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Class of 2019 alumna Rachel Holbrook is one of the first TWU graduates to earn the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing. During the summer she was selected to attend the Appalachian Writers’ Workshop at Hindman Settlement School, one of the South’s premier gatherings of writers. Dr. Kristin Robertson caught up with Rachel … Continue reading "Recent TWU Grad Attends Appalachian Writers’ Workshop"
The Bachelor of Social Work program at Tennessee Wesleyan University joined an elite group of Tennessee programs earlier this summer, receiving accreditation during the June meeting of the Commission on Accreditation (COA) of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). The accreditation is an important leap forward for the TWU undergraduate program. “Having an accredited … Continue reading "TWU Social Work Program Earns Accreditation"
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"
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 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"
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"
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"
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"
Coming off the news of being ranked one of the region’s best and a top value school, Tennessee Wesleyan received more great news that demonstrates the University’s dedication to student support and success. Wednesday, October 3, 2018, TWU administrators were provided official notification that the school is the most recent recipient of the Title III … Continue reading "Tennessee Wesleyan University receives grant focused on improving student support services"
Tennessee Wesleyan University accepts applications for inaugural Master of Occupational Therapy class
University strives to meet the needs of the growing population Students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in the field of occupational therapy could begin their application process on July 18, 2018, through a centralized system from the American Occupational Therapy Association, and for the first time, prospective students found Tennessee Wesleyan University on that … Continue reading "Tennessee Wesleyan University accepts applications for inaugural Master of Occupational Therapy class"