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Section 1: Campus Information and Services Directory
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Section 3: Sanctioned Student Organizations and Programs 

  

 

Campus Information and Services Directory

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 main office locations, the majority of the services are offered at the various teaching sites 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 teaching site.  

Academic Affairs (Room P305, Blountville) – The Academic Affairs unit coordinates all educational programming offered by the College and provides leadership for the faculty. Reporting directly to the President, the Office of 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 Pierce Administration Building or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/academicaffairs. 

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 or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/academicaffairs.

Access and Development (Room G111, Gray) – The purpose of the Access and Development unit is to expand educational access and student completion by promoting and growing the Johnson City Teaching Site; 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 423.354.5268 or email pwmontgomery@NortheastState.edu. Visit the temporary office location at Northeast State at Gray, 120 Dillon Court, or go online at www.NortheastState.edu. 

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 mandate specific qualifications for collegiate-level faculty. For more information, please call 423.354.5109 or email evedistedu@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Technical Education Building or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/adjunctfaculty. Please refer to the Directory on Northeast State’s web site for a complete listing of Northeast State adjunct faculty email addresses.

Administrative Services (Room P315, 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 or go online at www.NortheastState.edu.

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 location in the Pierce Administration Building or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/admissions.

Advanced Technologies Division (Room L301C, 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 Electrical Technology with concentrations in Electrical and Electromechanical; General Technology; and Industrial Technology with concentrations in Automotive Service, Auto Body, Engineering Design Technology, Machine Tool, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Mechanical, Motor Sports, and Welding/Metal Fabrication. For more information, please call 423.279.7639 or email kmtipton@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Student Services Building or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/academicaffairs.

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

Alumni Affairs (Room L301C, Blountville) – The Office of Alumni Affairs creates opportunities to reconnect and maintains established relationships with alumni, develops innovative strategies to provide additional value and benefit to the Northeast State alumni experience, and encourages the alumni’s continued association with and support of Northeast State Community College. For more information, please call 423.354.5278 or email alumni@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Basler Library or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/alumni.

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 or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/academicaffairs.

Blazier-Wilson Hall/Student and Community Services (Main Office, Kingsport) – Formerly the Regional Center for Applied Technology (RCAT), the purpose of Blazier-Wilson Hall/Student and Community Services is to coordinate and/or provide a variety of support services at the Kingsport teaching site to enhance and promote student retention and persistence to graduation. These services include Admissions, Business Office, Financial Aid, Career Development Services, Academic and Career Counseling, Testing Services, Services for Students with Disabilities, and Tutoring. For more information, please call 423.354.2525 or email mrmay@NortheastState.edu. Visit Blazier-Wilson Hall at 222 W. Main Street in downtown Kingsport or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/blazierwilsonhall.

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 Neebo. 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 or email goliver@neebo.com. Visit the bookstore’s location in the Student Services Building or go online at www.neebo.com/ns.

Bulletin Boards (Room A212, Blountville) – Campus bulletin boards are designated for use by specific academic programs, offices, student organizations, or individuals. Non-affiliated organizations or persons desiring to post material on a bulletin board must receive approval from the Director of Campus Activities. For more information, please call 423.354.2416 or email studentlife@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Student Services Building or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/studentlife.

Business Office-Cashier (Room P203A, Blountville) – Fees, tuition, bills, and fines can be paid in the Business Office. Payments may be made at the Cashier’s window located within Admissions and Records, Room P203. Normal hours of operations are 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday. The Business Office will close at 5:00 p.m. each day that classes are not in session. For more information, please call 423.354.2511 or email nsccbusoffar@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Pierce Administration Building or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/institutionalcost.

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 or transfer into a Computer Science or Information Technology program at a four-year college or university. The division provides instruction for Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree programs in Business Management Technology with concentrations in Accounting, Management, and Small Business Management; A.A.S. in Computer and Information Sciences with concentrations in Computer Programming, Information Assurance, Internet and Web Development, Networking Engineering Technology, and Personal Computer Management; and A.A.S. in Administrative Professional Technology with concentrations in General Office, Legal Office, and Medical Office. The division also offers instruction for Certificates in Entertainment Technology, Entrepreneurship, Accounting, Marketing Service and Sales, and General Office. For more information, please call 423.354.2420 or email lemcnutt@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Faculty Office Building or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/academicaffairs.

Campus Activities (Room A215, Blountville) – As part of Student Life, the Office of Campus Activities complements curricular programs by developing social, cultural, recreational, and intramural activities that enhance the student’s collegiate experience. Programs include Student Activities, Performing Arts, Intramural Sports, Skills Competitions, and Service, as well as 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 (A212 Suite) or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/campusactivities.

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 e2Campus 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 the Welcome Center or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/police.

Campus Directory (Room P312, Blountville) – The Campus Directory is a listing of full-time faculty and staff available online. A directory listing includes the name, title, photo, 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 or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/directory.aspx. 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 or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/enrollmentservices.

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. 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 or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/police. Campus Police and/or security officers are available to assist students at the Bristol, Elizabethton, Johnson City, and Kingsport teaching sites.

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 or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/enrollmentservices.

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 counseling 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 423.354.5167 or email careersvcs@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the General Studies Building or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/careerservices.

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 coordinator. 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 from the Center for Students with Disabilities. All documentation is confidential and should be submitted to:

Coordinator, 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 or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/disabilities. Services and academic accommodations for students registered with the Center are available at each teaching site.

