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Motlow College 2011-12 Academic Year News


06/28: Freshman Orientation
A small group of soon-to-be Motlow College students posed for a picture before working with the Freshman Academic Success Team (FAST) during a recent orientation session. All new Motlow students are required to attend orientation before classes begin in the fall.


06/28: Organizing EMS Donations
Stacy Johnson, EMS program coordinator and instructor at Motlow College, is shown organizing recent donations made to the nursing program.


06/28: Cookies, Troops, and The Library
Marie Guilliams presents the recently released book, "Soldiers, Cookies, and the Crumbs: The Story of Treat the Troops" to Stuart Gaetjens


06/08: Motlow College Hosts Meeting on Nursing and EMS Education
Motlow College Fayetteville Center is hosting information sessions Thursday, June 21 to answer questions about nursing and emergency medical services (EMS) courses offered at the school.


06/08: Workforce Readiness Classes Offered at Motlow College Smyrna Center
To address current needs of local businesses and industries, Motlow College Smyrna Center is offering four workforce training modules at no cost to the participants.


06/08: Billy Hix Named Teacher Liaison by Space Foundation
Billy Hix describes himself as a country boy from Flat Creek who has always had an eye on the sky.


06/06: Motlow Breaks Ground on Smyrna Center Expansion
Several friends of Motlow State Community College participated in the June 5 ceremonial groundbreaking for a new classroom building at the Smyrna campus.

Dr. Apple

05/30: Dr. MaryLou Apple Receives Award at PTK Annual Convention
Dr. MaryLou Apple, president of Motlow College, center, was awarded the prestigious Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction for 2012 during the recent Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) annual convention held in Nashville.


05/30: Motlow Announces Summer Test Dates for Residual ACT
Motlow College will administer the complete Residual ACT assessment several times this summer to better prepare students for fall enrollment.

(wo)Man in the Mirror

05/30: Business Owner Uses Talents to Benefit Students at Motlow
Catherine "Cat" Murray, owner of McMurr's in Tullahoma, will soon don her glittery glove in the name of charity for audiences at South Jackson Civic Center.


05/23: Motlow Thanks Rotary and StoneCrest Medical Staff
The scholarship they fund together financially assists second-year nursing students in completing their education at Motlow and ultimately supports the continued growth of professional caregivers in Rutherford County."

Let Me See That Dual Enroll!

05/23: Dual Enrollment Graduates
Four dual enrollment students graduated from Motlow this year. The students earned college credits for classes while still in high school through the dual enrollment program at Motlow.

President's Honor Service Award

05/16: President's Honor Service Award
The Honors Program at Motlow College granted a new award at the conclusion of the 2012 academic year and named the first recipient, student Jeremey Wood of Estill Springs

Who's Who

05/16: Who's Who at Motlow
Motlow students recently inducted into Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges


05/14: Smyrna Honors
Nathan Sweeton, honors coordinator for Motlow's Smyrna Center, recently hosted an Honors Symposium to recognize the students' completion of the program.

Nurses Awards

05/14: Nursing Graduates
Top honors for the 2012 nursing class were announced during the Pinning Ceremony held the night before graduation at Motlow College.

Life After Children

05/14: There is Life After Children
While waiting to march in Motlow's graduation ceremony, Brenda Kemp of Tullahoma and Angelia Gordon of Belvidere offered a message for young women. "There is life after children!"


05/14: Motlow Announces GED Test Dates and Changes
The next two dates to take the General Educational Development (GED) test at Motlow College are June 13 and July 26. The five-part test will be given from 7:20 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in room 1043 of the Crouch Center on the Moore County campus.

Elk Valley

05/10: Elk Valley Scholarships Awarded
Motlow graduates Kerry-Anne DeCamp of Lynchburg, left, and Michelle St. John of Morrison, right, were each recently granted $1,200 scholarships to help complete their accounting degree at a university.


05/03: Nurse Pinning to be Held Friday at Motlow
The Nursing Program at Motlow College will host a pinning ceremony for seventy-one students who have successfully completed requirements to participate in Motlow's graduation Saturday.

Skype Graduation

05/02: Motlow Conducts Two Skype Graduations in Moore County
SFC Joshua Paul Moon of Beechgrove and SFC Tracy Allan Banta of Smyrna completed the requirements to earn an associate of science degree and with the modern technology of Skype, Dr. MaryLou Apple, president of Motlow College, conferred their degrees.

Male Nurses

05/01: Motlow's Male Nursing Enrollment Almost Doubles National Average
The Motlow College class of 2012 has more male nursing students than the last three years combined. Nationally, men make up only 13 percent of all new nursing students, compared to Motlow's 22.5 percent this year.

PTK Members to Graduate

04/30: PTK Members to Graduate
Motlow College sponsors the Alpha Xi Pi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the international honor society of two-year colleges.

Honors Scholar Graduates

04/30: Honors Scholar Graduates
Students recognized as Motlow Honors Scholar Graduates during the recent Honors Symposium at the Moore County.

