Chattanooga State Announces Tiger Momentum Days

December 8, 2021 | Betty A. Proctor | Internal Press Release

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It’s good news for high school seniors that have applied to Chattanooga State … Tiger Momentum has returned! While high school seniors from Soddy-Daisy, Bledsoe, Sequatchie, Ooltewah, Grundy, South Pittsburg, Whitwell and Sequoyah attended sessions during November, seniors from Hixson, Howard, Tyner, Central, Sequatchie, Red Bank, East Ridge and Lookout Valley will participate in these next exciting events scheduled for January 10, 11, 12 or 14, 2022.

Students can look forward to a great day on Chattanooga State’s main campus and will have the opportunity to learn more about their major and career opportunities from Career Services staff or change their major if they feel the need.

“Students learn college terminology such as credit hours vs. clock hours, the difference in grants, scholarships, and loans, and more,” states Autumn Hooton, recruiting assistant and tour coordinator. Chattanooga State also provides free transportation to the college and a free lunch.

Recent Tiger Momentum events during November helped participating students discover what their educational path might look like. A student who was interested in running his own business as a tattoo artist felt that the day solidified his plans. “I really didn’t know what kind of degrees I can get,” he said, but his goals aligned with a Business Entrepreneurship degree noted Jake Stanford, Business department head.

When another student questioned the direction to take for pre-professional biology, Dr. Karen Eastman, Life Sciences department head, asked the student if her intended path was research or medical school. When her reply was “pediatrics,” Dr. Eastman stated that typically, she would be a chemistry or biology major. She also recommended completing general chemistry courses as a freshman, before concentrating on biology as a sophomore. “Because after your finish your two-year degree and go for your bachelor’s degree, that’s when we get into stuff like biochemistry that starts putting it all together,” added Dr. Eastman. “You have to take chemistry to learn biology, so for any pre-professional, pediatrics, going to medical school, lots of chemistry and then your biology fills up your academic plan.” The student appreciated Dr. Eastman’s “insider tips” that helped her decide about the specific medical field she desired.

“The goal of Tiger Momentum is to allow students to see a preview of what their path to success could be before they get to the gate and have to take a detour,” shared Dr. Kisha Thomas, recruiting director. Chattanooga State’s Recruiting Office offers numerous activities designed to inform students of all ages about what ChattState can offer to them. Call (423) 697-2689 for more information.