Walters State Community College

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Walters State Community College
Established September, 1970
Type State Funded
Endowment $6.9 million[1]
President Dr. Wade B. McCamey
Academic staff 480
Students 6,980
Location Morristown, Tennessee, United States
Campus Suburban
Colors Red, White and Blue
Nickname Senators & Lady Senators
Affiliations NJCAA Region VII
Website http://www.ws.edu

Walters State: The Great Smoky Mountains Community College (WSCC, Walters State) is a state-supported community college operated by the Tennessee Board of Regents. It was established in 1970 and is located in Morristown, Tennessee. The college was named in honor of former United States Senator Herbert S. Walters.

The comprehensive community college serves ten predominantly rural East Tennessee counties[2] in the area of the Clinch and Great Smoky Mountains with four campuses totalling approximately 6,980 degree-seeking, commuting students. The current President is Dr. Wade B. McCamey.

History[edit]

In 1957 the Pierce-Albright Report was presented to the Tennessee legislature, detailing situations of higher education in the state. It showed many citizens of Tennessee to be without sufficient access to colleges and universities and led to the allocation of $200,000 in 1963 to implement the recommendations of the report.[3]

The State Board of Education developed a plan to locate community colleges in the underserved regions within a reasonable distance of travel to the majority of residents, and in 1965 the Tennessee General Assembly certified the establishment of the first wave of these institutions. In 1970 Walters State Community College became the sixth college created in this process.[3]

Walters State was accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges in 1972 and received reaffirmation of accreditation in 1976, 1987 and 1997.[3]

Administration[edit]

The current and third president of Walters State Community College is Dr. Wade B. McCamey, who was appointed in 2005 to succeed longtime president, Dr. Jack E. Campbell, who served from 1974 to 2005. Dr. James W. Clark was the first president of Walters State,who served from 1970 until 1974. The Vice President for Academic Affairs is Dr. Lori C. Campbell.

Athletics[edit]

Walters State currently has golf, cheerleading, softball, baseball, men's and women's basketball.

Academics[edit]

University Parallel Majors

Accounting, African-American Studies, Agriculture, American Studies, Art Education/Art/Art History, Animal Science, Astronomy Biology, Business, Broadcasting, Chemistry, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Dance, Early Childhood Education, Economics, Elementary Education, English, Finance, Foreign Languages (French, German, Spanish), General Studies, Geography, Geology, History, Journalism, Liberal Arts, Management, Marketing, Mass Communications, Mathematics/Mathematics Education/Statistics, Music/Music Education, Philosophy, Physics, Physical Education, Health and Recreation, Political Science, Pre-Chiropractic, Pre-Dental, Pre-Dental Hygiene, Pre-Engineering, Pre-Environmental Health, Pre-Medical Technology, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Occupational Therapy, Pre-Optometry, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Radiography, Pre-Veterinary Medicine, Psychology, Professional Entertainment – Performance, Religious Studies, Secondary Education, Social Work, Sociology/Anthropology, Special Education, Speech, Stage Management, Theatre, Women’s Studies,

Technical Education Programs

Accounting, Agriculture Business, Bio-Medical Equipment Technology, Business Administration, Computer Networking, Computer Science, Culinary Arts, Drafting and Design, Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Education Certificate, Electrical/Electronics, Electromechanical Technology, Emergency Medical Technician Basic and Paramedic, Fire Protection, General Technology, Golf Course and Turfgrass Management, Greenhouse Management, Health Information Technology, Hotel and Restaurant Management, Information Technology, Law Enforcement/Basic Law Enforcement Officer Education, Manufacturing, Medical Coding, Medical Insurance Specialist, medical transcription, Nursing, Office Administration, Paralegal Studies, Pharmacy Technician, Physical Therapist Assistant, Respiratory Care,

Campuses[edit]

The Tennessee Board of Regents designates ten counties as being served by Walters State Community College:[2]

Maples-Marshall Hall on the Sevier County Campus

As its reach extends across a geographically large area, there are four campuses of Walters State Community College. The primary campus is located in Morristown, while satellite branches are found in Sevierville, Greeneville, and New Tazewell. In the summer of 2010, the Claiborne extension moved into the old Claiborne County High School.

List of Campuses

  • Morristown (Main/primary Campus)
  • Greeneville
  • New Tazewell
  • Sevierville

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Walters State Community College". Retrieved 2007-07-06. [dead link]
  2. ^ a b "Walters State Service Area". Retrieved 2008-04-04. 
  3. ^ a b c "Walters State Community College History". Retrieved 2008-04-04. 

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