Come see for yourself why visitors like you rate the Tennessee Aquarium the best aquarium in America for overall guest satisfaction.
Enjoy a remarkable journey from the mountains to the sea as you explore above and below the surface in the Aquarium’s two buildings.
NASHVILLE — The State Senate approved a wide range of important bills this week, including major legislation to make Tennessee the first state in the nation to offer all adults without a degree tuition-free access to community college.
This week’s action was also marked by the death of a most beloved former State Senator, Douglas S. Universally respected, Henry was a gentleman, statesman and a scholar who is credited for playing a key role in Tennessee’s solid financial footing as a long-standing member and Chairman Emeritus of the Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee.
The Reconnect expansion would be funded out of lottery reserves at no cost to taxpayers.
“Tennessee Reconnect is a tremendous investment in the state’s economy,” said Sen. “It not only gives adults new opportunities for career growth, but also provides employers with the skills and credentials they are seeking from the workforce.” To be eligible for Tennessee Reconnect, a student must be a Tennessee resident for at least one year preceding the date of application and does not already have an associate or bachelor degree.
The Senate Education Committee approved the STRONG (Support, Training, and Renewing Opportunity for National Guardsmen) Act that would create a pilot program to provide eligible members of the Tennessee National Guard funding toward a first time bachelor’s degree through a tuition reimbursement program, while the full Senate passed legislation that will make it easier for veterans to determine how their military training can count as credit in Tennessee’s colleges and universities.
Both bills are sponsored by Senator Mark Norris (R-Collierville).
It was a fitting tribute to the longest serving lawmaker in state history whose service spanned six decades.
At the entrance to our Northwest Passage exhibit lies the Trading Post featuring bear, wolf, sea lion and other Alaskan animal-related gifts for all ages.
You will also find that the art and iconic symbols of the Northwest tribes add to the character of this shop.
Other requirements include completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) where the applicant is deemed an independent student; participation in an approved advising program; and enrollment in any of the state’s 13 public community college’s degree or certificate programs for six semester hours.
In order to maintain the Tennessee Reconnect grant, the student must enroll in classes leading to an associate’s degree or certificate continuously and maintain at least a 2.0 GPA.