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Dual Studies Student of the Month

Dane Cannon

Dane Cannon is a senior at Oak Ridge High School. Dane enjoys taking courses in Mechatronics and Physics. These courses will assist Dane in fulfilling his goal of a career in the field of engineering. He enjoys hobbies that involve computers such as computer repair or computer gaming. Dane is also a member of the Computer Science Club.

Congratulations, Dane, on being selected for Dual Studies’ Student of the Month! 

Previous Students of the Month

Dr. Allison Sweat, a pharmacist at age 22, says dual enrollment was crucial step in academic journey

Allison Sweat — make that Dr. Allison Sweat — has returned to her hometown of Wartburg after earning a doctorate in pharmacy from Belmont University in Nashville. She's the youngest ever to obtain a doctorate from their College of Pharmacy. She's now filling prescriptions at Apothecare Pharmacy.

By the time she graduated from high school in 2011, Sweat had compiled 41 hours of college credit, or the equivalent of some two years of college. Sweat has some advice for new college students: "Use the opportunities that are given to you, and make every class count." Read More...

Dual enrollment helped student start path toward nursing degree

Chelsea Smith used state grants to help pay for dual enrollment classes. She will use Tennessee Promise – the statewide program that provides two years of tuition-free community college – to help pay for her nursing degree.

“That’s part of what drove me to finish my prerequisites in high school so that Tennessee Promise could pay for the nursing degree,” Smith said. “My nursing salary will not have to go to paying off student loans. I am thankful for that. Read More...

Former Roane State dual enrollment student now an expert in his field

Kyley H. Dickson, who grew up on a farm in Fentress county, will be receiving a doctorate in plant and soil science this December from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. And his expertise in his doctorate – the safety of athletic fields – was put to use recently when he and a professor went to Bristol, Tenn. for an inspection.

They were checking on the safeness of the Astroturf installed for the football game between UT and Virginia Tech, held Sept. 10 at the Bristol Motor Speedway. Now, Dickson is setting his sights on a teaching job at UT-Martin, where's he's applied for a professorship. Read More...

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