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“Don’t just learn, experience. Don’t just read, absorb. Don’t just change, transform. Don’t just relate, advocate. Don’t just promise, prove. Don’t just criticize, encourage. Don’t just think, ponder. Don’t just take, give. Don’t just see, feel. Don’t just dream, do it. Don’t just hear, listen. Don’t just talk, act. Don’t just tell, show. Don’t just … Continue reading "Johnny Holden Given Distinguished Entrepreneurship Award"
Friday, May 3, 2019, Tennessee Wesleyan University announced its acquisition of Hiwassee College’s dental hygiene program. While the program is still officially awaiting approval from the University’s regional accrediting agency, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), current students are happy and relieved. Isabella Wagner, a rising senior, shared emotions similar … Continue reading "Current students react to support from Holston Foundation and other donors"
November 5, 2018 – East Tennessee artist Julie Belcher brings her artwork to Athens, Tennessee through an exhibit in the Muriel S. Mayfield Gallery. Belcher’s collection, “The Waltz,” features multiple pieces that dance together, creating a beautiful story of rural roots. Belcher’s story places her as an artist from Appalachia and a “dedicated handmade advocate.” … Continue reading "Julie Belcher artwork featured in latest exhibit at Tennessee Wesleyan University"
The conclusion of a recent five-year study of Tennessee Wesleyan’s direct economic impact on the local community shows approximately 90 percent of Tennessee Wesleyan’s expenditures are made, on the average, in the five counties of McMinn, Bradley, Monroe, Loudon, and Knox. During 2012-2017, Tennessee Wesleyan contributed more than $343 million to the local economy (an … Continue reading "Study shows Tennessee Wesleyan University impact on area economy"
Tennessee Wesleyan experiences empower senior in his pursuit to help others Volunteers often say they benefit more from their efforts than the people they’re helping. Todd Cox is no different. As he prepares to graduate from Tennessee Wesleyan University in May, Cox specifically recalled one of several times he managed an AmeriCorps VISTA mobile food … Continue reading "Making a care-full career choice"
For Stacy Shirk, working as a campus safety officer at Tennessee Wesleyan University is a rewarding experience, both literally and professionally. Shirk was named Employee of the Year by the Knoxville District of Dynamic Security, the firm that contracts with TWU. He said this is the first time this district has given the award and … Continue reading "Campus Security Officer Stacy Shirk honored for dedication, ‘going above and beyond’"
It was obvious, from the early season snowfall to the dancing lights on the campus Christmas tree, that Friday, December 8, 2017 was going to be a special day. As the 84 graduates lined up outside, their family, friends and supporters filled the seats of Townsend Auditorium with an excitement and anticipation unique to a … Continue reading "Living a life of quality, not quantity."
The Daily Post-Athenian By: Dewey Morgan How to earn success was the message given by a Tennessee Wesleyan University award winner last week. During a luncheon Thursday afternoon at TWU, Hugh Queener was announced as the winner of the 4th Annual Goodfriend School of Business 2017 Distinguished Entrepreneur Award. “It is a great honor for me … Continue reading "Distinguished Entrepreneur"