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Tennessee Promise Scholarship Saturday - 10am–2pm Sept. 20

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Tell all High School Seniors that TN Promise Scholarship Saturday is 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM this Saturday, September 20, at Nashville State's Cookeville Campus.

Area high school seniors can learn more about the TN Promise program and complete its application. High school seniors can also fill out their Nashville State college applications and speak with college representatives about Nashville State programs and services.

The Scholarship Saturday event is designed to encourage students to enroll in Tennessee Promise, the state’s new program that provides two years of community college or technical school tuition-free for any student graduating from a Tennessee high school. It includes a mentoring component, as well as a last-dollar scholarship to cover tuition and fees not covered by the Pell grant, the HOPE scholarship or TSAA funds.

Scholarship Saturday at the Nashville State Cookeville Campus

Cultural Series: Mexico ~ 1:30–2:30pm Wed, Sept. 24

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Come join us for a cultural visit to beautiful Mexico. Cummins cultural guest speaker Hector Jimenez will be presenting his knowledge and experience of Mexico.
 Cummins Cultural Series - Mexico at the Nashville State Cookeville Campus

Cookeville Campus Bookstore Hours

Fall 2014 Bookstore Hours — Cookeville Campus
Cookeville Campus Bookstore Phone: 931-372-0121

  • Fall Semester Hours Beginning September 2
    Monday–Thursday: 9:00 AM–4:00 PM
    Friday–Sunday: CLOSED
  • Holiday Closures: All NSCC Campuses CLOSED
    Thanksgiving: November 27–30
    Christmas/New Year's: December 25–January 1

Cookeville Campus Testing Hours

  • If you do not see an available date and time that meets your schedule, please e-mail pam.weeks@nscc.edu

Testing Center Hours

  • August 25–December 5
    Monday and Friday: 8:00 AM–2:00 PM
    Tuesday: CLOSED
    Wednesday and Thursday: 1:00–7:00 PM
  • Holiday Closures: All NSCC Campuses CLOSED
    Thanksgiving: November 27–30
    Christmas/New Year's: December 25–January 1

Cookeville Campus Open Computer and Math Lab Hours

Open Computer Lab Hours

  • Fall Semester: August 25–December 12
    Monday–Thursday: 8:00 AM–9:00 PM
    Friday: 8:00 AM–4:30 PM
  • Holiday Closures: All NSCC Campuses CLOSED
    Thanksgiving: November 27–30
    Christmas/New Year's: December 25–January 1

Math Lab Hours
The Math Lab will be closed when classes are not held, including when the campus is closed or when classes are canceled for inclement weather. Lab hours are subject to change. Any changes made will be posted on campus as soon as possible.

  • Fall Semester: August 25–December 12
    Monday: 2:00–9:00 PM
    Tuesday: 8:00 AM–3:30 PM
    Wednesday: 2:00–6:00 PM
    Thursday: 8:00 AM–12:00 PM; 1:00–3:30 PM
    Friday: 8:00–10:00 AM
  • Holiday Closures: All NSCC Campuses CLOSED
    Thanksgiving: November 27–30
  • CLOSED Semester Break: December 15–January 20

Campus Career Services

For Employers

Post a Position
Employers may list positions (Part-Time/Full-Time, Internships, Co-op) online. Job descriptions along with company contact information may be provided to the Career Services Office by using the online Cookeville Campus Post a Job form

For Students

Find a Position
Students can view positions posted with the Cookeville Campus in the student lounge area, or online: View Jobs in the Cookeville area.

Contact: Pam Weeks, Cookeville Campus
Phone: 931-520-0551, ext. 129
E-mail: Pam.Weeks@nscc.edu

Main Campus Career Services
Phone: 615-353-3248
E-mail: careerservices@nscc.edu

Cookeville Campus Cashier Window Hours

Cashier Hours Effective August 7, 2014

  • Monday–Thursday: 8:30 AM–4:00 PM
    • 12:30–1:30 PM for lunch
    • Fridays
  • Holiday Closures: All NSCC Campuses CLOSED
    Thanksgiving: November 27–30
    Christmas/New Year's: December 25–January 1

Cookeville Campus New Student Orientation

Cody Hall, Cookeville Campus:
1000 Neal Street, Cookeville, 38501 (Map)

Cookeville Campus New Student Orientations for the fall semester have ended. 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 fall classes.

Contact: Brittany Walker, Cookeville Campus Admissions Clerk
Phone: 931-520-0551, ext 125
E-mail: Brittany.Walker@nscc.edu

Cookeville Campus Programs of Study

A.A.S. Degrees

Visit the Catalog or the Academic Program Websites for more information on A.A.S. programs. Links to each A.A.S. degree program are given below.

Technical Certificates

Visit the Catalog or the Academic Program Websites for more information on technical certificate programs. Links to each technical certificate’s program website are given below.

Class Schedules

Cookeville Campus Faculty

Stacy Brown
Stacy Brown is an Associate Professor of mathematics at the Cookeville Campus of Nashville State, where she began teaching in January 2007. She has obtained the following degrees from Tennessee Technological University: B.S. Mathematics (1989), M.S. Mathematics (1991), and Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering (1995). Stacy spent several years in the engineering field, working as a quality engineer. She lives in Rickman, Tennessee, with her husband Bill and daughter Katie, and enjoys spending time with her family, reading, traveling, and training the family dog Buddy.

Tim Dean
Tim Dean is Professor of Electrical Engineering Technology at Nashville State’s Cookeville Campus. 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 Campus 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 Campus 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
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 <a href="http://www.tncis.org" title="Tennessee Consortium of International Studies" rel="external">Tennessee Consortium of International Studies</a> since 2010. She teaches ENGL 2220 (Survey of British Literature II) in Ireland and ENGL 2030 (Themes in Literature & Culture) in Scotland.

Kelvin Norman
Kelvin Norman, Assistant Professor, teaches information technology courses at Nashville State’s Cookeville Campus 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
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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