2019 Annual Report


2019 Annual Report


2018-2019 Annual Report


Lauren Bell

Executive Director of


Public Affairs, &

Creative Services

Michelle Joyner

Director of Development

Lindsay Alderman

Development and



Board of Trustees

Greetings from Nashville State!

What an amazing year we’ve had! We welcomed a new president

last summer who brings with her a new vision for leading the College

—a vision that embraces the challenge of creating a student-ready

institution. With generous donor support, we successfully launched

programs to provide transportation and textbook assistance

for students with plans to address childcare and food insecurity

underway. We spent countless hours meeting with various community

and workforce partners discussing ways we can work together to

support students so they stay in school, earn a degree or credential,

and get a good job. We have been included in discussions around equity and equality

and have faced hard realities about who is and is not succeeding at our institution, and

what can be done to narrow the gaps in success. We are proud to showcase our work

over the past year to impact student success at Nashville State. We continue to be

overwhelmed by the caring and responsive community we live in, and are extremely

grateful for the support of each and every one of you. Together, we are changing lives

one student at a time!

NSCC President

Dr. Shanna L. Jackson

Board Chair

Joey Hatch

Vice Chair

Nancy Eisenbrandt


Vic Alexander

Scott Brisson

Ginna Burrell

Bob Clement

Kathy Cloninger

Chad Custer

Stephen Francescon

Paula Harris

Max Knoepfel

Greg Martz

Jovonna Palmer

Randy Rayburn

Rich Rhoda

Robert Sherrill

Laquita Stribling

Nick Taras

Deb Varallo

Jennifer Way

Kelly West

Rod West

Derek Young

Lauren Bell, Executive Director

Nashville State Community College Foundation

Moving Forward

It is an exciting time to be a part of Nashville State as we enter Year

Two of our Moving Forward agenda! Year One focused on listening,

learning and assessing where we are as a college, and we have

identified the most significant barriers for students to either access

or complete programs at Nashville State. Quite simply, many of our

students are struggling financially and they need support beyond

tuition and fees to deal with day-to-day challenges that include

transportation and nutrition. With your generous contributions,

we are building a holistic system of support to help clear these

obstacles for students choosing Nashville State. We are in a period of transformation

and I could not be more excited for our shared future.

I want to thank you for supporting our college and students through the Nashville

State Community College Foundation. Your time, gifts, talents, and connections are

critical to identifying and securing the resources we need to become a world-class

institution that is ready to serve any student who steps onto our campus. Together,

we are Moving Forward!

Dr. Shanna L. Jackson, President

Nashville State Community College

On the cover:

Nashville State Community

College Nursing student

Terrance Jackson checks vital

signs using state-of-the-art

medical learning equipment

in one of NSCC’s medical

learning labs.


Our Mission

The Nashville State Community College Foundation’s work — to provide quality

education, remove financial barriers, and empower students at Nashville State to

achieve their dreams for a brighter future — is in service of the College’s mission to

provide comprehensive educational programs and partnerships, exemplary services,

an accessible, progressive learning environment, and responsible leadership to

improve the quality of life for the community we serve.

Nashville State Community College Foundation

Student and Program Support

Nashville GRAD





Assistance 11%


Assistance 10%

Other Program

Support 7%

Emergency Fund


Current Scholarships

Ambassador Scholarship

Berger Endowed Scholarship

Brian Uhl Scholarship

Cardwell Nursing Scholarship

Cathy O’Bryant Endowed Scholarship

Culinary Arts Scholarship

Dickson High Noon Rotary


ESOL Ambassador Scholarship

HCA Foundation Endowed


ISSA Scholarship


students received Assistance

from the Foundation during

the 2018-19 Academic Year

Sources of Support


was designated to support

the students and programs

at Nashville State

Corporations 42%

Individuals 23%

Foundations 22%

Trustees 6%

Employees 5%

Alumni 2%

Jacob Roberts Memorial Endowed


Jay Luther Memorial Endowed


Jim Formosa Memorial Scholarship

John E. Mayfield Endowed


Lance Woodward Memorial


Nashville State Community College

Foundation Endowed Scholarship

Nashville State Community College

Foundation Scholarship

Oscar Lasko Endowed Scholarship

Piedmont Natural Gas Scholarship

Randy Rayburn Culinary Arts


Roberts-Williams Memorial


Ted M. Washington Memorial

Endowed Scholarship

Wallace Wilson Scholarship

Women in Technology of

Tennessee Scholarship



Financial Aid

This unique initiative is designed to meet the urgent financial and

resource needs that can easily derail a student’s path to graduation.