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 new STEPs Ahead initiative which will continue researching student-centered learning as well as facilitating in-house professional development and entrepreneurial activities.. STEP, which has been in place since the Fall of 2009, is dedicated to creating learning environments that actively involve students in a variety of activities designed to foster lifelong learning and career skills. For more information, please call 423.354.5162 or email jpkelly@NortheastState.edu. Visit the Center’s location in the Basler Library or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/step.

College Access Programs (Room C2301, Blountville) – 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 between high school and college. Specific mentoring activities include providing information to students and families regarding post-secondary education and career preparation; financial aid and college information seminars and workshops for high school students and parents; coordinating student support, retention, and transfer services to currently and soon-to-be enrolled students; and facilitating the transfer between community college and four-year institutions. A mentor is present in service area high schools to provide these services. College Access Programs has a program focused on adult students in advanced technology fields as well. There is an Adult Transitions Counselor who assists with the specific mentoring activities mentioned above with adult students. For more information, please call 423.323.0223 or email collegeaccess@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the General Studies Building or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/collegenow.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP) (Room C2106, 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 423.323.0211 or email testing@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the General Studies Building or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/clep.

Community and Media Relations (Rooms L301A-B, Blountville) – Northeast State’s Community and Media Relations offices are the primary media contacts for the campus and also serve as the coordinating offices for campus publications, marketing, graphic design, mascot, and promotional materials and activities. The offices produce the academic year’s Registration Guide and other major campus publications such as brochures, viewbooks, business cards, and flyers. 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 or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/news.

COMPASS/MyMath Test Information (Room C2106, Blountville) – Degree seeking students applying for admission to Northeast State undergo 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 ACT/SAT or the COMPASS test. ACT and SAT scores must be within three 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 do not have college transfer credit in English and/or math from a regionally accredited college will take COMPASS. Students assessed in Learning Support Math will take the MyMath Test to determine the appropriate level of Learning Support Math courses in which to register. For more information, please call 423.323.0211 or email testing@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the General Studies Building or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/compass.

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 both administrative and academic computing. For more information, please call 423.323.0202 or email mclester@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Pierce Administration Building or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/campuslife.

Counseling Services (Room C2101, Blountville) – Counseling Services provides assessment, short-term counseling, crisis intervention, and referral to community resources as needed. All services are free for students. Counseling can help students learn to: 

  • Identify obstacles that hinder them from reaching their goals
  • Develop coping skills
  • Discover new attitudes and behaviors
  • Learn stress management skills
  • Set boundaries
  • Utilize campus and community resources
  • Discover how one’s learning style impacts college success by taking the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) 

Counseling Services also provides support and resources for students who are parents and provides a newsletter in the fall and spring semesters specifically for students who are in “college with kids.” 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. For more information, please call 423.323.0211 or email counseling@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the General Studies Building or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/counseling.

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, but many are sponsored by members of the community as well. Events are scheduled in campus venues such as the Wellmont Regional Center for the Performing Arts, the newly-renovated Auditorium, two meeting rooms in the Basler Library, and an auditorium located in the Kingsport Center for Higher Education. Plans are currently underway for the construction of an outdoor amphitheater, which will add another dimension to campus events. 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 423.279.7669 or email jpkelly@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Locke Humanities Complex or go online at www.NortheastState.edu for event schedules.

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 My.Northeast under the NORSTAR tab. For more information, please call 423.354.5178 or email sllawson@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Faculty Office Building or go online at the My.Northeast link on www.NortheastState.edu.

Desire2Learn (D2L) Access (Room H134, Blountville) – Desire2Learn (D2L) is an online learning 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. 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 at https://elearn.NortheastState.edu.

Dual Enrollment Programs (Rooms G106 and G107, Gray) – Northeast State’s Dual Enrollment programs are cooperative efforts with local high schools. The Jump Start University Parallel Program provides qualified high school students an opportunity to get a "Jump Start" on college by enrolling in college classes 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, or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/jumpstart.

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 Teaching Site; to grow workforce solutions throughout the region; to facilitate economic development partnerships with industry, community, educational, and government entities; and to establish active communication and advocacy 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, or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/kingsport.

Email (Room 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 through WebMail. Each semester, WebMail accounts are established for all registered students. This is not your D2L email, but a separate email system accessed through My.Northeast. Check your NeSCC Email daily for upcoming events, important dates, job opportunities, and much more. For more information, please call 423.354.2492 or email systemsmgr@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Pierce Administration Building or go online at www.NortheastState.edu to access My.Northeast and 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. This number is:

Northeast State Police Department – 423.677.7927

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 location in the General Studies Building or the Welcome Center or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/police.

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 or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/admissions.

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 or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/enrollmentservices.

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 or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/ehs.

Equity and Compliance (Room P316, Blountville) – The Equity & Compliance department is part of the college Advancement Office. Personnel are responsible for Title IX and Affirmative Action compliance and initiatives, as well as institutional policies and procedures. For more information, please call 423.354.2490 or email mlhornsby@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Pierce Administration Building or go online to the Northeast State Policies and Procedures Manual at http://cwis.NortheastState.edu/oie/policymanual/pol.asp.  

