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Make your reservations to attend Homecoming 2014

Make your reservations to attend Homecoming 2014

Posted on 26 August 2014 by eestes@tusculum.edu

Alumni should begin receiving more information about Homecoming in the mail soon or have received it in their email.  A few additions have been made to the schedule recently including a “Memory Lane” display by the Museums of Tusculum College and an informational open house at Career Services.

After you look through the schedule, make your reservations to attend the celebration, scheduled Oct. 17-18 this year.

Below is the finalized schedule.

Friday, Oct. 17

8 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Registration – Living Room of Niswonger Commons

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Memory Lane Take a walk down memory lane as the staff of the Museums of Tusculum displays outfits, slide shows, pictures from Tusculum’s past, yearbooks and newspapers in the Living Room of Niswonger
Commons.

10 a.m. – Bright’s Zoo - $30 – Located in Limestone, Tenn.,  Bright’s Zoo is home to many rare species.  Transportation will be provided.  To learn more, visit www.brightszoo.com.   A boxed lunch will be provided.

 

11:30 a.m.  – Lunch with students – $10 – Enjoy lunch with students and share your Tusculum experience with the Pioneers of today.

1 p.m. – Campus Tours Revisit and rediscover your Alma Mater. Take a tour with the President’s Society, a group of elite Residential College
students.

1 p.m. – Golf Tournament – $50 – Enjoy some friendly competition on the Link Hills Golf Course.  Scramble format will be used with handicap system for a net division and gross division.  Registration is at noon pm with shotgun start at 1 p.m.  Alumni, spouses, faculty, staff and friends are invited to participate.  Dinner will be provided for participants in the golf tournament as well as those who may want to join them following the tournament.  The cost for dinner will be $20 for those not participating in the tournament.  Reservations are required.

 

2 p.m. – Herbs and Herblore – no charge –  Fun make and take workshop hosted at the Doak House Museum.

2 – 3 p.m. Career Services Open House Alumni are invited to stop by the Career Services office in Room 307 of Niswonger Commons for “cookies and information.” Meet the staff of Tusculum’s Career Services office
and learn more about how they can assist you.

6 p.m. – Dinner at Link Hills – $20 – Join us for a buffet dinner beginning at 6 p.m.  Reservations are required.

Evening - Individual  Class Gatherings – cost varies

8:30 p.m. – Bonfire Enjoy the annual Homecoming Bonfire, located near the parking lot at Pioneer Field, with current students.

Saturday, October 18

8 a.m. – 10 a.m. – Registration – Living Room of Niswonger Commons

8 a.m. – Memorial Service – Join us in remembering alumni who have passed away since Homecoming 2013.

 

8:30 a.m. – Alumni Breakfast – $15 – Come enjoy breakfast with alumni and friends.

 

9 a.m. – Alumni Meeting – Learn the latest about the Alumni Association and hear an update on the College.

 

9:30 a.m. – Alumni Awards and Sports Hall of Fame Awards – Come celebrate the newest alumni and Sports Hall of Fame award honorees.

11 a.m. – Class Photos – $10 – In front of Niswonger Commons

 

11 a.m. – Student Support Services Luncheon – Alumni who were in the Student Support Services program or ARCHES are invited to a cookout and other festivities at the Patton House (near Pioneer Park).

 

Noon – Parade – Watch the 11th Annual Homecoming Parade along the route between the Charles Oliver Gray Complex and Pioneer Park.

 

Noon – Tusculum Volleyball hosts Newberry, Pioneer Arena.

 

12:30 p.m. – Tailgate –  $10 – Enjoy a Tusculum College Pioneer Tailgate Party.

 

2:30 p.m. – Tusculum Pioneer Football vs. Carson-Newman – Cheer on the Pioneers as they take on Carson-Newman at Pioneer Field.  Tickets can be purchased at the ticket booth preceding the game.

6 p.m. – Alumni and Friends Social Hour General Morgan Inn
7 p.m. – Alumni and Friends Dinner Join us at the General Morgan Inn for dinner. A cash bar will be available throughout the evening.
8 p.m. – Alumni and Friends Music and Fellowship DJ Donnie Bunch will provide music.

 

Sunday, October 19

Attend the church of your choice.  First Presbyterian Church of Greeneville (110 N. Main Street) is the mother church of the College.  Early service at 8:30 a.m., Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., the traditional service at 10:45 a.m.  Learn more at www.firstpresgreeneville.org.

 

1 p.m. – Tusculum Women’s Soccer hosts Lenoir-Rhyne, Pioneer Field.

