Monday, August 21, 2017

An Amazing Eclipse Event

Thanks to everyone who made the eclipse event such a success. We had visitors from more than 20 states and several different countries. Police and Plant Operations made it all happen and more than 100 faculty, staff and students worked with the public on various activities. We even had 20 employees from Nissan headquarters come out to volunteer. The public seemed to have a great time. And I think we can all agree that totality was a once in a lifetime experience.



Service Awards

Congrats to everyone who received service awards from the college at Convocation. If you would like your picture please email me and I'll send it to you: eric.melcher@volstate.edu

Here were some of the long-timers:


Thirty Year Awards
Terrence Heinen
Erica Malone









Thirty‐Five Year Awards
Suzanne Hesson
Donna Davis










Forty Year Awards
Ondis Bible











Forty‐Five Year Awards

Sue Pedigo

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Vol State in the News

More money for community college advising? That's the discussion in Tennessee right now. Dr. Faulkner discusses an anticipated proposal by Governor Haslam in this Tennessean story.

The college has been considering expansion in Wilson County for some time now. The Mt. Juliet location is still being finalized. Here is an update in the Tennessean.

Vol State hosted a transportation meeting last month. The discussion focused on the Sumner County part of the regional transportation plan. This is a Tennessean article about what came out of the meeting.

Angie Lawson is now the chief of Campus Police. We shared that news with the Tennessean recently. Chief Lawson gives a big shout-out to retired Chief William Rogan in the piece.