Evening and Distance Education (Room F100, Blountville) – The Evening and Distance Education division offers quality higher education programs, serves evening and off-campus and high school students, and provides opportunities for lifelong learning through distance education, professional development, and the Weekend College. The Division of Evening and Distance Education facilitates services for the evening students and faculty on the Northeast State campus and offers classes at the off-campus sites in Bristol, Elizabethton, Gray, Johnson City, Kingsport, Mountain City, and Unicoi County. The Office of Evening and Distance Education is open from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday and from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Friday. For more information, please call 423.323.0221 or email evedistedu@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Faculty Office Building or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/eveningdistanceed.

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 with requirements for students in the regular daytime programs. When classes are in session Evening Services is open Monday through Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m., during fall and spring semesters, and from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday. During the summer semester the office is open until 8:30 p.m. When classes are not in session, the office is open 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, please call 423.354.5109 or email sdbaker@NortheastState.edu or tdbartlett@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Technical Education Building or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/evenings.

Exit Exams (Room C2106, Blountville) – The State of Tennessee requires that all graduates receiving an associate or bachelor's degree from a state institution participate in an exit examination. Northeast State uses the Proficiency Profile/Exit Exam. Prospective graduates who will earn an A.A.S., A.S., A.S.T., or A.A. degree must take the exam to fulfill graduation requirements. Students receiving a Certificate only are not required to 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. 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. You must 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 mail about specific testing requirements. Diplomas will be withheld until the exam is completed. For more information, please call 423.323.0211 or email testing@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the General Studies Building or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/exitexam.

Financial Aid (Room C2406, Blountville) – 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 or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/financialaid.

Financial Aid Help Center (Room C2402, 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. Please setup an appointment at www.NortheastState.edu/fahelpcenter to ensure that a staff member is available for your visit to campus. For more information, please email fahelpcenter@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the General Studies Building or go online at 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 the Blountville Campus and at the various teaching sites. For more information, please call 423.323.8973 or email subway@NortheastState.edu. Visit The Courtyard cafeteria in the Student Services Building or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/campuslife and click Food Services.

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 while those with final cumulative grade point averages of 3.75 to 3.89 will be awarded Magna Cum Laude. Graduates with final cumulative grade point averages of 3.5 to 3.74 will be awarded Cum Laude. 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. This average 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 adcarter@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Pierce Administration Building or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/graduation

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 must take the Proficiency Profile/Exit Exam to fulfill graduation requirements. Students receiving a Certificate only are not required to take the exam. Diplomas will be withheld until the exam is completed. 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 not receive their diplomas until the commencement exercise in May, but their permanent record will be posted as of the semester they graduate. 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 adcarter@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Pierce Administration Building or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/graduation.

Health-Related Professions Division (Room RCHP109, Kingsport) – The Division of Health-Related Professions provides instruction in Cardiovascular Technology, Dental Assisting, Emergency Medical Technology, 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, EMT-Paramedic, Medical Laboratory Technology, and Surgical Technology. The Division also offers the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Cardiovascular Technology, with Invasive and Non-Invasive options. In addition, students may obtain a Technical Certificate in either Dental Assisting or EMT-Paramedic. For more information, please call 423.323.0238 or email jastarling@NortheastState.edu. Visit the Division Office location in the Regional Center for Health Professions (RCHP), 300 W. Main Street in downtown Kingsport, or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/academicdivisions/hrp.

Health Services (Room C2112, Blountville) – Health Services at Northeast State is committed to helping you achieve a bright future and a long life. Health Services works with students, faculty, and staff on health issues and promotes good health practices within the College and community. Health Services provides clinic services, helps students access community health resources, provides health and wellness promotion, and serves on campus committees related to the health and wellness of the College community.

Clinic services are provided as follows:

  • A Medical Clinic staffed by licensed Nurse Practitioners is available to students two afternoons a week by same day appointment.
  • Registered Nurses coordinate and provide Health Services for students, faculty, and staff that include assessment of minor illness, first aid, flu vaccines, blood pressure monitoring, and provision of over-the-counter medications. A registered nurse is available on the Blountville (C2112), Elizabethton (E112), and Kingsport (RCHP148) campuses .
  • Self-Care Stations with supplies for first aid and minor illnesses are available at no charge. Self-Care Stations are located on the Blountville, Bristol, Elizabethton, and Kingsport campuses.

Contact the staff by calling 423.323.0212 or by emailing healthservices@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the General Studies Building or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/healthservices for clinic locations, hours of operation, services, and self-help resources.

High School Equivalency (HSE) Testing (Room C2106, Blountville) – Testing Services administers the Tennessee High School Equivalency Diploma examinations to residents in the service delivery area of Northeast State. For more information, please call 423.323.0211 or email testing@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the General Studies Building or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/hse.

High School Transition Programs (Room G117, Gray) – The purpose of the High School Transition Programs is to strengthen the linkages between area high schools and Northeast State relative to programs of study, articulation/dual credit, dual and joint enrollment, Career Days, and the administration of Perkins IV grant programs and services. For more information, please call 423.354.5141 or email drmarsh@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location at Northeast State at Gray, 120 Dillon Court, or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/collegenow.

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 or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/academicaffairs.

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 or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/academicaffairs.

Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness (Rooms P308, P312 and P313, 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 or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/employment.aspx?id=188. 

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 or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/institutionalhonors. 

Institutional Standing Committees (Room A213, 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 423.354.2474 or email keglover@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Student Services Building (A212 Suite) or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/leadershipprograms. 

Insurance (Room C2112, Blountville) – Students are encouraged to obtain student health and accident insurance. Information on student accident and health insurance is available from the Office of Health Services. For more information, please call 423.323.0212 or email healthservices@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the General Studies Building or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/healthservices. 