Getting to college isn’t the same as getting through college.

That’s why Beyond Financial Aid is here.

Financial aid in the form of tuition assistance for low to moderate-income students helps open the door to higher

education, but the added costs of books, supplies, transportation, and child care – which are often overlooked –

can add up quickly. All too often, these expenses become so overwhelming that students cannot continue their

studies. Gifts to Beyond Financial Aid help provide additional financial and community resources for students in

need who may be on the verge of dropping out.

Ways we help:




Child Care



The Campus


Helping Hand









Campus Cupboard - New for Fall 2019

When students are hungry, they don’t perform well

academically; they have difficulty focusing and exhibit lower

test scores and lower GPAs. Hungry students are also more

likely to miss classes due to illness.

To help alleviate student hunger, our friends at Piedmont

Natural Gas provided the seed investment needed to launch

an on-campus food pantry at Nashville State’s White Bridge

Road Campus. The pantry, known as The Campus Cupboard,

is made possible through a new partnership with Second

Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee and is designed to

help students feel comfortable, supported, and empowered.

The Cupboard is open Monday through Friday whenever

classes are in session, offering groceries and personal care

items to Nashville State students in need.

College students across the country

struggle with food insecurity, and

research demonstrates that community

college students—particularly

community college students of color—

experience the highest rates of hunger.

Through the Beyond Financial Aid initiative, the Foundation

is working to ensure that all Nashville State students have

the resources they need to be successful, and that includes

adequate nutrition. As additional funding is secured, we will

replicate The Campus Cupboard project at all NSCC satellite

campus locations. Interested in supporting this work? Contact

Foundation staff at (615) 353-3222.

Many thanks to our friends at Piedmont Natural Gas for their

tremendous investment in the well-being of our students!

Textbook Assistance

Program Enters

Second Year

Textbooks can be prohibitively expensive, and yet we know

that students won’t be successful in their courses without

them. That’s why the Foundation established a textbook

assistance program for Tennessee Reconnect students

under the umbrella of the Beyond Financial Aid initiative in

the Fall 2018 semester.

Tennessee Reconnect provides adult students with free

tuition, but the cost of textbooks can be a major stumbling

block that leaves these students in a difficult position.

With the average cost of textbooks exceeding $500 per

semester, many low- and even moderate-income students

cannot afford to continue their education. Since the

program’s launch, the Foundation has assisted more than

150 Reconnect students with textbook support.

Textbook assistance is an important part of the holistic

support that we aspire to provide. We are extremely

grateful to the estate of longtime Nashville State supporter

John E. Mayfield, without whom this program would not

be possible, as well as donors like you who have made

supplemental gifts to ensure that our students have the

tools they need to succeed.

“I’m so very grateful for the textbook

assistance I received this semester.

I lost my job at the end of March and because

of this help, I was able to get my books while

I waited to start my new job in June.”

Devra Bagwell, NSCC Student


8th Annual Tennessee Flavors

$78,843 raised

The NSCC Foundation hosted its

8th Annual Tennessee Flavors event

on March 5th, 2019 at the College’s

White Bridge Road Campus in West


This year’s event was the most successful yet, raising

nearly $79,000 in support of the Randy Rayburn School

of Culinary Arts at Nashville State and the Foundation’s

Beyond Financial Aid initiative.

Tennessee Flavors would not be possible without the

generosity of each and every vendor, volunteer, and

guest taking part in this annual celebration of student

success. If you missed out on the fun this year, make

sure to save the date for our 2020 event on March 10th!


The winners of this year’s Springer Mountain Farms Knife Fight

were Nashville State Culinary Arts students Sidney Trigg and Kat

Bland and mentor Chef Kyle Patterson, Executive Chef at Sinema.

