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.
Tennessee Wesleyan University released the 2020-2021 Faculty Fellows selections earlier this spring. The group will represent the faculty in developing tools and practices to best engage students and provide an excellent learning environment.
Tennessee Wesleyan University has been selected once again for the Tree Campus USA designation, the eighth consecutive year the Athens campus has received the recognition. Join us in celebrating Arbor Day by planting something this Friday, post on social media and tag #TWUArborDay
Graduates set to walk across the stage in May will now participate in activities on Friday, August 7.