 

3:30 p.m. – Tusculum Men’s Soccer hosts Lenoir-Rhyne, Pioneer Field.

 

During Homecoming, you are encouraged to visit the museums, art gallery, the Presidential photo gallery at the Library and the Bookstore. Hours for each are below:

Tusculum College Bookstore
Niswonger Commons

8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Thursday, October 16

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday, October 17

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Saturday, October 18

 

Thomas J. Garland Library

8 a.m. – 10 p.m. Thursday, October 16

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday, October 17

9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, October 18

 

Allison Gallery (Rankin House behind Three Blind Mice)

The Allison Art Gallery will be hosting visiting artist, Melissa Stallard’s exhibition of digital photographs called “The Shrinking City.”  Stallard is an Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Akron.

3:30 – 5 p.m. Thursday, October 16

3:30 – 5 p.m. Friday, October 17

Closed Saturday, October 18

 

Doak House Museum

8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday, October 16

8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday, October 17

 

President Andrew Johnson Museum and Library

8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday, October 16

8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday, October 17

 

 

Please make every effort to make your reservations prior to Friday, October 3, in order for us to provide accurate estimates on food preparations. Make your reservation online.

 

If you have questions about Homecoming 2014 registration, please contact Joni Blake Parker, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations at jbparker@tusculum.edu or 423-636-7303.

Greeneville Hotel Information

Econo Lodge (former Comfort Inn and Holiday Inn)

1790 E Andrew Johnson Hwy, Greeneville

(423) 639-4185


Days Inn Greeneville

935 E Andrew Johnson Hwy, Greeneville

(423) 639-2156

 

Quality Inn (former Jameson Inn)

3160 E Andrew Johnson Hwy, Greeneville

(423) 638-7511

 

General Morgan Inn

111 N Main St, Greeneville

(423) 787-1000

 

Knights Inn (formerly Charray Inn)

121 Serral Dr, Greeneville

(423) 638-1331

 

Hampton Inn

3130 E Andrew Johnson Hwy, Greeneville

(423) 638-3735

 

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‘Pioneer Pete’ tailgate Sept. 4 to feature live music, activities for all

‘Pioneer Pete’ tailgate Sept. 4 to feature live music, activities for all

Posted on 26 August 2014 by eestes@tusculum.edu

Live music, games, food and activities for all will be part of the Pioneer Pete Tailgate Party Thursday, Sept. 4, prior to the Tusculum football team’s home opener.

The community is invited to come and be part of the fun, which includes a performance by Carson Peters, the 10-year-old fiddler who has appeared on the Jay Leno Show and performed at the Grand Ole Opry. The tailgate will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the area just outside the Niswonger Sports Complex and Pioneer Field.

Carson Peters

The Fiddlin’ Carson Peters Band also include his father, Jamie Peters, and two Greene Countians, Tom and Bobbie Dier. Carson, who began playing fiddle at three, says his main inspiration is using “the talent God gave me to make people smile!”

The tailgate will include games, inflatables, face painting and other activities for all ages.

Tasty food will also be plentiful as Creamy Cup, Auntie Ruth Donuts and Soft Pretzels and other concessions will be part of the tailgate.

There is no charge for any of the activities except for food and a ticket to the game. Tusculum  will be taking on the College of Faith with kickoff scheduled at 7 p.m. Fireworks will follow the game.

The Pioneer Club will also be having a tailgate on Thursday with information available about how to become a member and support Tusculum student-athletes and athletic programs.

Games and inflatables will be part of the Pioneer Pete Tailgate Party.

The Thursday night game is the first of six home games for Tusculum this season. The other home games include against North Greenville (Sept. 20), Newberry (Oct. 11), Carson-Newman (Oct. 18), UNC Pembroke (Nov. 1) and Brevard (Nov. 6).

Tusculum hosts North Greenville on Saturday, Sept. 20, as the Pioneers will be celebrating Local Heroes Night and Take-A-Kid the Game Night at Pioneer Field.  Children ages 12 and under will be admitted free.  It will also be Youth Football Night as all players of the Boys & Girls Club, Greene County YMCA Flag Football League, and the Greeneville/Greene County Youth Football Association will  be admitted free.  All youth players are asked to wear their game t-shirt or game jersey to gain free admittance. (All youth must have adult supervision).  All youth football players will lead the Tusculum team out onto the field prior to kickoff.

As Local Heroes Night, the College is inviting all law enforcement, fire and emergency medical professionals and members of the Armed Forces to attend the Sept. 20  game free of charge. Members of the aforementioned agencies may either present their ID badge or be in uniform for free admission to the game. The ID badge admits the public servant and one (1) guest.

Tusculum hosts South Atlantic Conference foe Newberry College on Saturday, Oct. 11, for Breast Cancer Awareness Day and Local Church Day.  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month as the Pioneers and their fans will be donning pink and will be raising funds and awareness in the battle against breast cancer.  Tusculum will also be recognizing and honoring churches in the community as the Pioneers take on the Wolves at 2:30 p.m.

The Pioneers will take on arch-rival Carson-Newman on Saturday, Oct. 18. for Homecoming 2014 as the game is slated to begin at 2:30 p.m.  Be there for all the pageantry and tradition of homecoming weekend with the parade, alumni reunions and the homecoming court.  It is also Sports Hall of Fame weekend as members of the 2014 induction class will be honored.

 

Tusculum hosts 2013 NCAA Playoff participant UNC Pembroke at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, for Senior Day.  The Pioneers will honor its senior members of the football team as well as the senior members of the cheerleading squad and the Pioneer Marching Band prior to kickoff.  It is also Family Weekend on the Greeneville campus.

 

The Pioneers will host South Atlantic Conference foe Brevard for a rare Thursday night battle on Nov. 6, at 7 p.m.  Following the regular-season home finale, there will be a fireworks show.

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Alumni, campus community enjoys ‘Tusculum College Night at the Astros’

Alumni, campus community enjoys ‘Tusculum College Night at the Astros’

Posted on 26 August 2014 by eestes@tusculum.edu

About 100 people enjoyed “Tusculum College Night at the Astros” Monday evening. One part of the family section was reserved for Tusculum College alumni, students, parents, faculty and staff for the Tusculum community to enjoy an evening at the ball park. The Astros treated spectators to a close win, 3-1 over the Bluefield Blue Jays. The win allows the Astros to remain in the playoff hunt.

Marmalee Boyles picks up her tickets at the Tusculum College tent outside Pioneer Park.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Members of the Office of Admission greeted spectators as they entered the ball park and provided information about the College. From left are Admission Representatives Heather Blanton '12, Jana Riddle '06, Brian Alexander '14 and Angel West '14.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jim Southerland '64 talks to Joni Parker, assistant director of alumni and parent relations, at the Tusculum College tent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Tusculum College Marching Band played the National Anthem prior to the game and performed again during the "Seventh Inning Stretch."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gizmo, the new mascot for the Astros, visits in the Tusculum section.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Grills Gone Wild” barbecue cook-off and festival coming to campus Sept. 12-13

“Grills Gone Wild” barbecue cook-off and festival coming to campus Sept. 12-13

Posted on 26 August 2014 by eestes@tusculum.edu

Going for the hardwood smoked, tasty goodness prize, those who think they know barbecue will be on the Tusculum College campus in September for the first-ever Grills Gone Wild barbecue cook-off and festival.

The event is scheduled for September 12-13 on the Tusculum College campus. The Grills Gone Wild Barbecue Festival is organized by the Inferno Group of Harrogate, Tenn., and will feature top-flight barbecue masters competing for the $5,000 competition prize.

This is the first year for the event, and organizers hope to draw people from around the region to participate and attend the festivities. The event has previously been held in London, Ky.

Grills Gone Wild is a family-friendly event, which will include a barbecue cook-off, a car show, a 5K fundraiser run and many other activities. The event will be held in front of Pioneer Park.

The public is cautioned that professional barbecuers will not be offering samples of their barbecue, but there will be food vendors available during the Festival.

On Saturday, the car show begins at 2 p.m. and will include awards for Best of Show, Best Engine, People’s Choice and many others.  The “Run in Glow Motion” 5k Run/Walk begins at 8 p.m., with registration beginning at 6:30 p.m.  A post-race party will be held at 9:30 p.m. Registration for the race includes a gift bag with t-shirt, glow glasses and various glow products.

Other weekend activities include vendors, inflatable attractions for children, live music and a cornhole tournament.

This is a Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned event, where the teams will prepare their best ribs, chicken, beef brisket and pork.

Grills Gone Wild activities will be tied in to Orange Rush weekend on campus, a series of events on the Tusculum campus to encourage engagement among new students joining Tusculum as freshmen or as transfer students.

“We are very excited to blend the events of this festival with those set for Orange Rush Weekend,” said Dr.  Lisa Johnson, interim vice president for Academic Affairs. Encouraging our students to become part of the community is a big part of what the Orange Rush Weekend wants to achieve.”

For more information on the event, contact David Martin, director of facilities at Tusculum College at 423.636.7300.