Thank you to our 2019 Participating Vendors:

51 North Taproom

Amber Falls Winery

Bacon & Caviar

Bang Candy Company

Beachaven Vineyards &



Capitol Grille

Catering & Events by


The Corner Market

Corsair Distillery

Deacon’s New South


Farm Burger

Frothy Monkey

George Dickel

Grinder’s Switch Winery

H Clark Distillery

Hilton Nashville Hotel

Jack Daniel’s

Jackson Morgan Southern


Kickin’ Coffee & Tea /

SideKicks Cafe

Love & Exile Wines

Makeready Libations &


Mangia Nashville

Midtown Café

Mimi’s Girl Artisan Bakery

Music City Center

Nashville Craft

Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery

Nicoletto’s Pasta Co.

Noshville Delicatessen

Randy Rayburn School of

Culinary Arts at NSCC

Old Tennessee Distilling Co.

Pennington Distilling Co.

Puckett’s Grocery &


Remedy Bone Broth

Scout’s Pub


Stonehaus Winery

Tenn South Distillery

TN Smoke House

Trazo Meadery

Vui’s Kitchen

Yazoo Brewing Company

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors:





Bang Candy Company

Barge Design Solutions

Bob Grohovsky



Compost Nashville

Cornerstone Financial

Creation Gardens

Debbie and Joey Hatch

Dell Crosslin

Dr. Shanna L. Jackson

Edible Nashville

Farm Burger


George Dickel

HOAR Construction

Jamal Hipps

Kathy Cloninger




Midtown Café

Mountain Glacier


Music City Hospitality


Nancy Eisenbrandt

Nashville Area Chamber

of Commerce

Nashville Craft

Nelson Mazda

Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery

Nick Taras

Paula Harris

Rod West

Tennessee Hospitality & Tourism



YMG Enterprises, LLC

This April the Metropolitan Nashville

Airport Authority presented a check for

$15,000 to benefit the Randy Rayburn

School of Culinary Arts at NSCC. Thanks

to support from fantastic community

partners like MNAA, our culinary students

receive training on the latest techniques

and trends in the industry, allowing them

to enter the local workforce as skilled,

kitchen-ready chefs.

NSCC President Dr. Shanna L. Jackson with Tom Jurkovich,

MNAA’s VP of Strategic Communications and External Affairs, and

NSCC culinary arts students.


The Big Payback Delivers

for Nashville State Foundation

Each year, The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee hosts The

Big Payback, an annual day of giving benefitting hundreds of nonprofit

organizations across the region. The NSCC Foundation is an annual

participant in this celebration of philanthropy, and in 2019, we chose

to raise funds for our Transportation Assistance Program, a critically

important resource under the umbrella of our Beyond Financial Aid

initiative. Your response was truly inspiring!

The Transportation Assistance Program provides semester-long WeGo

Transit bus passes at no cost to students.

On average, our cost to operate the program is roughly $50

per student, per month. On Big Payback Day, we hoped to

raise $7,500—the cost to serve approximately 37 students

for one semester. However, during this 24-hour event, we

raised more than $13,000 to help remove the financial

barrier of transportation for NSCC students!

And thanks to your generosity, The Community Foundation awarded us

the HCA Most Improved Player award for medium-sized nonprofits, worth

an additional $3,500. We can’t overstate the importance of these funds in our students’ lives. Transportation assistance

helps them get to-and-from class each day, but it also ensures that students have a reliable way to travel to work, the

grocery store, doctor and therapist appointments, and so much more.

The Big Payback is an important reminder of the power of community. Together, we are capable of so much! We simply

could not do what we do for students each day without your help. Thank you for your generosity and support of our

mission and work!

Comcast Cares Day Builds Community at NSCC

The Nashville State Foundation hosted its first-ever Comcast

Cares Day project on April 18th. NSCC faculty and staff, with their

friends and families, joined volunteers from Comcast and the

community to contribute to an ongoing revitalization project at the

greenhouse space on the College’s White Bridge Road Campus.

NSCC’s greenhouse provides service learning opportunities for

students and delivers an important community resource through

the College’s partnership with The Nashville Food Project. TNFP

helps address food disparity by recovering and growing food

that can be shared with food-insecure individuals throughout the

Nashville area, and the Nashville State greenhouse serves as a

transplant garden for seedlings that are later moved into TNFP’s

outdoor garden plots.

Comcast Cares Day volunteers cleared weeds, planted perennials

and shrubs, laid down mulch, and helped with cleanup, beautifying

the greenhouse space inside and out. Projects like these build

community at Nashville State while allowing us to better serve the

community at large. We are grateful for the dedicated volunteers

who made this project possible and look forward to another

awesome project next year!


