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Every time I have guests on campus, they are amazed at the talent shown by our students. At The Art Institute of Tennessee—Nashville, we cover our hallways with student work. We have amazing displays of our students’ best work from every department on campus. In addition, we put the work of our Portfolio Show “Best in Show” winners on the walls of our gallery. It’s a great way to feature our high achieving students. While my guests are here, I treat them to lunch at “Courses,” our outstanding student-run restaurant. For me, it’s all about our students, so we take every opportunity to show them off. We even have talent show-type tryouts to select the student who will sing the National Anthem at our Commencement exercises each year.

One of the reasons our students excel is because we have an excellent faculty who share a “learning-first” philosophy. They have as their primary goal creating situations that cause learning to occur. That means they choose a variety of methods to help students not only master the objectives for their courses but also “learn how to learn” so they can continue to learn long after they have earned their degree and moved into the workforce.

As we celebrate our tenth year in Nashville, we take pride in our service projects we undertake to let our constituents know we are invested in the growth and success of our community. Many of our faculty members offer “service-learning” projects that allow students to interact with organizations in our community. This year, as a school, we chose the Volunteers of America organization, which provides 24-7 care for people who are not able to care for themselves, as our campus service project for the year. We are eager to get our name in our community in a positive way.

Greg Chapman, Ed. D.
President, The Art institute of Tennessee—Nashville