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COVID alters classes at Vol State

Citing “a recent uptick in COVID-19 cases in the communities we serve,” Volunteer State Community College President Dr. Orinthia Montague announced in an email Wednesday afternoon, “Vol State will move many on ground classes to an online/virtual environment 9/2/21 – 9/12/21. These classes will resume on ground formats at each campus location on 9/13/2021.”

While the majority of on ground classes moved immediately to online or virtual formats for 10 days, other classes continued to meet on ground, with the majority of those being hands-on classes.

Students were notified of the change through an email. Instructors also notified students as to their classes’ formats through eLearn.

As classes changed, all campuses remained open for normal hours of operation, including the library, computer labs and other support services.

“If this pandemic has taught us nothing else, it is to expect the unexpected,” Montague wrote in her email to faculty. “Know that we as a campus community are her to support one another.”

She concluded the email, “As I’ve heard it stated, Pioneers Protect Pioneers.”



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