50th Anniversary

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.

Vol State Holds Anniversary Lunch and Welcome Event

Vol State President Orinthia Montague (center) with staff members at the event. Left to right: Lesa Cross and Janice Herrin, Public Relations; Campus Police Chief Angie Lawson and Officer Mondricus McKinley; Vice President for Business and Finance, Beth Carpenter; and Joey Bowling, Manager of Payroll Services.

Hundreds of people turned out today for a lunch celebrating the 50th anniversary of Volunteer State Community College and to welcome the new president of the college, Orinthia Montague. Vol State student musicians performed and there was a special live edition of the radio talk show The Vol State Chat on WVCP-FM 88.5. Students, faculty, and staff from the first year of the college shared their experiences. Vol State began offering classes in October of 1971.

Wilson County Resolution Marking Vol State 50th Anniversary

Presenting the resolution (left to right): Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto, Jerry Faulkner, Vol State president; and Dr. Donna Wright, director of Wilson County Schools.

Volunteer State Community College is celebrating 50 years of service to residents of Wilson County and the other 10 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. Vol State is in the funding and design process for building a new campus in Mt. Juliet.