Tennessee Supreme Court Justice to lecture

Northeast State Community College welcomes Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Gary R. Wade to campus on Sept. 18 as special guest lecturer for the College’s commemoration of Constitution Week Sept. 17-23.

Wade was appointed to Tennessee’s highest court in September 2006. He graduated cum laude graduate from the University of Tennessee and University of Tennessee College of Law.  He spent 15 years in private practice before being appointed to the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals in 1987 and re-elected four times. He served as the Presiding Judge of the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals from 1998 through 2006.


Wade’s professional honors include being named Appellate Judge of the Year in 2003 by the American Board of Trial Advocates and winning the Judicial Excellence Award from the Knoxville Bar Association and Tennessee Bar Association.


Congress created Constitution Week to recognize the signing and historic importance of the U.S. Constitution. Northeast State has welcomed several distinguished guest lecturers for Constitution Week in recent years including former state Supreme Court Justice Penny White and U.S. District Judge Ronnie Greer.


Wade’s lecture begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Regional Center for the Performing Arts Theater. The event is free and open to the public.


For more information, contact 423.279.7669



Faculty presents 4th annual Constitution Panel discussion

Northeast State Community College invites the public and civic-minded to the College’s Fourth Annual Constitution Panel on Sept. 16 in celebration of the 221st anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution.

The event coincides with the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration’s recognition of Constitution Week held Sept. 17-23.
Northeast State faculty members will discuss the Constitution’s structure and impact on American history from the signing of the Declaration of Independence to the modern-day Patriot Act.  Faculty members will discuss various aspects of the Constitution and the issues surrounding the American form of government. Panel members and their topics are:

  • Steve Buttolph - “New Age Crime: A Challenge to our Constitution”
  • John Grubb - “Colonial Origins of the Constitution”
  • Jim Kelly - “College Students Say the Darnedest Things”
  • Sherman Patrick - “A More Perfect Union: Constitutional Amendments and History”
  • Emily Robertson - “A College Student’s Perception of the Constitution”
  • David Toye - “Ancient and Modern Roots of the Constitution”

 The public is invited to learn and engage a discussion about one of the most important documents ever written and the model for democratic governments throughout the world.  The forum is free and will be held in the Northeast State Auditorium at 1:30 p.m.

 Information or questions, contact John Grubb at 423.354.2433 or e-mail at jmgrubb@NortheastState.edu.

John Grubb



Northeast State announces summer honors list

Northeast State Community College officials have released the names of students honored for academic performance during the 2008 summer term.

Students named to the President’s List completed the spring semester with a minimum of 12 hours of college-level credit and a 4.0 grade point average. Students listed include: Carol Bedingfield, David Carroll, Christopher Chafin, and Rebecca Roff, all of Kingsport; Ronald Dunn, Greeneville; Katherine Galvin, Bristol, Tenn.; Tara Hendrix, Johnson City; Jason McCray, Bristol, Tenn.; Desiree Raynor, Jonesborough; and Crystal Smallwood, Erwin.

Students named to the Vice President’s list completed the summer term with a minimum of 12 hours of college-level and credit and a 3.5 – 3.99 grade point average. Students making the Vice-President’s list are: April Burke and Timothy Fandel, of Blountville; Clifton Hutton and Stacy Wingate, Bluff City, Barbara Baird, Benjamin Fleenor, Ruth St. John, and Jeffrey Wood, all of Bristol, Tenn.; Everette Wilhoit, Chuckey; Stewart Johnson, Church Hill; Stacie Clark and Justin Holmes, Gray; Virginia Hughes and Wendell Ragsdale, Johnson City; Eva Archer and Jason Coleman, Jonesborough; Stephen Kinnard, Shane Lambert, Meredith Rankin, Brandi Vaughn, Brittany Wills, and Haleigh Winegar, all of Kingsport; Bernadette Humphrey, Watauga.

Northeast State Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree.