Class of 2019 alumna Rachel Holbrook is one of the first TWU graduates to earn the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing. During the summer she was selected to attend the Appalachian Writers' Workshop at Hindman Settlement School, one of the South's premier gatherings of writers. Dr. Kristin Robertson caught up with Rachel after she returned from the conference and chatted with her about writing, stoking the fires, and being brave.
Late this past summer, Tennessee Wesleyan University hosted 19 high school students from Athens' sister city, Isahaya, Japan. The newly launched partnership, the Chinzei Gakuin TWU Language and Culture Program, is directed by Dr. Betty Ruleman, TWU English Professor and Coordinator of the Study Abroad program.
This week, on the heels of Tennessee Wesleyan's record enrollment and retention numbers, U.S. News & World Report released their annual Best Colleges Rankings. Wesleyan performed highly in the 35th edition of the rankings, coming in at #16 for both Regional Colleges South and Best Value Schools.
As campus returned to normal after summer break, there was a noticeable difference for returning students, faculty and staff - it felt just a little fuller. The reason? Record enrollment.
This past Friday, together with the Athens Chamber of Commerce, the Tennessee Wesleyan Goodfriend School of Business celebrated the opening of The LITE House near the campus of TWU.
While on vacation in Charleston, South Carolina, two Tennessee Wesleyan University students were involved in a serious car accident. The students' vehicle was struck by a driver who was fleeing from police in a stolen vehicle.
Blake McCaslin is headed back to his alma mater, having been named the new Assistant Vice President for Advancement at Tennessee Wesleyan University. McCaslin most recently served as Director of Business Development for Starr Regional Medical Center in Athens and Etowah.
The Bachelor of Social Work program at Tennessee Wesleyan University joined an elite group of Tennessee programs earlier this summer, receiving accreditation during the June meeting of the Commission on Accreditation (COA) of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). The accreditation is an important leap forward for the TWU undergraduate program.
There's something deeply special about Tennessee Wesleyan University that nearly every student and graduate feels. It struck Salama (Christine) Lumbasio the second she stepped onto campus a few weeks after leaving her home in the east African country of Kenya.