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TWU ME alumnus Kris Soto encourages adults seeking degree “don’t be afraid.”

When Kris Soto started classes at Tennessee Wesleyan, he was 30 years old, taking classes full-time during the day. After spending a full day in class, he would head to work at DENSO, where he worked second shift. Two years into his college experience, Soto got a promotion at work, requiring him to work the … Continue reading "TWU ME alumnus Kris Soto encourages adults seeking degree “don’t be afraid.”"

TWU ME graduate Callie Freeman earned degree through hard work, perseverance

When Callie Freeman was in high school, she promised herself she would earn her college degree. She started attending Tennessee Wesleyan, joining the cheerleading team and taking classes. She eventually decided to take some time off, joining the workforce to get real world experience, getting married and having two children, now ages three and eight. … Continue reading "TWU ME graduate Callie Freeman earned degree through hard work, perseverance"

Finding a passion: Heather Jaramillo ’13 inspires students in the classroom and on the court

From the time she was a child, Heather Jaramillo has been passionate about basketball. She played as a child, eventually playing for Sweetwater High School and then Tennessee Wesleyan. Receiving a full scholarship to play both basketball and softball was a big factor in Jaramillo’s decision to attend Tennessee Wesleyan, and she credits her teammates … Continue reading "Finding a passion: Heather Jaramillo ’13 inspires students in the classroom and on the court"

Bulldog family first: Alumnus Matthew Crabtree ’14, ’15 MBA credits Tennessee Wesleyan community with helping him find his passion

Matthew Crabtree always knew he wanted to attend Tennessee Wesleyan. His grandmother moved from Puerto Rico to attend the school, and he planned to follow in her footsteps. He grew up hearing about Tennessee Wesleyan and its close knit atmosphere. Maintaining his connection to the Athens community was an important aspect of Crabtree’s decision to … Continue reading "Bulldog family first: Alumnus Matthew Crabtree ’14, ’15 MBA credits Tennessee Wesleyan community with helping him find his passion"

Learning through music: Tennessee Wesleyan alum Josh Bragg ’14 inspires Athens City Middle School students through music and theatre

On a Thursday during the week before the end of school, Athens City Middle School music teacher Josh Bragg ’14 had his students working hard, sharing stories they wrote while other students acted along. Bragg was involved with the process, acting with students, showing them how to fill in their stories, and teaching them teamwork … Continue reading "Learning through music: Tennessee Wesleyan alum Josh Bragg ’14 inspires Athens City Middle School students through music and theatre"