Guide to Campus Resources

Division of Student Development
Campus:  Blountville
Office:  Dean of Student Development
Room:  C2110, General Studies Building
Office Hours:  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
Address:  2425 Highway 75, P.O. Box 246, Blountville, TN 37617
Phone:  423.354.5120 or 423.354.5232
Fax:  423.323.0240
Email:   studentdevelopment@NortheastState.edu
Web:  www.NortheastState.edu/CampusResources



The Guide to Campus Resources is published by the Office of the Dean of Student Development and contains alphabetical listings of services, institutional policies, programs, and student organizations available to the Northeast State community. Sections are the Campus Information and Services Directory, Institutional Policy Statements, and Sanctioned Student Organizations and Programs.

Services


Many of the services available to students are coordinated through identified programs, offices, or organizational units. While referenced elsewhere in other institutional literature, the following are some of the offices/programs where students may receive information or assistance. This listing is not exhaustive of the College’s programs and services and features those services of most interest to students. While the campus sites and office locations referenced in the entries are considered the primary points of contact, the majority of the services are offered at the various campus locations through on-site offices or rotating personnel from the Blountville campus during select hours.

Please note that office locations are subject to change due to Northeast State’s continual growth and expansion. You may wish to contact office staffs directly by telephone or email to verify location information and the specific services available at each campus location.

Academic Affairs (Room F106, Blountville) – The Academic Affairs unit coordinates all educational programming offered by the College and provides leadership for the faculty and Academic/Division Deans. Reporting directly to the President, the Vice President for Academic Affairs is responsible for all aspects of credit learning experiences, distance and alternative delivery programs, and academic support services provided by the Library, the Center for Teaching Excellence, and The Learning Center. For more information, please call 423.279.7632 or email klcox@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Faculty Office Building.

Academic Computing (Room H134, Blountville) – The purpose of the Office of Academic Computing is to direct the development of Internet courses and faculty training for web-based and technology enhanced instruction, provide assistance and information for academic areas relating to innovations in computing, and serve as a research source for students and faculty in the discovery and assessment of new technologies. For more information, please call 423.354.2413 or email tbwallace@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Locke Humanities Complex.

Access and Development (Room J1095, Johnson City) – The purpose of the Access and Development unit is to expand educational access and student completion by promoting and growing the Johnson City campus; to assess and update recruitment, enrollment, and retention strategies for underrepresented student populations; and to establish active communication and advocacy with state and local government while leading the College’s innovation strategies. The Office of the Vice President for Access and Development oversees these efforts. For more information, please call 423.354.5303 or email dkstreet@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location at Northeast State at Johnson City, 101 E. Market St.

Adjunct Faculty Information (Room T101, Blountville) – Adjunct faculty are defined by Tennessee Board of Regents policy "as professional staff members of businesses, industries, and other agencies and organizations who are appointed by institutions and schools on a part-time basis to carry out instructional, research, or public service functions." The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges mandates specific qualifications for collegiate-level faculty. For more information, please call 423.354.5109 or email Evening Services. Visit the office location in the Technical Education Building. Refer to the Campus Directory on Northeast State’s web site for a complete listing of Northeast State adjunct faculty email addresses.

Administrative Services (Room P305, Blountville) – The Administrative Services unit plans, directs, and coordinates the supporting services of the College. These services include Grant Development; Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness; Information Technology; Planning, Assessment, and Research; Plant and Maintenance Operations; Safety; Police; Printing; and the Theatre. The Office of the Vice President for Administrative Services coordinates these services. For more information, please call 423.354.2464 or email slmott@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Pierce Administration Building.

Admissions and Records (Room P203, Blountville) – The Office of Admissions and Records oversees activities relative to student admittance, enrollment, grade reporting, academic standards, transcripts, and graduation. For more information, please call 423.323.0253 or email admissions@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office locations in Blountville, Bristol, Elizabethton, Johnson City, or Kingsport.

Adult Education/High School Equivalency (HSE) Diploma (Room G111, Gray) – The purpose of the Adult Education/High School Equivalency (HSE) Diploma program is to deliver educational services to adults who are over the age of 17 (unless granted an exception) lacking a high school diploma and no longer under compulsory attendance to public high school. The program covers an eight (8) county area, where adults are assessed to determine their level of education and provided instruction to improve their skills in math, science, social studies, reading, writing and employability. This instruction is designed to equip the student with the knowledge necessary to receive a High School Equivalency Diploma and enter employment and/or postsecondary education. For more information, please call 844.637.5697 or email adulted@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location at Northeast State at Gray, 120 Dillon Court.

Advanced Technologies Division (Room A216, Blountville) – The purpose of the Division of Advanced Technologies is to provide academic programs designed for students who desire to enter occupational career fields in business, industry, or government immediately after graduation. The division provides instruction in Aviation Technology; Electrical Technology with concentrations in Electrical and Electromechanical; General Technology; and Industrial Technology with concentrations in Automotive Body/Collision Repair, Automotive Service, Engineering Design Technology, Machine Tool, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Mechanical, Motor Sports, and Welding/Metal Fabrication. Several related certificates are offered, too. For more information, please call 423.279.7639 or email kmtipton@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Student Services Building.

Advancement Office (Room P316, Blountville) – The Northeast State Community College Advancement Office is responsible for marketing, communications, community relations, Foundation, and Equity & Compliance. For more information, please call 423.279.7630 or email calyon@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Pierce Administration Building.

Advising Resource Center (Room C2407, Blountville) – The Advising Resource Center provides academic advising, career advising, and transfer advising services to students, manages a variety of outreach programs to promote student success, coordinates the academic advisement component of new student orientation programs, and assists in providing advisor training to faculty and staff. For more information, please call 423.323.0214 or email advising@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the General Studies Building. The Transfer Center is located in Room A208 on the Blountville Campus. The Transfer Center provides services to facilitate transfer of Northeast State graduates to four-year institutions. For more information, please call 423.354.2542 or visit www.NortheastState.edu/ARC.

Alumni Office (Room P316, Blountville) – The Alumni Office works with faculty, staff, and students to enhance and advance the reputation of the institution for you and future graduates. Programs, events, and services are designed to encourage you to stay connected to Northeast State. Through the Alumni Community at http://alumni.northeaststate.edu, we are able to provide you with the ability to share news; search for job opportunities; connect with former classmates, professors, and staff; keep up with activities on Northeast State campuses; and keep the Alumni Office updated with your information. For more information, please call 423.354.5255 or email mlhornsby@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Pierce Administration Building.

Assessment and Placement Test Information (Room C2101, Blountville) – First-time freshmen applying for admission to Northeast State undergo assessment and placement testing in English, reading, and algebra to ensure that each student is academically prepared to enter his or her chosen field of study. Students are assessed by either the ACT® or SAT® test or by the ACCUPLACER® test. ACT and SAT scores must be within five years of the first day of class in order to be valid. Students who did not take the ACT or SAT or whose scores are invalid or are transfer students without college transfer credit in English and/or math from a regionally accredited college or university will take ACCUPLACER®. For more information, please call 423.354.2587 or email testing@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the General Studies Building.


Behavioral and Social Sciences Division (Room H229, Blountville) – The purpose of the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences is to provide instruction in Criminal Justice and Criminology, Early Childhood Education, Physical Education, Psychology, Social Sciences, Sociology, Speech Communications, and Teacher Education. Courses offered by the division are designed to fulfill the general education course requirements in technical education programs and to prepare students in the University Parallel program to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. For more information, please call 423.354.2457 or email gmcullop@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Locke Humanities Complex.

Blazier-Wilson Hall/Student and Community Services (Room BWH103, Kingsport) – The purpose of Blazier-Wilson Hall/Student Community Services is to coordinate and provide support services to enhance and promote student retention and persistence to graduation at the Kingsport teaching site. Services include: Adult Education Program, Academic and Career Counseling, Admissions, Business Office, Business and Industry Training, International Student Admissions, Services for Students with Disabilities, and Tutoring. For more information, please call 423.354.2530 or email adcarter@NortheastState.edu. Visit Blazier-Wilson Hall at 222 W. Main Street in downtown Kingsport.

Bookstore (Room A218, Blountville) – The Bookstore at Northeast State is operated under contract for the convenience of faculty, staff, and students. The Bookstore stocks textbooks and educational supplies. The store also maintains a supply of other items such as caps and shirts imprinted with the College name/logo. Financial Aid can be used during set times to purchase books at the Northeast State Bookstore which is operated by Follett. The dates when students can utilize this feature varies based on the each semesters’ first day of class. Please check with the Bookstore or Financial Aid to learn more about the dates and details of this process. For more information, please call 423.279.3340, email bookstore@NortheastState.edu, or visit the web site at www.NortheastStateShop.com. Visit the Bookstore’s location in the Student Services Building.

Bulletin Boards (Room P305, Blountville) – Northeast State Community College is a multi-campus institution and has designated the Vice President for Administrative Services, as well as deans and other campus site directors and coordinators, as authorized officials to approve bulletin board use on all campuses. All notices, posters, advertisements, announcements, and other bulletin board information must be approved by the campus site directors or coordinators at all campuses. For more information, please call 423.354.2464 or email slmott@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Pierce Administration Building.

Business Office-Cashier (Room P203A, Blountville) – Fees, tuition, bills, and fines can be paid online and at kiosks located at each campus with cards or checks; and in the Business Office using cash, checks, cards, and money orders. Normal hours of operations are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, with extended hours during peak registration times. For more information, please call 423.354.2511 or email nsccbusoffar@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office locations at each campus:

  • Blountville - 423.354.5264 (Room P203A)
  • Elizabethton - 423.547.8450 (Room E132)
  • Johnson City - 423.354.5310 (Room J1003)
  • Kingsport - 423.354.2512 (Room BWH107)

Business Technologies Division (Room F211, Blountville) – The purpose of the Division of Business Technologies is to provide academic programs designed for students who desire to enter occupational career fields in business, industry, or government immediately after graduation, and to prepare students in the Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology, Finance, Management, and Marketing university parallel programs for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. The division provides instruction for Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree programs in Administrative Professional Technology with concentrations in Business Office, Legal Office, and Medical Office; A.A.S. in Business with concentrations in Accounting, Management, and Small Business Management; A.A.S. in Computer and Information Sciences with concentrations in Programming, Cyber Defense, Systems Administration and Management, Networking, and Mobile Technologies; and A.A.S. in Entertainment Technology with a concentration in Sound and Lighting. The division also offers instruction for Certificates in Accounting, Customer Service and Sales, Entrepreneurship, Office Technology, and Sound and Lighting. For more information, please call 423.354.2420 or email lemcnutt@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Faculty Office Building.


Campus Activities (Room A212, Blountville) – Campus Activities complement curricular programs through social, cultural, recreational, and intramural programs that enhance the student’s collegiate experience. Programs include Student Activities, Performing and Visual Arts, Intramural Sports, and Service Opportunities, as well as the management of the Physical Education Classroom where students may acquire behaviors conducive to developing healthy lifestyles. For more information, please call 423.354.5241 or email mabeaty@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Student Services Building.

Campus Alert System (Room C2401 or Welcome Center, Blountville) – Students are encouraged to receive school delay and closure announcements as well as updates and campus-wide emergency alerts on their cell phones and via email through the NeSCC Alert system. For more information, please call 423.323.0255 or email jeedens@NortheastState.edu. Visit the Northeast State Police Department in the General Studies Building or in the Welcome Center.

Campus Directory (Room P315, Blountville) – The Campus Directory is an online listing of full-time faculty and staff. The directory listing includes the name, title, email, office location, on-campus extension, and direct telephone number for the employee. The directory is updated by the Office of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness. For more information, please call the HR office at 423.354.5183 or email hroffice@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Pierce Administration Building. For adjunct faculty emails, please refer to the Adjunct Faculty Directory.

