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.
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.
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.
My Motlow Story
Karen Banks and Felicia Rapoza
On the weekend of Mother's Day, Karen Banks and Felicia Rapoza enjoyed something most mothers and daughters never experience - a second chance at an education and an opportunity to graduate together.
Banks and Rapoza both received their associate degrees during Motlow College's 44th commencement ceremony, held May 10 at Nisbett Center on the Motlow Moore County campus.
For Felicia's mother Karen, education has always been important, even if it has not come easy.
Two years ago Dequon Miller had a decision to make. Was he going to be just another former high school basketball player who didn't live up to his potential, or was he going to use his talent on the court to get an education and create opportunities for his future?
Miller chose option two, and Motlow College and its basketball family are glad he did.
"Next year I have big expectations coming in as a sophomore," said Miller. "I want to lead the team to a conference championship after coming up short this year.
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.
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.