Blood Drive

04/30: Giving Blood in the Name of Science
The science club at Motlow College participated in the recent Red Cross Blood Drive. Dr. Katherine Parks is the faculty advisor for the club.

Career Fair

04/30: Carrer Fair at Motlow
The sunshine, students and local businesses all came out recently for the annual Career Fair at Motlow College sponsored by Career Planning and Extended Services.

Predidental Leader

04/26: Twenty Students Receive President's Award
Twenty students at Motlow College have achieved academic excellence with a perfect 4.0 grade point average (GPA). Those students received the President's Award during the recent student recognition ceremony and are pictured with Dr. MaryLou Apple, president of Motlow.

Predidental Leader

04/26: Student Art Show
Recently, students and spectators were treated to cookies, cake, and new works of art as Motlow College hosted a reception for the student art exhibit. The pieces will be on display to the public in the Eoff Hall Art Gallery through May 3.

Predidental Leader

04/26: Presidential Student Leadership Institute
Dr. MaryLou Apple, president of Motlow College, created the leadership institute to mentor exceptional students while they learn the principles of leadership.

Blood Drive

04/23: Schedule Now for Red Cross Blood Drive at Motlow College
The Student Government Association (SGA) of Motlow College is sponsoring an American Red Cross blood drive on Wednesday, April 25 at the Moore County campus. The blood drive will take place in the Marcum Technology building, room 105 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Car Club

04/19: Car Club Sponsors Scholarship
Tri-Lakes Sports Car Club of Tullahoma recently awarded a $500 scholarship to Jennifer Amacher, a student in the Adult College Express (ACE) program at Motlow.


04/18: Motlow Hosts Multi-Cultural Event Smyrna
Moneda Grimes, assistant professor of sociology at Motlow College, recently brought her sociology students and members of the community together for an event called "Celebrating Diversity" at the Smyrna Town Centre.


04/18: Motlow Students Take a Hike
The Motlow College Biology Club in Smyrna sponsored an Earth Day hike recently at Savage Gulf State Natural Area outside of Gruetli-Laager.

GOlf Tournament

04/18: Golf Tournament in Fayetteville to Benefit Motlow College Foundation
While visions of "The Masters" are still fresh in the minds of golfers, it's time for local teams to sign up for the 21st Annual Charles Gleghorn Invitational Golf Tournament to be held May 18 at the Fayetteville Golf and Country Club. The tournament is sponsored by the Bank of Lincoln County and benefits the Motlow College Foundation.

Faculty Excellencet

04/17: Motlow's Excellent Faculty Recognized at Annual Awards
A reception was recently held at the Clayton-Glass Library on the Moore County campus to recognize full-time and adjunct faculty members nominated for the annual Faculty Excellence Awards.

Spring Concert

04/13: Motlow College Spring Concert Is April 19
The Motlow College music department will present their 19th annual spring concert on April 19th in Powers Auditorium of Eoff Hall at 7 p.m. The concert, under the direction of Thomas Breece, assistant professor of music, is open to the public and there is no admission charge.

Career Fair

04/12: Public Invited to Career Fair at Motlow College April 25
Motlow College Career Planning and Extended Services will host the annual Career Fair April 25 in the courtyard of the main campus in Moore County from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is no pre-registration or fee required for students or members of the community to attend the event.

Art Trippin'

04/10: Motlow Visits Atlanta
The Art and Communication Clubs of Motlow College recently traveled together to visit museums and theatres in Atlanta, Ga.

Carrie's War

04/09: Motlow Theatre Department Performs American Premiere of "Carrie's War"
The theatre classes at Motlow College will present the play "Carrie's War" beginning Thursday in Powers Auditorium of Eoff Hall on the Moore County campus.

Vanessa Jackson

04/03: Judge Vanessa Jackson to Speak at Motlow Graduation
Judge Vanessa Agee Jackson will deliver the commencement address at the Motlow College graduation May 5 in Copperweld Arena of the Nisbett Center on the Moore County campus.


04/03: Scholarship Recipient Meets Benefactors at Motlow College
Christina Harris is a student at Motlow College largely because she is the recipient of the John and Martha Scarbrough Scholarship.

Hazel O'Leary

03/30: Dr. Hazel R. O'Leary Visits Motlow
Dr. Hazel R. O'Leary, president of Fisk University, recently addressed students, faculty, staff and guests at Motlow's Moore County campus. Invited to speak in recognition of Women's History Month, Dr. O'Leary said she would never turn down the opportunity to talk to young people and an audience interested in higher education.

Good Friday

03/29: Motlow College Closed Next Friday
All Motlow College facilities, including the Moore County campus and centers in Fayetteville, McMinnville and Smyrna, will be closed Friday, April 6 for a spring holiday administrative closing.

Disability Conference

03/28: Open Registration for Higher Education Disability Conference
The Tennessee Association on Higher Education and Disability (TNAHEAD) will host the annual TNAHEAD Conference at the University of Memphis at the University Center, April 12 - 13


03/28: Become an EMT-IV in One Semester
Students anxious to enter the emergency medical services (EMS) workforce can become pre-hospital, emergency medical services providers with Motlow College's one-semester emergency medical technician intravenous therapy (EMT-IV) course.