Campus Information Center (Room P201, Blountville) – The Campus Information Center is centrally located in the Pierce Administration Building Lobby, and its staff provides general information to students, visitors, and employees of the College. Students can obtain copies of their schedules and other important forms. This office coordinates all campus tours. To schedule a tour or for more information, please call 423.323.0243 or email collegeanswers@NortheastState.edu. Visit the Center’s location in the Pierce Administration Building.

Campus Police (Room C2401 or Welcome Center, Blountville) – The Northeast State Police Department provides students, staff, faculty, and visitors of Northeast State a safe and secure environment in which to work and learn. This mission cannot be accomplished without the assistance and support of the entire campus. Campus Police are on duty 365 days a year, 24 hours per day. Campus Police and/or security officers are available to assist students at the Blountville, Bristol, Elizabethton, Gray, Johnson City, and Kingsport campuses. The Campus Police emergency cell number is 423.677.7927. For more information, please call 423.323.0255 (off campus) or extension 3255 (on campus) or email jeedens@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office locations in the General Studies Building or the Welcome Center.

Campus Prevention Advocate (Room L303A, Blountville) – A Campus Prevention Advocate position was created in 2015 to help provide resources to students, faculty, and staff. Whether victims of sexual violence or other offenses, the advocate is available with resources, information, and community referrals. For assistance, contact Tim Harrison, Campus Prevention Advocate, at 423.354.5296 or email wtharrison@NortheastState.edu or campusadvocate@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Basler Library.

Campus Tours and Campus Tour Guides (Room P201, Blountville) – This program is open to all students who have an interest in providing tours to prospective students, parents, and visitors to Northeast State’s Blountville Campus. Applications to be a tour guide are accepted for a limited number of positions. For more information, please call 423.323.0243 or email collegeanswers@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Pierce Administration Building.

Career Services (Room C2418, Blountville) – Northeast State’s Career Services Office serves the students and alumni of Northeast State Community College in all aspects of career advising and professional planning. A dedicated staff is available to assist with resume development, cover letters, interviewing, and job search planning. Additionally, the office can assist individuals with clarifying their objectives and establishing career goals which will enable them to fulfill their personal potential. Career Services has a full range of programs and services to help you find and achieve your goals. For more information, please call 423.354.5229 or email careersvcs@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the General Studies Building.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) (Room F207, Blountville) – Career and Technical Education’s primary goal is to link career and technical education programs at the secondary level with Associate of Applied Science Degree programs at the post-secondary level. These linkages focus on establishing and maintaining CTE Career Academies, Dual Credit/Articulation opportunities, Career Day activities, and management of the Perkins IV Grant. Dual Credit/Articulation and CTE Career Academies allow students to earn college credit in Certificate and Associate of Applied Science Degree programs prior to graduating from high school. CTE hosts several campus events each year with the goal of teaching high school students about career pathways and academic programs within the applied science academic areas. CTE is also responsible for developing strategies and implementing programs that increase the enrollment, retention, and placement of students in Associate of Applied Science Degree programs. For more information, please call 423.354.5166 or email cdrose@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Faculty Office Building.

Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) (Room C1102, Blountville) – It is the goal of Northeast State Community College to assure equal educational opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Therefore, the Center for Students with Disabilities provides services and academic accommodations for students with disabilities who self-identify as having a disability and who provide appropriate documentation of the disability. Documentation guidelines are available upon request. Any student with a disability wishing to arrange or obtain approved accommodations must contact the Center for Students with Disabilities. According to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a student with a disability is someone who has a physical or mental impairment; has a history of impairment; or is believed to have a disability that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities; such as learning, speaking, working, hearing, breathing, caring of oneself, performing manual tasks, seeing, or walking. Services and accommodations for individuals with disabilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Distribution of book vouchers from the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Assistance with pre-registration and registration
  • Tutoring services for Vocational Rehabilitation clients
  • Wheelchair accessible tables and ergonomically correct chairs
  • Extended time on tests, quizzes, and in-class writing assignments
  • Note-takers, scribes, readers, interpreters
  • Adaptive equipment/technology
  • Testing in alternative locations
  • Tape recording of class lectures

Appropriate accommodations are determined on an individual basis as per disability and/or diagnostic documentation. It is the student’s responsibility to provide appropriate documentation. To obtain accommodations, students must schedule a needs assessment with the Director. After receipt and review of required documentation, a letter will be prepared by the Center for Students with Disabilities, as requested by the student. Students will distribute their letters to instructors and discuss their disabilities privately with each instructor. Students must sign a written release in order for instructors to receive accommodation letters. Students are encouraged to speak with their instructors the first week of the semester relative to accommodations needed in each class. Instructors are not required to provide accommodations for students prior to the receipt of accommodation letters. All documentation is confidential and should be submitted to:

Director, Center for Students with Disabilities
Northeast State Community College
2425 Highway 75
P.O. Box 246
Blountville, TN 37617-0246
Fax: 423.279.7649

For more information, please call 423.279.7640 or email csd@NortheastState.edu. Visit the Center’s location in the General Studies Building. Services and academic accommodations for students registered with the Center are available at each campus location.

Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) (Room L204, Blountville) – The Center for Teaching Excellence is a repository for student-centered learning information related to Northeast State’s Strategies for Teaching Excellence Program (STEP) and the STEPs Ahead initiative which will continue researching student-centered learning as well as facilitating in-house professional development activities. STEPs Ahead is currently responsible for developing faculty training to facilitate the iNortheast initiative. For more information, please call 423.354.5162 or email jpkelly@NortheastState.edu. Visit the Center’s location in the Basler Library.

College Access Programs (Room BR327, Bristol) – The Office of College Access Programs facilitates post-secondary access and success through the delivery of coordinated college preparatory support services and resources. Programs are designed to increase awareness of the demands of post-secondary education, assist with the student’s preparation for college-level coursework, and help to facilitate a smooth and seamless transition to college no matter where individuals may be in their life. Specific mentoring activities include providing information to students and families regarding post-secondary education and career preparation; assistance applying to Northeast State; assistance applying for financial aid and scholarships; coordinating student support, and retention. College Access staff can also assist students in completing the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) application for students in need of financial/food assistance that wish to apply for public benefits. For more information, please call 423.354.5187 or email addickson@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location on the Bristol campus.

College Level Examination Program® (CLEP) (Room C2101, Blountville) – CLEP® is a credit-by-examination program accepted by most colleges and universities. Northeast State is an Open Test Center for the CLEP program. Non-Northeast State students are welcome to take CLEP exams at the College. CLEP examinations cover material taught in courses that most students take as requirements during the first two years of college. Colleges generally grant the same amount of credit to students earning satisfactory scores on the CLEP examination as it grants to students successfully completing that course. Northeast State does not award letter grades for CLEP examinations, instead students receive a “P” for passing. For more information, please call 423.354.2587 or email testing@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the General Studies Building.

Community Relations and Marketing (Rooms L301A-B, Blountville) – Community Relations is the primary media contact for the campus as well as the coordinating office for internal publications, social media, promotional materials, and special events. Marketing produces all external marketing and advertising materials, which includes view books, brochures, posters, broadcast commercials, and the College's annual report. Marketing also handles all mascot requests. For more information, please call 423.354.5143 or 423.323.0259 or email acadams@NortheastState.edu or rccarpenter@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office locations in the Basler Library.

Computer Resources and Guidelines (Room P216, Blountville) – Computing resources at Northeast State are managed through the Office of Information Technology. Information Technology coordinates planning and provides oversight for the implementation of new technological applications and the maintenance of all voice, video, and data applications including administrative, academic, and mobile computing. For more information, please call 423.323.0202 or email mclester@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Pierce Administration Building.

Counseling Services (Room C2101, Blountville) – Counseling Services provides free short-term counseling, crisis intervention, and referral services to help support the psychological, emotional, and developmental well-being of students. Counseling can help students who are struggling with anxiety, depression, or relationship issues; having trouble adjusting to college life; experiencing the loss of a relationship or death of a family member; seeking answers to questions such as "Who am I?" and "What do I want?"; or needing a safe place to talk.

Counseling services are provided by a master’s level counselor and graduate students completing internships in a master’s level counseling or social work program. An appointment may be scheduled by calling 423.354.2587 or emailing counseling@NortheastState.edu. Walk-ins are also welcome. Visit the office location in the General Studies Building or go online to Counseling Services.

Cultural Activities (Room H108, Blountville) – Each year, students have an opportunity to attend a wide and diverse variety of cultural events, from concerts and speakers to dance program and plays. The Northeast State Cultural Activities Committee plans many of these events, and others are sponsored or contracted by members of the community as well. Events are scheduled in campus venues such as the Wellmont Regional Center for the Performing Arts, the renovated Auditorium, two meeting rooms in the Basler Library, an auditorium located in the Kingsport Center for Higher Education, and a newly-completed outdoor Amphitheatre located adjacent to Basler Library. Northeast State is known as one of the major centers in the Tri-Cities for concerts, plays, workshops, and other events, including the ever-popular Hot Nights, Cool Music summer music series. Northeast State recognizes that attending cultural events is an integral part of the learning experience, and many instructors regularly bring their classes to these entertaining and educational events. For more information, please call Jim Kelly at 423.279.7669 or email jpkelly@NortheastState.edu.


Degree Works™ (Room F103, Blountville) – Degree Works is a degree audit program and an academic advisement tool designed to help you understand the degree requirements for your major. Degree Works takes the courses from your transcript and reorganizes them to show how the courses taken fulfill the requirements for your degree or another major you may be considering. Degree Works is located on MyNortheast. For more information, please call 423.354.5178 or email mailto:sllawson@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Faculty Office Building or go online to www.NortheastState.edu/DegreeWorks.

Desire2Learn® (D2L) Access (Room H134, Blountville) – The D2L® learning environment is an online application that instructors use to teach classes, assign homework, and execute tests and quizzes. Students can submit homework, check grades, and participate in online chats as enabled by the course instructor. For more information or assistance with problems concerning D2L access, please call 423.354.2413 or email tbwallace@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Locke Humanities Complex or go online to https://elearn.NortheastState.edu.

Dual Enrollment Program (University Parallel) (Rooms G106 and G107, Gray) – Northeast State’s University Parallel Dual Enrollment program is designed to be a cooperative effort with local high schools and homeschool students. The program provides qualified high school students an opportunity to earn college credits while still in high school. Students may earn up to 12 hours per semester of potentially transferable college credit while satisfying specific courses required for high school graduation. For more information, please call 423.354.2586 or 423.354.5186 or email jgwidner@NortheastState.edu or swmckenzie@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office locations at Northeast State at Gray, 120 Dillon Court.


Economic and Workforce Development (Room RCAM141, Kingsport) – The purpose of the Economic and Workforce Development unit is to expand educational access and student completion by promoting and growing the Kingsport campus; to grow workforce solutions throughout the region; to manage Adult Education services for Tennessee's First District; to facilitate economic development partnerships with industry, community, educational, and government entities; and to establish active communication with state and local government. The Office of the Vice President for Economic and Workforce Development oversees these efforts. For more information, please call 423.354.5516 or email nsk@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing (RCAM), 305 W. Main Street in downtown Kingsport.

Email (Room P216B or P218D, Blountville) – Your NeSCC Email is the primary way the College communicates with all students. The student email system is available to every enrolled student at Northeast State. Each semester, accounts are established for all registered students. This is not your D2L email, but a separate email system accessed through MyNortheast. Check your NeSCC Email daily for upcoming events, important dates, job opportunities, and much more. For more information, please call 423.354.2492 or 423.354.5146 or email systemsmgr@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office locations in the Pierce Administration Building or go online to MyNortheast to access your email account.

Emergency Contact (Room C2401 or Welcome Center, Blountville) – Students may want to share the telephone number where a family member or other individual may call in case of an emergency. Campus emergencies are also reported to this number. The number is:

Northeast State Police Department – 423.677.7927 or 9-1-1

Campus Police are on duty 365 days a year, 24 hours per day. For more information, please call 423.323.0255 (off campus) or extension 3255 (on campus) or email jeedens@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office locations in the General Studies Building or the Welcome Center.

