On behalf of the Terra State Board of Trustees, faculty and staff, and all of the students we have had the pleasure of serving, I would like to congratulate you on selecting Terra State Community College as your college of choice. I believe you will discover, as I have, that Terra State offers an unbelievable opportunity to learn and grow personally and professionally. The College provides educational resources for practical learning with an environment that is caring and nurturing. Our goal is to offer a high-quality academic experience that is affordable, accessible, and flexible…one that you will treasure long after you graduate. You, the student, are at the center of everything we do at Terra State!
Terra State faculty are experts in their fields and bring a wealth of experience to our learning environment, which includes in-classroom, and in most cases, an opportunity to learn on the job through apprenticeship programs. The practical knowledge achieved is invaluable to our students as they gain an opportunity to experience their fields of study firsthand. This provides the students an opportunity to turn theory into practical learning.
Please take advantage of all Terra State has to offer; we want you to succeed, and we will go to great lengths to make that happen! Whether it is the Writing and Math Center or the Academic Service Center, the benefits of having trained professionals help you along the way is our mission. Faculty, staff, and peer tutors are ready to assist you with academic questions and hurdles you may face with homework or lessons.
Terra State’s college life is filled with many amenities that will assist you in personal growth and development while providing a fun atmosphere. In partnership with Terra Village Holdings, we are excited to offer The Landings at Terra Village residence hall for students who want the opportunity to live on campus. Many student organizations such as the Terra State Student Government, Phi Theta Kappa (the international honor society for two-year colleges), the Medical Assisting Association, and the Student Nurses Association will provide you opportunities to participate in leadership positions, college governance, and personal enrichment experiences through co-curricular activities and events. Stay connected to your friends by participating and becoming engaged in student volunteer experiences, campus sustainability programs, and sporting events sponsored by the Student Activities Center.
While we honor and build upon Terra State’s heritage, we continue to renew ourselves and our academic programs through creative partnerships that will keep college attainment affordable for all. You are here at a time of great revitalization, and you will see evidence of this as you watch various buildings further transform into student-centered spaces that will enhance both student learning and student life.
I am thrilled to be a part of a Terra State community that is talented, dedicated and caring. I know you will be, too.
Ron Schumacher, Ph.D.
President, Terra State Community College