Book Signing

03/28: Public Invited to Book Signings at Motlow College
Follett Bookstore at Motlow College will host local authors Lona Bailey and Weldon Payne for a book signing reception on Wednesday, Mar. 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Carries War

03/23: Motlow hosts the American premiere of Carrie's War
Motlow hosts the American premiere of Carrie's War, a play that follows two children who are evacuated from London in 1940 to escape the bombing of World War II.

Hazel O'Leary

03/22: Honorable Hazel R. O'Leary to Speak at Motlow March 26
The Former U.S. Secretary of Energy and President of Fisk University come to speak at Motlow as part of Women's National History Month.

Zili Misik

03/22: Zili Misik Brings World Music to Motlow
The 7-Piece, all-female Boston based, Zili Misik, bring their unique take on world music to the Moore County Motlow Campus.

Glenn Merchant

03/21: Glenn Merchant's Art on Display Through April 13th
Glenn Merchant will share his artwork with the Motlow community for the remaining of March, until April 13 in the Art Gallery of Eoff Hall on the Moore County campus.

Pragel and Robinson

02/24: Former Motlow Student Featured in Art Show
Motlow recently welcomed back former student Jared Pragel for the closing reception of his art show in the Motlow Art Gallery in Eoff Hall.

Motlow College

02/24: Register to Earn a Workforce Development Readiness Certificate at Motlow College
Motlow will offer classes, at no cost to the student, to better prepare them for the workforce. At the completion of four weeks of evening classes, students will earn a Workforce Development Readiness Certificate.

Motlow College

02/22: Dr. Tonea Stewart, Actress & Educator, Appeared at Motlow
Dr. Tonea "Tommie" Stewart recently visited the Motlow College main campus in Moore County for an array of performances in recognition of Black History Month.

Motlow College

02/16: Marc Burnett's Art Show
Motlow College Fayetteville Center recently hosted artist Marc Burnett in recognition of Black History Month.

Motlow College

02/16: Artist Marc Burnett Visits Fayetteville
Motlow College recently hosted the first of four guests scheduled to appear in honor of Black History Month. Marc Burnett, artist and vice president of student affairs at Tennessee Technological University, displayed several of his paintings for students and members of the community to enjoy.

Owens & Melton

02/13: Congratulations to the 2012 Homecoming Queen, King and Court
Congratulations to the 2012 Motlow College Homecoming Court featuring Kasey Owens as Homecoming Queen and Josh Melton as Homecoming King. Kasey and Josh represented Motlow's McMinnville Center.

Phillis Ramsby

02/08: Phillis Hegmon Rambsy to Speak at Motlow College Smyrna Center
Nashville lawyer, Phillis Hegmon Rambsy will speak at the Motlow College Smyrna Center, Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 9:25 a.m., in honor of Black History Month.

Tonea Stewart

02/07: Motlow Hosts Scholar and Award Winning Actress, Dr. Tonea Stewart
Motlow College will welcome Dr. Tonea Stewart to the Moore County campus for two performances in Eoff Hall on Thursday, Feb. 16.

Wendy Thompson

02/07: Attorney Wendy J. Thompson of TBR to Speak at Motlow in McMinnville
Dr. Wendy Thompson, vice chancellor for Access and Diversity for the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) will be the guest lecturer at Motlow College McMinnville Center, Feb. 15, at 11 a.m. 

Homecoming 2012

02/02: Motlow Announces Homecoming Plans
Final preparations have been made to welcome students, alumni, friends and supporters to Motlow College, Feb. 11, for the annual homecoming celebration.

Mobile Site

02/02: Motlow Provides Mobile Site
Motlow's mobile site is designed to provide an interface optimized for the mobile user rather than a recreation of the full web site.

Artist Marc Burnett at Fayetteville Center

01/27: Motlow to Host Marc Burnett Art Show and Soul Food Tasting
In celebration of Black History Month, Motlow College Fayetteville Center will host "A Taste of Soul - Art Show and Soul Food Tasting" Tuesday, Feb. 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tullahoma Women's Club Donates to MLPS

01/27: Tullahoma Women's Club Donates to MLPS
The GFWC Tullahoma Woman's Club recently made a contribution from their scholarship endowment fund to the Motlow College Foundation for the Motlow Ladies' Philanthropic Society (MLPS).

Smyrna Center

01/26: Burgess Backs $200K Gift to Motlow College for Smyrna Expansion
Motlow State Community College picked up key funding support to expand its Smyrna campus this week when Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess proposed a $200,000 donation.

Tullahoma Surgery Center Donates to Motlow Nursing

01/26: Tullahoma Surgery Center Supports Motlow Nursing
TSC Administrator, Sherry Rogers, RN, CNOR recently presented a donation to the Motlow College Foundation in support of the nursing program at Motlow.

Motlow Athletics

01/25: Motlow Hosts Volunteer State on Saturday
This weekend both Motlow squads hope to get on the winning page, when Volunteer State visits Copperweld Arena. Tipoff is scheduled for 2 p.m.

