• Haslam Encourages High School Seniors To Apply for Tennessee Promise Before November 2 Deadline

    Monday, October 05, 2015 | 12:35pm

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today encouraged high school seniors to apply for the Tennessee Promise, Tennessee’s groundbreaking scholarship and mentorship program that provides high school graduates last-dollar scholarships to attend two years of community or technical college free of tuition and fees. The deadline for applications is November 2. According to the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC), 15,830 students from the graduating high school class of 2015 are utilizing Tennessee Promise benefits this fall, which is the first year of implementation. Community colleges across the state also report substantial growth, with the number of students enrolling full time in community college directly after high school increasing by 14 percent since last fall.

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  • Haslam Announces David Smith as Communications Director

    Tuesday, September 22, 2015 | 10:54am

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced that longtime press secretary David Smith will now serve as director of communications for his administration. “Dave has been a valued part of our team since the 2010 campaign, and I’m excited to have him take on this expanded role,” Haslam said. “Dave is trusted, respected and well liked both by folks in state government and by the media. His experience will serve him well as he drives our message on education, job creation and efficient and effective government."

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