Not All Heroes Wear Capes

It’s hard to picture a Nashville State without Ted

Washington. Ted started his career at the College in 1977,

and was a fixture at the White Bridge Road Campus for

nearly 41 years. Ted met his wife, Deborah, at Nashville

State while the two attended accounting classes together.

They were married in November of 1977 shortly after

Ted graduated. Two weeks later in December, Ted began

working at the College as a programmer in the Computer

Services Division. Throughout his tenure, Ted held a variety

of positions at the College but spent the last ten years

of his career serving as the Associate Vice President of

Institutional Research where he provided support for

institutional and departmental assessment, ensured the

integrity of data resources, and developed data needed

to guide College decision-making. On July 21, 2018, Ted

lost his battle with pancreatic cancer. Deborah contacted

the Foundation to establish a scholarship to honor Ted’s

memory. An outpouring of support soon followed from

faculty, staff, and friends to create the Ted M. Washington

Memorial Endowed Scholarship to help male NSCC

students with demonstrated financial need. Through this

award, Ted’s legacy lives on here at Nashville State. We are

grateful to have worked with such a kind man who was

truly a hero to all who knew him.

“Not a week goes by that I don’t think about

Ted and say a prayer of thanksgiving that I

had him in my life. His memory will always

influence me, and many others at Nashville

State, in a positive and productive way.”

NSCC student Jordan Carson celebrates receiving the

Ted Washington Scholarship with NSCC President Dr. Shanna

L. Jackson and Deborah Washington

Sarah Roberts,

Dean, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics


Faculty and Staff Grant Program Brings a Sense

of Community to Nashville State

“These experiences

taught me the

reality of what being

a musician is and

life lessons that will

help me in my future.

Without them, my

educational journey

would not have been

nearly as impactful or


Demetre practices for an upcoming Kung Fu competition.

Like many college students in the Tennessee Promise

Program, Demetre Ridley’s transition from high school to

college was difficult at times. Navigating the waters of

higher education introduced new challenges like finding

transportation to and from class, getting to know a new

campus, and adjusting to the rigors of college-level

coursework, among many others. However, he attributes

much of his success at Nashville State to being part of a

tight-knit community and benefitting from opportunities

to learn outside the classroom.

Prior to graduating as part of the Class of 2019, Demetre

was a member of the Nashville State Kung Fu Society and

the NSCC Jazz Ensemble, which was recently honored

by DownBeat Magazine as the nation’s top community

college band in the rock/jazz/pop category. As a music

student at Nashville State, Demetre attended multiple

on-campus workshops with award-winning musicians

like Roy Wooten, Aaron Scherz, and Tracy Silverman.

The Nashville State Foundation underwrites studentcentered

workshops like these and supports student

groups like the Kung Fu Society through our Faculty &

Staff Grant Program, which helps faculty and staff enhance

educational opportunities for their students.

Demetre emphasizes that working with professional

musicians helped him hone his craft while learning about

the business and operational side of music, and he credits

the Kung Fu Society with helping him master life skills

like punctuality and self-discipline. “These experiences

taught me the reality of what being a musician is and

life lessons that will help me in my future. Without them,

my educational journey would not have been nearly as

impactful or enjoyable.” He plans to continue his studies at

Middle Tennessee State University, where he will pursue a

degree in Vocal/General Music Education. With a passion

for music and children, Demetre aspires to one day teach

music to elementary students in the Metro Nashville Public

School System – many of whom may go on to study right

here at Nashville State.

NSCC educates more than 25% of Metro

Nashville Public Schools’ graduates, but many

drop out before completing their degrees. Research

has demonstrated that finances often play a role in a

student’s decision to abandon their studies, but lack of

connection with a campus community can be just as

influential in a student’s decision not to return. Demetre’s

positive experience at Nashville State was amplified by

the connections he made with faculty, the relationships he

built with his fellow students, and the real-life experiences

he gained through learning from local professional

musicians. We are proud to support projects that help

students feel at home at Nashville State and keep them

engaged in their studies. Every student deserves the

opportunity, like Demetre, to find his or her #NSCCFamily.


