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Motlow College alumni celebrate Tennessee Tech graduation through "Fast Track" program

Jan. 8, 2015

Eight Motlow College alumni who recently graduated from Tennessee Tech University's new "Fast Track" program held a celebration inside the Baptist Collegiate Ministries building on Motlow's Moore County campus. The eight graduates are the first to complete the new program.

Eight Motlow College alumni recently received their bachelor's degree from Tennessee Tech University through the new Fast Track program at Motlow's Moore County campus. Graduates, from left, are Tim Garner, Lisa Lee, Christy Glenn, Cindy Jackson, Wendy Nelson, Mary Mealer, Cindy Richards and Tabatha Whitsett.
The Fast Track program is part of a "2+2" partnership between Motlow and TTU and was modeled after Motlow's Adult College Express (ACE) program. Fast Track allows students who have earned an associate degree at Motlow an opportunity to complete a bachelor's degree through Tennessee Tech by taking classes at the Motlow Moore County campus. Graduates are awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.

Students attend class five consecutive Tuesday nights for four hours to complete each three-hour credit course, all while working full time and in some cases raising a family. The eight graduates began their TTU portion of the program in the fall of 2012, taking three courses each semester and completing the fast track format in a little over two years.

Motlow employees Christy Glenn, administrative assistant to the president; Lisa Lee, assistant director of human resources; and Cindy Jackson, account clerk in the business office; were among the eight graduates honored at the celebration.

"I believe the accelerated program is magnificent because it is structured in a way that is very manageable, particularly for students who have full-time jobs," said Glenn. "Students can focus on one subject at a time and complete a course in five short weeks by attending a class one night a week for four hours."

Other Motlow alumni who also graduated from the new TTU program and joined in the celebration are Tim Garner, who works at the University of the South; Wendy Nelson, Regions Bank; Mary Mealer, Tullahoma Utilities Board; Cindy Richards, AFLAC Insurance; and Tabitha Whitsett, University of the South. The students were joined by their families, friends and faculty members from both Tennessee Tech and Motlow.

"Partnerships like this one, specifically designed to provide a degree pathway for working adults, bring us closer to reaching the governor's goal of 55 percent of Tennesseans with post-secondary degrees," said Janie Robbins, associate director, southern region, for the College of Interdisciplinary Studies at Tennessee Tech. "Motlow and TTU are extremely proud of each student for achieving this milestone in their education."

For more information about the Fast Track program, please contact Janie Robbins at 931-473-8022 or