2012 Gala Planning

01/23: Motlow Plans 20th Annual Gala
Work has begun to finalize details for the 20th Annual Gala. The themed Starfish Gala changing lives one at a time, will be held March 3, at the Manchester/Coffee County Conference Center.

Dr. Scott Cook, Associate Professor

01/19: Motlow Associate Professor Scott Cook Earns Doctorate
Motlow's Scott Cook recently earned a Doctor of Education in History Education from Tennessee State University by completing studies that focused on the lives and experiences of historic public educators.

Motlow Athletics

01/18: Bucks Release 2012 Baseball Schedule
Motlow Bucks head baseball coach Dan McShea has released his team's 2012 schedule, with opening day set for Friday, Feb. 3 against Lawson State in Birmingham, Alabama.

Motlow Athletics

01/18: Weekend Brings Motlow Back to Home Court, Conference Play
It's been more than six weeks since the Motlow Bucks and Lady Bucks played at home. Basketball comes back to Copperweld Arena this weekend.

Motlow College

01/17: FAFSA Changes All Students and Parents Need to Know
With changes in federal regulations and the focus on accuracy, the Department of Education has worked with the IRS to make completing the FAFSA faster, easier and more accurate.

Instructor David Bowlby

01/17: Motlow Instructor Publishes Book
David Bowlby, instructor of history and political science at Motlow College, recently authored and published his first book, The Garden and the Wilderness: Church and State in America to 1789.

Drs. Ward and Janice Harder Scholarship

01/17: Paying it Forward With the Harder Scholarship
Motlow Student Heather Karolyn Simmons is on a scholarship because of another student's commitment to 'paying it forward'. Former student, Bill Reed honors Drs. Ward and Janice Harder through donation.

Phi Theta Kappa

01/11: New PTK Members Inducted
New members of the Motlow College Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) chapter recently participated in an induction ceremony to recognize their achievements and affirm a continued pursuit of academic excellence.

Fall 2011 Dean's List and Honor Roll

01/11: Motlow Announces Dean's List and Honor Roll for Fall 2011
The dean's list and honor roll announcement for the fall 2011 semester reveals over 750 students achieving academic excellence at Motlow College, according to college president, Dr. MaryLou Apple.

Motlow College

01/10: 2012 Legislative Briefing Hosted By Motlow College
Members of the Tennessee House of Representatives and Senate gathered at Motlow's Moore County campus Friday to meet with students, area educators, members of local government and the media.

Motlow Athletics

01/10: Motlow Student Athletes Excel in Classroom
Motlow College student athletes continue to provide academic leadership and set excellent examples for their fellow students - many earning Dean's List and Honor Roll designations for the fall 2011 semester.

Dr. MaryLou Apple and Howard Kirksey

01/09: Moore County Chamber Donates to Gap Scholarships
The Moore County Chamber recently made another donation to the Motlow College Foundation for GAP scholarships to help Moore County High School students cover the gap in costs for Dual Enrollment.

Dr. Ken Piech with Dr. MaryLou Apple

01/05: Local Lab Donates to Motlow Nursing Program
Kenneth S. Piech, M.D., of Mid-South Community Pathology, LLC and John Parker, a trustee of the Foundation, presented a check to Dr. MaryLou Apple, president of Motlow.

Motlow closed for MLK Holiday

01/05: Motlow Closed for Martin Luther King Day
All Motlow campus locations will be closed on Monday, January 16th in observance of
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Martha Scarborough Honored

01/05: Martha Scarbrough Honored by Donation to Motlow Ladies' Philanthropic Society
Dr. Frank Glass, former president of Motlow College recently presented a $2,500 donation to the Motlow Ladies' Philanthropic Society on behalf of the Clayton Foundation in honor of Martha Scarbrough.

Motlow College Photo

12/20: PTK at Motlow Continued Donations to Haven of Hope
Members of the international honor society, Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), at Moltow College recently extended the hand of charity even further for the area's domestic abuse program, Haven of Hope. 

CIC Foundation Donates to Motlow College Foundation

12/20: CIC Donates to Motlow College Foundation
CIC Foundation awards the Motlow College Foundation with a check for $15,000 at this year's Foundation Holiday Reception. $5,000 of the donation will be earmarked for Transitional Scholarships.

Motlow Foundation Names Honorary Trustee

12/20: Motlow College Foundation Names Honorary Trustee
During the recent Foundation Holiday Reception, two men were named Honorary Trustees of the Foundation. One person to receive this distinction was J.R. (Pete) Austin.

Motlow College

12/20: Motlow and TTU Sign Agreement
Motlow College and Tennessee Tech University recently entered into a dual admission agreement to benefit students of the two schools.

Smyrna International Festival

12/20: Motlow College Goes International
Motlow College recently experienced a whirlwind trip around the world as all four locations hosted international festivals.

