Robertson County

APSU and Vol State Team Up for Teaching Degree Program

Vol State Springfield

Over the last 50 years, the U.S. has suffered from a growing teacher shortage, with fewer and fewer college students majoring in education.

This shortage has hurt schools across the country, but small, rural school districts are often the hardest hit by this educational crisis. In Tennessee, communities such as Robertson County need more teachers, and they need them now.

County Leaders Issue Vol State 50 Year Anniversary Proclamations

Presenting the proclamation (left to right): County Executive Anthony Holt; Jerry Faulkner, Vol State President; and Scott Langford, Chairman of Sumner County Commission.

Volunteer State Community College is celebrating 50 years of service to residents of the 11 counties in the college service area. Groundbreaking for the Vol State Gallatin campus was held on a cold and blustery day in November of 1970. The college opened for classes in October of 1971. The campus opened in 1972.

New Computer Programming Courses with Robertson High Schools

Vol State students on the campus in Springfield

Volunteer State Community College will be offering new information technology dual enrollment courses to Robertson County high school students in a special program next school year. Interested students should meet with guidance counselors now. The classes are an introductory computer programming course in the fall and a course in Python programming language the following semester. The dual enrollment courses earn students both high school credits and college credits for the same learning experience.

Vol State at Springfield Holds New Leadership Open House

Volunteer State Community College at Springfield exterior

Volunteer State Community College at Springfield will hold an open house on October 14 to introduce the community to the new college president, Orinthia Montague and the new Springfield site director, Destinee Duff. They both began their positions this fall. Vol State at Springfield is a degree granting center offering many general education courses that apply to many degree paths. The reception will take place from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. There will be refreshments. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Vol State Open House Event in Springfield

president of Volunteer State Community College, Orinthia Montague (top right), met with school officials and others during an open house on Thursday. It was also an opportunity to introduce the community to the new Vol State at Springfield site director, Destinee Duff (top left)

The new president of Volunteer State Community College, Orinthia Montague (top right), met with school officials and others during an open house on Thursday. It was also an opportunity to introduce the community to the new Vol State at Springfield site director, Destinee Duff (top left). They both began their positions this fall. They are shown here meeting with City of White House officials. Left to right: Derek Watson, Administrative Services Director; Amanda Brewton, HR Director; and Gerald Herman, City Administrator.

Vol State Springfield Receives State Approval to Offer Degree Programs

The Science Lab at Vol State Springfield

Volunteer State Community College's Springfield campus has received approval from the Tennessee Board of Regents to offer complete college degree programs in Robertson County starting this fall semester. The college has offered classes at the Springfield campus since 2011. Thus far, students have had to combine the courses offered in Springfield with other courses held online or on the Vol State Gallatin campus in order to obtain a degree.