Celebrating 50 Years of Serving the Community

As we close in on the 50th anniversary of Nashville State, I’ve

got a simple request. Get involved! This place changes lives

every day—it probably changed your life or the life of someone

you know. As an alum, former adjunct faculty, Foundation

Board Member, and lifelong fan, I can tell you that Nashville

State changed the entire trajectory of my life! After thinking I

wouldn’t have the opportunity to attend college at all, I went

from Nashville State to Auburn University (on a corporate

scholarship) to a fabulous 45 year career in the construction

industry. Everything that I am and everything that I have is

because of the opportunities this institution put in front of me.

To make this a little more personal, every time I spend time with

my children and grandchildren, I think about the impact Nashville

State has had on my entire family. So come on, give it a try, get

involved – join the Nashville State Alumni Association and let’s

keep changing lives for generations to come. Cheers to fifty

more years!

Joey Hatch, NSCCF Board President

Are you a former NSCC student? As we approach our 50th anniversary, we want

to hear from you! We want to learn more about where you are now. After all, our

students are part of the reason that we have such an outstanding legacy. Are you

a first-generation graduate, working in your dream career, or working toward an

advanced degree? Whatever your story, we want to hear it. Send us a message

at foundation@nscc.edu. Please note, your story could be used in our 50th

celebration materials, or you may be contacted to get more information.

Join the #NSCCFamily

Whether you finished your degree at Nashville State, began your

education journey with us, or chose NSCC to build your knowledge

and skills, we invite you to join the College’s Alumni Association. We

want to celebrate your accomplishments, keep you up-to-date with

what’s happening on campus, and provide opportunities for you to

connect, network, and socialize with your peers.

As membership in our Alumni Association continues to grow, we are

looking for new and creative ways to support alumni success. Our

goals are simple – we want to be your lifelong resource for career

and job application advice, to help you build bridges with fellow

alumni already in the field, and to offer entry points for volunteerism

and engagement with the community. The Alumni Association is

here to empower our #NSCCfamily long after graduation.

Membership is free, so join today!

Visit us at nsccf.org/alumni to register, get info about upcoming

events, and learn more about the perks of joining the NSCCAA.


2nd Annual Steps for Students

On November 3rd, 2018 the Nashville State

Foundation celebrated its 2nd Annual Steps

for Students 6k Fun Run & Walk on the White

Bridge Road Campus in Nashville. It was a chilly

but beautiful, sunny morning, and we were

excited to share the Richland Park Greenway

with our neighbors for a bit. Following the race,

participants were treated to coffee from The Post

East, cinnamon rolls from Slim & Husky’s, and a

concert from the award-winning Nashville State

Jazz Ensemble.

Don’t miss our 3rd annual 6k, coming up on

Saturday, October 26th! Registration opens

September 1st – visit nsccf.org for more info.

Nearly 300

runners and walkers

of all ages

More than 50



Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors:

Base Pairing

(Dark + Midtone)












ESOL Ambassador Scholarship Brings New

Opportunities to Students at Nashville State

“I knew I could do it, and I wanted

to be an example that there is

more to life through education.”

In 2014 Gilberto Camacho migrated from Huila, Colombia

to Nashville, hoping to make a better life for himself and

his family. Escaping a struggling economy, he knew that

moving to the United States would offer him opportunities

that living in Colombia never could. Gilberto spoke no

English when he arrived in America and understood that

the language barrier could prevent him from achieving his

dreams, so he applied to Nashville State Community College

to pursue English classes and began his journey through

higher education. Shortly thereafter, Gilberto was awarded

the ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)

Ambassador Scholarship. The scholarship, sponsored by

Bank of America and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation,

provides mentoring, professional development, leadership

training, and financial education for non-native speakers of

English who are studying at Nashville State.

A key component of the ESOL Ambassador Scholarship is

the program’s emphasis on mentorship. The five students

awarded the scholarship each year receive valuable

exposure to professionals from the community who

share information about their respective industries and

opportunities for bilingual employees at every level of

operations. Additionally, these five Ambassadors serve the

more than 350 ESOL students at NSCC who are making

the aggressive transition from preparatory ESOL classes to

regular college coursework. Ambassadors provide peermentoring,

tutoring, and community engagement, and

they serve as real-life examples of what it looks like to

succeed. Gilberto keeps a business card from former ESOL

student and Bank of America executive Ed Gumucio in his

wallet as a reminder that anything is possible and to never

stop dreaming.

