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Sewanee: The University of the South is located on a 13,000-acre campus atop Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau between Chattanooga and Nashville.
Founded by leaders of the Episcopal Church in 1857, Sewanee continues to be owned by 28 Episcopal dioceses in 12 states, and is committed to an academic curriculum which focuses on the liberal arts as the most enlightening and valuable form of undergraduate education.  The University consists of a College of Arts and Sciences which offers 36 majors for approximately 1,600 undergraduate men and women,  a School of Theology which includes about 100 graduate students pursuing masters and doctoral degrees, and a School of Letters.
   The University has an impressive record of academic achievement - 26 Rhodes Scholars, dozens of Fulbright  Scholars, 45 Watson Fellows, and 30 NCAA Post-graduate Scholarship recipients have graduated from Sewanee.  More than half of the University’s students pursue graduate studies.  More than 85 percent of undergraduates who apply to medical, school and, business and law schools are accepted.
   An Honor Code and the Order of Gownsmen are cherished traditions among students and faculty.  There are chapters of Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa at the University,  among other  honor  and service societies.
   The University of the South is a charter member of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and a charter member of the Associated Colleges of the South.

President & Vice- Chancellor:
John McCardell
Fax: 931-598-1318
735 University Avenue
Sewanee, TN 37383-1000


Since 1964, The University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI) has been providing graduate level education and research.   The Space Institute, so named because of its emphasis on aerospace and aeronautical studies in the early days of space exploration, was initially established for the educational needs of the engineers and scientists of the Air Force and the Arnold Research Organization.  Since the establishment of UTSI, the Institute has graduated over 2,000 students from around the world.
 For more than 40 years, research has been the heartbeat of UTSI and revolves around active programs in mechanical, aerospace, and biomedical engineering (MABE), physics, flight test engineering, engineering management, and a variety of other activities. 
 Many students earn their degrees through funding provided by Graduate Research Assistantships (GRA) made possible through research contracts.  A GRA provides students with the advantage of getting hands-on experience in the Institute’s laboratory research facilities.
 Within several diverse research areas, faculty-student teams of aerospace engineers, mechanical engineers, and physicists perform problem-oriented, multidisciplinary research. 
 UTSI is home to the Center for Laser Application (CLA), one of ten Centers of Excellence within the UT system.  The diverse background of the CLA faculty and staff provides a blend of applied and basic research at the Institute.
 Housing a fleet of research aircraft at the Tullahoma Airport, the university offers a Master’s degree in Flight Test Engineering; formerly known as Aviation Systems (AS).  This program is a unique blendof aerospace engineering, aviation technology, with hands-on flight test engineering and research.  Twelve astronauts have attended UTSI, with nine graduating with their Master’s degree; eight were in the former AS program.
 The Space Institute has made great progress over the past academic year to revitalize the academic programs.  Seven tenure-track faculty members have been hired, with an additional faculty member projected to join UTSI in early 2014.  Additional faculty searches are ongoing.  
  UTSI’s Continuing Education program provides a Short Course program that serves industry and academia alike.  These unique courses earn Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s).
 The UTSI dining hall, also known as “The View,” is located on the shores of Wood’s Reservoir in the Andy Holt Student Center.  Not only does “The View” provide outstanding food, but also provides an exceptional “View” of the lake.   Lunch is served Monday through Friday from 11:00 - 1:30.  Come and try us out!
  The Space Institute is internationally known, with graduates scattered around the world.  If you live in one of the surrounding-counties, chances are you have neighbors who graduated from that beautiful campus located near Wood’s Reservoir. 
 For more information about UTSI, please visit

 University of Tennessee 
Space Institute
President:  Dr. Joseph DiPietro
UT Space Institute
411 B.H. Goethert Parkway
Tullahoma, TN 37388