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Learn the latest about Tusculum alumni

Learn the latest about Tusculum alumni

Posted on 25 August 2014 by eestes@tusculum.edu

 

 

 

 

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Wilson selected as member of inaugural Hall of Fame class for John I. Burton High School

Richard L. “Stan” Wilson ’66 of Norton, VA, has been selected as of the five individuals in the inaugural John I. Burton High School Hall of Fame Class. He will be recognized as the Norton, VA, high school’s Hall of Fame Night football game on Sept. 12 and will be honored at an induction banquet on Sept. 13. Wilson was a legendary basketball coach and player at Burton.

As a high school basketball player, Stan garnered All-State and All-Lonesome Pine District honors while scoring over 1,000 career points. He also holds the school record for the most points scored in a single game with 43.

The gym at Burton is named for Wilson and is where he spent a vast portion of his life as head coach at the school from 1970 until his retirement in 2009.

His 541 career victories at Burton give him the most wins for a Group A high school boys basketball coach in Virginia High School League history and the most wins for a high school boys basketball coach west of Roanoke.

During his coaching tenure, his teams won 12 Lonesome Pine District tournament championships, five regular-season district championships, seven Region D championships and made eight state basketball tournament appearances.

 

’70s

Bruce McKinney ’76 writes that it has been his desire for some time to contact his old friends “Bruce Jensen, Dave Moody Denise, Elsie, Linda, Ron Newman and Cindy all of the gang who hung out at Craig Hall” for those late night pinochle games, Connie’s and the trip to Ned’s for the hot fudge. He asks his fellow alums to contact him if they remember “Steady Eddie” at bemckinney@gmail.com.

 

’00s

Henri Lespinasse ’08 and his wife, Nicole, are expecting their second child in December 2014. Henri is currently working for himself as owner of Hdmi Media, a video production company. He was co-editor of the award-winning documentary “GreasePaint” (2013), which follows Joey Thurmond and his family as they travel around the country performing as circus clowns. The film is available at Best Buy, Amazon, f.y.e. and Hulu. Henri is currently working on upcoming films and documentaries.

 

 


Sarah Creutzinger ’05 and Edward Arellano Maira were married at July 5 in Greeneville, TN, at Still Hollow Farm. Following the wedding, the couple enjoyed traveling in North Carolina. The couple live in Santiago, Chile, where Sarah is a middle school principal at Lincoln International Academy. Sarah is the daughter of Scott Niswonger ’87 H’06.

Joseph John Vogt II ’12 and Christy Danielle Johnson were married June 28 at the General Morgan Inn in Greeneville. Brett DePalma ’11 was best man and the groomsmen included Brian Alexander ’14 and Joe’s father, Kelly Vogt ’83. Following a wedding trip to Jamaica, the couple is living in Johnson City, TN. Joe works in AT&T customer services. His grandparents are Joe and Kathy Vogt ’53 ’56.


Felicia Waters ’14 and Daniel Holt were married on July 28. Following a honeymoon cruise, the couple is living in Newport, TN.

 

 


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Agnes Marilyn McClain Brownyer ’42 of Medford, OR, passed away March 23, 2014. A native of Oregon, Mrs. Brownyer was a school teacher for many years. She earned a master’s degree in teaching and later a doctorate in nutrition. She enjoyed playing bridge and reading.

 

