On December 31, 2018, Tennessee Wesleyan University received the last check for the Proud Heritage, Strong Future campaign surpassing the original goal to raise $16 million. The public phase of the campaign began in April 2015 and set out to improve the campus experience for current and future students by honoring the rich history. Co-chairs … Continue reading "Proud Heritage, Strong Future campaign wraps up"
Following Hiwassee College’s (HC) closure announcement on March 28, 2019, Tennessee Wesleyan president, Dr. Harley Knowles, released a statement of support to the entire HC family. In his statement, President Knowles indicated that University administrators were already working on a policy that would help ease the transfer transition for current Hiwassee students. The agreement, created … Continue reading "University creates Hiwassee College-specific transfer policy"
Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 200 students, representing eight area high schools and middle schools, participated in the annual Tennessee Math Teachers Association math contest hosted by Tennessee Wesleyan University. Six math contests were scheduled for the Tuesday event: Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Statistics, Pre-calculus and Calculus. Students from Athens City Middle, Cleveland Middle, McMinn … Continue reading "University hosts annual TMTA math contest"
Thursday, March 28, 2019, a fellow United Methodist-affiliated institution, Hiwassee College made the difficult decision to close at the end of their spring semester. Upon notification of this announcement, our faculty and staff immediately began identifying ways Tennessee Wesleyan University could support their prospective and current student populations, as well as their alumni, during this … Continue reading "President Knowles addresses Hiwassee closure, sends message of support to students and families"
Athens, Tennessee artist Jerry Hagaman shares his most recent art collection with the Athens community through an exhibit in the Muriel S. Mayfield Gallery. Hagaman’s collection, “Malaprops & Mixed Metaphors,” features pieces that he created for the viewer to associate their own story. Hagaman, who also serves as an adjunct professor in the art program … Continue reading "Artist Jerry Hagaman presents Malaprops & Mixed Metaphors"
Salama Lumbasio finds ways to succeed as her plans continue to change There’s something deeply special about Tennessee Wesleyan University that nearly every student and graduate feels. It struck Salama (Christine) Lumbasio the second she stepped onto campus a few weeks after leaving her home in the east African country of Kenya. “You know when … Continue reading "Driven determination"
Burdettes ensure TWU students have opportunities to see the world With his loving wife, Jill, by his side, Dick Burdette spent his nearly 40-year career at United Airlines helping people to see the world. This commitment has continued into retirement for the 1966 Tennessee Wesleyan University graduate. He and Jill, who also attended TWU, have … Continue reading "Transformation is air apparent"
Three outstanding alumni will be recognized at the University’s annual Alumni Awards Banquet on Saturday, November 10 during Homecoming celebrations. Current TWU communications students have helped to share their stories to announce the winners. Tennessee Wesleyan University Recognizes Dr. J. Price Foster Dr. J. Price Foster honored with TWU Distinguished Alumni Award at Homecoming 2018 … Continue reading "University recognizes outstanding alumni during annual celebration"
On Monday, October 29, 14 students and faculty from Tennessee Wesleyan University’s Goodfriend School of Business visited the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) for the second consecutive year. The students who took part in the trip are in the financial investments course, taught by Sandy Maddox. Students in this course are … Continue reading "Visit to New York Stock Exchange helps classroom concepts come to life"
November 5, 2018 – East Tennessee artist Julie Belcher brings her artwork to Athens, Tennessee through an exhibit in the Muriel S. Mayfield Gallery. Belcher’s collection, “The Waltz,” features multiple pieces that dance together, creating a beautiful story of rural roots. Belcher’s story places her as an artist from Appalachia and a “dedicated handmade advocate.” … Continue reading "Julie Belcher artwork featured in latest exhibit at Tennessee Wesleyan University"