Clint Latham

12/08: Former Motlow Graduate Shares Lessons with Nursing Students
Guest speaker, Clint Latham recently held a session over interactive television (ITV) with Motlow Student Nurse Association (SNA) students at Smyrna, McMinnville and Moore County sites. 

Dr. Linda Harris Young

12/06: Motlow's Dr. Linda Harris Young Honored by UAB
During a recent scholarship luncheon, Dr. Linda Harris Young, professor at Motlow College, was named Alumna of the Year by the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Public Health.

Smyrna Center Launches Pilot for General Education Program

12/05: Motlow's Smyrna Center Launches General Education Pilot Program
The program scheduled to begin in January will allow students to complete all 41 hours of the general education core in just 12 months by taking classes every weekend throughout the year.

Paige Malone 12/5: Lady Bucks Stun Defending Champs
Sophomore Paige Malone scored 15 points, pulled down five rebounds, and had five steals as the Lady Bucks upset Chattanooga State 61-58 last Friday night at Copperweld Arena.

Motlow Bucks logo 12/5: Bucks Hold Off Defending Champ Tigers
The Motlow Bucks allowed a 20-point lead to slip away before regaining their balance and beating the Chattanooga State Tigers 83-81 Friday night at Copperweld Arena.
Motlow Signs Agreement with TSU

12/01: Motlow and TSU Sign Dual Admissions Agreement
Dr. Apple and Dr. Copenhaver visited the campus of Tennessee State University (TSU) recently to sign a dual admissions agreement between the two school to assure a seamless transfer from Motlow to TSU.

Happy Holidays

12/01: Motlow Announces Holiday Schedule
Motlow College will be closed Dec. 26th through Jan. 2nd. All facilities in Moore County, Fayetteville, Smyrna and McMinnville will be closed the final week of the year between fall and spring semesters.

Billy Hix

12/01: Billy Hix Named Science Teacher of the Year for Higher Education
Billy Hix, associate professor at Motlow College, was recently named Science Teacher of the Year for higher education in the state.

Spring Commercial

12/01: Motlow Releases New Commercial
Motlow College is releasing a 30-second television commercial to air on several local cable stations Dec.11-31.

Mahmood Ahmed and Ashley North

12/01: Smyrna Center Names Mr. and Miss Motlow
Mahmood Ahmed and Ashley North of Smyrna were recently named Mr. and Miss Motlow for the Motlow College Smyrna Center.

Noah Medley and Kasey Owens

12/01: McMinnville Center Names Mr. and Miss Motlow
Noah Medley and Kasey Owens were recently named Mr. and Miss Motlow for the Motlow College McMinnville Center.

Ashley Slone and Evan Spurlock

11/29: Fayetteville Center Names Mr. and Miss Motlow
Ashley Slone and Evan Spurlock of Fayetteville were recently named Mr. and Miss Motlow of the Fayetteville Center.

Catherine Chappell and Blake Skeets

11/22: Mr. and Miss Motlow Named for Moore County Campus
Catherine Chappell of Tullahoma and Blake Skeets of Winchester were recently named Mr. and Miss Motlow for the Moore County campus.

Stone Family Gives to Endowment

11/22: Stone Family Gives to Endowment
Jan Rogers recently accepted a donation for the Delene Stone Memorial Scholarship through the Motlow College Foundation. The donation was made by Albert Stone, Cindy Stone Allen and Robin Stone.

Ingram Bldg Renovation

11/21: Motlow Celebrates Ingram Administration Renovation
Motlow College hosted an opening ceremony Sunday, to celebrate the renovation of the Ingram Administration Building on the Moore County Campus.

Nurses Donate to Backpack Program

11/17: Motlow Nurses Donate to Backpack Program
The Student Nurse Association (SNA) of Motlow College recently collected food to benefit Coffee County's Backpack Program. The idea came from a student doing clinical rotations with their school system.

MTSU and Motlow Sign Agreement

11/15: Motlow PTK Donates to Haven of Hope
The Motlow College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) recently held a soup drive to benefit the local domestic violence program, Haven of Hope, Inc.

Motlow Athletics

11/17: Bucks Survive Nashville All-Stars
The Motlow Bucks connected on 22 of 28 free throw attempts in the second half to pull away from the Nashville All-Stars and capture a 91-73 victory in a foul-filled contest at Copperweld Arena.

Motlow Athletics

11/17: Lady Bucks Hold Off Gadsden State
Chattanooga freshman Alexxus Sturkey scored 12 of her team-high 14 points in the second half to help the Motlow Lady Bucks hold off Gadsden State Lady Cardinals 73-62 at Copperweld Arena Wednesday night.

Ingram Administration Building

11/14: Motlow Hosts Ingram Administration Opening Ceremony
Motlow College will host an official opening for the newly renovated Ingram Administration Building on the Moore County campus. The public is invited to tour the facility Sunday, Nov. 20, from 1 - 3 p.m.

Motlow Athletics

11/14: Bucks Beat Nationally Ranked Columbia State
Sophomore point guard Ricky Tisdale converted a rare four-point play to ignite the Motlow Bucks to an 18-2 run early in the first half to a 55-41 victory over the nationally-ranked Columbia State Chargers on Friday, Nov. 11 in Columbia.

