Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Vol State Closed for Holiday Break December 22 through January 1

Vol State campuses will be closed for a holiday break, starting December 22 and going through January 1. Offices will reopen on January 2. However, current students can still register for classes on My Vol State and new and readmit students can apply online at www.volstate.edu/apply
Spring classes start January 14
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Register Now for Spring Classes - Start January 14

Current students- be sure to register for Spring Semester classes before the holidays. Classes start January 14. If you need help visit Advising on your campus. New and readmit students need to apply first: www.volstate.edu/apply

You will be able to register for classes up until the first week of classes. However, the earlier you apply and register, the better choice of classes and class times you will have. Beat the rush - get it done now!

Monday, December 17, 2018

Upper Cumberland Christmas Parades

The Cookeville Higher Education Campus (CHEC) and Vol State at Livingston have been participating in Christmas parades. CHEC entered a float in the Cookeville parade that students worked to decorate.They had great participation. Vol State at Livingston had the Vol State Campus Police car in the Overton, Clay, Pickett and Jackson Parades.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Fall Graduation Pictures

We had a lovely day for Fall Graduation. Congrats to all of the graduates. Here are a few pictures. For more visit the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/volstate

Graduation will be streamed live today starting at 10am

Graduation will be streamed live today starting at 10am. Visit:

Friday, December 14, 2018

Graduate Profile: Bobby Wilson

Student veteran and fall graduate Bobby Wilson has experienced lots of change in his life. Now, he’s embracing change by embarking on a new career path. Bobby spent five years in the Air Force as a structural mechanic; he then continued in the aviation industry for a total of 21 years. After multiple layoffs in his field, he felt that job security was non-existent. Bobby pondered going back to school for a while and decided to go for it. With some past experience in aviation law, a second career in law seemed like a natural fit. He also discovered a grant which would pay for his first two years called the Trade Adjustment Act. He chose to take his first steps towards his law career at Vol State.

“People who qualify for this are those whose jobs have been relocated out of the country. I found out by accident about it, just by digging around,” he said. Discovering this sealed the deal to attend college.

“I thought, ‘I’ve done been in this business so long, I figured, ya know, maybe I just need to get out of it while I’ve still got time.’ Even if I became physically disabled I could continue to work. So, if what little bit of brain I have continues to work, I can still make a living.”

Bobby will attend Tennessee State University’s Criminal Justice program conducted on Vol State’s campus; his end goal is to attend law school.

“It was the quickest most expeditious route to get to law school,” he said. “I thrive in the (law) environment and reading the nuances of the law.” Bobby aims to eventually pursue administrative law.

Bobby has expressed his positive experience at Vol State: “I have really liked Vol State. I was apprehensive as you could imagine, coming back into this environment … I thought, ‘How will these young people look at me?’ But it’s been a pleasant experience. I’ve made some really good acquaintances. I would highly recommend Vol State.”

Bobby is excited about his transition to TSU and plans to return to work in January while attending school full-time next semester. Bobby is a husband and father to five; he is one of 24 veterans graduating this Saturday.

-By Rachel Keyes

Gallatin Offices Closed 11am-12:30pm Monday, December 17

Vol State Gallatin offices will be closed from 11am-12:30pm on Monday, December 17 with the exception of the Business Office cashier and Thigpen Library.