on a number of large projects during an engineering shortage. City Manager Greg Wood said just this week he saw the demand firsthand when Whisper Aero reached out to Tennessee Tech. “The Whisper Aero folks that just had their kickoff meeting here on Tuesday mentioned to Dr. Oldham when he was here, ... Read More »

Tennessee Tech Fall 2022 Admissions Open For Applications

Admissions for Tennessee Tech’s Fall 22 semester are now open. Director of Admissions Steve Keller said that when it comes to applying, the most important component is for students to show their desire for higher education. “What we want at Tennessee Tech is students who are willing to work hard and want to earn a good education,” Keller said. “And ... Read More »

TTU Budget Request To Demo Foster Hall, Renovate Johnson Hall

Tennessee Tech will request funds in its next capital budget for demolition of Foster Hall and and renovations of Johnson Hall. Vice President for Facilities and Business Services Chuck Roberts said the university wants $20 million for the project included in the state’s 2022-2023 fiscal year budget. “The subsequent demolition of Foster Hall, that is an aging facility,” Roberts said. ... Read More »

Tech Athletics Prepare To Start, Prepared For Pandemic Unknowns

Tennessee Tech Athletic Director Mark Wilson said his athletic department is ready for a new fall sports season. Wilson said the department is prepared to start with normal operations, despite the continuing unknown of the pandemic. He said the university can do what it takes to ensure students get onto courts and fields. “We feel like we have the knowledge ... 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 »