Union University to Host Summer Math Camp for Rising Ninth-Graders

Union University will host a Connect Camp for Math at its Hendersonville campus this summer for students entering the ninth grade this fall. The goal of the camp is to help students strengthen their math skills in preparation for taking Algebra I their freshmen year. Scores from the TN Ready Assessment published last fall in The Tennessean reported that more than 40 percent of third-eighth-grade students in Sumner County had not mastered the subject of math. The percentage of students with low scores was even higher from the nearby metro Nashville area.  


Connect Camp will focus on: arithmetic skills essential to success in Algebra I; problem-solving strategies; foundational competencies in beginning algebra; and quantitative and abstract reasoning through the use of words, symbols, tables and graphs.

Camp hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, July 23-26. at Union University Hendersonville, 205 Indian Lake Blvd. The cost is $199.

For more information, go to UU.edu/Hendersonville or contact the university by phone at 615.447.2501.

Vol State Campus Police Ranked Number 14 in National Report

The Volunteer State Community College Campus Police Department has been recognized as one of the top college law enforcement departments in the nation by the website BestColleges.com, coming in at No. 14 in the latest survey.

The Campus Police Department, led by Chief Angie Lawson, is responsible for providing police and security services for the all campuses. 

“Campus Safety is everyone’s responsibility,” she says. “I appreciate our faculty, staff and students, and the role they have played in reaching the mark of the 14th safest campus in the nation.”

In photo: Officer William Grimes Patrols the Vol State campus in Gallatin.

Hendersonville Chamber of Commerce Announces Sumner Fest, May 12

The Hendersonville Area Chamber of Commerce will present Sumner Fest from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. May 12 at Sanders Ferry Park. The festival will offer balloon rides, a boat show, a kids zone, entertainment, food and fun activities for all ages. It will also feature a special tribute to Sumner County music legends.  

Throughout the day, Sumner Fest will highlight businesses and activities geared toward active lakeside living. Event sponsors include Durham Farms, The Goddard School of Hendersonville and Re/Max Choice Properties – Frances Marcou.

Vol State to Hold Information Sessions for Tuition-Free TN Reconnect

More than 700 people have already applied to Volunteer State Community College to take advantage of the new Tennessee Reconnect program. It provides community college education tuition-free for adult students who don’t have a degree. The college is hosting a series of events to help prospective TN Reconnect students from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Tuesday through May 15.

To apply for TN Reconnect at Vol State, and view complete eligibility requirements, visit VolState.edu/Reconnect. For more information, prospective students can call the college at 615.230.3447.

In photo: Travis Mays is an adult student at Vol State, shown here working on assignments at home.