Enrollment Management (Room P205A, Blountville) – The Division of Enrollment Management within Student Affairs is comprised of the offices of Admissions and Records, Enrollment Services, Financial Aid, and Veterans Affairs. The division’s purpose is to deliver timely, accurate, and high quality services to facilitate and support the recruitment, retention, and graduation of students. For more information, please call 423.279.7635 or email jgstarling@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Pierce Administration Building.

Enrollment Services (Room P201, Blountville) – The Office of Enrollment Services is responsible for the overall recruiting efforts of the College. The office routinely visits area middle schools, high schools, and businesses in the service area. New Student Orientation is coordinated by this office. During orientation students are given essential information regarding College policies and procedures. For more information, please call 423.323.0229 or email skjackson@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Pierce Administration Building.

Environmental Health and Safety (Room M101F, Blountville) – Northeast State Community College recognizes its obligation to provide an Environmental Health and Safety program that ensures student and employee safety, protects our environment, and promotes sustainability. The Environmental Health and Safety Department is a resource that provides oversight, consultation, policies, training, inspections, documentation, and other services to assure that Northeast State complies with federal, state, and local health and environmental requirements. For more information, please call 423.354.5224 or email ldhatfield@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Maintenance Building.

Equity and Compliance (Room P316, Blountville) – The Equity & Compliance department is part of the College's Advancement Office. Personnel are responsible for Title IX and Affirmative Action compliance and initiatives, as well as institutional policies and procedures. A Campus Prevention Advocate is available for confidential referral services. For more information, please call 423.354.2490 or email complianceofficer@NortheastState.edu or equityofficer@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Pierce Administration Building or go online to the Northeast State Policies and Procedures Manual.

Evening Services (Room T101, Blountville) – Evening Services facilitates the offering of educational programs and services to evening students to provide traditional and alternative delivery credit classes in support of the College’s mission to increase access to higher education. The quality of instruction governing credit courses offered during the evening is maintained at the same level as those courses offered during the day and is equivalent in all academic considerations. Admission requirements for evening students are identical to requirements for students in the regular daytime programs. When classes are in session, Evening Services is open Monday through Thursday from 12:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. during fall, spring, and summer semesters and from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday. When classes are not in session, the office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, please call 423.354.5109 or email Evening Services.

Exit Exams (Room C2101, Blountville) – The State of Tennessee requires that all graduates earning an associate or bachelor’s degree from a state institution participate in an exit examination. The College uses the ETS® Proficiency Profile/Exit Exam. Graduates who will earn an A.A.S., A.S., A.S.T., or A.A. degree take the exam. Students receiving a Certificate only do not take the exam. There is no fee for completing this exam, and no minimum score or level of achievement is required to graduate. However, the outcome of the test affects the College’s funding. And, the value of your diploma in the community is directly related to how Northeast State ranks in meeting its educational objectives, so please put forth your best effort. It is requested you complete this exam before your degree will be conferred. Also, students must complete required competency examinations in specified academic majors. Students will be notified by email about specific testing requirements. For more information, please call 423.354.2587 or email testing@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the General Studies Building.


Financial Aid (Room C2406, Blountville and Room BWH108, Kingsport) – The Office of Financial Aid assists students through the process of receiving Federal and State aid by informing students of current and updated financial aid opportunities available to them. The Financial Aid Office works closely with all departments of Northeast State to insure students meet Federal and State requirements for the receipt of financial aid. The Office of Financial Aid also serves as a liaison between the student and the College by maintaining and updating information regarding the availability of financial aid funds for student accounts. For more information, please call 423.323.0252 or email financialaid@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the General Studies Building on the Blountville campus or in Blazier-Wilson Hall on the Kingsport campus.

Financial Aid Help Center (Room C2406, Blountville) – The Financial Aid Help Center assists students through the process of completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The Financial Aid Help Center connects with students by providing resource information on current and updated financial aid opportunities available to them and to teach students how to navigate these opportunities. The Help Center in conjunction with the Financial Aid Office offers assistance to new students and current Northeast State students returning for additional terms. For more information, please email fahelpcenter@NortheastState.edu or to schedule an appointment with the Help Center staff go to www.NortheastState.edu/FAHelpCenter.

Food Services (Room A111, Blountville) – Food service in The Courtyard cafeteria is provided by SUBWAY®, a private vendor offering a breakfast and lunch menu of different types of sandwiches, subs, and salads. Neither the College nor SUBWAY offers any type of meal plan for students. Vending machines with snack foods and drinks are available at various locations on each campus site. For more information, please call 423.323.8973 or email subway@NortheastState.edu. Visit The Courtyard cafeteria in the Student Services Building.


Graduation Honors (Room P205D, Blountville) – Students receiving associate degrees with final cumulative grade point averages of 3.9 to 4.0 will be awarded Summa Cum Laude (Highest Honors), while those with final cumulative grade point averages of 3.75 to 3.89 will be awarded Magna Cum Laude (High Honors). Graduates with final cumulative grade point averages of 3.5 to 3.74 will be awarded Cum Laude (Honors). Learning Support grade point averages will not count toward calculation of either semester or graduation honors. Northeast State has one commencement ceremony per year, which is at the end of the spring semester; therefore, graduation honors are calculated at the end of the fall semester. The graduation honors designation will be included in the graduation program, the graduation ceremony, and all news releases concerning graduation. For more information, please call 423.354.2405 or email dlclose@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Pierce Administration Building.

Graduation Information (Room P205D, Blountville) – Students who wish to graduate from Northeast State must complete and submit the Application for Graduation to the Admissions and Records Office. You may obtain an application in the Admissions and Records Office (Room P203) or the Campus Information Center (Room P201). Prospective graduates who will earn an A.A.S., A.S., A.S.T., or A.A. degree are requested to take the ETS® Proficiency Profile/Exit Exam before graduation. Students receiving a Certificate only do not take the exam. Students graduating in the fall, spring, and summer semesters will attend the commencement exercises in May. Students completing degree/certificate requirements at the end of the fall semester will receive their diplomas in January. Students completing graduation requirements at the end of the spring semester will receive their diplomas in June. Students completing graduation requirements at the end of the summer semester will receive their diplomas in August. For more information, please call 423.354.2405 or email dlclose@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Pierce Administration Building.

Grant Development (Room P317, Blountville) – The Office of Grant Development advances the mission and goals of Northeast State by providing institutional leadership and support for cultivation of external funding opportunities, proposal development processes, and grants management technical assistance. For more information, please call 423.354.5206 or email rpdugger@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Pierce Administration Building.


Health and Wellness (Room C2110, Blountville) – The purpose of Health and Wellness programming is to provide informational resources to the campus community on all matters related to health promotion, wellness, and primary prevention that encourage lifelong physical and emotional well-being. Awareness campaigns and events are sponsored by several College departments throughout the year. For more information, please call 423.354.5120 or email healthandwellness@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the General Studies Building or go online to www.NortheastState.edu/HealthAndWellness.

Health-Related Professions Division (Room RCHP109, Kingsport) – The Division of Health-Related Professions provides instruction in Cardiovascular Technology, Dental Assisting, Emergency Medical Technician, Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic, Medical Laboratory Technology, and Surgical Technology, which prepares students to function in the role of a specialized healthcare provider. Completion of these programs enables the student to take certification and/or licensure examinations required in these healthcare fields. To meet the growing need for healthcare professionals, the Health-Related Professions Division offers an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Allied Health with concentrations in the fields of Dental Assisting and Medical Laboratory Technology. The Division also offers the Associate of Applied Science Degrees in Cardiovascular Technology, with Invasive and Non-Invasive options, Paramedic, and Surgical Technology. In addition, students may obtain a Technical Certificate in either Dental Assisting, Emergency Medical Technician, Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, or Paramedic. For more information, please call 423.323.0238 or email cjleavitt@NortheastState.edu. Visit the Division Office location in the Regional Center for Health Professions (RCHP), 300 W. Main Street in downtown Kingsport.          

High School Equivalency (HSE) Testing (Room C2101, Blountville) – Testing Services administers the Tennessee High School Equivalency Diploma examination to residents in the service delivery area of Northeast State. For more information, please go online to www.NortheastState.edu/HSE, call 423.354.2587, or email testing@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the General Studies Building.

Honors Program (Room H203, Blountville) – The Honors Program holds as its central purpose and philosophy the stimulation and encouragement of academic excellence and intellectual growth. It strives to bring together dedicated faculty and highly motivated students who share a commitment to the finest qualities of scholarship. The Honors Program is open to new and currently enrolled students who meet eligibility requirements. Honors Program course offerings are listed in the semester schedule under the Honors heading. For more information, please call 423.354.2596 or email jbhoneycutt@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Locke Humanities Complex.

Humanities Division (Room H129, Blountville) – The Division of Humanities provides University Parallel programs designed to transfer to senior institutions and provides general education courses required in both university parallel programs and in selected technical education academic programs. The Division provides instruction in English, Foreign Languages, Humanities (Music, Art, Philosophy, and Humanities), History, and Theatre. Courses in these academic disciplines are designed to offer students a common set of learning experiences which enhance their ability to function effectively in an increasingly complex society. For more information, please call 423.323.0218 or email dwbeverly@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Locke Humanities Complex.

Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness (Rooms P311, P313, and P315, Blountville) – Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness supports Northeast State’s faculty, staff, and students with an array of personnel-related services. The office staff offers courteous and professional assistance at all times and is happy to assist you with any employment-related concerns. HR/OE focuses on advancing institutional priorities by partnering with Northeast State's leadership to create a high performance work environment characterized by fair treatment of all, open communication, personal accountability, trust, and mutual respect. Contact the HR office at 423.354.5183 or email hroffice@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office locations in the Pierce Administration Building.

Hybrid Courses (Room F100, Blountville) – College-credit hybrid courses allow students some of the convenience of an online course while offering more time in class with the instructor. If classes are canceled due to inclement weather, classes will meet the same day and time the following week.


iNortheast Information (Room P315, Blountville) – Northeast State Community College is committed to enhancing the student’s educational experience, which includes transforming the learning, technological, and social environments, as representative of our core value of responsiveness. To best-prepare students to meet current and emerging needs of the 21st century global living and work places, the College implemented the iNortheast Mobile Technology Initiative in 2015 to facilitate teaching, learning, service, and student success through the use of mobile devices. For complete details on iNortheast, visit www.NortheastState.edu/iNortheast or email iNortheast@NortheastState.edu.

Institutional Honors (Room C2110, Blountville) – Recognizing significant milestones and celebrating accomplishments are important aspects of the educational experience at Northeast State Community College. The College administers and awards various Institutional Honors to students, faculty, staff, and alumni that reflect their commitment to excellence in academics and service. Honors Convocation is held annually in April. Awards for outstanding students in each academic program area and the overall Northeast State Outstanding Student Award are announced during Honors Convocation. In addition, students, faculty, staff, and alumni who have made significant contributions in various programs and student organizations are honored. For more information, please call 423.354.5120 or email studentdevelopment@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the General Studies Building.

Institutional Standing Committees (Room A212, Blountville) – Northeast State students have the opportunity to serve on various institutional standing and ad hoc committees that advise, recommend policy, generate new programs, or assess existing programs at the College. These committees are advisory rather than directive. Students are appointed to these committees by the Vice President for Student Affairs. For more information, please call 423.354.2416 or email studentlife@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Student Services Building.

Insurance (Room C2110, Blountville) – Students are encouraged to obtain student health and accident insurance. Information on the Student Health Insurance Exchange is available at www.NortheastState.edu/Insurance. For more information, please call 423.354.5120 or email healthandwellness@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the General Studies Building.

International Education Fee (Room F106, Blountville) – Northeast State Community College collects an international education fee from each student, per semester. The international education fee assists the College in establishing its international education program and promoting cultural understanding. Funds collected from the International Education Fee are used to promote diversity and cultural awareness with an emphasis on campus globalization, facilitate student success in and completion of student learning outcomes through high impact practices, and support professional development related to international education for campus constituencies. For more information, please call 423.279.7632 or email klcox@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Faculty Office Building.

