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The College System of Tennessee honored its outstanding students, faculty, staff and supporters of the year at the 4th annual Statewide Outstanding Achievement Awards (SOAR) celebration Wednesday night in Nashville.  

Walters State Community College & Tennessee College of Applied Technology Elizabethton are Colleges of the Year.

President Dean Blevins accepted the award on behalf of TCAT Elizabethton.

“It is my great honor to accept this award on behalf of the college. Being selected as the best Technical College in Tennessee is a testament to the dedication and commitment on the part of our faculty and staff. It is a celebration of scholarship of our students.

“This award could not be possible without the unwavering support of the Tennessee Board of Regents and in particular Chancellor Tydings. Governor Lee's support of Career and Technical Education is also paramount to the work all technical colleges across the state are engaged that makes the TBR system the very best in the nation,” Blevins said. 

The College System, governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents, is composed of the state’s public community and technical colleges. Launched in 2019, SOAR celebrates the colleges’ outstanding students, faculty, staff, colleges, advisors, benefactors, volunteers and partnerships.