The August 7 event is still on as planned, with some minor adjustments based on the latest Executive Order from Governor regarding COVID-19 safety.
Now entering its eighth year, the Goldman "Goldie" Barefield Scholarship recipients were recently announced, with Sweetwater High School seniors Hudson Harvey, Carson Hicks, Jake Littleton, Jalyn Bishop Weston, and Mikalee Martin receiving the honor.
As Universities and other educational organizations continue to explore measures in order to create a safe environment for incoming students this fall, Tennessee Wesleyan is employing a pair of new technologies to help the fight against COVID-19, iWave air purifiers and BIOPROTECT(TM) surface protectant.
Upward Bound is a federally funded, grant program that serves first-generation and low-income high school students in their pursuit of higher education.
The University experienced record enrollment at all levels in 2019, and Fall 2020 appears to be on the same track. As of Monday, May 18, enrollment reports highlight nearly a 19% increase for accepted first-year students. Fall registration for returning students shows a 10% increase compared to the same time last year.
This week, Dr. Lisa Vesser, TWU Associate Dean of Allied Health, asked our friends at Covenant Health for a recommendation on non-contact thermometers. Mike Starnes, Director of Supply Chain Operations at Covenant, responded not with a recommendation, but rather with a donation.
I write to introduce Dr. Tommy Lee "Tom" Phillips of Champaign, Illinois, who was born and raised in Kingsport, Tennessee, graduating high school in 1949. Tom elected to enroll at Tennessee Wesleyan and was highly involved academically and as a leader in many campus activities.
Part 2 of the series that explores the steps taken and the innovation required to take the TWU campus online amidst the COVID-19 crisis.
Danielle Mote and Ginny Brown, nurse practitioners who graduated from TWU, recently spent two weeks in New Jersey on a relief trip to provide healthcare support in an impacted community. After returning, they spent a few minutes speaking with Mayson Liner, giving an honest account of the impact of COVID-19 they've seen.
This week TWU completes likely the most unusual and challenging semester in the University's history. This series will review the timeline, steps taken, and innovative measures employed as TWU worked quickly to make a fully online learning environment.