Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Samuel Said Doctorate


Samuel Said from Business and Technology received his Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership from Union University this spring. His dissertation title was: "Pedagogical Best Practices in Higher Education National Centers of Academic Excellence / Cyber Defense Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense." Congrats Samuel!


Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Carol Bazenet Master's Degree


Carol Bazenet in Student Services received a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Trevecca Nazarene University this spring. Her program focus was “Integrating career competency skills through the utilization of High Impact Practices (HIP) early on in a student’s career at Volunteer State Community College.” Her goal is to develop a campus-wide appreciation among students as to the benefit of career readiness at the community college level through direct and indirect engagement by faculty and staff. Congrats Carol!

Elvis Brandon Doctorate


Elvis Brandon received his Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership from Union University in December. His dissertation title is “The Effectiveness of a Cohort Model as a Predictor of Grade Point Average and Graduation Status of Pre-Health Sciences Students in a Public Community College.” Congrats to Elvis!

Bryant Owens Doctorate


Adjunct Philosophy instructor Bryant Owens received his Humanities/Philosophy doctorate from Faulkner University this spring. The title of the dissertation is "The Role of Caritas in the Hermeneutic of Saint Augustine and its Impact on Philosophical and Theological Hermeneutics." Congratulations Bryant!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Vol State in the News

The focus is adult students for the Vol State graduation news release, appearing here in the Tennessean.

An endangered salamander lives close to Vol State, but you can only see them at a certain time of year. The Tennessean has the story.


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Introducing Dr. McKee


Anne Marie McKee with International Education has successfully defended her doctoral dissertation earning her a Doctor of Education degree from Union University. Dr. McKee conducted  her dissertation research in the area of Study Abroad by completing a longitudinal case study examining a cohort of Career and Technical Education students and faculty. Congratulations Dr. McKee!

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Congrats to Dr. Rhonda Gregory


Rhonda Gregory is now officially Dr. Rhonda Gregory, having successfully defended her dissertation titled “Influence of Quality Matters™ Professional Development on Faculty Members’ Perceptions of Design Standards and their Course Development Abilities.” Vol State currently uses the Quality Matters Higher Education Rubric for the quality assurance of online and hybrid courses. Rhonda is the director of Distributed Education at Vol State.

The Ed.D. in Instruction & Curriculum Leadership is from the University of Memphis.