Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Elizabethton named Technical College of the Year

Published 4:27 pm Friday, April 1, 2022

FROM STAFF REPORTS
The Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Elizabethton was named Technical College of the Year by the College System of Tennessee.
“It is my great honor to accept this award on behalf of the college,” President Dean Blevins said on Wednesday. “Being selected as the best Technical College in Tennessee is a testament to the dedication and commitment on the part of our faculty and staff. It is a celebration of scholarship of our students.”
The award was presented during the fourth annual Statewide Outstanding Achievement Awards (SOAR) on Wednesday.
“This award could not be possible without the unwavering support of the Tennessee Board of Regents and in particular Chancellor (Flora) Tydings. Governor Lee’s support of Career and Technical Education is also paramount to the work all technical colleges across the state are engaged that makes the TBR system the very best in the nation,” Blevins said.
Walters State Community College was named the Community College of the Year in Tennessee.
Lee provided congratulations to all recipients during the ceremony in a pre-recorded video, saying, “It’s an honor to celebrate each of Tennessee’s outstanding students, staff and faculty at community colleges and colleges of applied technology all across the state. Our community colleges and TCATs offer a variety of opportunities for Tennesseans and each of these finalists have stood out as leaders who have excelled in their communities. Thank you for all your dedication and congratulations.”
The College System, governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents, is composed of the state’s public community and technical colleges. Launched in 2019, SOAR celebrates the colleges’ outstanding students, faculty, staff, colleges, advisors, benefactors, volunteers and partnerships.

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