International Student Admissions (Room BWH103, Kingsport) – Northeast State is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students on “F-1” student visas. An international student must apply to the College, meet the admission requirements for international students, and make contact with the Designated School Official (DSO) prior to the issuance of an I-20. The deadlines for admission are July 15 for Fall admission; November 15 for Spring admission; and March 15 for Summer admission. All international students are required to pay out of state tuition and must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours. Three of those credit hours may be on-line course work. For me information, please email adcarter@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in Blazier-Wilson Hall at 222 W. Main Street in downtown Kingsport.

iOPTiN Information (Room A218, Blountville) – iOPTiN is an eTextbook program that delivers required course materials digitally. Students see an “eTextbook Cost” associated with each applicable course on their student accounts after they register for their classes. For more information, please call 423.279.3340, email bookstore@NortheastState.edu, or visit the web site at www.NortheastState.edu/iOPTiN. Visit the Bookstore’s location in the Student Services Building.

IT Help Desk (Room P216A, Blountville or Room RCHP245B, Kingsport) – Two Computer User Support/Media Services support centers exist to help students. One is located on the Blountville campus and the other is located at Northeast State at Kingsport. Center staff in Kingsport primarily supports Northeast State’s downtown Kingsport operations. The Blountville campus center supports operations in Blountville and at all other campus sites. For more information, please call 423.354.5103 or email lbmason@NortheastState.edu (Blountville) or call 423.354.5510 or email djphillips@NortheastState.edu (Kingsport). Visit the office locations in the Pierce Administration Building (Blountville) or the Regional Center for Health Professions (Kingsport) or go online to the Help Desk.


J. Allen Hurley Wellness Trail (Blountville) – The J. Allen Hurley Wellness Trail winds .7 miles around the north end of the Blountville campus. The trail takes you through a developing arboretum, a natural growth area, home to dozens of plants, wildlife, newly planted trees and old growth trees. It is quiet even though it travels close to busy country roads. Trail walkers may spot birds, squirrels or other wildlife frolicking in the area. For more information, please call 423.354.5120 or email healthandwellness@NortheastState.edu.


Kingsport Center for Higher Education (KCHE) (Room KCHE101, Kingsport) – The Kingsport Center for Higher Education (KCHE) offers core classes and prerequisite classes for degree and certificate programs from Northeast State and select baccalaureate and graduate degrees from participating universities, as well. You can complete an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science Degree (University Parallel Program) and transfer directly into one of the senior institutions housed in the KCHE. For more information, please call 423.354.5521 or email kche@NortheastState.edu. Visit the KCHE at 300 W. Market Street in downtown Kingsport.


Leadership Programs (Room A212, Blountville) – Student Life staff coordinates and/or consults with various Northeast State offices to offer leadership development opportunities that engage students with the campus and their communities. Programs include those related to student government and student organization development, as well as participation in the Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature (TISL). For more information or if you are interested in developing your leadership skills or just learning more about how leadership works, please call 423.354.2416 or email studentlife@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Student Services Building.

The Learning Center (TLC) (Room L103, Blountville) – The Learning Center is a drop-in tutoring center that offers free tutoring in most subjects, as well as help with basic computer skills and online resources. Tutoring is available for select courses at the Blountville, Bristol, Elizabethton, Johnson City, and Kingsport campuses. For more information, please call 423.354.5112 or email tlc@NortheastState.edu. Visit the Center’s location in the Basler Library.

Learning Support Program (Room F234, Blountville) – The Learning Support Program is designed to meet the educational and counseling needs of under-prepared students and to provide instruction in English, Mathematics, and Reading to prepare students for college-level work. For more information, please call 423.323.0219 or email mbtrent@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Faculty Office Building.

Library (Basler Library, Blountville) – The Wayne G. Basler Library provides a variety of multimedia materials and services for educational purposes, research and reference interests, career studies, personal enrichment, and recreation enjoyment for students, faculty, staff, and the community. The Library offers a fully automated public access catalog, over 100 databases, computers available for student use, and wireless laptops that can be checked out and used in the building with the campus wireless Internet. In addition, library materials can be sent to students, faculty, and staff at the campus sites in Bristol, Elizabethton, Gray, Kingsport, and Johnson City. The Basler Library also participates in an interlibrary loan system and borrowing agreements with the local libraries in order to provide access to resources not available on campus. Library hours when classes are in session are: Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. For more information, please call 423.354.2429. Visit the Basler Library online at http://apps.northeaststate.edu/library/.


Mathematics Division (Room F234, Blountville) – The Division of Mathematics offers courses in Mathematics and Pre-Engineering. Curriculum guides are available for students who plan to transfer to a four-year school and complete a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, several Engineering fields, Industrial Technology, Surveying and Mapping, Accounting, or Business. Faculty advisors assist students with planning for completion of a transfer program in any of these areas as well students who are undecided about their future degree and want to complete a University Parallel-General major. Learning Support mathematics courses prepare students for college-level mathematics if placement scores indicate a need. For more information, please call 423.323.0219 or email mbtrent@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Faculty Office Building.

Mascot (Room L301A, Blountville) – Northeast State’s mascot, J. P. the Bear, is named after Northeast State’s founding President, James M. Pierce. Requests for appearances by J. P. should be received at least three weeks prior to the event. Submitting a request does not guarantee an appearance. In the event that an appearance must be cancelled, the Marketing Department must be given three days prior notice. Due to College events, academics, and time restrictions, Mascot appearances at outside events are only available on a limited basis. The Mascot is available for appearances throughout the year. However, during the summer months as well as holiday breaks it may be harder to fulfill an appearance request due to school being out of session. For more information or to request an appearance by J. P., please call 423.354.5143 or email acadams@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Basler Library.

Multi-Campus Programs (Room F100, Blountville) – The Multi-Campus Programs division offers quality higher education programs and provides opportunities for lifelong learning through evening and weekend classes, distance education, professional development, and dual enrollment. The Division of Multi-Campus Programs facilitates services for the evening students and faculty on the Blountville campus and offers classes at campuses in Bristol, Elizabethton, Gray, Johnson City, and Kingsport, and in ITV classrooms at Johnson County High School and Unicoi County High School. The Multi-Campus Programs division office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

MyNortheast (Room P216B or P218D, Blountville) – MyNortheast is the campus online information portal for students. Features include links to access Desire2Learn (D2L), Northeast State Email, and NORSTAR Student Information. For more information, please call 423.354.2492 or 423.354.5146 or email systemsmgr@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office locations in the Pierce Administration Building or go online to access MyNortheast.


New Student Orientation (NSO) (Room P201, Blountville) – The Office of Enrollment Services offers orientation sessions to accommodate the needs of incoming students. New Student Orientation gives essential information regarding College policies and procedures to new students. NSO is mandatory for all first-time college students. Reservations are required. Before you register for New Student Orientation, you must have received an acceptance letter from the Office of Admissions and Records stating "you have been admitted to the College". At New Student Orientation you will:

  • Meet with an academic advisor who will help you select and register for classes
  • Learn how to navigate your MyNortheast account
  • Get your student ID and hang tag (parking permit)
  • Receive information about campus resources
  • Talk with a Financial Aid counselor
  • Campus Tour

For more information, please call 423.323.0229 or email skjackson@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Pierce Administration Building.

Northeast State at Blountville (Room P201, Blountville) – Northeast State’s original campus is located on 80 acres along Tennessee Highway 75 in Sullivan County six miles from historic Blountville. The campus is near Boone Lake and is adjacent to the Tri-Cities Regional Airport. The Blountville campus includes 13 buildings with 207,573 square feet of space. For more information, please call 423.323.0243 or email collegeanswers@NortheastState.edu. Visit the Campus Information Center’s location in the Pierce Administration Building on the Blountville campus at 2425 Hwy. 75.

Northeast State at Bristol (3rd Floor Main Office, Bristol) – Northeast State at Bristol delivers a unique educational experience in the heart of historic downtown Bristol among the City’s musical heritage, local restaurants, entertainment, and shopping. The campus provides enhanced access to the College’s programs as well as student and community services for the citizens of Bristol, Mountain City, Bluff City, and Sullivan County. This campus offers day, evening, internet, hybrid, and interactive television courses. Northeast State at Bristol is home to the College’s Entertainment Technology certificate and Associate of Applied Science Degree programs to complement Bristol’s “Birthplace of Country Music” brand by preparing students with real world applications for the entertainment industry. For ease of access, adequate parking is designated for Northeast State faculty and students in the Shelby Street and Bank Street parking lots. For more information, please call 423.354.5214 or email nsbristol@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location at 620 State Street in downtown Bristol.

Northeast State at Elizabethton (Main Office, Elizabethton) – The Elizabethton campus was the first off-site educational facility to be opened by Northeast State. Opening in 1996 through the joint efforts of Carter County, Northeast State, and the First Tennessee Private Industry Council, it is located on the Stoney Creek Highway across from the Elizabethton Municipal Airport. The site provides enhanced access to the College’s programs and services for the citizens of Carter, Johnson, and Unicoi counties. Specialized courses in continuing education can be tailored to meet the needs of the community. For more information, please call 423.547.8450 or email nseliz@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location at 386 Highway 91 N in Elizabethton.

Northeast State at Gray (G117, Gray) – The Gray campus is conveniently located one mile from I-26 and just two minutes away from the heart of Gray, providing enhanced access to the College’s programs and services for the citizens of Kingsport, Johnson City, Sullivan County, and Washington County. For more information, please call 423.354.5295 or email jgwidner@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location at 120 Dillon Court in Gray.

Northeast State at Johnson City (Main Office, Johnson City) – The Johnson City campus is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Johnson City, providing enhanced access to the College’s programs and services for the citizens of Johnson City and Washington County. For ease of access, adequate parking is available by using the Buffalo Street entrance to the parking garage. This campus offers day, evening, internet, hybrid, and interactive television courses. For more information, please call 423.354.5301 or email nejcity@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location at 101 E. Market Street in downtown Johnson City.

Northeast State at Kingsport (222 W. Main Street, Kingsport) – Northeast State at Kingsport serves as the center for higher education and workforce development in downtown Kingsport and consists of Blazier-Wilson Hall/Student and Community Services, the Regional Center for Health Professions, the Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing, the Kingsport Center for Higher Education, and the Pal Barger Regional Center for Automotive Programs. These facilities provide curriculum and training for health-related and nursing programs, advanced manufacturing and technology, business technology, and auto body technology programs, as well as student and community support services. For more information, please call 423.354.2530 or email nsk@NortheastState.edu.

Northeast State Bulletin Board (Room P218C, Blountville) – The Northeast State Bulletin Board is an online moderated message board for the announcement of campus programs and community events. For more information, please call 423.354.2465 or email robowman@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Pierce Administration Building or go online to the Bulletin Board.

Northeast State Foundation (Room P316, Blountville) – The Northeast State Community College Foundation, founded in 1986, is made up of more than 60 Board members. The purpose of the Foundation is to support academic, community service, educational scholarship, and other programs offered by the College. As the fundraising entity of the College, the Foundation exists to generate and receive gifts and donations in support of College programs. For more information, please call 423.279.7630 or email calyon@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Pierce Administration Building.

Northeast State Online/Cohort Programs (Room F100, Blountville) – Northeast State offers online and cohort programs for students who want more flexibility in achieving their academic and career goals. Options include classes delivered in a fully online format and classes delivered in an accelerated format.

Nursing Division (Room RCHP208, Kingsport) – Northeast State Community College offers two options for students wishing to pursue the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Degree, the Traditional Option and the LPN to RN Option.

Traditional Option: After being accepted by the College, students are required to submit an application to the Nursing program. Nursing Program Traditional Option applications are accepted in the summer semester with accepted students enrolling into nursing specific coursework in the fall semester. Nursing courses are completed in four semesters (fall, spring, fall, spring). After successful completion of coursework, students are awarded with an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Degree.