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 off-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 at https://apps.NortheastState.edu/helpdesk.

Kingsport Center for Higher Education (KCHE) (Room KCHE101, Kingsport) – The Kingsport Center for Higher Education or KCHE offers the 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 or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/kche.

Leadership Programs (Room A213, Blountville) – As part of Student Life, the Office of Leadership Programs 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 the President’s Student Leadership Academy (PLSA), the Tennessee Inter-Collegiate State Legislature (TISL), and Who We Are Counts® Journey of Significance, as well as student government and student organization development. For more information or if you are interested in developing your leadership skills or just learning more about how leadership works, please call 423.354.2474 or email keglover@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Student Services Building (A212 Suite) or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/leadershipprograms.

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 off-campus sites as well. For more information, please call 423.354.5112 or email tlc@NortheastState.edu. Visit the Center’s location in the Basler Library or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/tlc.

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 bjsweeney@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Faculty Office Building or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/academicaffairs.

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 additional, library materials can be sent to students, faculty, and staff at the off-campus teaching 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 main campus. Library hours when classes are in session are: Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, please call 423.354.2429 or email csmcmurray@NortheastState.edu. Visit the Basler Library or go online at www.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 bjsweeney@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Faculty Office Building or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/academicaffairs.

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 Office of Community and Media Relations 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 or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/mascotrequest.

My.Northeast (Room P218D, Blountville) – My.Northeast is the campus online information portal. Features include links to access the Campus Calendar and Events, Desire2Learn (D2L), Northeast State Email, Personal Financial Aid and Account Information, Registration, Schedule of Classes, Semester Grades, Student Services, and Unofficial Transcript. To access your account, follow these directions:

  • Click on the My.Northeast icon on www.NortheastState.edu.
  • Type in your USER NAME. This can be found by clicking on the “Need to Know your Student ID or Username” link just below the Secure Access Login box.
  • Type in your PASSWORD (Six digit birth date, MMDDYY). Please change your password once you login by clicking on the “My Account” link beside your name.
  • Click “Login”. (Click “no” on all pop-up screens as you navigate through the system.)

For more information, please call 423.354.2492 or email systemsmgr@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Pierce Administration Building or go online at www.NortheastState.edu to access My.Northeast.

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. If you are a former Northeast State student or are transferring from another college or university, please call 423.323.0229. NSO reservations are required. You must have received an acceptance letter from the Office of Admissions and Records stating "you have been admitted to the College" and completed all placement testing (if required) prior to registering for orientation. At New Student Orientation you will:

  • Meet with an academic advisor who will help you select and register for classes
  • Learn how to navigate our website using your My.Northeast 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 or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/enrollmentservices.

NextStep Accelerated Studies Program (Room G129, Gray) – NextStep is a fast-track alternative delivery program. Through this program, students may complete an Associate of Science Degree in General Studies (University Parallel) or Business Administration (TTP) in as little as 22 months. Following completion of the degree, students may transfer to a four-year institution for completion of the bachelor's degree. NextStep is a component of the Accelerated Studies Program and is organized around a cohort concept. Generally, students attend classes two nights each week, complete coursework via traditional, Interactive Television (ITV) and online modalities, and progress with the same group of students. Classes are generally held in seven week blocks, allowing students continual progress through the program. Interactive Television (ITV) Classrooms in Mountain City and Erwin make possible the delivery of general education and applied science courses to students in Johnson County and Unicoi County. For more information, please call 423.354.5187 or email jgthacker@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location at Northeast State at Gray, 120 Dillon Court, or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/nextstep.

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 or go online at www.NortheastState.edu. 

Northeast State at Bristol (3rd Floor Main Office, Bristol) – The Bristol teaching site is conveniently located in the heart of historic downtown Bristol, providing enhanced access to the College’s programs and services for the citizens of Bristol, Mountain City, Bluff City, and Sullivan County. 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 423.354.5215 or 423.354.5213 or email drjohnson@NortheastState.edu or ckyoung@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location at 620 State Street in downtown Bristol or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/bristol.

Northeast State at Elizabethton (Main Office, Elizabethton) – The Elizabethton teaching site was the first off-campus educational facility to be opened by Northeast State. Opening in 1995 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 jfwillis@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location at 386 Highway 91 N in Elizabethton or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/elizabethton.

Northeast State at Gray (Main Office, Gray) – The Gray teaching site 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 423.354.5141 or email drmarsh@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location at 120 Dillon Court in Gray or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/gray.

Northeast State at Johnson City (Main Office, Johnson City) – The Johnson City teaching site is conveniently located in the heart of picturesque downtown Johnson City, providing enhanced access to the College’s programs and services for the citizens of Johnson City and Washington County. The facility’s grand opening is tentatively set for Spring 2015. For more information, please call 423.354.5213 or email ckyoung@NortheastState.edu or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/johnsoncity.  

Northeast State at Kingsport (Room KCHE101, Kingsport) – Northeast State at Kingsport serves as the center for higher education and workforce development in downtown Kingsport and consists of the Regional Center for Health Professions, the Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing, the Kingsport Center for Higher Education, the Pal Barger Regional Center for Automotive Programs, and Blazier-Wilson Hall/Student and Community Services. 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 423.354.5521 or email nsk@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location at 300 W. Market Street in downtown Kingsport or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/kingsport.

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 mlhornsby@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Pierce Administration Building or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/foundation.

