Students at Motlow State Community College are getting credit for what they already know and graduating faster. Prior-learning assessments (PLAs) award college credit, certification, or advanced standing for non-academic experiences and training. Motlow State students who participate in PLA testing can use these credits as a fast track to graduation.
Motlow State students are the benefactors of an innovative partnership between Motlow State and T-Mobile that has resulted in 2,100 students across all campuses receiving free 5G smartphones, according to College officials.
Through a ground-breaking program, Motlow State is giving 2,100 students Samsung Galaxy A32 5G smartphones with T-Mobile service on the nation's largest, fastest and most reliable 5G network to enhance student success and learning.
Motlow State Community College is integrating more and more short-term industry-recognized credentials into its traditional degree plan. One of these programs is Mechatronics, which offers valuable certifications and short-term credential training embedded into courses.
Associate Professor of Business Vera Brooks, of Tullahoma, was recognized at Fall Convocation for more than 40 years of service at Motlow State Community College. Brooks came to Motlow in 1980 after teaching two years at the high school level. Prior to teaching, she served as an office assistant at Arnold Air Force Base.
Kezia Conyers is the head women's basketball coach at Motlow State Community College. She is an author of three books, including one set to be released this fall, and one of the top 15 scorers at Appalachian State University (ASU). She came to Motlow in 2019 and was formerly an assistant coach at South Georgia Tech.
Motlow State Community College is a leader among Tennessee's community colleges in addressing diversity, access, and inclusion. Data shows Motlow with the second-highest percentage of Hispanic students and the highest Pell-eligible student completion rate in the state.
A moment in time will celebrate Jerry Cooper, the leader, friend, father, and community icon when family and friends gather on Sept. 24 for Jerry Cooper Day. The celebration will be held at the Motlow State Community College's McMinnville Campus at 12:30 p.m.
Several Motlow State Community College faculty members were recently honored with Excellence Awards from the National Institute of Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD).
If you are currently enrolled in dual enrollment courses at Motlow, the deadline to apply for the grant is Sept. 15.
Graduating PTK officers who were responsible for Motlow winning the College Project this year. Left to right: Madelyn Wood, Deitra Dunlap, and former PTK President Rebekah Randell.