LPN to RN Option: After being accepted by the College, specific pre-nursing general education courses must be completed prior to making application to the Nursing program. Nursing Program LPN to RN Option applications are accepted in the spring semester with accepted students enrolling into nursing specific coursework in the summer semester. Nursing courses are completed in three semesters (summer, fall, spring). After successful completion of coursework, students are awarded with an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Degree.

The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Degree prepares individuals to become Registered Nurses. After completing the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Degree, individuals are qualified to take the National Council Licensing Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) following approval by the State Board of Nursing. Upon successful completion of the NCLEX-RN, one holds the title of a Registered Nurse (RN) and may enter the healthcare industry as an RN.

For more information, please call 423.354.5108 or email nursingmail@NortheastState.edu. Visit the Division Office in the Regional Center for Health Professions (RCHP), 300 W. Main Street in downtown Kingsport.


Online Classes (Room F100, Blountville) – Northeast State's regular schedule of classes includes Internet courses that offer students the opportunity to complete all or part of their coursework via the Internet. These online courses are different from the TN eCampus courses. Classes follow a traditional schedule or may meet only at selected times in a synchronous format throughout the semester (students may meet with instructors four to five times on campus). To complete all requirements for these courses, students must be able to access the Internet through the College's facilities or through securing access on their own. In addition, beginning with the Fall 2017 semester, students will have the opportunity to earn an AS General degree over four fall and spring semesters in a fully online* format (no in-class meetings required). These courses differ from TN eCampus courses in that all classes are staffed by Northeast State instructors. For more information, please call 423.354.2468 or email tdbartlett@NortheastState.edu.

*With the exception of weekly lab meetings for the Biology courses.


Physical Education Classroom (Room D192, Blountville) – The Physical Education Classroom provides an environment where students may acquire behaviors conducive to developing healthy lifestyles. The Physical Education Classroom staff is committed to a campus culture that promotes wellness through healthy lifestyles that enrich the student's quality of life. A variety of exercise equipment is available for student use during open hours. For more information, please call 423.354.2416 or email  studentlife@NortheastState.edu. Visit the Physical Education Classroom in the Wellmont Regional Center for the Performing Arts.

President’s Office (Room P301, Blountville) – The Office of the President provides leadership for the College in general and for each major unit and sub-unit of the College. In assuming responsibility for the efficient and effective operation of the College, the Office of the President addresses all directives of the Board and the Chancellor. Consistent with policies of the Tennessee Board of Regents, the Office exercises authority relative to all personnel matters and provides leadership to the faculty, staff, and students in the establishment of a shared vision, mission, and values reflecting the College community’s aspirations, values, and principles. The Office, through the College’s comprehensive strategic planning and continuous improvement process, provides leadership in establishing and addressing institutional priorities and in assessing institutional effectiveness. In addition to serving as a resource for internal constituencies, the Office of the President also represents the College at community/civic functions and serves as a liaison with various business and industry, governmental, and community organizations. For more information, please call 423.323.0201 or email cschristian@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Pierce Administration Building.

Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing (RCAM) (RCAM Lobby, Kingsport) – The purpose of the Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing (RCAM) is to serve as the advanced manufacturing outreach arm of Northeast State Community College. The focus of RCAM is building the 21st century workforce through supporting existing regional manufacturers, developing a pipeline of skilled workers, and facilitating economic development. RCAM provides both credit and continuing education options. Credit courses may be used to fulfill requirements for Associate of Applied Science Degrees and/or Technical Certificate programs offered in the following areas: Chemical Process Operations, Electromechanical Technology, Electrical Technology, and Welding/Metal Fabrication. For more information, please call 423.354.5149 or email rcam@NortheastState.edu. Visit the RCAM at 305 W. Main Street in downtown Kingsport.

Regional Center for Automotive Programs (RCAP) (Room RCAP107, Kingsport) – The Pal Barger Regional Center for Automotive Programs (RCAP) offers auto body/collision repair programs to prepare individuals to repair a modern automobile that has been involved in a major or minor collision. Students are able to repair and replace front end components, body components, doors, frame, and underbody subsystems. For more information, please call 423.354.5211 or 423.354.2530 or email rmbyington@NortheastState.edu. Visit the RCAP located at 337 W. Center Street in downtown Kingsport.

Regional Center for Health Professions (RCHP) (Room RCHP102, Kingsport) – The Regional Center for Health Professions (RCHP) houses Northeast State’s Health-Related Professions and Nursing divisions. For more information, please call 423.323.0248 or email ltsnook@NortheastState.edu. Visit the RCHP located at 300 W. Main Street in downtown Kingsport.

Regional Center for the Performing Arts (RCPA) (Room D161, Blountville) – The Wellmont Regional Center for the Performing Arts, opened in the fall of 2008, hosts a wide variety of cultural events, concerts, lectures, dance programs, plays, and conferences sponsored by the College and community partners. The seating capacity is 500, and the facility has access and seating for the disabled. Free parking is available on the Blountville campus grounds. For more information, please call the Box Office at 423.354.5169, email Theater Manager Travis Brooks at tcbrooks@NortheastState.edu, or visit the Box Office location in the Fine Arts Building.

Reporting Behaviors of Concern (Room C2108, Blountville) – Northeast State encourages all members of the college community to report behaviors of concern. Such notifications will enable the College to intervene when necessary, offer referrals to campus and community resources, and identify patterns or systematic problems related to misconduct. Northeast State has developed an online mechanism to report behaviors of concern in addition to direct reports to the Northeast State Police Department. The Report Behaviors of Concern online system is designed to enable students, faculty, and staff to voluntarily report behaviors of concern and incidents of misconduct using the Behavior of Concern Submission Form. Behaviors of concern affecting an individual’s well-being, the well-being of others, or the welfare of campus may be referred to the College’s Behavioral Intervention and Threat Assessment (BITA) Committee. For more information, please call 423.354.2529 or email bita@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the General Studies Building or go online to Safe Northeast.

Research, Analytics, and Planning (Room N108, Blountville) – The purpose of the Office of Research, Analytics, and Planning is to advance institutional planning, enhance data-driven decisions, and coordinate applicable external reporting. For more information, please call 423.354.2445 or email vmvanhall@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the New Maintenance Building/Print Shop.


Safe Northeast (Room C2108, Blountville) – Northeast State Community College’s safe campus initiative, Safe Northeast: A Safe Campus Saves You!, is an institution-wide effort to create safe and respectful environments in which all College constituencies can learn and work without fear of harassment or threat of violence. The Safe Campus Committee, an institutional standing committee, guides the College’s policy and procedures development, awareness campaigns, and constituent expectations concerning safe and respectful environments at all Northeast State campuses.

Northeast State provides College-wide programs that focus on campus security, personal safety, and issues related to violence in accordance with TCA § 49-7-137. These programs focus on awareness, prevention strategies, risk reduction, and available options in the event of acts of violence, sexual assaults, hate crimes, or difficult situations. The annual Campus Safety Week is held during the fall semester. For more information, please call 423.354.2529 or email safenortheast@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the General Studies Building or go online to Safe Northeast.

Safe Northeast Safe Area Information (Room C2108, Blountville) – Safe Northeast Safe Areas are campus offices that provide victims of violent acts a safe and private environment in which to seek assistance. Northeast State encourages all students and employees to report incidents of Sexual Violence. Offices designated as Safe Areas at each campus have the Safe Northeast Safe Area logo prominently displayed. Safe Northeast Safe Areas are not to be confused with Severe Weather Shelter Areas as described in the Building Coordinator Manual. For more information, please call 423.354.2529 or email safenortheast@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the General Studies Building or go online to Safe Areas to view the list of Safe Areas at each campus.

Scholarship Programs (Room C2107, Blountville) – Scholarship Programs creates, promotes, and administers scholarship opportunities for students while offering a range of services to enhance the scholar’s collegiate experience. Students are identified for campus scholarship programs as well as for national competitions and are provided individual mentoring to produce competitive applications. Scholarship Programs works closely with the Northeast State Foundation to support academic, community service, educational scholarship, and other programs offered by the College. This includes sponsoring the Northeast State Scholars Foundation. The Scholars Foundation supports the activities of the Northeast State Foundation through student-driven initiatives that promote private giving and service learning. For more information, please call 423.279.7637 or email scholarships@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the General Studies Building.

Science Division (Room B108, Blountville) – The purpose of the Division of Science is to provide instruction in Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Science, and Health-Related Pre-Professional Programs. Courses offered by the Division are designed to fulfill the general education course requirements in technical and health-related programs and to prepare students in the University Parallel program for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. For more information, please call 423.354.2508 or email adshrum@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Powers Mathematics/Science Building.

Severe Weather Shelter Area Information (Room M101F, Blountville) – Building occupants should get to the ground floor of any building during a severe weather warning. Interior rooms with no glass are the preferred areas in which to relocate. Interior hallways can be used. Recommended locations that can be used for severe weather are clearly designated with a Severe Weather Shelter Area sign and are not to be confused with the Safe Northeast Safe Areas as described above. The Severe Weather Shelter Areas are listed in the Building Coordinator Manual. For more information, please call 423.354.5224 or email ldhatfield@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Maintenance Building.

Sexual Violence and Sexual Misconduct Policy Information (Room P316, Blountville) – Northeast State Community College strives to maintain an environment that is free of intimidation and encourages education of students to their fullest extent. Therefore, the College will not tolerate acts or threats of acts of sexual assault, physical assault, or any type of violence. Northeast State’s institutional policy on Sexual Misconduct is 03:01:08.

Anyone who is a victim of sexual assault should immediately contact the Northeast State Police Department or the College’s Title IX Coordinator. Reporting such an assault does not mean the victim must press charges or take the incident to criminal court. The reporting does establish a record of the incident for possible Timely Warning/Emergency Notification alerts to the campus community. In a case of sexual assault, the victim should make every effort to preserve evidence at the scene of the crime and compose an accurate description of the events leading up to, and during, the attack.

A Campus Prevention Advocate position was created in 2015 to help provide resources to students, faculty, and staff. Whether victims of sexual violence or other offenses, the advocate is available with resources, information, and community referrals. For assistance, contact Tim Harrison, Campus Prevention Advocate, at 423.354.5296 or email wtharrison@NortheastState.edu or campusadvocate@NortheastState.edu. The office is located in the Basler Library on the third floor, Room L303A.

Students involved in sexual abuse or violent situations are encouraged to seek assistance for referral from the Northeast State Police Department, Campus Prevention Advocate, Counseling Services, or Equity & Compliance personnel. Students who are victims of sexual assault may need off-campus counseling and assistance. The following organization partners with Northeast State to provide referral assistance and campus-wide awareness programs:

Bristol Crisis Center, Inc.
Support by trained and caring workers at 1.800.273.8255 (Crisis Hotline)
100 Oakview Avenue
P.O. Box 642
Bristol, VA 24203
276.466.2218 (Office) Fax 276.466.5481
Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
http://www.crisiscenterinc.org

Additional resources available for victims of sexual violence and domestic violence include:

National Sexual Assault 24-Hour Hotline
1.800.656.HOPE (4673)

National Domestic Violence 24-Hour Hotline
1.800.799.SAFE (7233)

A Northeast State professional staff member is available to help students navigate Financial Aid status changes which may result from being a victim of sexual violence. Call 423.323.0233 for assistance.

Help for immigrants who may fear removal from the United States if they report being a victim of a crime is available. Federal laws include protections for legal and undocumented immigrants who have been victimized. Contact the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to speak with law enforcement officials or representatives of record at 802.527.4888 or call 1.800.375.5283 for other inquiries.

For more information, please call 423.354.2490 or email equityofficer@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Pierce Administration Building or go online to Safe Northeast.

Student Activity Fee (Room A212B, Blountville) – Northeast State Community College collects a student activity fee from each student, per semester. Fees help support student activities, performing and visual arts, institutional honors, health and wellness, and graduation. Additional guidelines regulating the use of these funds are found in NeSCC Policy 03:04:00. For more information, please call 423.354.2416 or email studentlife@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Student Services Building.