Motlow Athletics

11/14: Lady Bucks Win in Overtime Thriller
The Motlow Lady Bucks earned a split in their first two Tennessee Community College Athletic Association contests with an 84-79 overtime win over the Jackson State Lady Generals on Saturday, Nov. 12 in Jackson.

MTSU and Motlow Sign Agreement

11/11: Motlow Launches TechTube Tutorials
Motlow College recently created a series of tutorials called TechTube. The instructional videos are accessible through the college website and the Motlow College YouTube channel.

MTSU and Motlow Sign Agreement

11/10: Motlow Hosts Fall Concert
The Motlow College music department will perform their 19th annual fall concert November 17, at 7 p.m. The public is invited to enjoy an evening of vocal and instrumental music provided at no charge.

Motlow Athletics

11/10: Motlow Opens Conference Play Friday Night in Columbia
The Motlow Bucks and Lady Bucks will play their first contests inside the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA) when they travel to Columbia State on Friday, Nov. 11.

MTSU and Motlow Sign Agreement

11/09: Motlow Hosts International Festival
November is International Month at Motlow College and the Moore County campus is busy preparing for its 5th annual International Festival. The festival will take place Nov 16, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

MTSU and Motlow Sign Agreement

11/07: Motlow and MTSU Sign Dual Admission Agreement
Dr. MaryLou Apple, Motlow College president and Dr. Sidney A. McPhee, MTSU president, met and signed an agreement to guarantee seamless transfer and admission between the two schools.

Motlow Athletics

11/07: Bucks's Backs Broken by Buzzer Beater
The crowd stood in stunned silence late Saturday afternoon at Copperweld Arena, unable to immediately process what it had just witnessed, while the Wallace State Lions celebrated their unlikely 61-59 win over the Motlow Bucks.

Motlow Athletics

11/07: Lady Bucks Drop Close Call
The Motlow Lady Bucks fought evenly against the defending Alabama state champion Wallace State Lady Lions Saturday, only to see the visitors nail their free throws in the final five minutes and escape Copperweld Arena with a 63-59 victory.

Stephen Ray

11/07: Motlow Employee Places Third in MS Ride to Jack and Back
Stephen Ray's first day of work as watchkeeper for Motlow College in the fall of 2007, coincided with the annual MS Ride to Jack and Back. Little did Stephen know that one day he would be riding for his own cause.

Education and Industry Collaborate

11/03: Education and Industry Partnership in Lincoln County
With a growing need for skilled workers, representatives from industry and education in Lincoln County recently met to establish a new workforce partnership.

Motlow College Veterans Recognized

11/03: Motlow College Veterans Recognized
Members of Motlow College faculty, staff and student body from Moore County and Fayetteville are represented in this Veteran's Day photo.

Bucks Win Season Opener

11/02: Motlow Bucks Win Season Opener
Sophomore Rashad Davis hit four three-point shots in the first five minutes, sparking the Motlow Bucks to a season-opening 117-71 win over the Nashville All-Stars.

Motlow Students prepare for Children's Play

10/25: Motlow Prepares for Children's Play
Motlow students Richard Chilton and Jenipher Dobbs, are in the final week of practice before the College's production of The Spell of Sleeping Beauty

Benevolent Ladies Gather to Support Motlow College Foundation

10/20: MLPS Ladies Gather to Support the Motlow College Foundation
Members of the Motlow Ladies' Philanthropic Society (MLPS) recently gathered for the Annual Fall Coffee at the Motlow College Fayetteville Center

AT&T Donates to Motlow College

10/19: AT&T Donates to Completion Scholarships
Motlow College receives $10,000 of the $130,000 AT&T recently donated to the Tennessee Board of Regents to support students enrolled in the new accelerated pathways technical certificate and degree programs in Tennessee.

Austin Peay and Motlow College Agreement

10/19: Austin Peay and Motlow College Sign Agreement
In keeping with the recent Tennessee Pathways Guarantee, officials of Austin Peay State University (APSU) visited Motlow College Monday to sign a dual admissions agreement assuring a seamless transfer between the two schools.

Motlow College

10/18: Residual ACT Given at Motlow
Motlow College will administer the Residual ACT assessment 12:30 to 4:00 p.m. on November 8, in Crouch Center room 1043 on the Moore County campus. Applicants under 21 who missed the ACT national test dates can register for the Residual ACT assessment for admission to Motlow.

Motlow College

10/18: Motlow College Administers COMPASS Test for Placement
COMPASS is a computer testing system used to assess a student's readiness for college level work. Potential Motlow students, 21 or older, must take all three portions (reading, writing, and math) of the COMPASS test unless they have valid ACT scores on file.

Motlow College

10/18: Motlow Announces GED Test Before End of Year
Motlow College will administer the General Educational Development (GED) test four times before the end of the year. The five-part test will be given from 7:20 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on October 20, November 1, 10 and December 1.