Betsy Jean Bowman ’45 of Greeneville, TN, passed away July 28, 2014. After graduating from Tusculum, she began her working career as a news reporter at The Greeneville Sun. Ms. Bowman earned a master’s degree in social work from the University of Tennessee in 1957. Her career in social work began that year as she began working with veterans at Mountain Home in Johnson City, TN. The following year she became a child welfare case worker in the Department of Public Welfare in Johnson City. Ms. Bowman then returned to the Veterans Administration in 1964 and worked with veterans until 1972. Prior to her retirement in 1974, she was director of the Area Project on Aging with the First Tennessee-Virginia Development District. After retirement, she moved to Greeneville, a community she had grown to love as a girl spending summers and holidays with her grandparents there. Ms. Bowman was a dedicated and active citizen in Greeneville. She served as Greeneville alderman from 1989 to 1997. Ms. Bowman also proved her commitment to the community as a member of many local organizations, including the Tuesday Book Club; the Greene County Heritage Trust, of which she was a lifetime member; the Greeneville Arts Council; the Pilot Club of Greeneville, and the Andrew Johnson Club. She also served on the Greene Valley Foster Grandparents Advisory Committee, the Greeneville-Greene County Humane Society Board, the Greeneville-Greene County Library Board, the Oak Grove Cemetery Association Board and the Roby Fitzgerald Adult Center Board, along with the Lost State of Franklin State Commission. The history of Greeneville was her passion, with her main focus on the downtown area. She was an active member of Main Street: Greeneville for many years. Ms. Bowman was the co-coordinator of the Greene County Bicentennial in 1983 and took a major role in coordinating Greene County activities related to the Tennessee Homecoming ’86 celebrations. She was deeply involved in the founding of the Nathanael Greene Museum in the mid-1980s and continued to be a leader and a strong supporter of the museum through the years. She also originated a Sun newspaper column focusing on the museum. Ms. Bowman chaired the Heritage Trust Committee for the restoration of The Big Spring and the development of the time capsule burial site and ceremony in Bicentennial Park. She also chaired the Christmas in Olde Greene Committee and prepared the artistically designed and informative program for the annual Heritage Trust Early American Christmas Dinner until recently. After writing several columns for The Greeneville Sun during the Bicentennial, she began writing a new column for the newspaper in 1976 known as “Nostalgia is. . .” After 10 years writing the column, she began publishing a compilation of her bimonthly articles in three volumes of “Nostalgia is” in book form in 1986, 1989 and 1990. After its original publication called “The Greene County Story,” which appeared in The Greeneville Sun’s 100th-year-in-business celebration in 1979, Mrs. Bowman edited and published “A Walk Through Greeneville” in 1991, which was a compilation written by her grandfather, William Walter Harmon, from a diary he kept during the 1920s. Her love for film and classic movies inspired her to write and publish “The World of Flickering Light and Shadow” in 2001. Ms. Bowman was a member of Greeneville Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Dr. Harry Kendall ’48 of Dellwood, FL, passed away August 8, 2014. Dr. Kendall was a remarkable man who was orphaned at age 10 then raised between his brother and two sisters. He volunteered for the Marine Corps at 17 following Pearl Harbor. He served in the South Pacific during the war then using the GI bill to earn his physics degree from Tusculum. He received his master’s from Florida State University and his doctorate from the University of Florida. One of his first jobs was teaching at Chipola Junior College in Florida. He went on to teach at Emory and Henry College in Virginia and then became a charter faculty member of the University of South Florida in Tampa. Dr. Kendall had a passion for teaching, loved the outdoors, his family and his country.

Sue Overton Walker ’48 of Knoxville, TN, passed away August 6, 2014. In 1960, she was hired to be an administrative secretary at Fort Sanders Presbyterian Hospital in Knoxville. She earned the professional title of “Certified Professional Secretary” and was active in the International Association of Administrative Professionals. Mrs. Walker was recognized several times as the local Secretary of the Year and once progressed to an international competition, where she placed second. After retiring, she returned to the hospital as the part-time receptionist in the surgical lounge for 10 years. She was a member of Graystone Presbyterian Church, where she served as an elder, Sunday School superintendent, and several terms as Clerk of Session. Mrs. Walker was a member of the South Knoxville Opti-Mrs. Club. She was also a member of the McGhee-Tyson Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol. Mrs. Walker was on the board of the John Sevier Memorial Association and a long-time member of the East Tennessee Historical Society. She was also a member of the Clan Stewart Society in America and the Daughters of the American Revolution. The family asked that any donations in lieu of flowers be sent to Tusculum, Graystone Presbyterian Church or the Fort Sanders Foundation.

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Arlene Arnht Roper ’63 of Scottsdale, AZ, wife of Michael Roper ’61, passed away on May 4, 2014.

 

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Earl W. Fletcher Jr. ’76 of Mosheim, TN, passed away suddenly on August 22, 2014. He was serving as executive director of the Nathanael Greene Museum in Greeneville at the time of his passing and had been elected to serve as a member of the Greene County Commission earlier in the month. Mr. Fletcher was a retired teacher and coach, having taught for 30 years in the Greene County School System. He also served as president of Washington College Academy, from which he was a graduate, for three years. He served from 1985 to 2003 as an alderman for the Town of Mosheim. Among his achievements as an alderman was his conception of the idea to hold an annual re-enactment of the Civil War Battle of Blue Springs. He served as director of the annual re-enactment for its first 10 years, which was held on a farm near Mosheim and grew to one of the largest Civil War re-enactments between Nashville and Richmond.  Known for his strong and enthusiastic interest in history, Mr. Fletcher was serving as the official Greene County Historian at the time of his passing. Under his leadership, the Nathanael Greene Museum had experienced major growth in attendance, number of galleries and new exhibits. He had been deeply involved in the last several years in the development of the museum’s Mary Gertrude K. Fox Park, located diagonally across South Main Street from the museum. Mr. Fletcher was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Greeneville. He was also a member of the Mosheim Masonic Lodge, the Greene County Scottish Rite Club and a member of American Legion Post No. 64.

