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Goodbye, But Not Farewell!

Dear Chatfield Family, I have many mixed feelings as I report to you that my wife Debbie has accepted an amazing job offer in Las Vegas where she will continue her career in deaf education, and therefore, I will be stepping down as the Director of Development at Chatfield College.  Debbie and I want you…

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Why Online?

Good question! Colleges and universities all over the country are working to create better and more meaningful online learning opportunities for their students. Chatfield is proud to be joining the world of online learning this January! The rationale behind our decision to offer Chatfield classes online is simple: online courses empower students by eliminating the…

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By Not Filing FAFSA, Students Passed Up $2.3 B in Aid

Freshmen entering college this fall left $2.3 billion in financial aid on the table by not filling out the free application for federal student aid or the FAFSA, according to an analysis published Monday by NerdWallet, a personal finance site. Researchers at the site came to this number by estimating the number of high school graduates…

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DJ Berard Named Department Chair of Arts at Chatfield College

DJ Berard has become the Chair of Fine, Creative, and Performing Arts, and Music at Chatfield College. Previously an instructor at Chatfield, Berard has a wide range of experience in education. She studied ceramics at Arizona State University, earned a Bachelor of Science from Indiana University, and completed graduate work at the University of South…

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The Path That Led Me to Chatfield

My very first blog. Strange, as a writer, I have never written a blog—unless journals count. For my first blog, I want to share with you how I got to Chatfield and how I came to be writing a blog for my fellow students now. The journey that led me to college started very differently…

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A Memo to My Students as the New Semester Begins

To: My Students From: Your Teacher Re: A Better Learning Experience This is just a brief note to let you know how committed I am to making this a good course. But I can’t do my best teaching without your help. So, I thought I’d share a list of things you can do that will make this a…

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Need money for college? Here’s how to make a grab for $150,000 in scholarships.

Gabrielle McCormick’s journey started with a fall. In November of her senior year of high school, she tore her Achilles tendon during a basketball game. The injury simultaneously crushed her dreams of playing college basketball and any hopes she had of earning the athletic scholarship she was counting on. “My entire high school identity changed…

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5 Tips to Ensure You’re Ready For Your First Day of Classes

College can seem like a never-ending stream of new experiences: new school, new friends, new classes. But instead of being overwhelmed, these five tips will go a long way toward making sure your first day of college starts off right. Even if this isn’t your first college experience, it could be beneficial to you to skim over these…

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Real Life Isn’t Like Harvard: Why Open Enrollment is a Better Choice

There’s a simple truth that many Americans tend to overlook when it comes to furthering their education— not all colleges are created equal and finding the right kind of college or program can be tough. Plenty of people out there think that getting into an Ivy League university is the only way to guarantee their…

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From Chatfield to the Ivy League

Growing up in rural Tennessee where there was very little focus on academics, Martin Smith never thought about going to college, let alone graduating from one.  He certainly never dreamed that he could one day attend an Ivy League school and earn not only a bachelor’s degree, but a master’s degree as well. But, he…

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