The Sound Bearier

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The Sound Bearier seeks to acquaint listeners with Northeast State Bears, news, and events. Our hosts Tom Wilson, April Allen, and Matt Poole interview our staff, faculty, students, and alumni to bring you the latest in all things Northeast State! *All opinions expressed by the hosts and guests of "The Sound Bearier" are solely their opinions and do not necessarily reflect the official position or opinions of Northeast State Community College. Any content provided by our hosts or guests are solely for educational purposes.

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Latest Episodes…

  1. The Workforce Way Forward with Heath McMillian

    Our region’s workforce population faces a set of bold challenges as we stumble toward a post-COVID world. Heath McMillian, executive director of Northeast State’s Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing in Kingsport joins us on this episode of The Sound Bearier. Heath discusses how a recovering workforce can thrive in the years ...


  2. Mental Health Matters with Jenna Welch

    Mental health matters. The Sound Bearier's Matthew Poole talks to Jenna Welch, of Northeast State Counseling Services, about how to cope with Covid and college life.  Confidential and compassionate, Counseling Services wants to engage students in need. Get to know Jenna and learn about the services our counseling team provides at Counseling Services. Northeast ...


  3. Bear Biography: Getting to Know Jennifer Kendrick

    In this episode of The Sound Bearier, our April Allen talks to Jennifer Kendrick, Career Specialist, in the Career and Workforce Development Center. From displaced workers to single parents determined to earn a degree, Jennifer seeks to help people take one step at a time to success.   Career and Workforce Development ...


  4. Globetrotting at a distance with Nona Shepherd

    The world does not end at the county line. Led by Professor Nona Shepherd, International Education at Northeast State program strives to share the world’s cultures to students with past visits to Washington, D.C., and the United Kingsport; international speakers and events such as the very popular International Food Day.  Then, ...


  5. On Becoming a Bear with Matt Poole

    Our friend - and newest member of The Sound Bearier podcast team - Matthew Poole wants you to give Northeast State Community College a look as your higher education destination.  A Northeast State alumnus, Poole previously served as a Success Coach & Lead Mentor of the Inclusive Excellence program at the ...