Since the formation of the College of Agricultural and Human Sciences in July, 2007, the last 5 + years have seen many positive changes and growth. From the new “state-of-the-art” simulation labs and expanding educational programs in the Whitson-Hester School of Nursing, to the increased experiential learning activities allowed by Oakley Farm, Shipley Farm, and the Waters’ Organic Farm for the School of Agriculture, and the increased activities in the School of Human Ecology, including the new “Child Life Program” along with Friday Café, student enrollment has grown almost 70% in the College, highest in the University. Increasing enrolment is a positive sign of activity and excitement within the College, but that increase in enrollment is also a reflection of increasing involvement in activities by the faculty and staff. Some of the more noteworthy achievements within the College recently include:
ü Mrs. Chelsea Doss Rose (School of Agriculture) being named “Derryberry Student of the Year” as well as “Harold Love Award” for student service (only 5 given out state-wide).
ü Seven faculty within the College are actively pursuing their doctorates
ü The College has led the University in “gifts” to the Foundation 4 of the 5 years of its existence.
ü Grants and contracts have grown from $1.3 (2007-2008) to $6.8 million (2011-2012)
Enrollment in the Schools of Agriculture, Human Ecology, and Nursing all increased in enrollment for the current academic year, a positive sign particularly related to enrollment numbers from other TBR institutions that showed decreases in enrollment in all the 4-year Universities and all but one of the Community Colleges.
We here at Tech, and in the College of Agricultural and Human Sciences believe our student-centered focus helps us to attract and retain outstanding students. Tech again this year has been widely recognized in numerous independent ratings based on quality educational characteristics, costs, salaries of graduates, and we believe those rankings are well deserved.
For High School students looking for a College home, to be nurtured and challenged and given a quality educational experience, we believe Tech can be that destination. We have many student organizations to provide networking with others, we support numerous travel-abroad opportunities (currently planned for this year are travel-abroad experiences to Finland, Paris, Cuba, and Dominican Republic), and we have a caring and supportive faculty and staff to provide advice and guidance along with an excellent education. Students, you can find a home here at Tennessee Tech.
To schedule a visit to Tech as a prospective student, you may call 931.372.3888 or visit the Tech web site for scheduling at http://www.tntech.edu/admissions/visit/
We know you have many choices in choosing a University home, but Tech can provide you a large University experience with a small campus feel. And our students and graduates are all around the State --- ask one! We look forward to seeing you on a campus tour one day soon and enrolling at Tennessee Tech. You can find a home here.