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Current students react to support from Holston Foundation and other donors

Friday, May 3, 2019, Tennessee Wesleyan University announced its acquisition of Hiwassee College’s dental hygiene program. While the program is still officially awaiting approval from the University’s regional accrediting agency, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), current students are happy and relieved. Isabella Wagner, a rising senior, shared emotions similar … Continue reading "Current students react to support from Holston Foundation and other donors"

University acquires Hiwassee College dental hygiene program

As Tennessee Wesleyan prepares to celebrate the graduating class of 2019, the University now welcomes a new group of students with the acquisition of Hiwassee College’s (HC) dental hygiene program. Following the College’s closure announcement, TWU quickly began discussions with HC administration and faculty on how the school could support this program and the 15 … Continue reading "University acquires Hiwassee College dental hygiene program"

Master of Occupational Therapy granted Candidacy Status

A journey two years in the making crossed another major bridge on April 16, 2019. Late in the afternoon, the University received notification from the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) that the Master of Occupational Therapy program had been granted Candidacy Status. To be granted Candidacy Status, the University had to prove that … Continue reading "Master of Occupational Therapy granted Candidacy Status"

Tennessee Wesleyan University to host Spring Commencement activities

Tennessee Wesleyan University will host a variety of commencement activities this week, concluding with the 162 Spring Commencement on Saturday, May 4 at 9 a.m. Events begin Thursday with the nursing pinning ceremony and blessing of hands in Knoxville. Here, faculty present graduating students with their nursing pin – officially welcoming them into the nursing … Continue reading "Tennessee Wesleyan University to host Spring Commencement activities"

University creates Hiwassee College-specific transfer policy

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"

University hosts annual TMTA math contest

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"

President Knowles addresses Hiwassee closure, sends message of support to students and families

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"

Artist Jerry Hagaman presents Malaprops & Mixed Metaphors

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"

Driven determination

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"