Teresa Perry receives scholarship

10/11: Delene Stone Memorial Scholarship Awarded to Motlow Business Student
A scholarship, endowed by the Motlow College Foundation and named in memory of a former Motlow employee, Delene Stone, has been awarded to business student, Teresa Perry of Dowelltown.

Joel Fraker receives scholarship

10/11: Winchester Man Receives Scholarship Funded by US Bank
Joel Fraker of Winchester returns to college with the assistance of a Motlow College Foundation scholarship funded by US Bank.

Omitowoju Scholarship Recipient

10/11: Murfreesboro Woman Receives Motlow Nursing Scholarship
Recent Motlow Nursing graduate Veronica Omitowoju gives back by helping women over 40 complete their educational goals.

Sherrills help start fund at Motlow

10/11: Motlow College Foundation Creates New Fund for Transitional Students
The Sherrills of Manchester help begin a new fund at Motlow College and challenge other individuals and business in the area to help it grow.

Jarrell Scholarship Recipients

10/11: Rhonda and Max Jarrell Nursing Scholarship Recipients Chosen
Two Level I nursing students, Sarah Toombs of Shelbyvillle and Breanna Taylor of Centertown receive scholarship funds through the Motlow College Foundation.

Wagner Scholarship Recipient

10/11: First Nancy Wilson Wagner Nursing Scholarship Awarded
Lashone McCoy a Level II Nursing student from Murfreesboro is selected to receive the first Wagner Nursing Scholarship.

tucker Scholarship Recipients

10/11: Fayetteville Nursing Students Receive Jewell and Wilson Tucker Scholarship
Amanda Endsley and Heather McAlister of Fayetteville were recently selected to receive funds through a Motlow College Foundation scholarship established in 2002 in memory of the Tuckers.

Glass Honors Scholarship Recipient

10/11: First Katherine Knowles Glass Honors Scholarship Awarded
Michelle St. John of Morrison, a sophomore honors student at Motlow, was recently selected to receive the first Katherine Knowles Glass Honors Scholarship to be awarded.

STMC Volunteers fund scholarship

10/11: STMC Volunteers Fund Scholarship
A former Huntland High School graduate and current Level II nursing student at Motlow, Elizabeth Fulmer, recently received the Southern Tennessee Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship.

Smyrna Students Collect for Soles4Souls Donation

10/10: Smyrna Students Collect for Soles4Souls Donation
Students, faculty and staff at Motlow College Smyrna Center are collecting shoes to donate to the Nashville office of the national charity, Soles4Souls.

WHMT To Broadcast Motlow Athletics

10/10: WHMT to Broadcast Motlow Athletic Events
It began announcing basketball games two years ago, and now WHMT in Tullahoma has announced a more significant commitment to broadcasting and promoting Motlow College athletics this season.

Motlow College Athletics

10/04: Bucks Baseball to Have Local Flavor
The Motlow Bucks traditionally seek players from this area, and this year is no exception as Coach McShea welcomes several newcomers who played prep ball within minutes of one of Motlow's four campuses.

Department of Labor Grant

9/29: Motlow College to Receive Grant from U.S. Department of Labor
Motlow will receive over $3.2 million to develop a Workforce Development Pilot Program (WDPP).

MaryLou Apple

9/28: Motlow Unveils Smyrna Expansion Plan
Motlow State Community College President MaryLou Apple visited the school's Smyrna site Tuesday with a few small blueprints representing Motlow's big plans here.

Fred Rascoe

9/27: Mechatronics at Motlow Enhances Student and Industry Success
The Mechatronics Program at Motlow College is opening new doors of opportunity for students and businesses in the Middle Tennessee area.

Blake McMeans - Speaker

9/26: I Promise Not to Drink and Drive
Motlow students, faculty and staff join Blake McMeans (center) after his presentation at the College and promised not to drive under the influence.

College Fair 2011

9/21: College Fair at Motlow College
Motlow College hosted more than 1,500 local high school students during the annual College Fair recently held at the Moore County campus.

Constitution Day

9/21: Constitution Day Forum at Motlow College
Just as our founding fathers discussed and debated every word of the Constitution of the United States, educators at Motlow presented their differing interpretations at the recent Constitution Day Forum.

Summer 2011 Dean's List and Honor Roll

9/19: Directors of Gattis Leadership Meet at Motlow College
The Regional Board of Directors for Gattis Leadership, a group, named in honor of the late Peggy Gattis, was formed to study long-term economic developmental needs for the Southern Middle Tennessee area.

Lady Bucks

9/12: Academics are Primary Focus of Motlow Athletics
"Here we are all about education - student success," said Nichols. "We graduated 83 percent of our student athletes last year - the highest rate of any community college in Tennessee.

Jarden Employees

9/07: Jarden Employees Receive Level I Siemen Certification through Motlow College
Motlow is one of 14 schools in the nation that offer the Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certification Program (SMSCP).

Blake McMeans

9/07: Blake McMeans Brings the 'Promise Tour' to Motlow
Blake McMeans will speak at Motlow College, September 22, in hopes that sharing his mistakes will prevent others from experiencing the consequences of drinking and driving.