Nursing Division (Room RCHP210, Kingsport) – Northeast State Community College offers an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing with two options: the traditional track and the LPN to RN track (designed for students with a current LPN license). After completion of specific general education courses, the traditional Nursing track curriculum consists of four semesters of nursing specific coursework and the LPN to RN track consists of three semesters of nursing specific coursework. With successful completion of all course and program requirements, an A.A.S. in Nursing degree will be awarded, making the student eligible for the National Council of Licensing Examination for the Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN). Upon passing the NCLEX-RN, students will then hold the title of Registered Nurse (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, or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/nursing.

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 423.354.5158 or email takay@NortheastState.edu. Visit the Physical Education Classroom in the Locke Humanities Complex or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/campusactivities.

President’s Office (Room P301, Blountville) – Janice H. Gilliam, Ed. D. is the President of Northeast State Community College. 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 jhgilliam@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Pierce Administration Building or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/president

Regents Online Degree Program (RODP) Information (Room C2407, Blountville) – Northeast State and the Tennessee Board of Regents colleges, universities, and technical centers have joined to offer the Regents Online Degree Program (RODP). The Regents online course schedules are designed in interactive asynchronous format (students will not meet with instructors). Student services are available to RODP students. Technical support for accessing course lessons and assignments are available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. RODP 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 rodp@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the General Studies Building or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/online.

Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing (RCAM) (Room RCAM103, Kingsport) – The purpose of the Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing (RCAM) is to promote 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 courses may be used to fulfill requirement for Associate of Applied Science Degree and/or Technical Certificate programs offered in the following areas: General Technology, Chemical Process Operations, Electromechanical Technology, Electrical Technology, and Welding/Metal Fabrication. For more information, please call 423.354.5149 or email jwfrazier@NortheastState.edu. Visit the RCAM at 305 W. Main Street in downtown Kingsport or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/rcam.

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 423.354.2525 or email rmbyington@NortheastState.edu. Visit the RCAP located at 337 W. Center Street in downtown Kingsport or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/rcap.

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. The Health-Related Professions Division offers an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Allied Health with concentrations in the fields of Dental Assisting, EMT-Paramedic, Medical Laboratory Technology, and Surgical Technology. The Division also offers the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Cardiovascular Technology, with Invasive and Non-Invasive options. In addition, students may obtain a Technical Certificate in either Dental Assisting or EMT-Paramedic. The Nursing Division offers an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing in two programs, traditional Nursing and LPN to RN Bridge (designed for students with a current LPN license). For more information, please call 423.323.0248 or email cjleavitt@NortheastState.edu. Visit the RCHP located at 300 W. Main Street in downtown Kingsport or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/rchp.

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 campus grounds. For more information, please call 423.354.5169 or email tcbrooks@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Locke Humanities Complex or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/rcpa

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 at www.NortheastState.edu/safenortheast

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 teaching sites.

Northeast State strives to maintain an environment that is free of intimidation and encourages the development of students and employees to their fullest extent. Policy clearly states that the College will not tolerate acts or threats of acts of sexual assault, physical assault, or any type of violence.

Northeast State provides College-wide programs that focus on campus security, personal safety, and issues related to violence. These programs focus on awareness, prevention strategies, risk reduction, and available options in the event of acts of violence, sexual assaults, or difficult situations. The annual campus safety symposium 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 at www.NortheastState.edu/safenortheast.

Safe Northeast Safe Area Information (Room C2108, Blountville) – Safe Northeast Safe Areas are campus offices that provide victims of violent acts a safe and confidential 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 teaching site 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 at www.NortheastState.edu/safeareas to view the list of Safe Areas at each teaching site.

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 or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/scholarshipprograms.

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 or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/academicaffairs.

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. Locations that are to be utilized in the event of a Tornado Warning 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 or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/ehs.

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

Sexual assault is the non-consensual sexual contact with the accuser by the accused, or the accused by the accuser when force or coercion is used to accomplish the act, the sexual contact is accomplished without consent of the accuser, and the accused knows or has reason to know at the time of the contact that the accuser did not or could not consent. Sexual contact includes, but is not limited to, the intentional touching of the accuser’s, the accused’s, or any other person’s intimate parts, or the intentional touching of the clothing covering the immediate area of the accuser’s, the accused’s, or any other person’s intimate parts, if that intentional touching can be reasonably construed as being for the purpose of sexual arousal or gratification. 

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. 

Students involved in sexual abuse or violent situations are encouraged to seek assistance for referral from the Northeast State Police Department, Counseling Services, Equity & Compliance, or Health Services 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: 

Crisis Center, Inc.
24-hour crisis hotline support by trained and caring workers at 276.466.2312 or 866.953.0484
100 Oakview Avenue
P.O. Box 642
Bristol, VA 24203
276.466.2218    Fax 276.466.5481
info@crisiscenterinc.org
Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

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) or 1.800.787.3224 (TTY) 

For more information, please call 423.354.2490 or email mlhornsby@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Pierce Administration Building or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/safenortheast.

