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Tennessee Technology Center of Morristown

Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 10:12 am

Tennessee Technology Center of Morristown is one of 27 technology centers across the state.

The school strives to train its students for entry-level employment in business and industry—TTC-M provides competency-based training, designed to be economical and accessible to all residents.

Lynn Elkins has been the director of Tennessee Technology Center at Morristown for 21 years.

She is responsible for management of all functions of the school, including Morristown’s main campus, a branch facility in the Hawkins County Phipps Bend Industrial Park, the extension program at the Morristown Airport, an extended classroom in Sevier County and satellite programs in Greeneville and Tazewell.

Prior to becoming director, Elkins taught both day and evening business systems technology programs for 20 years at TTC-M.

Elkins completed a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Tennessee and a master’s degree in organizational management from Tusculum College.

She is a native of Hamblen County and serves on various community boards and community projects.

Bob Hodge, assistant director at the school, has also held his position for 21 years.

He accounts for the fiscal management of the approximately $5 million annual budget and oversees the maintenance of all locations.

Prior to joining TTC-M, Hodge held various positions in engineering, production and procurement in industrial settings. He is also a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in Korea.

Hodge holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial technology from East Tennessee State University.

He is married to Kathy Johnson Hodge and attends Liberty Hill Methodist Church. He enjoys many outdoor activities such as photography, camping, ocean fishing and motorcycle riding.

TTC-M’s student services coordinator Michelle Davenport has been with the school for 19 years.

She has served in numerous roles at the school, ranging from student records clerk, administrative assistant, administrative director, to student services coordinator.

In this role, her responsibilities include overseeing daily operations of admissions, recruitment, financial aid and student records. She also liaisons with TTC-M’s accrediting agency and the veteran’s administration.

Davenport graduated from TTC-M, Walters State Community College and Tusculum College. She lives in Bean Station with her husband and two children and is active in the church and community.

Communications manager and evening school coordinator Bob Herman has been with the TTC-M for 41 years.

He began his tenure as an instructor in the electronics program and was instrumental in updating the curriculum from radio and TV repair to computer electronics.

He served in the U.S. Navy where he received his electronics training. He is married to Karen Herman and is the proud grandfather of Pacey.

Karen Harris, the practical nursing coordinator, began her career at TTC-M as an instructor in 1984 before being promoted to practical nursing coordinator in 1998. She was trained to become a registered nurse at WSCC and received her BSN from ETSU.

Prior to joining TTC-M, Ms. Harris was the clinical nurse manager at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System.