 

 

 

 

 

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Andy Stoll’s travel adventure presentation to kick-off annual series

Andy Stoll’s travel adventure presentation to kick-off annual series

Posted on 11 August 2014 by eestes@tusculum.edu

Andy Stoll

A presentation by Andy Stoll on Monday, Aug. 25, about his 40-country journey of self-discovery is the first event in the 2014-15 Acts, Arts, Academia performance and lecture series at Tusculum College.

The performance and lecture series is a program of Tusculum College Arts Outreach and will feature 14 events throughout the academic year. Acts, Arts, Academic is supported by the late Dr. Sam Miller in memory of his wife Agnes Ault Miller, Arts Outreach, Hearts for the Arts and the Tennessee Arts Commission.

Andy Stoll’s presentation, “How (and Why) to Travel Around the World” will begin at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Annie Hogan Byrd Fine Arts Building on the Tusculum campus. The cost is $6 per person.

After finishing college, Stoll set off on a four-year, 40-country trip in search of experiences far off the beaten path in order to get a better understanding of how the world works. During his travels, he handed out micro-loans in China, played a 19th century British soldier in a Bollywood movie, worked in a dress factory in Bangkok for 60 cents an hour, lived in a mud hut village in Zambia and climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro with 10 Tanzanian street kids.

Stoll’s presentation is much more than a travel slideshow. It is an insightful, inspiring, entertaining and often hilarious look at what it takes to find one’s place in the world and achieve one’s dreams.

The schedule for the remainder of the 2014-15 academic year includes:

“Birding in Northeast Tennessee: Quite an Earful,” a presentation by Don Miller, will be Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. in the Behan Arena Theatre (lower level side entrance of the Annie Hogan Byrd building). The cost is $6 per person.

Theatre-at-Tusculum’s production of “The Addams Family” musical comedy will be Nov. 14-16 and Nov. 20-23. All performances will be at 7 p.m. in the Annie Hogan Byrd auditorium except the Sunday shows, which will be at 2 p.m.

The Tusculum College Band Christmas Concert will be Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. in the Annie Hogan Byrd auditorium. There is free admission to the concert

The holiday events continue with Tusculum College Community Chorus’ annual Christmas concert on Monday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Annie Hogan Byrd auditorium. This year’s performance, which is free and open to the public, will be “Gaudete! A Christmas Concert.”

Central Ballet Theatre returns to the stage in January with “Rapunzel: A Tangled Tale.” Performances will be at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 16, 2 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 17 and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 18. All the performances will be in the Annie Hogan Byrd auditorium.

“Lincoln at Gettysburg” with Chris Small of the Lincoln Project will be 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, in the Behan Arena Theatre. The cost is $6 per person.

“Kaleidoscope of Indian Classical Dance,” featuring Bharatha Natyam, Kuchipudi and Kathak classical dance, will be 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. in the Annie Hogan Byrd auditorium.

The Tusculum College Band Winter Concert will be Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. in Annie Hogan Byrd auditorium. Admission is free.

Theatre-at-Tusculum’s production of the musical comedy, “How to Eat Like a Child,” will be 7 p.m. Feb. 27-28 and March 5-7 in the Behan Arena Theatre. Sunday matinees will be presented at 2 p.m. on March 1 and 8.

“Back on Broadway,” dazzling production numbers performed by the next generation of Broadway stars, will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 22, in the Annie Hogan Byrd auditorium.

“5 x 10,” five 10-minute plays by Tusculum students under the direction of English professor Wayne Thomas, will be presented at 7 p.m. on April 17-18 and 24-25 with Sunday matinee performance at 2 p.m. on April 19 and 26. Admission for the plays, to be presented in the Behan Arena Theatre, is $6 per person.

The Tusculum College Band Spring Concert will be Thursday, April 30, at 7 p.m. in the Annie Hogan Byrd auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.

The series will conclude with the Tusculum College Community Chorus Spring Concert on Monday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Annie Hogan Byrd auditorium. Admission is free.

Unless otherwise noted, admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (60 years of age and older) and $5 for children 12 and under.

For more information on these events, please contact Arts Outreach at 423-798-1620 or visit its website at http://arts.tusculum.edu.