Southeastern Economic and Education Leadership Consortium (SEELC) (Room G130, Gray) – The SEELC Program is a U.S. Department of Labor funded grant program that supports the development and expansion of innovative training programs in partnership with local employers. The grant is part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant program, a multiyear, nearly $2 billion initiative to expand targeted training programs for unemployed workers, especially those impacted by foreign trade. Along with Northeast State, SEELC includes five other community colleges in the Southeast: Pellissippi State Community College in Tennessee, Palm Beach State College and Polk State College in Florida, and Randolph Community College and Vance-Granville Community College in North Carolina. The consortium integrates a regional economic, workforce development, and education partnership approach to improving the skills and employment of individuals. For more information, please call 423.354.5270 or email blmccray@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location at Northeast State at Gray, 120 Dillon Court, or go online at www.doleta.gov/taaccct to learn more. 

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Program (Room G115, Gray) – Northeast State Community College’s STEM Program is an effort to address the growing, national need for increased interest and enrollment in the STEM areas of study. For many years, Northeast State has participated in partnerships to recruit students to these and other academic areas of study. STEM coursework is now available to area high school students at Northeast State's Blountville Campus and off-campus teaching sites. Other efforts and strategies are being developed through regional partnerships to provide more STEM opportunities for qualified students. For more information, please call 423.354.5166 or email cdrose@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location at Northeast State at Gray, 120 Dillon Court, or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/collegenow.

Student Activity Fee (Room A215, Blountville) – Northeast State Community College collects a student activity fee from each student, per semester. Fees help support student activities, including, but not limited to, cultural and performing arts, institutional student honors, student health services, 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 (A212 Suite) or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/campusactivities.

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 or go online at www.NortheastState.edu.

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. For more information, please call 423.354.2529 or email jmfields@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the General Studies Building or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/studentcomments. 

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 jmfields@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the General Studies Building or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/studentconduct 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 www.NortheastState.edu/financialAid.aspx?id=362. For more information, please call 423.323.0233 or email wrarmstrong@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the General Studies Building or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/financialaid.

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 Services, Institutional Honors, Scholarship Programs and Student Needs, and Student Life programs. For more information, please call 423.354.5120 or email studentdevelopment@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the General Studies Building or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/studentdevelopment.

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 Campus Information and Services Directory, Institutional Policy Statements, and Sanctioned Student Organizations and Programs) and "Student Guidelines, Policies, and Procedures" (which includes Campus Security, Computer Resources, Guest Speakers, Student Activity Fee, Student Conduct and Disciplinary Actions, Student Organizations, Student Right to Know, Student Travel, Student Use of Campus Property and Facilities, and Traffic and Parking Regulations). The Student Handbook is available online at the College’s Catalog link on www.NortheastState.edu. 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 at http://catalog.NortheastState.edu.

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 coordinated through the offices of Campus Activities and Leadership Programs, which serve as clearinghouses and resource centers for campus programs 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 or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/studentlife.

Student Needs Project (SNP) (Room C2107, Blountville) – Northeast State’s Student Needs Project (SNP) attempts to address 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. The SNP Consortium promotes access to campus and community resources that support the health, welfare, and needs of students outside the classroom. The SNP Consortium brings together over 30 campus offices and programs to facilitate this access. 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 or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/studentneedsproject.

Student Planners (Room C2110, Blountville) – Student Planners are produced through the Office of the Dean of Student Development for the convenience of students. 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 Counseling, 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 or go online at www.NortheastState.edu.

Student Success Center (Room C2407, Blountville) – The Student Success Center provides a wide variety of services to both prospective and currently enrolled students. Included are assistance with registration, academic advising, transfer advising, and career planning. Students who are uncertain about their academic major can work with advisors to complete interest inventories and computer-based career research to form an academic plan. For more information, please contact 423.323.0214 or email advising@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the General Studies Building or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/studentsuccesscenter.

Tech Track Dual Enrollment Program (Room G115, Gray) is focused in A.A.S./CTE related courses and programs. This program provides qualified high school students an opportunity to get on "Track" to technical careers after high school. Students may earn six or more semester hours of college credit and satisfy specific courses required for high school graduation. For more information, please call 423.354.5166 or email cdrose@NortheastState.edu. Students may also visit the office location at Northeast State at Gray, 120 Dillion Court, or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/collegenow.

Testing Services (Room C2106, Blountville) – Testing Services coordinates the administration of college testing. The goal of the Testing Services staff is to provide a professional environment for quality assessment and testing within the College and community. The first stop for many students is at one of the College's Testing Centers when they take COMPASS and/or the MyMath Test for placement. Once regularly admitted Northeast State students, students may take Nursing Entrance Exams, CLEP, a make-up exam, and/or proctored RODP midterm and final exams in one of the Testing Centers. All graduates earning an associate degree must take the Proficiency Profile/Exit Exam. Northeast State also proctors Distance Education exams for non-Northeast State students for a fee. Testing Services facilitates Tennessee High School Equivalency (HSE) Diploma testing to citizens in the College’s five county service area. For more information, please call 423.323.0211 or email testing@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the General Studies Building or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/testing to schedule a test.

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 or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/theatre.

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 the Welcome Center or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/trafficandparking.  

TRiO Student Support Services (Room C1107, Blountville) – TRiO assists low-income, first-generation, and/or students with documented disabilities in successfully beginning and completing college. Qualifying participants receive individualized career, academic, personal, and transfer advising; tutoring; financial literacy information; 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. New TRiO initiatives include:

  • the Campus Transitions Program that provides free tutoring assistance, academic and career advisement, study skills enhancement, financial literacy, and basic computer literacy for students at the Elizabethton teaching site (Room E110). For more information, please call 423.354.5227 or email dpaddington@NortheastState.edu.
  • the Promising Futures Program that provides free tutoring assistance, academic and career advisement, study skills enhancement, financial literacy, and basic computer literacy for students on the Blountville Campus (Room C1108). For more information, please call 423.323.0216 or email vrreed@NortheastState.edu.
  • the CashCourse, 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 CashCourse at www.cashcourse.org.