Student Affairs (Room C2108, Blountville) – The Student Affairs unit at Northeast State Community College works to help students begin and succeed in their academic and life pursuits. Student learning does not just happen in a classroom. Opportunities for teaching and development exist everywhere and at all times on campus. The job of the Student Affairs staff is to capture these opportunities by fostering and promoting positive interactions. Staff members encourage understanding and respect for diversity, sustain a belief in the worth of each individual, and support students in their educational endeavors. Student Affairs personnel advocate for each student at NeSCC by promoting access to College and community resources. The Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs administers the unit. Divisions within Student Affairs are Enrollment Management, Student Development, and Student Services. For more information, please call 423.354.2529 or email jmfields@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the General Studies Building.

Student Comments (Room C2108, Blountville) – Northeast State Community College encourages students to comment on their experiences at the College in a responsible manner. These comments may include complaints, compliments, or suggestions for improving college services. Comments help the College administration improve processes, pinpoint problems, eliminate waste, plan for strategic growth, or recognize outstanding personnel and programs. A final grade appeal is possible when a student believes he or she has received an incorrect final grade. For more information, please call 423.354.2529 or email stucomments@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the General Studies Building or go online to Student Comments.

Student Conduct (Room C2108, Blountville) – The community of scholars at Northeast State Community College is committed to the development of personal and academic excellence. The essence of a College is the pursuit, dissemination, and application of knowledge, and members of this community should engage vigorously in the College’s academic life. As voluntary members of the College Community, students are expected to act with civility toward others in the community. Institutional disciplinary measures shall be imposed, through appropriate due procedures, for conduct, which adversely affects the College’s pursuit of its educational objectives, which violates or shows a disregard for the rights of other members of the academic community, or which endangers property or persons on property owned or controlled by Northeast State. The Vice President for Student Affairs is charged with investigating complaints. For more information, please call 423.354.2529 or email stucomments@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the General Studies Building or go online to view the Student Code of Conduct.

Student Consumer Information (Room C2402, Blountville) – The Higher Education Opportunity Act requires colleges and universities participating in federal student aid programs to make certain information easily available to consumers. Northeast State has compiled this information in compliance with federal law at Higher Education Act Student Consumer Information. For more information, please call 423.323.0233 or email wrarmstrong@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the General Studies Building.

Student Development (Room C2110, Blountville) – The Division of Student Development within Student Affairs implements and manages a variety of support services that enhance the overall satisfaction of students with Northeast State Community College and that increase their persistence to graduation. These include the College’s Counseling and Testing Services, Health and Wellness, Institutional Honors, Safe Northeast, Scholarship Programs and Student Needs, and Student Life (Campus Activities and Leadership Programs). For more information, please call 423.354.5120 or email studentdevelopment@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the General Studies Building.

Student Handbook (Room C2110, Blountville) – The Student Handbook, issued by the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, is published online as the College’s notification of regulations that affect student life. While every effort is made to provide current and accurate information, these regulations are subject to change at any time by Northeast State Community College or the Tennessee Board of Regents. Sections are the "Guide to Campus Resources" (which includes the Campus Information and Services Directory, Institutional Policy Statements, and Sanctioned Student Organizations and Programs) and "Student Guidelines, Policies, and Procedures" (which includes Campus Safety and Security, Computer Resources, Guests on Campus, Student Fees, Student Conduct and Disciplinary Sanctions, Student Organizations, Students Right to Know, Student Travel, Student Use of Campus Property and Facilities, and Traffic and Parking Regulations). The Student Handbook is available online within the College’s Catalog. For more information on specific guidelines and policies, please call 423.354.5120 or email studentdevelopment@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the General Studies Building or go online to the College's Catalog.

Student Life (Room A212, Blountville) – Student Life promotes and supports co-curricular campus activities and leadership development opportunities that enhance the student’s collegiate experience. Northeast State is committed to the concept of total student development and support by encouraging participation in co-curricular activities that lead to the development of individual and team skills. The College sanctions various student organizations, programs, and academic/co-curricular committees in support of Student Life. Student Life programs and student organizations are designed to promote student involvement. Students may choose to become involved in a wide variety of Student Life activities at Northeast State based upon their individual interests. For more information, please call 423.354.2416 or email studentlife@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Student Services Building.

Student Needs Project (SNP) (Room C2107, Blountville) – Northeast State’s Student Needs Project (SNP) addresses non-academic, socioeconomic factors that impact student success and retention by promoting access to campus and community resources. Focus areas include resource development, food security, transportation, student emergency funds, and an Early Alert referral program. A listing of over 100 community resources in the College’s service area is also available online. For more information, please call 423.279.7637 or email studentneeds@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the General Studies Building.

Student Planner and Safety Handbook (Room C2110, Blountville) – The Student Planner and Safety Handbook is published through the Office of the Dean of Student Development for the convenience of students. The Safety Handbook includes emergency contacts and policies related to College-wide programs that focus on campus security, personal safety, and issues related to violence. Please note that calendar events in the Student Planner are subject to change at any time prior to or during the academic terms due to emergencies or causes beyond the reasonable control of Northeast State Community College, including severe weather, loss of utility service, or orders by federal or state agencies. To verify dates, times, and locations, you can contact Campus Information (Room P201, Blountville) at 423.323.0243 or email collegeanswers@NortheastState.edu.

Student Services (Room C2407, Blountville) – The purpose of the Division of Student Services within Student Affairs is to implement and manage a variety of support services that enhance the overall satisfaction of students with Northeast State Community College as well as increase their persistence to graduation. These services include Academic Advising, Career Advising, Transfer Advising, Student Support Services, Services for Students with Disabilities, and Career Services. For more information, please contact 423.323.0214 or email advising@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the General Studies Building.


Tennessee Promise (Room C2107, Blountville) – Tennessee Promise is part of the state’s Drive to 55 campaign, which aims to increase the percentage of Tennesseans with college degrees or certifications to 55 percent by the year 2025. Through Tennessee Promise, graduating high school seniors are eligible to earn an associate degree or certificate free of tuition and fees. Tennessee Promise is a last-dollar scholarship—that is, it covers mandatory tuition and fees after Pell (federal) and other state assistance (except for loans and work-study) has been applied. It does not cover books, lab fees, TN eCampus fees and/or standard cost of attendance fees, such as travel and gas expenses. Eligibility criteria and deadlines apply. For more information, please call 423.354.5337 or email promise@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the General Studies Building or go online to Tennessee Promise.

Tennessee Reconnect (Room P204, Blountville) – Tennessee Reconnect is Governor Bill Haslam’s initiative to help adults enter higher education so that they may gain new skills, advance in the workplace, and fulfill lifelong dreams of completing a degree or credential. For more information, please call 423.354.5373 or email tnreconnect@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Pierce Administration Building or go online to Tennessee Reconnect.

Testing Services (Room C2101, Blountville) – The primary purpose of Testing Services is to coordinate the administration of the College's testing program. The office also proctors the ACT NCRC® WorkKeys and provides high school equivalency testing services, certification testing, and proctoring services to citizens in the College’s five county service area. The College’s testing program includes the College’s assessment test, ACCUPLACER®, for placement for first time and transfer students.

Once regularly admitted at Northeast State, students may take the A2 Nursing Assessment, CLEP®, a make-up exam, and/or proctored TN eCampus midterm and final exams in one of the Testing Centers. One of the final stops for graduates is Testing Services, as well, since graduates earning an associate degree take the ETS® Proficiency Profile/Exit Exam. Northeast State also proctors Distance Learner and Employee Certification exams for non-Northeast State students for a fee. For more information, please call 423.354.2587 or email testing@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the General Studies Building.

Theatrical Activities (Room H106, Blountville) – Theatrical Activities at Northeast State serve to identify, plan, coordinate, and present a series of dramatic performances each year. The performances are full-length productions that are open to the public. In an effort to provide a variety of programming, Northeast State offers theatre in its many forms (dramas, comedies, classics, and musicals). While the theatre program has a student-first policy when casting productions, members of the community are encouraged to audition and are frequently cast in the shows. For more information, please call 423.354.2479 or email emsloan@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Locke Humanities Complex.

TN eCampus - College Credit Programs (Room C2407, Blountville) – Northeast State and the other Tennessee Board of Regents higher education institutions have joined with six state universities to offer the TN eCampus. TN eCampus course schedules are designed in interactive asynchronous formats (students will not meet with instructors). Student services are available to TN eCampus students. Technical support for accessing course lessons and assignments are available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. TN eCampus courses are entirely online with the exception of some proctored tests and are transferable among all the participating institutions. For more information, please call 423.323.0214 or email tnecampus@NortheastState.edu. TN eCampus academic calendars are available at www.tnecampus.org/academic-calendar.

TN eCampus - Continuing Education Programs (Room C2301, Blountville) – TN eCampus offers continuing education programs delivered online. The programs help to prepare individuals for licensing exams or to meet ongoing training requirements for certification. TN eCampus also delivers the Certified Administrative Professional training. For more information, please call 423.354.5520 or email dlharrison@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the General Studies Building.

Traffic and Parking Regulations (Room C2401 or Welcome Center, Blountville) – The Northeast State Police Department facilitates the orderly and efficient flow of traffic on the Northeast State campus. The College’s Traffic and Parking Regulations serve to provide a safe atmosphere for both pedestrians and motor vehicle operators and provide order with regard to parking within limited space. All motor vehicles used on any Northeast State Community College campus or site must be registered with the Northeast State Police Department as required by the Tennessee Board of Regents. The annual registration period begins September 1 and extends through August 31 of the following year. Hangtags will be available for issue by August 1 of each year. Parking hangtags will be issued by the Northeast State Police Department. Students/employees are responsible for obtaining a current hang tag and must provide proof of enrollment/employment, as well as complete the campus parking registration form. Students/employees parked on property Northeast State owns, controls, or leases must prominently display a current hangtag in their vehicles.

For more information, please call 423.323.0255 or email jeedens@NortheastState.edu. Visit the Northeast State Police Department in the General Studies Building or in the Welcome Center.

Transfer Center (Room A208, Blountville) – The Transfer Center provides services to facilitate transfer of Northeast State graduates to four-year institutions. For more information, please call 423.354.2542 or visit www.NortheastState.edu/ARC.

TRiO Student Support Services (Room C1107, Blountville) – TRiO assists first-generation, and/or low-income, and/or students with documented disabilities in successfully beginning and completing college. Qualifying participants receive individualized career, academic, and transfer advising; tutoring; financial literacy information; mentoring; and opportunities to attend cultural events/college trips. All services are geared toward helping students achieve their goals of college completion. All program services are FREE to qualifying participants.

TRiO initiatives include Cash Course, a free online financial literacy program to assist students in making wise financial decisions by learning how to budget their resources in order to pay for college expenses and for reaching other personal financial goals, such as purchasing a car or home after graduation. Access Cash Course at www.cashcourse.org.

For more information, please call 423.323.0216 or email trio@NortheastState.edu. Visit any of the three campus TRiO locations:

  • Room C1107 of the General Studies Building on the Blountville campus
  • Room E110 at Northeast State at Elizabethton
  • Room KCHE211 at the Kingsport Center for Higher Education

Vet Center (Room A101, Blountville; Room J1040, Johnson City; and Room BWH129, Kingsport) – The Northeast State Vet Center serves to support the transition from military to civilian life for student veterans by providing a network of services designed to improve academic success. The Vet Center is a fully-equipped study center, meeting room, and resource center, as well as a central gathering place for student veterans to relax and interact with each other. The Vet Center is accessible during building hours and is open to student veterans and their dependents. For more information, please call 423.354.2528 or email veteransaffairs@NortheastState.edu. Visit the Vet Centers at each campus location.

