- Walters State Community College
name =Walters State Community College
established =September, 1970
type =State Funded
endowment =$6.9 millioncite web |url=http://education.yahoo.com/college/facts/9567.html|title=Walters State Community College|accessdate=2007-07-06]
president =Dr. Wade B. McCamey
Red, Whiteand Blue
nickname =Senators & Lady Senators
address =500 S. Davy Crockett Parkway, Morristown, TN 37813-6899
Walters State Community College (WSCC, Walters State) is a state-supported
community collegeoperated by the Tennessee Board of Regents. It was established in 1970 in located Morristown, Tennesseeand was named in honor of former United States Senator Herbert S. Walters.
The comprehensive community college serves ten predominantly
rural East Tennesseecountiescite web |url=http://www.ws.edu/about/servicearea/default.asp|title=Walters State Service Area|accessdate=2008-04-04] in the area of the Clinch and Great Smoky Mountainswith four campuses totalling approximately 5,900 degree-seeking, commuting students. The current President is Dr. Wade B. McCamey.
In 1957 the Pierce-Albright Report was presented to the Tennessee legislature, detailing situations of higher education in the state. It showed many citizens of Tennessee to be without sufficient access to colleges and universities and led to the allocation of $200,000 in 1963 to implement the recommendations of the reportcite web |url=http://www.ws.edu/about/history.asp|title=Walters State Community College History|accessdate=2008-04-04] .
The State Board of Education developed a plan to locate community colleges in the underserved regions within a reasonable distance of travel to the majority of residents, and in 1965 the Tennessee General Assembly certified the establishment of the first wave of these institutions. In 1970 Walters State Community College became the sixth college created in this processcite web |url=http://www.ws.edu/about/history.asp|title=Walters State Community College History|accessdate=2008-04-04] .
Walters State was accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges in 1972 and received reaffirmation of accreditation in 1976, 1987 and 1997cite web |url=http://www.ws.edu/about/history.asp|title=Walters State Community College History|accessdate=2008-04-04] .
The Tennessee Board of Regents designates ten counties as being served by Walters State Community Collegecite web |url=http://www.ws.edu/about/servicearea/default.asp|title=Walters State Service Area|accessdate=2008-04-04] :
As its reach extends across a geographically large area, there are four campuses of Walters State Community College. The primary campus is located in Morristown, while satellite branches are found in Sevierville, Greeneville, and New Tazewell.
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