For more information, please call 423.323.0216 or email trio@NortheastState.edu. Visit any of the three teaching site TRiO locations or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/studentsupportservices:

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

Veterans Affairs (Room P204, 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 Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Wednesday and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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 423.354.2528 or email veteransaffairs@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Pierce Administration Building or go online at www.NortheastState.edu and click Veterans Affairs.

Voter Registration (Room A212, Blountville) – Students may register to vote or update their voter registration information by visiting the State of Tennessee’s Register to Vote web site, https://www.tn.gov/sos/election/registration.htm. 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 or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/leadershipprograms.

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’s main page. Students also have the option to sign up for the e2Campus 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 the Welcome Center or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/weather to view a list of related terms and of the radio and television stations that will air announcements.  

Weekend College (Room F100, Blountville) – The Weekend College Program is designed to provide a variety of credit and professional developmental programs for working adult students. Courses are provided using both traditional and alternative delivery formats including: accelerated studies courses, Internet, and traditional three hour block classes. Through the Weekend College program, students may earn up to 12 hours of credit per semester toward degree/certificate completion. Classes are conveniently offered on Friday evenings, Saturdays, and Sunday afternoons to accommodate the working or non-traditional adult student. For more information, please call 423.323.0221 or email evedistedu@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Faculty Office Building or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/eveningdistanceed.

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 userid and password are needed to access the wireless network. Detailed instructions for connecting to the wireless network are available online for Internet Explorer or FireFox users. For more information, please call 423.354.2447 or email kshubbard@NortheastState.edu. Visit the office location in the Pierce Administration Building or go online at www.NortheastState.edu/campuslife and click Wireless Access.

Workforce Solutions (Room F218, Blountville) – Workforce Solutions develops and delivers workforce development training for businesses, industry, healthcare, and government entities. Workforce Solutions offers customized training for specific a specific organization, continuing education for incumbent workers who want to upgrade or update their skills and knowledge, and short-term career training for individuals to go to work. Both online and instructor-led classes are offered. Successful completion in 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 Faculty Office Building or go online at www.NortheastState.edu and click the Business & Industry links. 

Institutional Policy Statements

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.

Non-Discrimination – Northeast State is an AA/EEO institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, age, or status as a covered veteran, or genetic information in its programs and activities. For questions regarding non-discrimination policies, please contact the Equity & Compliance Officer at complianceofficer@NortheastState.edu or 423.354.5255.

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. 

Sanctioned Student Organizations and Programs

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. Northeast State is a member institution of the National Council on Student Development.

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. Maggie Flint (F232, 423.354.2591) and Mahmood Sabri (F203, 423.354.2572) serve as advisors.

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.

Art Club – The Art Club is open to all Northeast State students, faculty and staff. Our purpose is to promote an appreciation of visual artistic expression on the Northeast State Community College campus. We seek to provide a forum through which NES students, in particular, can obtain professional skills relevant to support academic endeavors in the visual arts.  This organization will also provide students, faculty, staff, and the community opportunities to develop skills in a variety of visual art media. Dr. Christal Hensley (H120, 423.354.2595) and Donna Wilt (H218, 423.354.5250) serve as advisors.

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) – The Association for Computing Machinery is an international scientific and educational professional organization dedicated to advancing the arts, sciences, and applications of information technology. With a world-wide membership, ACM is a leading resource for computing professionals and students working in the various fields of information technology and for interpreting the impact of information technology on society. The Northeast State chapter provides a way for students to meet and interact with other members on the local level as well as participate in events sponsored by the professional organization on the regional and national levels. Allan Anderson (F213, 423.354.2598) and Karen Nunan (F216, 423.354.2407) serve as faculty advisors.

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 Sherman Patrick (H111, 423.354.2493) 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. Teressa Dobbs (KCHE104, 423.354.5151) and John Melendez (F231, 423.354.2452) 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 and to provide a means of communication between persons having an interest in computer programming and game software development. Dr. Kurt Kominek (F215, 423.354.2583) 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. 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 in Room A212C of the Student Services Building. Keith Glover (A213, 423.354.2474) and Eric Fish (H118, 423.354.2400) are the advisors.

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. Steve Buttolph (H216, 423.323.0227) is the faculty advisor.

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) and Elizabeth Sloan (H106, 423.354.2479) are the faculty advisors.

DREAM Club (Disability Rights, Education Advocacy, and Mentoring) – The purpose of DREAM is to provide students, faculty, and staff an opportunity to become involved in activities which will facilitate the growth of a campus environment supportive of academic, social, and personal success; promote acceptance, respect, and inclusion; and build leadership and self-advocacy skills for any student with a disability. Bernice Hagaman (P106, 423.323.0208) and Robin Byrd (P106A, 423.354.2470) serve as advisors. 

Echoes and Images Echoes and Images is Northeast State’s student literary 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 (H220, 423.354.5176), Josh Archer (H121, 423.354.2557), and Donna Wilt (H218, 423.354.5250) are the faculty editors. Visit www.NortheastState.edu/echoesandimages to view the magazine.

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. Joan Willis (E134, 423.547.8450) serves as advisor. 

