Representatives From Denmark Visit Cleveland State

Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Pictured from left to right are: (Back Row) John Proffitt, Adjunct Technology Instructor, Dr. Carl Hite, CSCC President, Rick Creasy, Director of Workforce Development; Dr. Mitchell Rhea, Dean of Mathematics and Science; and Dave Hudson, Director of the Small Business Development Center. (Front Row) Poul Kirkegard, EUC-Syd Representative; Hans Lehman, EUC-Syd Vice Principal; Finn Karlson, EUC-Syd Principal; Dr. Denise King, Vice President for Academic Affairs; Hurley Buff, Director of the Small Business Incubator; and Karen Wyrick; Associate Professor of Mathematics.
Pictured from left to right are: (Back Row) John Proffitt, Adjunct Technology Instructor, Dr. Carl Hite, CSCC President, Rick Creasy, Director of Workforce Development; Dr. Mitchell Rhea, Dean of Mathematics and Science; and Dave Hudson, Director of the Small Business Development Center. (Front Row) Poul Kirkegard, EUC-Syd Representative; Hans Lehman, EUC-Syd Vice Principal; Finn Karlson, EUC-Syd Principal; Dr. Denise King, Vice President for Academic Affairs; Hurley Buff, Director of the Small Business Incubator; and Karen Wyrick; Associate Professor of Mathematics.

Representatives from EUC-Syd in Sonderborg, Denmark visited Cleveland State Community College in an effort to set up an exchange program.             

Both colleges are members of the Transatlantic Technology and Training Alliance, or TA3. This is a membership consortium of more than 30 leading community and technical colleges, and several state system offices in the U.S., Europe and South Africa that promotes community colleges’ efforts to support their regional economies, and promotes the value and importance of a global perspective on community college missions.             

The TA3 also seeks to be a leading alliance in fostering international exchange and insight among community and technical colleges, particularly among industrialized nations.

“We are members of the Transatlantic Technology and Training Alliance, and last year on a trip to Denmark, we visited EUC-Syd and started talking about partnering with them because there are some things that they do that we can learn from and vice versa,” stated Dr. Carl Hite, CSCC President. “We liked what we saw during our trip, and they liked what they saw during their trip, so we are in the process of creating a M.O.U. (Memo of Understanding) which will result in what we hope will be an exchange of faculty, staff, students, and ideas.”

Dr. Hite went on to state, “We were impressed by what they were doing with sustainability, and they were impressed by what we were doing with our Math Lab.” (CSCC recently won the prestigious Bellwether Award for their redesign of their developmental math program.)

According to Dr. Hite, Sonderborg, the city where the college is located, is planning on achieving a zero carbon footprint by 2029. “They are using alternative energy sources a great deal and have really incorporated sustainability throughout the curriculum, which is ultimately our goal here at CSCC,” stated Hite. “EUC-Syd is a smaller college in a smaller community that really mirrors Cleveland, so we felt that this would be a good fit. Another plus of this relationship is that they are from Denmark where they speak English, so there would be no language barrier. Both colleges are doing a good job, but we feel we are always looking to learn new and better ways of doing things. I think we have some opportunities to create some new programs we have never done before, and I am excited about these new possibilities."


Georgia Northwestern Cosmetology Students Host Spa Day For Outreach Volunteers

Students from Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC)  Cosmetology program on the Floyd County Campus hosted a special Valentine’s Spa Day for women from the Floyd Training Center and Highland Rivers Outreach that volunteer regularly for Angle Express, Inc. The students provided free  haircuts, hair styling, makeup services, and full service manicures and ... (click for more)

St. Nicholas School Receives Steinway Select K-12 Designation

St. Nicholas School is the first school in Tennessee to receive the Steinway Select K-12 designation. A celebration of this distinction is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, with a prgram featuring student musicians as well as performances by two Steinway artists, Gloria Chien and Ning An. Afterwards, there will be a reception and the opportunity to tour the music studios in the ... (click for more)

Boyd Says He Is Not On Witch Hunt Against CVB, But Intends To Seek Full Audit Of Agency; Graham Backs Visitors Bureau 100%

County Commission Finance Chairman Tim Boyd has told Chattanooga Visitors Bureau President Bob Doak that he is "not on a witch hunt" against the CVB, but he said he intends to seek a full audit of the agency. He said he was inspired to "take an even closer look" at the Visitors Bureau after he said Mr. Doak "unleashing a fire storm of emails condemning my accusations." ... (click for more)

Man, Child Killed In Crash On Highway 136 In Walker County; 2nd Child Who Was Seriously Injured Dies On Monday

A man and an unrestrained five-year-old child were killed when a vehicle went out of control on Highway 136 in Walker County on Saturday. A 10-year-old in the car was seriously injured, and later died on Monday. The driver was thrown from the van and was dead at the scene. The five-year-old was trapped in the vehicle and also died at the wreck site at Ponder Creek Road. ... (click for more)

Judge Doug Meyer Lived A Full Life Helping Many

I was sadden to learn of the death of Judge Doug Meyer.  Judge Meyer retired from the Criminal Court bench here in 2006.  Prior to that he had been the Chattanooga city judge for several years.  As a young attorney I tried many cases in front of Judge Meyer.  Also while I was awaiting my case to be tried, I would observe him on the bench.  Judge Meyer ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Blackburn Good As Gone

I didn’t know until I read John Adams’ column in the Knoxville News-Sentinel that one person who doesn't personally know UTC Athletic Director David Blackburn said he heard he has a drinking problem. I also didn’t know that “the best thing to ever happen to UTC athletics” had health problems, according to a second person who does not personally know him. It is also being said David ... (click for more)