Summer 2011 Dean's List and Honor Roll

9/07: Motlow Releases Dean's List and Honor Roll for Summer 2011
Full-time students, who maintain a current GPA of 3.5 or higher are included on the dean's list at Motlow College. To qualify for the honor roll, students must be full-time and have a current GPA of 3.0 to 3.49.

Marc Elliot

9/06: Tourette's Syndrome Speaker at Motlow
Motlow College hosts motivational speaker Marc Elliot as he shares his life story of living with the neurological disorder, Tourette's syndrome (TS).

Motlow College

9/01: Motlow Faculty and Staff Honored at Fall Assembly
Several Motlow Faculty and Staff were honored for career milestones at the Fall Assembly held recently at the Moore County Campus.

Tennessee Transfer Pathways (TTP)

8/25: New Pathways Guarantee Seamless Transfer of Motlow Credits to All State Universities
The Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) and the University of Tennessee Systems, announce the new Tennessee Transfer Pathways program which provides a "guarantee" for Tennessee's college students.

Motlow's Smyrna Center

8/12: Motlow's Smyrna Center Helps Meet Nursing Needs in Rutherford County
The number of students attending Motlow College's Smyrna Center has increased by almost 100 percent since the center opened in 2006.

Motlow College Athletics

8/12: Public Invited to Meet the Bucks Media Day Event
Motlow College has taken steps during the summer to re-energize the promotion and awareness of its athletic department, including creating new team logos, social media outlets, and athletics website.

Motlow College

8/12: Motlow's Application Deadline for Fall Classes is August 19
Anyone wishing to attend Motlow College this fall must submit an application for admission or readmission by Friday, August 19; online applications are accepted until midnight.

STEM Camp Scholars

8/12: Creative Thinking is Focus of STEM Camp in Fayetteville
This year marks the tenth anniversary of Hix conducting the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Camps, which are paid for by an educational grant.

Bucks Sign Sean Gardner

8/11: Bucks Sign All-Star Sean Gardner
The Motlow Bucks 2011-2012 men's basketball roster continues to fill out with the announcement that Collierville combo guard Sean Gardner will continue his academic and athletic career at Motlow College.


8/04: Motlow College Closed Half Day on August 22
All Motlow College locations: Moore County, Fayetteville, McMinnville and Smyrna will be closed to the public Monday, August 22, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the annual fall assembly of all employees.

Motlow ACT Test Prep

8/04: Classes at Motlow Help Students Prepare for ACT
Motlow College is offering an ACT Prep class at three of its locations to help area students prepare for the ACT test.

Shipps Donate to Motlow

7/28: President's Wives Honored with Two New Scholarships
Dr. and Mrs. John Shipp, of Atlantic Beach, Florida, recently met with Motlow College officials during a luncheon to finalize and make official their donation to the Motlow College Foundation.

Lady Bucks Sign Top Pitching Prospect

7/26: Lady Bucks Sign Top Pitching Prospect
Motlow Lady Bucks head softball coach adds a key ingredient to her first recruiting class, announcing that pitcher Roxanne Hillman will continue her athletic and academic career at Motlow College.

Lynchburg Chamber Fills the GAP

7/22: Lynchburg Chamber Begins Filling the GAP for MCHS
In an effort to benefit more students, the Metropolitan Lynchburg / Moore County Chamber of Commerce alters giving, by making a donation to the Motlow College Foundation in lieu of an individual scholarship.

Sonya Hood Elected to TN-AHEAD

7/15: Motlow's Sonya Hood Elected Chair of External Affairs of TN-AHEAD
Sonya Hood, director of disability services for Motlow College, was recently elected by the membership of TN-AHEAD to serve as their Chair of External Services.

Bucks Sign Jeff Graham

7/15: Bucks Sign Jeff Graham of Memphis Hamilton
Motlow College men's basketball head coach Jerry Nichols recently announced that Memphis Hamilton forward Jeff Graham has signed to continue his basketball career with the Buck


7/12: Kelsey Coombs Earns NJCAA Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence
Former Motlow Lady Bucks softball player Kelsey Coombs was recently honored with the NJCAA Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence, awarded to student athletes with a 4.0 grade point average.

Rhonda Cotham and Student

7/08: New Student Orientation at Motlow
In an effort to better prepare first-time freshmen to begin their education at Motlow, the College has changed their new student orientation process from online to in-person.


7/07: Motlow's PTK of McMinnville Tailgate All Night Long for Relay Event
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) members of Motlow's McMinnville Center participated in Warren County's Relay for Life event to help raise money for the American Cancer Society


7/07: USPS Hold Free Seminars at Motlow
Motlow College will host the United States Postal Service (USPS) as they sponsor two free sessions Monday, July 11 at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.


7/07: Motlow's Fayetteville Center Invites Public to ACE (Adult College Express) Meeting
A program designed to provide educational opportunities for working adults will be the topic of an informational meeting to be held at Motlow's Fayetteville Center Monday, July 18 at 6 p.m. 

Motlow College 2010-11 Academic Year News