Fly Fishing Club (FFC) – The Club was formed in cooperation with Trout Unlimited’s 5 Rivers Program.  This college fly fishing club is open to all Northeast State Community College students as well as the surrounding community members to promote the art of Fly Fishing as well as river/creek conservation. The mission of the FFC is to promote conservation as well as coordinate a variety of events, from fly tying and fly casting to streamside volunteer projects and dynamic guest speakers. The FFC also provides an outlet for fellow fly fishermen to get together on the river for fellowship and adventure. Johnny Bragg (H224, 423.354.5163) serves as faculty advisor.

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) is the advisor.

“Glee” Club – The Northeast State “Glee” Club is open to all Northeast State Community College students who have an interest in music. The purpose of Northeast State “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 (H208, 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) and Mike Zimmerman (F113, 423.354.5165) serve as advisors.

IntramuralsIntramurals, athletic activities, sports tournaments, and wellness events are offered by the Office of Campus Activities 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) or Tony Kay (D192, 423.354.5158) 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.

The Lyceum – The Lyceum is a lecture series sponsored by the Honors Program at Northeast State. Guest lecturers representing a variety of disciplines and perspectives present programs to stimulate critical thinking and to enlighten students, faculty, staff, and the community. Lectures are free and open to the public. For each semester’s Lyceum schedule, contact Jane Honeycutt (H203, 423.354.2596), who serves as coordinator of the Honors Program.

Motorsports Club The purpose of the Motorsports Club is to foster education in the maintenance and modifications of not only automobiles but also all modes of transportation. It is meant for member enjoyment, student-based growth, expanding and fostering friendships, and developing leadership skills in a friendly environment over a common interest. Ernie Morelock (S102, 423.354.2401) 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 Rebekah Bishop (L301C, 423.354.5278) 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 (C2107, 423.354.5235), or Erin Blevins (C2107, 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. Jane Honeycutt (H203, 423.354.2596) is the faculty advisor.

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 Keith Glover in the Office of Leadership Programs (A213, 423.354.2474) for more information.

President’s Student Leadership Academy (PSLA) – Northeast State’s prestigious year-round President’s Student Leadership Academy provides emerging student leaders the opportunity to identify individual leadership traits, learn how to manage conflict productively, develop critical thinking and decision-making skills, and enhance their communication skills. Eligibility criteria exist and enrollment is limited. Contact Keith Glover (A213, 423.354.2474) for application information or visit www.NortheastState.edu/psla. 

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.

Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) – This organization promotes the advancement of scientific knowledge in the field of manufacturing. Activities allow the application of knowledge in practice and in educational settings. Established in 1932, SME has more than 200 student chapters worldwide. Sam Rowell (A216, 423.354.2582) and Michael McAninch (C2112, 423.354.2585) are the faculty advisors.

Student Biological Society (SBS) – The Student Biological Society is open to any and all students with an interest in the biological sciences. Participating students expand their knowledge of biology through group discussions, off-campus field trips, and research projects. The society also takes part in campus fundraising events to assist with travel expenses. SBS is an excellent opportunity to build relationships with other students and faculty with a shared interest in the life sciences. Faculty advisors are Dale Ledford (B204A, 423.354.5191) and Jennifer Cooke (B204C, 423.354.2441).

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. Stuart Frye (H110, 423.354.5113), Sherman Patrick (H111, 423.354.2493), and Tabetha Garman (H114, 423.354.5180) serve as faculty advisors. 

Student Mathematics League (SML) – The Student Mathematics League exists to strengthen and advance the study, appreciation, and application of mathematics within the Northeast State community, including residents of all ages in the college’s service area. Activities include providing opportunities for students to compete in math contests, engaging students in enjoyable mathematical puzzles and games, sponsoring forums on the historical and future roles of mathematics in society, and establishing a network of tutoring support for the study of mathematics. The organization also hosts math fairs at local elementary schools to encourage mathematics education. Derrick Thacker (F236, 423.354.2547), Cindy McNabb (F238, 423.279.3685), and John Melendez (F231, 423.354.2452) serve as faculty advisors.

Student Nurses Association – With a membership of approximately 56,000 nationwide, the National Student Nurses Association mentors the professional development of future registered nurses and facilitates their entrance into the profession by providing educational resources, leadership opportunities, and career guidance (www.nsna.org). Colleges nationwide are invited to develop chapter associations to connect nursing students with each other across the State of Tennessee and across the United States. The goals of the chapter at Northeast State are to provide nursing students in Upper East Tennessee with educational enrichment, peer support, and opportunities to advance within their developing profession of nursing. Teressa Wexler MSN RN (RCHP212, 423.354.5266), Laura Jones MSN RN (RCHP213B, 423.354.5512), and Amy Brown MSN RNC (RCHP241, 423.354.5513) 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 at www.NortheastState.edu/trafficcourtappeal. Contact Keith Glover in the Office of Leadership Programs (A213, 423.354.2474) 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 (P204, 423.354.2528), Karen Nunan (F216, 423.354.2407) and Allan Anderson (F213, 423.354.2598) 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. Devin Neubrander (KCHE106, 423.354.5541) and Rose Marie Spangler (RCHP124, 423.354.5500) serve as 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 Lewenszuk (F229, 423.354.2549) serves as 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 Sate Community College student who is committed to the purpose of the organization. Virginia Reed (C1108, 423.354.2491) 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) 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. Visit www.NortheastState.edu for more information on the College’s programs and services.