Tracy says local satellite MTSU campus will be huge boost for local education efforts

September 29, 2008

Tracy says local satellite MTSU campus will be huge boost for local education efforts

 (SHELBYVILLE, TN), September 29, 2008 – Local State Senator Jim Tracy said today that the satellite MTSU campus in Bedford County will be a huge boost for Bedford County and the surrounding counties’ education efforts.  Tracy, who is a member of the Senate Education Committee, has been pushing for location of a satellite office.

“This is a major step forward in bringing more educational opportunities to our local students,” said Tracy.  “The costs of traveling back and forth to Murfreesboro can be prohibitive for many students.  Also, we have many non-traditional, or adult, students that would take advantage of college courses offered here at home.  This campus will be a huge boost to our efforts to bring quality educational programs home to our communities and the surrounding counties.”

The local MTSU facility would offer a wide range of college classes and support services according to Tracy.  MTSU is under the control of Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR), which oversees all state universities and community colleges except the University of Tennessee system. TBR also oversees the Tennessee Technology Centers.

“We must continue to strive to help our students get the kind of skills needed to attract new industry and better paying jobs to our area,” Tracy added.  “This campus will help us move towards that goal.  I congratulate all of our local officials who aided us in this effort.”

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