Listening to Gilberto discuss his experiences as an ESOL

student brings a deeper understanding of what it truly

means to learn another language and acclimate to a new

lifestyle. As he says, “It’s about so much more than learning

to read and write. I began to understand the American

culture.” A phrase from Steve Jobs’ Stanford University

Commencement speech, “Stay foolish, stay hungry,”

became a mantra for Gilberto as he began taking classes

like College Algebra and English Composition, courses

that are especially challenging for many ESOL students.

Many thanks to Bank of America and the Dollar General

Literacy Foundation for investing in our work to help

bilingual students succeed academically and professionally

in Middle Tennessee!


Help pave the way for future NSCC grads.

Honor an alumni, friend, or family member.

Memorialize a loved one.

Call out a special NSCC memory.

Create a lasting impression and support Nashville State Community

College by purchasing an engraved commemorative brick. 4x8 bricks

are available for $150 each. Fill out the form below to order your

brick. Email your completed form to foundation@nscc.edu or mail

to Nashville State Community College Foundation, 120 White Bridge

Road, Nashville, TN, 37209.

Each brick can have up to three lines of text with no more than 15 characters

(including spaces). Please print EXACTLY how you want your brick to appear:

Donor and Payment Information

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Cell Phone


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Please charge my credit card for $ Visa Mastercard AMEX Discover

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For more information regarding our engraved brick campaign,

please contact the Foundation office at 615.353.3222 or foundation@nscc.edu

Investments from

Metro Government and

Community Partners

Launch Nashville GRAD

In December 2018, Mayor David

Briley announced Nashville

GRAD: Getting Results by

Advancing Degrees. The

program is the first-of-its-kind

to support students at Nashville State and clears their path

toward economic prosperity, helping them graduate in a

timely fashion with the skills they need to obtain higher

wage, high demand jobs in our growing local economy.

Modeled after the highly successful evidence-based

Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) initiative

at the City University of New York (CUNY), Nashville

GRAD complements the State of Tennessee’s programs

for tuition-free college, Tennessee Promise and Tennessee

Reconnect, by providing robust academic and career

advising and removing financial barriers beyond tuition for

first-time, full-time Davidson County students.

Mayor Briley committed $1 million from Metro’s FY2019-

2020 budget to establish Nashville GRAD. In the coming

years, as the program grows to reach its full capacity, up to

$2.5 million in annual funding will be allocated to Nashville

GRAD in support of Nashville State students. “We know

that obtaining a degree or credential after high school can

raise a person’s lifetime income by one-third, and by 2020,

60 percent of jobs will require some type of postsecondary

degree. Giving Nashvillians the assistance they need to

successfully reach this goal is vital to Nashville’s long-term

prosperity,” said Mayor Briley.

Lead investors HCA Healthcare, AllianceBernstein, and

Piedmont Natural Gas each committed $100,000 to

Nashville GRAD. Community partners Bank of America,

Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, Southwest Airlines,

Tennessee Titans, and Verizon Wireless have also invested

in the program. These gifts in support of Nashville GRAD

demonstrate our partners’ shared belief in the importance

of closing our city’s equity gaps and developing local talent

to meet our growing workforce needs.

As Nashville State President Dr. Shanna

L. Jackson noted, “Nashville GRAD

represents a significant commitment

from our city and community to

advance equity and economic mobility.

We look forward to seeing the difference

it will make in the lives of our students.”

Nashville State Community College

By the Numbers



Nashville 1970


Donelson 1970


Eight campus locations

Programs of study




Founded as ClarksvilleTransitioned to

a technical school Turney Center a community college

Waverly Founded as Madison (coming Transitioned soon) to

a technical school a community college




58% 25

receive some part-time

of urgent 85% form of 58% students 25

NSCC student

on-campus organization

Average age

needs, receive financial daily some aid supports part-time them NSCC all student

form of students Average age

financial aid

1,600+ graduates per year

1,600+ 19:1 Student-teacher graduates per ratio year

19:1 Student-teacher ratio

10,000+ students served each year

10,000+ students served each year

55% White/Caucasian

29% African American

55% 7% Hispanic White/Caucasian

29% 4% Multi-Racial

African American

7% 4% Hispanic Asian


Thank you, Donors!

With gratitude, we recognize those donors who supported

Nashville State Community College from July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019.


$100,000 +

HCA Healthcare Inc.


