Recruiting

Choosing the right college is one of the most important decisions of your life, and Chattanooga State is proud to be considered among your choices. We offer our students a wide range of programs, more than 50 student organizations, numerous athletic events, and an attractive campus.

Our Recruiters provide information you may need to better understand services and opportunities provided by our college. Their primary purpose is to assist prospective students with the admissions process and answer any questions you may have about scholarships and scholarship deadlines, programs of study, and extracurricular activities. Our recruiters provide educational presentations at various events throughout the Chattanooga region including, but not limited to, high school visits, expos, exhibits, and community functions. High school visits include: cafeteria set-ups, classroom visits, assembly presentations and one-on-one meetings with students as requested. The recruiters are in Hamilton County schools and surrounding counties at least two times each month.

Recruitment Team

Brittany Smith

  • Brittany Smith
  • Recruiting Specialist
  • Send Email
  • 423/697-2434
  • Brittany visits the following high schools:
    Berean Academy • Boyd-Buchanan School • Brainerd HS • Chattanooga Christian School • Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy • Chattanooga HS for the Creative Arts • Chattanooga School for the Arts/Sciences • East Ridge HS • Hixson HS • Howard School of Academics & Technology • Lookout Valley HS • Red Bank HS • Signal Mountain HS • Silverdale Baptist • Tyner Academy • Washington Alternative • Fannin County HS • Murray County HS

Brad Carlyle

  • Brad Carlyle
  • Recruiting Specialist
  • Send Email
  • 423/697-3165
  • Brad visits the following high schools:
    Bledsoe County HS • Central HS • Dade County HS • East Hamilton HS • Gordon Lee HS • Grace Academy • Grundy County HS • Hamilton County Adult HS • Marion County HS • Notre Dame HS • Ooltewah HS • Rhea County HS • Richard Hardy HS • Sale Creek HS • Sequatchie County HS • Sequoyah HS • Soddy Daisy HS • South Pittsburgh HS • Whitwell HS • Ider HS • North Jackson HS • North Sand Mountain HS • Northwest Whitfield HS

Kisha Caldwell

  • Kisha Caldwell
  • Director of Orientation & Recruiting
  • Send Email
  • 423/697-3250
  • Kisha visits the following high schools:
    Lafayette HS • Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe HS • Ridgeland HS • Ringgold HS • Heritage HS

Student Ambassadors

 Jason Alford

Jason Alford - Business Management

  • High School:  Hixson High School
  • Clubs & Orgs:  Chatt State Tour Guide
  • Honors & Distinctions: 2015 Most Sportsman Award
  • Favorite Quote: “Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what they feel by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt and fear.” – Dan Millman

 Alexis Bonanno

Alexis Bonanno - Accounting

  • High School:  Briarcrest Christian High School
  • Clubs & Orgs:  Chatt State Softball Team, Club M29, DECA, FCA, International Club, National Honor Society, TeamUP for St. Jude, 2 year captain of Softball team (BCHS)
  • Honors & Distinctions:  Varsity letter in Softball (4 years) & Bowling (2 years), 2013 All District Player, 2013 Pitcher of the year, 2014 Most Improved Bowler, 2014 All American, 2014 All State, 2014 All Metro, 2014 TN All Star team
  • Favorite Quote:  “Sometimes you need to step outside, get some air, and remind yourself of who you are and where you want to be.” – gossip girl

Rebecca Brown

Becca Brown - Social Work

  • High School: Collegiate High at Chattanooga State
  • Clubs & Orgs: Vice President, SGA, Chief Photographer at The Communicator
  • Honors & Distinctions:  2015 Three Stars Excellence Award recipient
  • Favorite Quote: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

 Lorenzo Caldwell

Lorenzo Caldwell - Accounting

  • High School: Ooltewah High School
  • Clubs & Orgs: SGA Freshman Senator Mock Trail, STEM scholar
  • Honors & Distinctions: 2014 Honorable mention for Expert Witness
  • Favorite Quote: “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way." – John C. Maxwell

