The Sound Bearier

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Latest Episodes

Blazing Her Trail - Melanie Fischer

Episode 23

June 21, 2021

Blazing Her Trail - Melanie Fischer

First-generation college student. Social Work major. Keeping Our Promise mentor. Hiker. Melanie Fischer represents many students who overcame the challenges of college and COVID to succeed, and succeed mightily.  She received Northeast State's Outstanding Student Award for 2020-21 graduating summa cum laude this spring.   Give a listen to this Daniel Boone High School alumna with a dedication to help people and the drive to succeed as she sits down with The Sound Bearier. Northeast State ...

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Rhythm of the Classroom with Jim Kelly

May 31, 2021

Rhythm of the Classroom with Jim Kelly

Musician, professor, and encyclopedia of American history. Professor Jim Kelly embodies an imaginative teaching style to engage students and help them understand history.   Our host Tom Wilson interviews Professor Kelly about his philosophy of teaching. We might even get a special musical performance from the man himself! Northeast State Community College ...

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Episode 22

May 17, 2021

Bear Biography with Kirsti Graybeal

Northeast State alumna.  People person. Animal lover. Owner of a pet snake. As a communications representative for our college, Kirsti Graybeal is often the first person people meet when arriving on the Northeast State campus for the first time. Get to know this free-spirited East Tennessee native in a new Bear Biography episode with host Matthew Poole.   ...

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Bear Biography with Rebecca Moody

Episode 21

May 03, 2021

Bear Biography with Rebecca Moody

Namaste, friends! Tune into our latest Bear Biography episode and get to know Rebecca Moody, Coordinator of Workforce Solutions. Rebecca goes to great lengths in not only helping our students, but also our community. Rebecca shares her love for yoga, family, and has an interesting collection. Find out what that is and why it’s important to her. Rebecca will have you laughing with her answer to the infamous random question April asks at the end of each episode. Don’t miss it! ...

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Occupational Therapy with Carson Dilley

April 19, 2021

Occupational Therapy with Carson Dilley

Interested in occupational therapy as a potential career? In this episode of The Sound Bearier, Matt Poole interviews Gym Assistant, Carson Dilley. Come hear about this occupational therapist in training's story and his passion for pediatric therapy. Carson also gives us tips on what exercises we can utilize to alleviate mental ruts while navigating the pandemic. This and many more engaging topics will be explored with our guest. Don't forget to like, comment, and subscribe to #TheSoundBearier to stay in the know about when new episodes release!  ...

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Getting to know Shelby McKenzie and Dual Enrollment

Episode 19

April 05, 2021

Getting to know Shelby McKenzie and Dual Enrollment

The state of Mississippi has given the world a slew of talented people.  One such person is Shelby McKenzie, director of University Parallel Dual Enrollment, at Northeast State. Catch this latest episode of TSB as Shelby talks about the University Parallel Dual Enrollment program, her love of the theater, and how she went from Greenwood, Miss., to becoming a Northeast State Bear!  Yes, here's a shoutout to the University of Souther Mississippi, too!  Learn more about Dual Enrollment at https://www.northeaststate.edu/Multi-Campus-Programs/High-School-Programs/University-Parallel-Dual-Enrollment-Program/ ...

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