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1000 Neal Street
Cookeville, TN 38501
Monday–Friday: 8:00 AM–4:30 PM
At the Cookeville Higher Education Campus, Nashville State has joined forces with Tennessee Tech and Vol State to offer a wider array of programs to Cookeville’s students and to expand student access and opportunities to advance their educations and careers. CHEC Website
Cody Hall, NSCC Cookeville:
1000 Neal Street, Cookeville, 38501 (Map)
New Student Orientations for the fall semester are filled to capacity. Dates for spring semester orientations will be posted in October.
New students are encouraged to go to the online new student orientation: EmPower - Orientation for New Students. Have your A# ready to begin the online orientation.
All first-time freshman (degree and certificate seeking students) are required to meet with an advisor prior to class registration regarding course selection, class registration, and career pathways. Advisors are available to help with advising/registration for classes.
Contact: Brittany Copley, NSCC Cookeville Admissions Clerk
Phone: 931-520-0551, ext 125
Post a Position
Employers may list positions (Part-Time/Full-Time, Internships, Co-op) online. College Central Network is the official job posting service for employers targeting Nashville State Community College students and alumni. Click on the College Central Network logo below to post job opportunities for our students and alumni.
Find a Position
Students can view positions posted with the NSCC Cookeville location in the student lounge area, or online. NSCC uses College Central Network as its official resume and job posting service for students and graduates. Local employers post jobs exclusively to our school via the CCN site. Students and alumni can create their own account profile to view and apply to Internships, Co-op Opportunities and Part/Full-time positons. After creating an account, students and alumni also have access to various resources such as career podcast, resume templates, job search tips and much more.
Click the College Central Network logo to create your account.
Tim Dean is Professor of Electrical Engineering Technology at Nashville State’s Cookeville location. Starting as an adjunct instructor in 1994, then teaching full-time since 1995, Tim has taught classes in Electrical Engineering Technology, Industrial Electrical Maintenance, Computer Technology, and Physical Science. Tim has seen the Cookeville location grow from fewer than 50 students, with classes held in borrowed facilities, to over 800 students in the current 72,000 square foot building. Tim received his B.S. Electrical Engineering (1992), M.S. Electrical Engineering (1995), and Ph.D. Engineering (2004) from Tennessee Technological University. Tim and his wife Lisa live in Cookeville with their four children. He enjoys spending as much time with family as possible, participating in cross country races with his children, gardening, and church activities.
John (Jody) Mantle
Jody Mantle earned a B.A. from Middle Tennessee State University (1994), a M.S. from Vanderbilt University (1997), and has been teaching all levels of undergraduate mathematics for 15 years. Starting as a Vanderbilt University teaching assistant, Jody was an adjunct instructor at Cumberland University for four years, and has been a full-time instructor at Nashville State’s Cookeville location since 2004. He currently resides in Cookeville with his wife Cindy and several furry friends. He is passionate about music, movies, baseball, football, and especially math and science.
Ami Massengill, Assistant Professor of English, has been teaching full-time at Nashville State Community College since August 2005. She received her M.A. in English from Tennessee Technological University in 2005. Ami teaches a wide variety of classes, including English Composition I and II, College Success, British Literature, Fiction, and Themes in Literature and Culture. She enjoys teaching because it enables her to be in the discourse community of composition and literature. In her spare time, she enjoys books and travel. Ami has been teaching in study abroad programs as a member of the Tennessee Consortium of International Studies since 2010. She teaches ENGL 2220 (Survey of British Literature II) in Ireland and ENGL 2030 (Themes in Literature & Culture) in Scotland.
Kelvin Norman, Assistant Professor, teaches information technology courses at Nashville State’s Cookeville location as part of the Computer Networking Technology and Computer Technology A.A.S. degree programs. He specializes in teaching the Cisco Networking Academy curriculum, preparing students for the CCNA certification, as well as for careers in network administration and design. Beginning his career at Nashville State in 2003, Kelvin has taught various courses related to computer hardware, operating systems, Web design and networking. A former naval officer, he received a B.S. degree in Physical Science from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1985. He is currently a graduate student in the Ed.D. program at Trevecca Nazarene University, where he had received a M.Ed. degree in Instructional Technology (2006). His professional certifications include Cisco CCNA, CCAI, COMPTIA A+ and Network +. When not working or studying, Kelvin enjoys playing the banjo and the fiddle.
Carolyn Powell received an A.A. in History from the College of Lake County in Illinois (2001), then completed a B.A. in Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Chicago (2003). While an undergraduate, she worked at the Field Museum in Chicago, assisting with the conservation and preservation of many objects in their extensive anthropology collection. She also assisted with setting up and taking down of both the Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years exhibit and the Macchu-Pichu: Unveiling the Mystery of the Incas exhibit. After relocating with her husband to Tennessee, she attended Middle Tennessee State University for her graduate studies where she earned a M.A. in History with a concentration in Public History (2010). Her thesis topic examined the relationship between the community of Crossville, Tennessee, and Camp Crossville, a prisoner of war camp in operation during World War II that housed over a thousand German and Italian enemy officers and servicemen. Carolyn enjoys reading, travel and hiking with her dogs.
Michelle Van Wagoner
Michelle Van Wagoner earned an Associate of Arts from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Memphis and a Master of Science in Mathematics from Texas State University at San Marcos. Ms. Van Wagoner joined the NSCC faculty in the fall of 2008. She previously taught at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas and Blinn College in Brenham, Texas.
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