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Welcome to Motlow College!

Motlow State Community College is a public, multi-campus college offering certificates, associate degrees, and flexible learning pathways in southern Middle Tennessee. For over 40 years, Motlow has proven to be a student-centered institution that promotes academic excellence as well as personal and professional growth.

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Motlow Smyrna Center

Motlow College Smyrna Center serves Rutherford County and surrounding areas and is Motlow's fastest growing center. The center has two buildings with more than 52,000 square feet of space which contain technology enhanced classrooms; nursing, chemistry, microbiology and computer labs; faculty and staff offices; a student success center; student study and lounge areas; a library and bookstore. Onsite staff provides you with assistance to apply for financial aid, register for courses and follow your educational pathway.

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Tennessee Transfer Pathways:
What does this mean to Motlow Students?

In support of the Complete College Tennessee Act of 2010, The University of Tennessee (UT) and Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) systems collaborated to create the "Tennessee Transfer Pathways" (TTPs). The purpose for creating the TTPs was to provide a timely and cost-effective transition for students from a two-year to a four-year degree. All pathways are effective beginning the fall 2011 semester.

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My Motlow Story

Clayton Palicki

Clayton Palicki
Success as a student-athlete at Motlow College means excellence on and off the field. For sophomore Clayton Palicki, Motlow has given him the opportunity to achieve that success. Even while being on the baseball team, where he is both an infielder and pitcher, Palicki has maintained high grades and earned the Dean's List designation last semester.

Palicki understands the importance of education. He played baseball at the prestigious Madison Academy in Huntsville, Ala., where he was named all-state his junior and senior seasons.

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Michaela Fulkerson

Michaela Fulkerson
Making the transition from high school senior to college freshman can be a stressful and challenging time in a student's life. Fayetteville's Michaela Fulkerson, who was homeschooled, has not only made a successful transition to Motlow College but has become a student leader.

The Honors Program, Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the Presidential Student Leadership Institute (PSLI), the Study Abroad program and the Student Government Association (SGA) are just some of the campus organizations that Michaela is involved in.

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Daryl Welch

Daryl Welch
When Daryl Welch accepted the leadership as chairperson of the Motlow College Foundation on June 7, at the annual Trustees' Meeting, it was not his first time as a prominent Motlow College leader. Welch's leadership at his alma mater dates back to his years as a student in 1989-1990, when he was elected president of the Student Government Association (SGA).

The Tullahoma native's ties to Motlow College date back to his childhood. As a young boy, Welch remembers attending basketball games and camps at the college. His brother Stan was a student at Motlow, and his father Raymond taught as an adjunct faculty.

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Read Naomi Florentino success story

Naomi Florentino
Adversity sometimes prohibits people from pursuing their passions. Obstacles can limit the opportunity to be successful. Naomi B. Florentino is a prime example of a Motlow College student who has turned a difficult situation into a springboard for success.

After graduating from Smyrna High School in 2008, Florentino attended Lipscomb University. However, in the spring of 2009 circumstances prevented her from finishing her degree at Lipscomb. While searching for a new place to further her education, a mentor of hers in Rutherford County recommended Motlow College's mechatronics program.

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