Chattanooga State names Jenkins as diversity director

Chattanooga State Community College has named Quincy Jenkins as its inaugural executive director of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Jenkins, a native of Carrolton, Georgia, comes to Chattanooga State after serving as the first director of Latinx Outreach at Dalton State for seven years, which led to it becoming Georgia's first Hispanic-Serving Institution. A current doctoral candidate at Vanderbilt University's Peabody College, Jenkins brings 12 years experience in higher education to Chattanooga State as well as proficiency in English, Spanish, Italian, and Chamorro/Guamanian languages.

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Quincy Jenkins

"Now more than ever, diversity, equity, and inclusion are paramount to the health of an organization like Chattanooga State," said Rebecca Ashford, president of Chattanooga State."I look forward to partnering with Quincy to lead our college to be more inclusive for students and employees."

Jenkins said preparing students for the increasingly diverse job market "must be a critical component of any successful academic outcome.

"This dictates that we have to remain committed to inclusive excellence more than ever before," he said.


Hames named president of Chamber Ambassadors Council

Carlos Hames, a workspace consultant at Office Furniture Warehouse, has been named president of the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Program, a Chamber board position.

"Carl" has a long record of Chamber of Commerce service, serving on various councils and and currently serving as treasurer of the Chamber's East Ridge Council.

As president of the Ambassadors Council, he will work to grow Ambassador membership and be a positive steward when representing the Chamber to both Chamber members and potential members in the community.

"It has been a privilege and a joy to be associated with the Chattanooga Chamber. Whether it's serving on a board, attending meetings or delivering food during the pandemic, I feel like my association with this organization has made me a better overall Chattanoogan," Hames said.


Cooper heads marketing at Chattanooga State

Jennifer Cooper was appointed director of marketing and communications earlier this year at Chattanooga State Community College and within six weeks of her appointment was thrust into a crisis management challenge as COVID-19 became a pandemic and extended its far-reaching grip into Chattanooga.

"After an 18-year career in the consumer-packaged goods industry, I was excited to begin a new journey at Chattanooga State. My first four months have been interesting. The pandemic definitely threw a curveball our way," said Cooper.

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Jennifer Cooper

A graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Cooper holds a bachelor's degree in marketing and a master's degree in business administration with a concentration in organizational management.

Cooper has more than 20 years experience in the corporate marketing sector, working in communications, integrated strategic and tactical planning, and brand building, innovation and customer engagement.


Siskin Hospital wins 2020 Gold Aster Award

Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation has received the Gold Award in the Special Video Production category for its 2019 Possibilities Patient Honoree Video.

In addition, Siskin Hospital received the Silver Award for its end-of-year Direct Mail Piece among thousands of other entries from across the country.

These awards are in addition to the Healthcare Marketing Report Awards Siskin Hospital recently received.

The Aster Awards has honored excellence in healthcare advertising since 2002. One of the largest and most respected national competitions of its kind, participants across the U. S. compete for awards against similar-sized organizations in their specific groups and categories, in advertising, marketing and communications.

Entries are judged on creativity, layout/design, typography, production, quality and overall effectiveness.

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