 Cheyenne Hixson

Cheyenne Hixson - Nursing

  • High School: Sale Creek Middle/High School
  • Clubs & Orgs:  Identity Student Youth Leaders, Yearbook Club, 2014 Prom Committee, McGhee’s Executive Assistant
  • Honors & Distinctions:  Academic Service Scholarship recipient, 2013 Sale Creek High School Above & Beyond award recipient, 2014 Yearbook Academic Excellence, Departmental Performance Award for Yearbook 2014, 2015 Principal’s Award
  • Favorite Quote: “She pulled back her hair, set her sights on God, and vowed to finish her race in victory” – Unknown

 Olivia Kilgore

Olivia Kilgore - Non-Destructive Testing

  • High School: Marion County High School
  • Clubs & Orgs: Global Scholars
  • Honors & Distinctions:  2015 Seal of Excellence, Top 10 of 2015 Marion County High School graduating class, 2015 Honor & Distinction graduate
  • Favorite Quote:  “Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.” – Napoleon Hill

Brandon Middlebrooks

Brandon Middlebrooks - Music Education

  • High School: Dade County High School
  • Clubs & Orgs:  Chatt State concert choir, Opera Theatre, Music Club, The Barbershop Harmony Society
  • Honors & Distinctions: Phi Theta Kappa (2015), 1st place (Vocal) Gnats music competitionFavorite Quote:  “Follow your passion, stay true to yourself. Never follow someone else’s path unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path. By all means, you should follow that.” – Ellen DeGeneres

Jennifer O’Neill

Jenny O’Neill - Culinary

  • High School:  East Hamilton High School
  • Clubs & Orgs:  Marching Band
  • Honors & Distinctions:
  • Favorite Quote: “Life needs more Sweet Tea and Sunshine” -Unknown

Jordan Smith

Jordan Smith - Graphic Design

  • High School: Red Bank High School
  • Clubs & Orgs:  FCA
  • Honors & Distinctions: Gifted (Exceptional Education)
  • Favorite Quote: “Live a life unrestrained by the façade of limitations” – Jordan Smith

Celeste Sneed

Celeste Sneed - Industrial Electricity

  • TCAT (Tennessee College of Applied Technology)

Benjamin Steinman (Ben)

Ben Steinman - Collegiate High

  • High School: Collegiate High at Chattanooga State, CSAS
  • Clubs & Orgs:  Fitness Leaders Club
  • Honors & Distinctions: Conservation Leadership in Action camp participant, Boys Leadership Summit participant, Boys/Girls Outdoor Leadership Development
  • Favorite Quote: “Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity … and I’m not sure about the universe.” – Einstein

Bethany Swint

Bethany Swint - Exercise Science

  • High School: Lakeview Ft. Oglethorpe High School
  • Clubs & Orgs:  DECA president (2 years), B.O.S.S.
  • Honors & Distinctions: 3 sport athlete (Basketball, Cross Country, & Track), Varsity letter in Track (4 years) & Basketball (2 years), MSA
  • Favorite Quote: “I’ve failed over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

Elena Tsvetkova

Elena Tsvetkova - Collegiate High

  • High School: Collegiate High at Chattanooga State
  • Clubs & Orgs:  Phi Theta Kappa, Math Club, Volleyball, Beta Club, DECA Club
  • Honors & Distinctions: Phi Theta Kappa, Math & Chemistry Tutor
  • Favorite Quote: “Working hard is important, but there’s something that matters even more; believing in yourself. Every great wizard in history had started out as nothing more than what we are now -- students. If they can do it, why not us?” – Harry Potter

Ambassador: Jared Compton - Mechanical Engineering

  • High School: Bledsoe County High School
  • Clubs & Orgs: Beta Club, Marching Band, Concert Band
  • Honors & Distinctions:  2015 Presidential Scholarship recipient, 2015 President’s Education Awards program, 2015 Outstanding Academic Excellence recipient
  • Favorite Quote: “I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.” – Alexander the Great