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Aebersold awarded 2018 Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year

‘Tis the season for our neighborhoods to light up with the warm glow of Christmas decorations and our homes to be filled with loved ones celebrating the many traditions of the season. Well maybe not quite yet, but the Tennessee Wesleyan University campus was filled with the spirit of Christmas as we welcomed Ms. Carol … Continue reading "Aebersold awarded 2018 Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year"

Endowment honors more than years of service, it honors family.

Family. It seemed to be the theme of the night as Rev. Dr. Sam Roberts and his wife, Rev. Stella Roberts, were presented with a well-deserved early Christmas present. Dr. Roberts returned to Tennessee Wesleyan on Friday, December 8, 2017, as the speaker for the winter commencement ceremony. Prior to the event, former students, colleagues … Continue reading "Endowment honors more than years of service, it honors family."

TWU Professor Bill Watts establishes endowed scholarship fund

Tennessee Wesleyan University Professor Bill Watts remembers his father, Willard W. Watts, Sr. always taking time to spend time with his children. Regardless of what was happening in the world, Watts’ father put his children and family first. Watts’ father worked as a police officer, and took Watts camping one weekend, despite a major news … Continue reading "TWU Professor Bill Watts establishes endowed scholarship fund"

John “Thunder” Thornton named TWU 2016 Distinguished Entrepreneur

John “Thunder” Thornton was named the recipient of Tennessee Wesleyan University’s 2016 Distinguished Entrepreneur Award on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Thornton is the third recipient of this award, presented annually by the TWU business administration department. TWU Board of Trustees Chairman Allen Carter introduced Thornton and presented this year’s award. “To have my name alongside Claire … Continue reading "John “Thunder” Thornton named TWU 2016 Distinguished Entrepreneur"

Goodfriend pledges $2 million to Tennessee Wesleyan School of Business

To honor his hometown and the Goodfriend legacy in East Tennessee and at Tennessee Wesleyan University, Robert Goodfriend and his wife, Wendy, have pledged a $2 million gift to Tennessee Wesleyan. The gift will support the Tennessee Wesleyan School of Business, helping educate young business men and women and future entrepreneurs. “My hope is for … Continue reading "Goodfriend pledges $2 million to Tennessee Wesleyan School of Business"

Tennessee Wesleyan University breaks ground on new Colloms Campus Center

Tennessee Wesleyan University students, faculty, staff and honored guests gathered on the Wesley Commons lawn on Friday, August 26 to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Colloms Campus Center. Construction will begin on the new facility later this fall, with the building expected to be completed by December 2017. “A new campus center is no … Continue reading "Tennessee Wesleyan University breaks ground on new Colloms Campus Center"

SouthEast Bank funds TWU students’ dreams of attending college

When Savannah Rymer enrolled at Tennessee Wesleyan University, she saw a chance to reach her dreams. She dreams of making the world a better place, and Tennessee Wesleyan University, combined with SouthEast Bank, can make that happen. Rymer received a scholarship from SouthEast Bank, worth $28,000 over her four years at TWU. “To me, this … Continue reading "SouthEast Bank funds TWU students’ dreams of attending college"