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Motlow President Torrence appointed to Phi Theta Kappa Advisory Board

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) has named Dr. Michael Torrence, president of Motlow State, to its Presidential Advisory Board.

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Motlow’s Robin Keel Emerging Leader in Regional Higher Education

Motlow State’s Robin Keel continues to demonstrate strong leadership within the higher education community. Keel, human resources analyst at Motlow, has been named as a South/Southeast Regional Representative for the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals.

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Motlow Librarians move State vision Forward as Literacy Advocates

Sharon Kay Edwards and Paige Hendrickson are branch librarians at Motlow State’s McMinnville and Smyrna campuses respectively. While they provide critical service and support daily to patrons who need to access information through the library, they also have become literary advocates who are leaders in moving Tennessee forward in library awareness with elected officials and state organizations.

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Motlow State President earns GlobalMindED Leader of the Year award

Since his arrival in May 2018, Motlow State President Dr. Michael Torrence has positioned the College as a national leader through its ranking as the top performing college in Tennessee. GlobalMindED recently announced Torrence as the winner of the Inclusive Excellence Leaders Award in the 2 Year and Post Graduate Higher Education category for his outstanding work and commitment to inclusion, diversity and equity. Torrence was one of three finalists in the category.

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Motlow State President Torrence named to Berkeley College Online Advisory Board

– Motlow State President Dr. Michael Torrence was recently selected as a member of the Berkeley College Online Advisory Board. The selection is the latest in a growing list of significant national recognition of Torrence’s leadership and expertise in using technology to enhance student success.

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Motlow State Instructor David Cicotello to share tale of survival in Tullahoma

Motlow Instructor David Cicotello, who survived for six days in a Utah slot canyon by himself, will be a featured speaker in Tullahoma at the Tullahoma Parks and Recreation D.W. Wilson Community Center for the Lunch and Learn Series on May 15, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and at the Elk River Boys Scouts of America Roundtable at First Christian Church on Thursday, May 23, at 7 p.m.

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Motlow Phi Theta Kappa chapter and members receive international and regional awards

The Motlow State Community College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Honor Society was recently recognized as one of the top 100 chapters in the world at the 2019 International PTK Catalyst event held in Orlando, Fla.

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Motlow’s Misty Griffith and Peter Dowd receive 2019 Faculty Excellence Awards

Misty Griffith, Motlow associate professor of biology, and Peter Dowd, Motlow biology adjunct instructor, were awarded the 2019 Motlow College Foundation’s Faculty Excellence Awards during a recent ceremony on the Moore County campus of Motlow State Community College.

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Motlow College Foundation recognizes Motlow faculty for excellence in teaching

The Motlow College Foundation recently recognized Motlow State Community College faculty for excellence in teaching at an awards ceremony held on the College’s Moore County campus.

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Motlow State names Dr. Marvin Thompson as new Chief of Staff

Motlow State Community College recently welcomed Dr. Marvin Thompson as Chief of Staff.

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Motlow State names Dr. John Chandler, III as new Dean of Athletics and Physical Education

Motlow State Community College recently welcomed Dr. John Chandler, III as Dean of Athletics and Physical Education. He replaces Dan McShea, who had served as interim director of athletics since August 2018.

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Motlow TN Promise Director Jonathan Graham advances to finals of state SOAR competition

Motlow State Community College Tennessee Promise Director Jonathan Graham was selected as an institutional finalist and invited to compete at the state level for the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) Outstanding Achievement & Recognition (SOAR) Award for Staff Excellence.

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Motlow State President Dr. Michael Torrence to receive PTK Paragon Award

Dr. Michael Torrence, president of Motlow State Community College, is one of 25 two-year college presidents nationwide to be selected to receive the Paragon Award for New Presidents.

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Motlow Instructor David Cicotello shares tale of survival, loss, and hope at TPAC Storytellers event

Motlow Instructor David Cicotello has a different view of the world after surviving six days in a Utah slot canyon by himself. His story is one of physical and emotional pain; the former while he survived for six days in the Utah wilderness, the latter as he lives on without his brother who perished on their hiking adventure that turned bad in 2011. It is also a story of hope.

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Motlow Art Faculty Exhibit inspires art students

The Motlow State Community College Humanities Department sponsored a Motlow Art Faculty art exhibit in November at the Eoff Hall Gallery on the Moore County Campus.

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Motlow Tennessee Promise Director Jonathan Graham nominated for TBR Excellence Award

Jonathan Graham, Motlow State Community College Tennessee Promise director, quietly goes about his work on a daily basis, helping to fulfill the educational aspirations of hundreds of Motlow students. His excellent work at Motlow has earned a nomination for Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) Statewide Outstanding Achievement Recognition (SOAR) Award for Staff Excellence.

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Dr. Kimetta Hairston shares diversity and inclusion message with Motlow campuses

Dr. Kimetta R. Hairston, 2018-2019 American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow represented her host institution, Virginia State University (VSU) and her home institution, Bowie State University (BSU) for two days at Motlow State Community College.

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Motlow Veterans gather for first annual Tribute Luncheon

Motlow State Community College employees who are veterans of the armed services gathered on Nov. 9 to celebrate veterans day, have lunch and share stories from their years of service to our country.

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