Veterans Affairs (Room A102, Blountville) – The Office of Veterans Affairs serves the educational needs of prospective and enrolled service persons, veterans, their dependents/survivors, and other persons eligible to receive education benefits under various Department of Veterans Affairs programs. We strive to administer these programs in an exemplary manner by providing program information, certifying eligible students, and serving as a liaison between the student and the VA. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Tips for Eligible Students:

  • Fee Deferments. If you are unable to pay your balance by the last day to pay deadline, make sure you submit a fee deferment to our office each semester.
  • Schedule Changes. If you make any changes to your schedule (drop, add, etc.) you should notify our office so we can submit the changes to the VA in a timely manner.
  • Approved Courses. Very important! Follow the curriculum guide for your approved major to insure that all courses you take (including electives) are required.
  • Register Early! This helps the VA to pay you in a timely manner.
  • Questions? If you have any questions or concerns about your benefits, please ask!

For more information, please call John Adcox at 423.354.2528 or email veteransaffairs@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Student Services Building.

Voter Registration (Room A212, Blountville) – Students may register to vote or update their voter registration information by visiting the State of Tennessee’s GoVoteTN web site at www.GoVoteTN.com. This site contains links to the Voter Registration Application and each county election commission. Voter Registration Applications must be downloaded from the site and mailed to the specific county election commission. Paper copies of the Voter Registration Application are available in Student Life. For more information, please call 423.354.2416 or email studentlife@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Student Services Building.


Weather-Related Information (Room C2401 or Welcome Center, Blountville) – For the most current information about weather-related class cancellations and/or campus closings, please check the Northeast State web site. Students also have the option to sign up for the NeSCC Alert system and receive notifications via email and/or text message. Students may also monitor local TV and radio stations for announcements. When weather conditions are questionable, but classes are not cancelled, students should consider safety a primary factor in determining attendance. For more information, please call 423.323.0255 or email jeedens@NortheastState.edu. Visit the Northeast State Police Department in the General Studies Building or in the Welcome Center or go online to Weather Information to view a list of related terms and of the radio and television stations that will air announcements.

Weekend College (Room F100, Blountville) – Weekend College is designed to provide a variety of general education core classes for working adult students. Courses are provided using alternative delivery formats including accelerated studies courses and Internet courses. Classes are conveniently offered on Friday evenings, Saturdays, and Sunday afternoons to accommodate the working or non-traditional adult student.

Wireless Access (Room P216, Blountville) – If you have a laptop computer with a wireless access card and an active Northeast State email address, you have access to wireless services. Your Northeast State user ID and password are needed to access the wireless network. Detailed instructions for connecting to the wireless network are available online. For more information, please call 423.354.2447 or email kshubbard@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Pierce Administration Building.

Workforce Solutions (Room C2301, Blountville) – Workforce Solutions develops and delivers workforce development training for businesses, industry, healthcare, and government entities. Through continuing education, Workforce Solutions offers incumbent worker training, professional development, and short-term career training programs. Customized training can be developed for organizations with specific training requirements. Both online and instructor-led classes are offered. Successful completion of a course is noted on the participant’s permanent transcript. For more information, please call 423.354.5520 or email workforcesolutions@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the General Studies Building.


Policies

Northeast State Community College (NeSCC) is a community of scholars in which the ideals of freedom of inquiry, freedom of thought, freedom of expression, and freedom of the individual are sustained. However, the exercise and preservation of these freedoms and rights require a respect for the rights of all in the community to enjoy them to the same extent. It is clear that in a community of learning, willful disruption of the educational process, destruction of property and interference with the orderly process of the College, or with the rights of other members of the College cannot be tolerated. To fulfill its functions as an educational institution, NeSCC retains the authority to establish policies and procedures.

NeSCC and the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) establish policies, procedures, and guidelines that support a framework and methodology for College administration, best practices, and campus safety. Overarching policies, procedures, and guidelines for the TBR System are located at https://policies.tbr.edu/all. The Northeast State Policies and Procedures Manual is located at the link below:

Policies and Procedures Manual
Discrimination/Harassment Complaint Form

For questions or concerns regarding policies and procedures, please contact Dr. Leigh Hornsby, NeSCC Equity & Compliance Officer, at complianceofficer@NortheastState.edu.

Accreditation – Northeast State is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of Northeast State. [NeSCC Policy 04:49:00]

Annual Security Report/Crime Statistics – In accordance with Tennessee's College and University Security Information Act of 1989 ( TCA § 49-7-2201) and the federal Student Right-to-Know & Campus Security Act of 1990, Northeast State Community College provides crime statistics to students, prospective students, staff, faculty, and the general public. The Annual Security Report/Crime Statistics may be reviewed at www.NortheastState.edu/SecurityReport by clicking the Annual Security Report and Crime Statistics link. For more information, contact the Northeast State Police Department, located in Room C2401 of the General Studies Building and in the Welcome Center on the Blountville campus, by phone at 423.323.0255 or by email at jeedens@NortheastState.edu. [NeSCC Policy 03:01:00]

iNortheast Mobile Technology Initiative – Northeast State Community College is committed to enhancing the student’s educational experience, which includes transforming the learning, technological, and social environments, as representative of our core value of responsiveness. To best-prepare students to meet current and emerging needs of the 21st century global living and work places, the College implemented the iNortheast Mobile Technology Initiative in 2015 to facilitate teaching, learning, service, and student success through the use of mobile devices. [NeSCC Policy 01:13:00]

Nondiscrimination – Northeast State Community College does not discriminate against students, employees or applicants for admission or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ethnic national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, age, status as a covered veteran, genetic information or any other legally protected class with respect to all employment, programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Dr. Leigh Hornsby
Equity and Compliance Officer/Chief Advancement Officer
P. O. Box 246, Blountville, TN 37617-0246
423.354.5255
complianceofficer@NortheastState.edu

Northeast State Community College’s policy [ 03:01:01:03] on nondiscrimination can be found at http://cwis.northeaststate.edu/oie/policymanual/pol.asp?p=254.

Safe Campus – Northeast State Community College strives to maintain an environment that is free of intimidation and encourages education of students to their fullest extent. Therefore, the College will not tolerate acts or threats of acts of sexual assault, physical assault, or any type of violence. Please refer to www.NortheastState.edu/SafeNortheast for more information on campus safety programs. [NeSCC Policy 07:02:00]


Student Life

Students may choose to become involved in a wide variety of Student Life activities at Northeast State based upon their individual interests. The College’s commitment to the concept of total student development and support is evidenced by those Student Life programs that are designed to enhance the individual’s collegiate experience. Assessment starts with what matters most: you, the student. You may be asked to cooperate in various surveys, interviews, focus groups, and other data-collection efforts by the College.

Please note that advisor contacts and office locations are subject to change. To verify advisors and office locations, you can contact Student Life (Room A212, Blountville) at 423.354.2416 or email studentlife@NortheastState.edu.

Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor SocietyAlpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society is a nonprofit organization devoted to the advancement of scholarship and to the recognition of non-traditional students continuing their higher education. Membership is extended by invitation in the spring of the academic year. The Nu Sigma Chi Chapter at Northeast State is one of over 300 institutional chapters throughout the United States. Mahmood Sabri (F203, 423.354.2572), Virginia Salmon (L304, 423.354.2523), Amy Lippo (L312, 423.354.5242), and Michelle Wyatt (L214, 423.354.2422) serve as advisors and/or campus contacts.

American Welding Society (AWS) Holston Valley Student Chapter – Northeast State’s student section of the American Welding Society promotes the application and research of welding/metal fabrication among students. Educational development, sound practices, and career opportunities are emphasized. Jon Cookson (RCAM144, 423.354.5212) and Nichole Manz-Young (F110, 423.354.5253) are the advisors.

Argumentation and Debate Society – The purpose of the Argumentation and Debate Society is to provide students with an opportunity to participate in competitive forensic tournaments. The society also provides learners with a forum for free expression and offers opportunities for students to voice their opinions on current events and matters of interest to the academic community. Dr. Rick Merritt (H215, 423.279.3691), Dr. Ruth Livingston (H214, 423.279.7657), and Dr. Laura Barnett (H206, 423.354.2556) are the faculty advisors.

The Art Club – The Art Club is open to all Northeast State students, faculty, and staff. The club's purpose is to promote an appreciation of visual artistic expression on the Northeast State Community College campus. Members seek to provide a forum through which NeSCC students, in particular, can obtain professional skills relevant to support academic endeavors in the visual arts. This organization also provides students, faculty, staff, and the community with opportunities to develop skills in a variety of visual art media. Dr. Christal Hensley (H120, 423.354.2595) and Donna Wilt (L303C, 423.354.5250) serve as advisors.

Aviation Club – The Aviation Club is open to all students, faculty, and staff who are aviation enthusiasts. The purpose of the Aviation Club is to promote and encourage interest in aviation through education, workshops, events, and personal experiences. The club provides networking opportunities within the aviation community. In addition, guest speakers will be invited to discuss aviation safety, emerging drone technologies, and job opportunities. Richard Blevins (C2201A, 423.354.5350) serves as advisor.

Black Student Association (BSA) – The Black Student Association is an educational and cultural non-profit and non-political organization based at Northeast State. The organization is open to all Northeast State students, faculty, and staff. Its primary purpose is to serve the interests of minority students. The BSA provides a professional, informational, and social network for students of African descent to ensure their retention, academic excellence, and participation in student life at Northeast State. Contact advisor Linda Calvert (P317, 423.323.0222) for more information.

Campus Christian Fellowship (CCF) – The Campus Christian Fellowship provides opportunities for students and employees to meet regularly to enjoy Christian fellowship and fun. Meetings include a variety of activities for encouragement, fellowship, Bible and topical studies, devotions, and prayer. Activities and meetings may be held on various NeSCC campuses. The club may also sponsor speakers or musical concerts for the campus, attend area concerts, and participate in school-wide events. CCF is not exclusive to any denomination and all are welcome to attend. John Melendez (F231, 423.354.2452) serves as the faculty advisor.

Campus Progressives – The Campus Progressives serve as a source of ideas, organization, and activism directed towards supporting students at Northeast State Community College who wish to gain experience in campus, local, state, or national politics. Activities such as voter education, voter registration, and voter turn-out efforts help students gain experience by aiding candidates or campaigns aligned with the ideals found within the platform, heritage, or future directions of the Democratic Party. Andrea Frye (H124, 423.354.2519) and Francis Canedo (H107, 423.279.3694) are the faculty advisors.

The Cinema Society – The Cinema Society provides diverse options for students of Northeast State Community College to experience the culture of movies and their relevance to said culture. The Cinema Society appreciates the fine art of cinema and provides opportunities to analyze movies that are viewed from themes and meanings of greater cultural and historical relevance. Jim Kelly (H108, 423.279.7669) and Tabetha Garman (H114, 423.354.5180) are the faculty advisors.

Clinical Laboratory Science Club – The Clinical Laboratory Science Club promotes understanding of the field of laboratory medicine through scheduled meetings, distribution of educational materials, participation in recruitment opportunities at elementary/secondary schools and organizations, as well as through community service projects. Funds are raised to attend state and national meetings for the purpose of continuing education and networking with peers. Anyone interested in club membership is invited to join. Rose Marie Spangler (RCHP124, 423.354.5500) is the faculty advisor.

Computer Gaming Club – The purpose of the club is to promote an increased knowledge of the science, design, development, construction, language, and applications of modern computing machinery through the exploration of computer game development. The club provides a means of communication between persons having an interest in computer programming and game software development. David Blair (F202, 423.354.5269) serves as advisor.

The Cor Group – The Cor Group is a Christian organization for members of the NeSCC community. The name is derived from a teaching of John Henry Cardinal Newman, "Cor ad cor loquitur," meaning heart speaks to heart. This phrase embodies the vital calling of Christians to speak with more than just words and to reach out with love to the hearts of others. The Cor Group is involved with ETSU's Catholic Center, and Fr. Michael Cummins leads most of the discussions and activities. The Cor Group is not exclusive to any denomination, and members come from a variety of backgrounds. All are welcome! Dr. Michael Pagel (H115, 423.354.2431) serves as advisor.

