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Motlow State Community College
Motlow State Community College - Smyrna Center.JPG
Motlow State Community College - Smyrna Center
TypeCommunity college
PresidentDr. Michael L. Torrence (May 2018)
Students5,000 [1]
Location, ,
United States

35°21′57″N 86°18′00″W / 35.3658°N 86.2999°W / 35.3658; -86.2999

35°21′57″N 86°18′00″W / 35.3658°N 86.2999°W / 35.3658; -86.2999
Colors          Green & Gold [2]
NicknameBucks & Lady Bucks
AffiliationsTCCAA / NJCAA
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Motlow State Community College is a public community college with multiple locations in southern Middle Tennessee. The main campus opened its facilities in 1969 and is located in Moore County on 187 acres of land donated by the late Senator Reagor Motlow and family. Motlow College also has learning centers in Fayetteville, McMinnville and Smyrna, a teaching site in Sparta and a partnership in Shelbyville at the Middle Tennessee Education Center.

The college serves more than 540,000 citizens in an 11-county service area including Bedford, Cannon, Coffee, DeKalb, Franklin, Lincoln, Moore, Rutherford, Van Buren, Warren, and White. The college also allows residents of three border counties in Alabama to pay in-state tuition: Madison, Jackson, and Limestone counties.

Motlow participates in baseball, softball, and men’s and women’s basketball as part of the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association and the National Junior College Athletic Association.


The Motlow family donated 187 acres (0.76 km2) of land on which the college is built in Moore County, Tennessee; subsequently, the college bears the family name—Motlow College. Motlow honors Senator Motlow and his family for their significant contributions. Dr. Michael L. Torrence was appointed the next president of MSCC succeeding Hilda Tunstill, who has served as interim president following the resignation of Dr. Anthony Kinkel. In addition to Kinkel, previous presidents include Dr. MaryLou Apple, Dr. Sam Ingram, Dr. Harry Wagner, Dr. A. Frank Glass, and Dr. Arthur L. Walker, Jr.


  • Dr. Sam Ingram (president 1968-1975)
  • Dr. Harry Wagner (president 1975-1986)
  • Dr. Wade Powers (interim president 1986-1987)
  • Dr. A. Frank Glass (president 1987-2003)
  • Dr. Arthur L. Walker, Jr. (president 2003-2006)
  • Dr. MaryLou Apple (president 2006-2015)
  • Dr. Anthony Kinkel(president 2015-2017)
  • Ms. Hilda Tunstill (interim president 2017)
  • Dr. Michael L. Torrence (Assumes office in May 2018)


Motlow is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Level 1 associate degree.

Notable alumni


  1. ^ "TN Promise tied to record Motlow enrollment in Smyrna". Daily News Journal.
  2. ^ "Media Bank".
  3. ^ "Bryan Morris Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved November 10, 2012.

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