By Lauren Whitaker
Dr. Jerry Faulkner, president of Volunteer State Community College, was commended at the State of the County Luncheon held by the Hendersonville Chamber of Commerce Thursday, April 12.
Faulkner was praised by Del Phillips III, the director of Sumner County schools, during the commerce luncheon for his efforts to include and encourage adult students.
“I commend Dr. Faulkner on the progress being made at Vol State, and the advantages of dual enrollment available to students in high school now. High school students that choose, will be able to choose to graduate from high school and Vol State, at the same time,” said Phillips
Phillips also commended Faulkner on the expected attendance coming in the fall due to the Tennessee Reconnect Program.
The Tennessee Reconnect Program will allow adult students to attend college at no cost.
Phillips spoke about the many improvements Faulkner has seen at Vol State.
Parking has had to be expanded due to the number of students enrolling and attendance numbers are growing.