Motlow State Community College is a public, multi-campus college offering associate degrees, certificates, associate of applied service degrees and flexible learning pathways in southern Middle Tennessee. For over 45 years, Motlow has proven to be a student-centered institution that promotes academic excellence as well as personal and professional growth.
  The main campus opened its facilities in 1969 and is located in Moore County on 187 acres of land donated by the late Senator Reagor Motlow and family. Motlow College also has learning centers located in Fayetteville, McMinnville and Smyrna, a teaching site in Sparta and a partnership in Shelbyville at the Middle Tennessee Education Center.
The College serves more than 540,000 citizens in Motlow’s 11-county service area including: Bedford,Cannon,Coffee,Dekalb,Franklin,Lincoln,Moore,Rutherford,VanBuren,Warren and White
 Tennessee Transfer Pathways degrees may be completed at Motlow’s Moore County campus, and at the Fayetteville, McMinnville and Smyrna Centers. If Followed exactly, the pathways guarantee admission to most public universities in Tennessee. Students can save at least 25% on the total cost of tuition by attending Motlow College their first two years.
 In addition to offering over 40 Tennessee Pathway degrees, Motlow offers Motlow offers A.A.S. degrees in nursing, early childhood education, information systems technology, business technology and emergency medical services.
   Technical certificates can be earned at Motlow College in early childhood education, paramedic and mechatronics. The mechatronics program has multiple partnerships with area industry and high schools and has received national recognition.
   Motlow’s education program was recently named one of the Top 50 Community College Education Programs in the country, and the business program recently earned accreditation from the Association for Collegiate Business School Programs.
  Through dual/join enrollment program, high school juniors and seniors can take college courses while attending high school.
  Athletics is an integral part of college life, and Motlow participates in baseball, softball, and men’s and women’s basketball as part of the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association and the National Junior College Athletic Association. The Bucks and Lady Bucks consistently field teams that compete for championships, and the college has multiple all-Americans in every sport.
  Motlow College is governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents, the sixth largest system of higher education in the nation.  Visit the College’s website for additional information or to schedule a tour.

 Motlow State Community College
President:  Dr. Mary Lou Apple
PO Box 8500
Lynchburg, TN 37352-8500

The Tennessee Technology Center at Shelbyville was the first of 26 such centers across the state and made possible by legislation enacted by the 1963 General Assembly of Tennessee.
   The Center is governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents and is staffed with highly qualified individuals who are specialists in their fields.  Each occupational program is equipped with modern tools, machinery, and materials necessary to provide high quality instruction, which is both realistic and practical.  The Center is accredited by the accrediting Commission of the Council on Occupational Education.
   The primary mission of the Tennessee Technology Center at Shelbyville is to meet the occupational and technical educational needs of the citizens and business/industry in a seven county area in southern Middle Tennessee.
   The Center fulfills this mission by providing instructional programs designed to prepare persons for employment.  Programs are also designed to add to skills and knowledge of workers already employed.
   Full-time preparatory classes meet six hours
daily between the hours of 7:45 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.  Part-time preparatory classes meet Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings from 5:45 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.  Supplemental offerings and schedules can be offered in some cases.
Tennessee College of Applied
Technology at Shelbyville
1405 Madison Street
Shelbyville, TN 37160


St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School is a private, coeducational, Episcopal, day and boarding college preparatory school serving 260 students in grades six through twelve. Located on a beautifully wooded and historic 550 acre campus high atop the Cumberland Plateau, St. Andrew’s-Sewanee offers students an innovative curriculum presented by a creative and engaged faculty who are dedicated to cultivating well-rounded and thoughtful human beings. Students hailing from 16 states and 11 countries enjoy small classes, an award winning arts program, numerous sports and outdoor adventure opportunities, and access to the facilities and offerings of the nearby University of the South.

St. Andrew’s - Sewanee School
The Reverend John Thomas
Head of School
    Phone: 931-598-5651   Fax: 931-914-1224
       290 Quintard Road
Sewanee, TN 37375-3000
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Winchester Christian Academy
The Purpose of Winchester Christian Academy is to provide your family with a positive learning experience in a loving Christian environment. Christ’s daily love is modeled daily, through example and through teaching. Stories and lessons from the Bible are taught at age-appropriate development of motor, language arts, math science, social studies, computer, listening and social skills. Additionally, we provide opportunities in art, music and dramatic play. Our school system is open to families of all faiths and traditions.

Winchester Christian Academy
1230 South College Street
PO Box 715
Winchester, TN 37398
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