$25,000 - $99,999

Bank of America Charitable Foundation

Deborah Washington

Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County

Verizon Foundation


$10,000 - $24,999

Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority

Piedmont Natural Gas

Springer Mountain Farms

The HCA Foundation

The Memorial Foundation


$1,000 - $9,999


Barge Design Solutions

Richard Cardwell

Mary & Bob Clement

Kathy Cloninger



Community Foundation

of Middle Tennessee

Earl Swennsson

Associates, LLC

Nancy Eisenbrandt

Fairway Supply of


Food Properties Group

FreshPoint Nashville

Reginald Gardner

Steve Gilbert

Gullett, Sanford, Robinson,

& Martin, PLLC

Debbie & Joey Hatch

HCA TriStar Health

High Noon Rotary Club of


Hoar Construction



Information Systems

Security Association

Shanna L. Jackson


Kroger Community

Advised Fund

Master Snack Vending

Music City Center

Nashville Area Chamber of


Nelson Mazda


Pinnacle Bank

Randy Rayburn

Robert L. and Anne H Zelle

Fund for Education

of The Community

Foundation of Middle


Ryman Hospitality

Properties Foundation

Skanska USA Building Inc.

Sysco of Nashville

Nick Taras

UBS Business Solutions

Rod West

Women in Technology of



$500 - $999

Lauren Bell

Blankenship CPA Group,


William “Terry” Brown

Cornerstone Financial

Credit Union

J. Dell Crosslin

Melissa & Chad Custer

James Estes

Emily Evans

Ashley Foree

David Gerth

Karen Goodman

Tanzy & Bob Grohovsky

Evelyn Hadley

Paula Harris

Ginger Hausser

Institutional Network


Faye Jones

Karen Kendrick


Laura Moran

MPYER Marketing and


Camellia Petty

Sarah Roberts

Nancy Shea

SSC Services for Education

Steve Ward & Associates

Tennessee Hospitality & Tourism



Edna Vaughn

Ellen Weed

Julie Williams

YMG Enterprises, LLC

Ellen Zink


$250 - $499

51 North Taproom

Patricia Armstrong

Jeff Baum

Valerie Belew

Renee Burwell

Tracy Collins

Contract Furniture Alliance Inc


Farm Burger

Follett Higher Education Group

Stephen P. Francescon

Gaylor Electric

Gilbert McLaughlin Casella

Architects, PLC

Charles Goodrich

Jamica Hines

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Beyond Financial Aid

This unique initiative is designed to meet the urgent financial and resource needs that can easily derail a

student’s path to graduation.

Getting to college isn’t the same as getting through college.

That’s why Beyond Financial Aid is here.

Financial aid in the form of tuition assistance for low to moderate-income students helps open the door to higher

education, but the added costs of books, supplies, transportation, and child care – which are often overlooked –

can add up quickly. All too often, these expenses become so overwhelming that students cannot continue their

studies. Gifts to Beyond Financial Aid help provide additional financial and community resources for students in

need who may be on the verge of dropping out.

Impact Fund

Your gift to the Foundation’s Impact Fund supports students

in the most direct way possible. Your generosity in this giving

area helps us meet emerging needs, provides funding for

activities that enrich the student experience, offers relief to

students in times of crisis, funds professional development

opportunities for faculty so that our students are always

learning the latest and greatest in their fields of study, and so

much more.

Departmental and Program Support

Simply put, public funding for higher education is limited

in Tennessee. As a community college, we are constantly

striving to provide educational resources and opportunities

that are on par with those found at any of our neighboring

four-year colleges and universities. Your support of a

particular department or program allows faculty to expand

the College’s educational amenities and improve the

experiences of Nashville State students in the classroom

and beyond.

Scholarship Support

The Foundation manages a number of scholarships for

Nashville State students, many of which provide vital financial

support to students that might not otherwise have the

option of attending college. While Tennessee Promise and

Tennessee Reconnect are an invaluable resource for many,

some individuals do not qualify for these funds due to age

restrictions. For more information about the established

scholarships managed by the Foundation, visit nsccf.org. To

learn how you can create a new scholarship, please give us a

call at (615) 353-3222.


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The Nashville State Community College Jazz Ensemble (below) was recognized as the top community college band in America in the 42nd Annual DownBeat

Magazine Student Music Awards in the blues/pop/rock category. Congratulations to our music students and faculty on this fantastic achievement!

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