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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"
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"
‘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"
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."
Tennessee Wesleyan alumnus Jim Mosher ’67 has issued a $100,000 matching gift challenge to raise money for the Mosher Center for Student Success on campus. During the Bulldog Challenge, now through June 30, Mosher will match gifts up to a total of $100,000 to help double the impact of the funds. “It’s a way to … Continue reading "TWU alumnus Jim Mosher ‘67 issues $100,000 matching challenge"
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"
Tennessee Wesleyan University will hold its annual Christmas events next week. The fourth annual Christmas tree lighting will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29 on the TWU quad. The event will feature music and holiday festivities, along with the lighting of the TWU Christmas tree. “The Christmas tree lighting is a great time … Continue reading "Tennessee Wesleyan to hold annual Christmas events"
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"
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 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"