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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"

Tom Korn and Steve Fehling hold business roundtable discussion at Tennessee Wesleyan

The Tennessee Wesleyan Business Administration Department recently hosted a business roundtable luncheon for students. Featuring special guest speakers Tom Korn and Steve Fehling, the roundtable featured discussions on best business practices and the success stories of Korn and Fehling. Korn was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA and graduated with a degree in business administration … Continue reading "Tom Korn and Steve Fehling hold business roundtable discussion at Tennessee Wesleyan"

Walthall family pledges to Proud Heritage, Strong Future Campaign

Tennessee Wesleyan is an institution invested in the success of its students and the Athens community. With the mission to help students be more, Tennessee Wesleyan also helps Athens be more. Longtime Athens resident Gigi Walthall saw the impact Tennessee Wesleyan had on the community and, before her passing in March, she and her family … Continue reading "Walthall family pledges to Proud Heritage, Strong Future Campaign"

Mayfield family pledges gift to new art and communication studies building

Clarice Baggett, Scottie Mayfield and Elaine Cathcart remember their mother, Muriel Mayfield, integrating art into aspects of everyday life, from gardening to picking out clothes. “I felt like mom lived an art-filled life,” Baggett said. “Everything from how she designed her flower beds outside to how she decorated her home. She was always doing some … Continue reading "Mayfield family pledges gift to new art and communication studies building"

Athens Area Chamber of Commerce pledges gift to Tennessee Wesleyan’s Colloms Campus Center

The Athens Area Chamber of Commerce has made a commitment of $10,000 to Tennessee Wesleyan’s Proud Heritage, Strong Future Campaign to help fund the Colloms Campus Center. Chamber President and CEO Rob Preston hopes the campus center will help enhance the Main Street program in Athens. “There are so many exciting things on the horizon … Continue reading "Athens Area Chamber of Commerce pledges gift to Tennessee Wesleyan’s Colloms Campus Center"

Goldman “Goldie” Barefield Scholarship Continues Making Impact

Written by Randy Nelson, TWC Vice President for Advancement Now entering its fourth year, the Goldman “Goldie” Barefield Scholarship has impacted 12 Sweetwater High School seniors who have chosen to attend Tennessee Wesleyan College with scholarships totaling $31,500. Pamela Clark of State Farm Insurance in Sweetwater established the Goldman “Goldie” Barefield Annual Scholarship fund in … Continue reading "Goldman “Goldie” Barefield Scholarship Continues Making Impact"

Knoxville Academy of Medicine Alliance establishes scholarship at Tennessee Wesleyan

The Knoxville Academy of Medicine Alliance recently established an endowed scholarship at Tennessee Wesleyan. The $25,000 gift will provide scholarships in perpetuity for students in the Tennessee Wesleyan Fort Sanders Department of Nursing. “We want to promote the education of future medical professionals and feel that doctors and nurses comprise the foundation of our health … Continue reading "Knoxville Academy of Medicine Alliance establishes scholarship at Tennessee Wesleyan"

Tennessee Wesleyan College graduates 162 at 159th Spring Commencement

Tennessee Wesleyan College held commencement activities last week, with 162 students joining the ranks of Tennessee Wesleyan College alumni. The celebrations began Thursday, May 5 with the Nurse Pinning Ceremony at Cokesbury United Methodist Church in Knoxville. The nursing graduates received their pins during the ceremony featuring student speaker Sandra Bond and guest speaker Alice … Continue reading "Tennessee Wesleyan College graduates 162 at 159th Spring Commencement"