Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Summer Class Fees Due Thursday, May 21

Summer students: A reminder that summer class fees are due this coming Thursday, May 21. You can pay online, over the phone or in person. Here are details. There is still plenty of time to register if you want to take a class. First session starts May 30 and the second session on July 6.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Your Final Grades Now on My Vol State

Your final spring semester grades are now available for viewing on My Vol State, along with your updated GPA. We hope it went well for you!

Monday, May 11, 2015

New Road Open on Gallatin Campus

The new loop road on the Gallatin campus is open starting today. This means it will be possible to enter at Enterprise Drive and reach either side of campus. You will also be able to travel from the east side of campus to the west, while staying on campus. Thanks to everyone for having patience with the road changes over these last few months. 

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Graduates - Stay in Touch with the Alumni Association

Graduates- you will soon be alumni of the college. Stay in touch with the Vol State Alumni Association. Like the Facebook page.

Or visit the web page for more information about Alumni resources: www.volstate.edu/alumni

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Final Graduation Tips

The Vol State graduation ceremony will be held this Saturday, May 9 in the Pickel Field House on the Gallatin campus at 1480 Nashville Pike, starting at 10 a.m.

The ceremony will be streamed live on the Internet Saturday, starting at 10am at www.volstate.edu/graduation

There will be wide screen TVs showing the ceremony in the Caudill Hall auditorium for everyone. You don't need a ticket to get into the auditorium. All guests need a ticket to be in the gym. 

You can pick up your diploma starting June 15 in the Records Office or order for pick-up at Highland or Livingston.

Enjoy the day graduates....you earned it!

Before You Leave for the Summer – Register for Fall Classes

Congrats on the End of the Semester!
Did you know that you are now at a crossroads? Some students don't register for fall classes and wind up not returning to college ever again. Make sure you Commit to the Completion of your college degree. You have put in too much hard work to stop now. Sign up for summer or fall classes now and plan to achieve your goals. You’ll get better class choices if you register now, than if you wait until August. If you need help, please let us know.

And to all of the folks graduating this year: congrats on the accomplishment. A college degree is yours for life. A degree can take you anywhere.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Father and Daughter Graduate Together on Saturday

Steve Yorlano of Gallatin will be walking across the stage at the Vol State graduation ceremony on May 9 and he won’t be alone.
Yorlano took a psychology class at Vol State back in 2007. But it wasn’t until 2009 that he took it seriously. His reason is one that many people can appreciate.
“I found myself in a transition with the economic situation,” Yorlano said. “The company I was with cut 12 positions and I was one of them.”
He started work on a Criminal Justice degree in 2010, attending part-time while working.
“Eventually I’d like to teach criminal justice classes, maybe even at Vol State. But I have a ways to go to get a graduate degree.”
His pathway will start at MTSU in the fall.
Yorlano isn’t the first in his family to graduate from Vol State. His sons Nick and Craig earned their degrees as Pioneers. And he will be joined on the stage at this graduation with his daughter Kelli. How does she feel about graduating with dad?
Oh, gosh,” she says with a laugh. “I’m proud of him. It’s something he wanted to do. I’m glad he’s walking when I am.”
“At first she through it was weird when she found out we would graduate together,” Steve said.
“It was weird at first,” Kelli finally admits.
But having your dad in college at the same time as you does have its advantages.
“It helped having him along,” Kelli said. “He helped me register for classes and I went to him with homework questions. He was going through the same thing.”
Father and daughter even looked over each other’s papers.
And why are so many Yorlanos Vol State graduates?

“It’s conveniently located and a great campus,” Steve said. “I’ve had nothing but positive experiences with the faculty and staff. The faculty members really go out of their way to help you.”