Council for Leadership, Advocacy, and Student Success (CLASS) – Northeast State’s Council for Leadership, Advocacy, and Student Success strives to improve the quality of student life by representing the student body, providing leadership development opportunities, and promoting communication between students, administration, faculty, and staff. For more information, visit the CLASS Office located in the Student Services Building. Contact advisors Mark Beaty (A215, 423.354.5241) and Eric Fish (H118, 423.354.2400).

Criminal Justice Society (CJS) – The Criminal Justice Society serves as an organization dedicated to exposing students to critical issues of justice and equal treatment in America by agencies of the criminal justice system. To accomplish this goal, the society promotes excellence in the education of criminal justice; strives to promote better relations between local criminal justice agencies and the general public; serves as a liaison between local agencies and Northeast State, and provides members with information on the varied nature of career opportunities in criminal justice. Contact Behavioral and Social Sciences (H229, 423.354.2457) for more information.

Drama Club – The Drama Club is open to all students, faculty, and staff who want to expand their understanding and enjoyment of drama. Students who are interested in acting, directing, working backstage, or just watching live theatre are encouraged to join. Drama Club members raise funds to assist with travel to see top quality productions. Eric Fish (H118, 423.354.2400), Brad McKenzie (D181, 423.354.2563), and Elizabeth Sloan (H106, 423.354.2479) are the faculty advisors.

Echoes and Images Echoes and Images is Northeast State’s student literary and visual arts magazine. Published in the spring, the magazine features poems, short stories, essays, and visual art by currently enrolled students. Entry deadline for submissions is at the end of the fall semester. Exact dates are posted during the fall semester. Cash prizes are awarded to the first- and second-place winners in each category. Echoes and Images has been consistently recognized for excellence by the Southern Division of the Community College Humanities Association. Tempi Hale (H102, 423.354.2594), Dr. Christal Hensley (H120, 423.354.2595), Dr. Sandra Hiortdahl (H122, 423.354.5176), Josh Archer (H121, 423.354.2557), and Donna Wilt (L303C, 423.354.5250) are the faculty editors.

Elizabethton Service Club – The Northeast State at Elizabethton Service Club strives to generate and foster awareness and public interest within the community for Northeast State at Elizabethton. The club provides opportunities for students, staff, and faculty to develop leadership skills and to promote civic responsibility by working together through club activities. For more information, contact advisors Amy Drinnon (E132, 423.547.8450) and Paulette Davis (E108, 423.547.8450).

Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) – The primary objective of the Gay-Straight Alliance is to provide social and educational support outlets and to promote equality, understanding, and acceptance of all students, faculty, and staff members of the NeSCC community regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Francis Canedo (H107, 423.279.3694), Andrea Frye (H214, 423.354.2519), Brad McKenzie (D181, 423.354.2563), and Elizabeth Sloan (H106, 423.354.2479) are the faculty advisors.

“Glee” Club – The “Glee” Club is open to all Northeast State Community College students who have an interest in music. The purpose of the “Glee” Club is to create and foster fellowship by giving students an opportunity to meet with one another, exchange ideas, encourage the understanding of the cultures of all students, develop character and leadership, and promote activities that stress the love and importance of music in their lives. Tawana Teague (H117, 423.354.5164) serves as faculty advisor.

GREENS – The GRassroots Environmental Efforts at Northeast State is a club for students, staff, and faculty who are interested in helping preserve our fragile environment. The club’s main focus is to foster environmental leadership and stewardship at Northeast State and beyond. GREENS accomplishes this through education and action. Everyone has a part to play, and GREENS intends to educate others on how they can participate in this worthwhile effort. Jim Henrichs (P202, 423.354.2481), Michele Glass (B104F, 423.354.2496), and Rebecca Moody (C2301A, 423.354.5353) serve as advisors.

The International Club – The International Club is for all students who like to meet people, eat food, plan and enjoy entertainment, and learn about cultures from countries around the globe. In our increasingly interconnected world, there is a need to understand the similarities that bind us together and to appreciate the differences that make us unique. The club will sponsor activities and events that celebrate the diversity of Northeast State's students, faculty, and staff for the learning and enjoyment of the members and the campus at large. Caitlin Chapman-Rambo (J1097, 423.354.5328) and Anne Darden (J1096/L303B, 423.354.5327) serve as advisors.

Intramurals – Intramurals, athletic activities, sports tournaments, and wellness events are offered by Student Life to help students safely acquire behaviors conducive to healthy lifestyles that enrich the quality of life, including access to gym equipment during open hours at the campus Physical Education Classroom (Room D192). Contact Mark Beaty (A215, 423.354.5241) for more information.

Los Americanos – Los Americanos strives to teach awareness and understanding of Hispanic culture and traditions, as well as of the Spanish language. The club seeks to introduce members to a variety of concerns, issues, and current events that impact the Latin community. Students are not required to speak Spanish to become members of the organization. Francis Canedo (H107, 423.279.3694) is the faculty advisor.

Northeast State National Alumni Association – This association is open to all former students who have taken credit courses at Northeast State or the College by its former name, Tri-Cities State Technical Institute. The purpose of the association is to further interest in Northeast State and to foster communication between the College and its Alumni. The association holds several events each year that encourage alumni to renew their ties with the institution and to cultivate friendships and professional relationships. Contact Dr. Leigh Hornsby (P316, 423.354.5255) for more information.

Northeast State Scholars Foundation – The purpose of the Northeast State Scholars Foundation is to support the activities of the Northeast State Community College Foundation through student-driven initiatives that promote private giving and service learning. As a student foundation, the organization cultivates philanthropy among campus constituencies and seeks to incorporate philanthropic campaigns within the College’s mission. Membership is comprised voluntarily of students receiving Northeast State Scholarships, enrolling in the Northeast State Honors Program, or earning memberships in the campus honor societies. Contact Rayma Gibbs (C2107, 423.279.7637), Joshua Johnson (C2107A, 423.354.5235), or Erin Blevins (C2107B, 423.354.2507) for more information.

Northeast State Student Navigators – This organization is a community relations support group representing Northeast State. It is the Navigators’ duty to promote and uphold the vision, mission, and guiding beliefs of the College to the students, faculty, and staff as well as the five-county service area. The Northeast State Student Navigators contribute valuable time and effort toward enhancing the community relations and enrollment efforts of the College. The service provided by the Navigators is not duplicated by any other sanctioned student organization. Applications and/or additional information may be obtained by contacting advisor Jim Henrichs (P202, 423.354.2481).

Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society – This organization is the international honor society that recognizes and promotes commitment to academic excellence in two-year colleges. Phi Theta Kappa supports the four hallmarks of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Fellowship that are designed to give members opportunities for personal and academic growth as well as service to others. The Northeast State chapter is Alpha Iota Chi, and it has achieved five-star status, the highest level of participation in Phi Theta Kappa activities. Dr. Jane Honeycutt (H203, 423.354.2596), Erin Ferris (H209, 423.354.5222), and Dr. Teressa Dobbs (H218, 423.354.5299) are the faculty advisors.

President’s Student Advisory Council – The President’s Student Advisory Council provides the president of Northeast State with a student perspective on activities and/or issues prevailing on the campus and makes suggestions and recommendations as deemed appropriate. Contact Student Life (A212, 423.354.2416) for more information.

Sci-fi/Fantasy Guild – The Sci-fi/Fantasy Guild is open to all students, faculty, and staff who enjoy science fiction and fantasy literature, film, games, and culture. The Sci-fi/Fantasy Guild has book and film discussions, themed fundraisers, and special interest outings. Nona Shepherd (H104, 423.279.3686) and Audrey Peters (H123, 423.354.2417) are the faculty advisors.

Student Historical Society – The purpose of the Student Historical Society is to provide positive experiences and learning opportunities within all aspects of history. Goals of the society include expansion of knowledge through activities and discussion, increase campus awareness of historical events, and foster relationships between students and faculty. Sherman Patrick (H111, 423.354.2493) and Tabetha Garman (H114, 423.354.5180) serve as faculty advisors.

Student Tennessee Education Association (STEA) – The Student Tennessee Education Association helps prepare the education major to assume the role of a teacher and make a smooth transition from the campus to the classroom. This pre-professional organization gives students a voice in education by working in conjunction with local, state, and national associations. STEA provides personal growth through community service projects and professional growth through leadership and teamwork opportunities. STEA helps prepare teachers for the challenges of the 21st century classroom. Contact faculty advisors Mitzi Neeley (H204, 423.354.2550), Deborah Ramey (H211, 423.354.2565), and Tricia Crawford (H212, 423.354.5117) for more information.

Student Traffic Court – The Student Traffic Court hears cases of students contesting traffic citations that result from violations of the Northeast State Traffic and Parking Regulations. A Chief Justice, an Associate Chief Justice, and a maximum of four Justices are selected from the student body through an application and interview process. Students who wish to contest a ticket must submit appeals online. Contact Student Life (A212, 423.354.2416) for more information.

Student Veterans of America – The purpose of Student Veterans of America is to provide support and assistance to transitioning veterans; provide a network for mutual support and assistance among veterans, reservists, and those on active duty; encourage those who are seriously considering military service (ROTC/DEP); assist in the social, intellectual, and personal development of fellow veterans; and to contribute to the atmosphere and development of Northeast State. John Adcox (A102, 423.354.2528), Jessica Kelso (A102, 423.354.2527), and Jeremy Bryant (C2307, 423.354.2418) serve as advisors.

Students in Action Service Club – The Students in Action Service Club strives to generate and foster awareness and public interest within the community for Northeast State at Kingsport. The club provides opportunities for students, staff, and faculty to develop leadership skills and to promote civic responsibility by working together through club activities. Jan Stout (KCHE106, 423.354.5541) and Rose Marie Spangler (RCHP124, 423.354.5500) serve as the advisors.

Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) – Northeast State’s Student Chapter, a “Delta” chapter affiliated with the Upper East Tennessee Chapter of the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers ( www.tnspe.org) and a member of the State Society of the National Society of Professional Engineers ( www.nspe.org), was recognized and certified eligible for participation in the Program for NSPE Student Chapters in May 1999. All students interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) are eligible to join. Janice Lewenczuk (F229, 423.354.2549) serves as the advisor.

A Toast to Education – A Toast to Education is a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which each individual member has the opportunity to develop oral communication and leadership skills that foster self-confidence and personal growth. The purposes of the organization include helping its members improve their abilities to communicate effectively, encouraging members to read and listen analytically, and affording leadership training for its members. A Toast to Education is affiliated with Toastmasters International and the District of Toastmasters International organizations. Dr. Ruth Livingston (H214, 423.279.7657) and Dr. Rick Merritt (H215, 423.279.3691) serve as faculty advisors.

TRiO CLuB – The purpose of the TRiO CLuB is to provide an opportunity for members to be involved in activities which will facilitate the development of a campus climate supportive of academic, social, and personal success; build leadership skills; broaden individual experiences; and extend benevolence to others who are in need. It is open to all Student Support Services participants, staff, and any other enrolled Northeast State Community College student who is committed to the purpose of the organization. Virginia Reed (C1108, 423.354.2491), Wendy Taylor (KCHE330, 423.354.5538), Rita Lay (C1107, 423.323.0216), and Donna Addington (E110, 423.354.5227) serve as advisors.

Volunteer Northeast State – The purpose of Volunteer Northeast State is to facilitate public and community service opportunities for students at Northeast State. This program and its related student organization provide the framework for experienced-based learning opportunities that develop student leadership and increased social responsibility. Dr. Laura Barnett (H206, 423.354.2556), Lisa Poole (H205, 423.354.2486), and Dr. Rick Merritt (H215, 423.279.3691) serve as coordinators/faculty advisors.



Please refer to the Guidelines for Student Organizations to review related policies and procedures governing student organizations at Northeast State.



For more information on specific campus resources, please call 423.354.5120 or email studentdevelopment@NortheastState.edu.

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