Volunteer State Community College is celebrating its 50 year anniversary this year and welcoming the new president of the college, Dr. Orinthia Montague. Everyone is invited for an outdoor lunch on Thursday, October 21 from Noon to 2:30 p.m. on the Gallatin campus.
The event will feature entertainment from Vol State student musicians and a special live edition of the radio talk show The Vol State Chat on WVCP-FM 88.5. Students and staff from the first year of the college will be guests on the show. The lunch will take place on the Thigpen Library Lawn with a tent in case of rain. Vol State began offering classes in October of 1971. For a look back at the history of the college visit www.volstate.edu/50th.
Pictured: The original Vol State faculty and staff gather for a photo in 1971. The college now employs more than 800 people, serving more than 7,000 students in the fall semester 2021.