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Motlow commencement to be held at MTSU in May 2019

Officials at Motlow State Community College recently announced the commencement ceremony for the 2018-19 academic year will be at Middle Tennessee State University’s Murphy Center in Murfreesboro on May 5, 2019, at 2 p.m.

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Motlow sets enrollment record for fourth consecutive year; leads in graduation rate

For the fourth consecutive year, Motlow State Community College has the largest enrollment in school history and remains among the fastest-growing colleges in Tennessee, according to Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) official enrollment numbers released for the fall 2018 semester.

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Sparta, White County community leaders form Motlow advisory board

Sparta and White County elected officials, Motlow State Community College leaders, and civic authorities recently met for an informational breakfast session to reaffirm the community’s commitment to post-secondary education and to chart a course that will expand those opportunities in White County through partnership with Motlow.

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Smyrna’s Jared Williams, Motlow AEMT graduate, fights fires in Northern California

Modern day heroes come from all walks of life and perform all types of heroic deeds. A hero, by definition, is one who demonstrates exceptional courage. Such is the case with Motlow State Community College Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) graduate Jared Williams from Smyrna.

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Motlow President Torrence named to WGU Tennessee advisory board

Dr. Michael Torrence, president of Motlow State Community College, has been named to the Advisory Board of Western Governors University (WGU) Tennessee – the state-endorsed, nonprofit online university established as part of Governor Haslam’s Drive to 55 initiative.

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Motlow to offer more classes in Sparta and at the Tennessee Fire Service and Codes Academy

Motlow State recently received approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to offer 100 percent of degree programs taught at the Motlow Sparta site and the Tennessee Fire Service and Codes Academy.

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Motlow joins Achieving the Dream National Reform Network

Motlow has strengthened its commitment to improving student success by becoming part of the Achieving the Dream (ATD). ATD is a nonprofit leading a movement to ensure student success for colleges that champion educational equity.

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U.S. Representative DesJarlais visits Motlow McMinnville

Congressman Scott DesJarlais recently visited the Motlow McMinnville campus during a “Greet the President” reception held for new Motlow President Michael Torrence. Above DesJarlais, right, discusses the Motlow Mechatronics program with Dr. Torrence, left, and Fred Rascoe, Motlow dean of career and technical programs.

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New Motlow president Torrence named to Online Learning Consortium board

Even before he arrives for his first day as the new president at Motlow State Community College, Dr. Michael Torrence, Ph.D., is already busy bringing international attention to the region. Torrence was recently selected from more than 230 nominees to serve a three-year term on the board of directors for Online Learning Consortium (OLC), a non-profit organization headquartered in Newbury, Mass.

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Motlow leads Tennessee community colleges in graduation rate

The Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) College System recently announced graduation and retention numbers for the 13 Tennessee community colleges that comprise the System. Motlow State Community College had the highest graduation rate of any community college over the past three years. The College also had the second-highest retention rate for freshmen who enrolled for the fall semester of 2016.

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TN Board of Regents meets March 13 to vote on recommended new president of Motlow State Community College

Tennessee Board of Regents to meet March 13 to consider Chancellor’s recommendations for new presidents of Motlow State and Nashville State community colleges.

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Motlow Featured in Community College Journal

Motlow enrollment numbers continue at historic levels For the third consecutive year, Motlow has the largest enrollment in its history. This increase bucks the national downward trend for enrollment at two-year colleges, as illustrated in a recent article in the Community College Journal.

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Motlow State officials announce Martin Luther King, Jr. Day closing

Motlow State Community College will be closed on Monday, Jan. 15, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, according to college officials

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Motlow Public Safety Department receives $2,500 grant

The Motlow State Community College Public Safety Department was recently awarded a $2,500 grant through the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO), according to Ray Higginbotham, director of public safety at Motlow.

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Motlow State sets enrollment record for third consecutive year

For the third consecutive year, Motlow State Community College has the largest enrollment in school history and is among the fastest growing colleges in Tennessee, according to official enrollment numbers released recently for the fall 2017 semester.

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Motlow State will be closed August 24 for Fall Convocation

All Motlow State Community College campuses will be closed Thursday, Aug. 24, to permit faculty and staff to attend fall convocation. All campuses will reopen and resume normal business hours on Friday, Aug. 25.

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