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Make reservations today to attend Tusculum College Night at the Astros

Make reservations today to attend Tusculum College Night at the Astros

Posted on 11 August 2014 by eestes@tusculum.edu

The Astros will be taking on the Bluefield Blue Jays at 7 p.m. in Appalachian Minor League conference play. The Astros will have a special promotion that night – fans arriving early will receive a free Greeneville Astros stadium blanket as they enter the gates.

 

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Learn more about Homecoming 2014!

Learn more about Homecoming 2014!

Posted on 22 July 2014 by eestes@tusculum.edu

The "fun photo booth" was a hit with alumni last year at the tailgate prior to the football game.

Although it is the height of summer, it is not too early to begin planning for the fall and to attend Homecoming 2014. Plans have been finalized for the annual celebration, scheduled Oct. 17-18 this year.

Check out the updated schedule below, which includes hotel information.

Friday, Oct. 17

8 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Registration – Living Room of Niswonger Commons

 

10 a.m. – Bright’s Zoo - $30 – Located in Limestone, Tenn.,  Bright’s Zoo is home to many rare species.  Transportation will be provided.  To learn more, visit www.brightszoo.com.   A boxed lunch will be provided.

 

11:30 a.m.  – Lunch with students – $10 – Enjoy lunch with students and share your Tusculum experience with the Pioneers of today.

 

1 p.m. – Golf Tournament – $50 – Enjoy some friendly competition on the Link Hills Golf Course.  Scramble format will be used with handicap system for a net division and gross division.  Registration is at noon pm with shotgun start at 1 p.m.  Alumni, spouses, faculty, staff and friends are invited to participate.  Dinner will be provided for participants in the golf tournament as well as those who may want to join them following the tournament.  The cost for dinner will be $20 for those not participating in the tournament.  Reservations are required.

 

2 p.m. – Herbs and Herblore – no charge –  Fun make and take workshop hosted at the Doak House Museum.

 

6 p.m. – Dinner at Link Hills – $20 – Join us for a buffet dinner beginning at 6 p.m.  Reservations are required.

 

Evening - Individual  Class Gatherings – cost varies

Saturday, October 18

8 a.m. – 10 a.m. – Registration – Living Room of Niswonger Commons

8 a.m. – Memorial Service – Join us in remembering alumni who have passed away since Homecoming 2013.

 

8:30 a.m. – Alumni Breakfast – $15 – Come enjoy breakfast with alumni and friends.

 

9 a.m. – Alumni Meeting – Learn the latest about the Alumni Association and hear an update on the College.

 

9:30 a.m. – Alumni Awards and Sports Hall of Fame Awards – Come celebrate the newest alumni and Sports Hall of Fame award honorees.

 

11 a.m. – Class Photos – $10 – In front of Niswonger Commons

 

11 a.m. – Student Support Services Luncheon – Alumni who were in the Student Support Services program or ARCHES are invited to a cookout and other festivities at the Patton House (near Pioneer Park).

 

Noon – Parade – Watch the 11th Annual Homecoming Parade along the route between the Charles Oliver Gray Complex and Pioneer Park.

 

Noon – Tusculum Volleyball hosts Newberry, Pioneer Arena.

 

12:30 p.m. – Tailgate –  $10 – Enjoy a Tusculum College Pioneer Tailgate Party.

 

2:30 p.m. – Tusculum Pioneer Football vs. Carson-Newman – Cheer on the Pioneers as they take on Carson-Newman at Pioneer Field.  Tickets can be purchased at the ticket booth preceding the game.

 

7 p.m. – Alumni and Friends Dinner – General Morgan Inn – $38 – Join us for social hour beginning at 6 with dinner at 7.  A cash bar will be available throughout the evening.

 

Sunday, October 19

Attend the church of your choice.  First Presbyterian Church of Greeneville (110 N. Main Street) is the mother church of the College.  Early service at 8:30 a.m., Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., the traditional service at 10:45 a.m.  Learn more at www.firstpresgreeneville.org.

 

1 p.m. – Tusculum Women’s Soccer hosts Lenoir-Rhyne, Pioneer Field.

 

3:30 p.m. – Tusculum Men’s Soccer hosts Lenoir-Rhyne, Pioneer Field.

 

During Homecoming, you are encouraged to visit the museums, art gallery, the Presidential photo gallery at the Library and the Bookstore. Hours for each are below:

Tusculum College Bookstore
Niswonger Commons

8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Thursday, October 16

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday, October 17

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Saturday, October 18

 

Thomas J. Garland Library

8 a.m. – 10 p.m. Thursday, October 16

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday, October 17

9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, October 18

 

Allison Gallery (Rankin House behind Three Blind Mice)

The Allison Art Gallery will be hosting visiting artist, Melissa Stallard’s exhibition of digital photographs called “The Shrinking City.”  Stallard is an Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Akron.

