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.
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.
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.
My Motlow Story
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.
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.
Brad Luna of Fayetteville is a fan of the ACE (Adult College Express) program at Motlow College for many reasons, but two of them are at the top of his list.
First, the program made it possible for him to earn an associate degree while working full time as the technology coordinator for Fayetteville City Schools and then as systems administrator for Lincoln County Schools.
Secondly, not long after completing the ACE program last year, Luna was named the Lincoln County School System's technology coordinator.
They say mothers wear many different hats that often include those of accountant, cook, and chauffer. This couldn't be truer for Motlow College student Sara Ashley of Smyrna. Not only is Ashley a mother and college student, she is an active duty soldier for the Tennessee National Guard, which is a full-time job, and is a single parent.
While this isn't exactly where Ashley thought she'd be at 25 years of age, she said she wouldn't change a thing and is making the most of the challenges and opportunities she has been given.