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Tech Will Have Option To Increase Tuition

The Tennessee Higher Education Commission voted Friday to allow Tennessee Tech and other universities to increase tuition up to two percent next school year. The staff recommended up to a three percent increase. But several commission members expressed concern about putting that kind of strain on students during the COVID pandemic. Commissioner Dr. Nancy Dishner said the commission has talked ... Read More »

Tech Engineering Building Approved By THEC

Tennessee Tech’s Engineering Building sits atop the list of more than $480 million in capital recommendations approved Friday by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. The recommendation goes on to the legislature as the budget process begins. The state’s removed its $49 million funding for the facility because of COVID-related budget concerns this summer. Commission Director of Facilities Paul Marshall said ... Read More »

TTU Offering Help To Quarantined Students

Tennessee Tech University is offering different ways to help its students that are quarantined. All isolated students are contacted daily by health services for physical and mental wellness checks. Multicultural Affairs Assistant Vice President Robert Owens said the university tries to provide all needs that on campus students might have. “So any student that was one of those students that ... Read More »

Remembering Anniversary Of TTU’s Black Cultural Center

30 years ago students at TTU made the push to develop the Black Cultural Center and now that history is on display in person and online. Tech’s Archives put together this collection of important documents, events and groups that made the push to open the center in 1990. Multi Cultural Affairs Director Charria Campbell said she feels this anniversary comes ... Read More »

5 UC Counties Partnering With TTU Education Program

Five Upper Cumberland counties will receive a new opportunity to fill teaching positions. Tennessee Tech University received a state grant for the Grow Your Own program. College of Education Associate Dean Julie Baker said the grants pay for a candidate’s education leading to a teacher’s license. “We are so excited,” Baker said. “We have been looking at opportunities like this ... Read More »

TSSAA Football Championship Capacities Limited To 5,500

The TSSAA will limit crowds at the state high school football championship games to 5,500 attendees per game. The games are set to kickoff December 3rd at Tucker Stadium in Cookeville. TSSAA Assistant Director Matthew Gillespie said the same COVID guidelines from this season will carry over for all nine games. “It is going to be the same as what schools ... Read More »

Tech Four-Year Graduation Rate Improves To 40 Percent

Tennessee Tech’s four-year graduation rate has improved from 24.7 percent to nearly 40 percent over the last six years. “So only about one out of four freshmen that entered at that time would graduate from Tennessee Tech within four years for academic years,” Tennessee Tech President Phil Oldham said. “And you see the progress that we’ve made over that time ... Read More »

Lynn Named To Tech Board Of Trustees

Cookeville’s Thomas Lynn has been appointed to a vacancy on the Tennessee Tech Board of Trustees by Governor Bill Lee. Lynn takes over the spot vacated by Purna Saggurti. Lynn received both his bachelors degree and MBA from Tennessee Tech. He has severed Tech as president of the College of Business Advisory Board. He also donated money to the renovation ... Read More »

New Grant Could Produce 30 Teachers For UC

Tennessee Tech hopes a new grant could produce math and ESL teachers for six participating school systems. If the grants are approved, Tech will recruit 30 people currently employed in school systems to fully fund a teaching career. The candidates would be hired as teaching assistants while completing coursework at Tech. “Those teacher candidates will earn their degree and their ... Read More »

Tech Officials Happy With First 6 Weeks

As Tennessee Tech enters its sixth week of classes, campus officials are assessing how to move forward into the spring with the COVID backdrop. TTU’s Chief Communications Officer Karen Lykins said student and staff are being surveyed about what they think has worked this semester. As things move along, Lykins said the campus is transforming to fit everyone’s needs. “We ... Read More »