3:30 – 5 p.m. Thursday, October 16

3:30 – 5 p.m. Friday, October 17

Closed Saturday, October 18

 

Doak House Museum

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday, October 16

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday, October 17

 

President Andrew Johnson Museum and Library

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday, October 16

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday, October 17

 

 

Please make every effort to make your reservations prior to Friday, October 3, in order for us to provide accurate estimates on food preparations. Make your reservation online.

 

If you have questions about Homecoming 2014 registration, please contact Joni Blake Parker, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations at jbparker@tusculum.edu or 423-636-7303.

Greeneville Hotel Information

Econo Lodge (former Comfort Inn and Holiday Inn)

1790 E Andrew Johnson Hwy, Greeneville

(423) 639-4185


Days Inn Greeneville

935 E Andrew Johnson Hwy, Greeneville

(423) 639-2156

 

Quality Inn (former Jameson Inn)

3160 E Andrew Johnson Hwy, Greeneville

(423) 638-7511

 

General Morgan Inn

111 N Main St, Greeneville

(423) 787-1000

 

Knights Inn (formerly Charray Inn)

121 Serral Dr, Greeneville

(423) 638-1331

 

Hampton Inn

3130 E Andrew Johnson Hwy, Greeneville

(423) 638-3735

 

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News from alumni from six decades featured in this month’s Class Notes

News from alumni from six decades featured in this month’s Class Notes

Posted on 22 July 2014 by eestes@tusculum.edu

 

 

 

 

’40s

Oliver Burkey, Jr. ’48 of Greeneville, TN, was presented with the Quilt of Valor recently by the Greene County Quilters group. He was nominated by his son Paul Burkey, a Navy Captain. Oliver served in the Navy during  World War II from 1943 to 1946.  For more read the Greeneville Sun article about the presentation.

’60s

Bette J. Hendrickson Walsh ’64 has recently relocated to a life-care campus in Vero Beach, FL. She is active in volunteer positions in Vero Beach, where she has lived for the past 18 years. Bette is looking forward to attending her 50th class reunion during Homecoming this year. She will be traveling with classmate Ellen Ajan Seidler ’64.

 

’80s

Jim Hughes ’80 of Blairsville, GA, has been elected president of the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association. He has retired from coaching/teaching after 33 years to follow his daughter, Angie, who is a softball pitcher for Lee University. He and his wife, Jackie (Laughner) ’81, are celebrating their 33rd wedding anniversary this month. His older daughter, Kellie,  is a physical therapist, who recently got married. He would like to hear from his classmates. His email is jihughes1457@gmail.com.

 

’90s

Jim Hackworth ’94 of Clinton, TN, has  retired from Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Married to Brenda Hackworth. Member of the Business Advisory Board for Emory Valley Center in Oak Ridge and the Clinton Rotary Club.

 

Rev. Roxianne Sadler Sherles ’97 of Loudon, TN,  has been named the new pastor for St. Mark A.M.E. Zion Church in Athens, TN.  She is also retired from CDM Federal Services, where she was an environmental scientist for 35 years.

 

’00s

This year’s Leadership Blount County class includes alumnae Amy Cowden ’01 and Joni Ann Crisp Seratt ’04, both of Maryville, TN. Cowden is the assistant to the mayor in Blount County and a member of the Keep Blount Beautiful Board of Directors. Seratt is the director of the Blount County Probation and Driving School and a member of the Blount County Drug Court Foundation Board of Directors. She currently lives in Maryville, TN

Richelle Gregory ’02 ’09 of Maryville, TN, will assume new duties on August 1 as of Director, Talent Management and GPP HQ for the Alcoa company.  She will also continue to be a member of the Global Primary Products HR Lead Team of Alcoa.  Richelle will be responsible for leading all areas of human resources for GPP HQ and she will continue to maintain her responsibilities for global GPP talent management.  She joined Alcoa in 1997 and has held positions of increasing human resources responsibility throughout her career.  This includes line and human resource roles at Tennessee Operations, GRP BU and Group level roles, and manager of the US HR shared service organization (USBS).

Amber Lynne Corn ’05 of Sevierville, TN, passed the Tennessee Bar examination in May. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Tusculum and attended the Duncan School of Law at Lincoln Memorial University.

Mitch Fine ’09 of Newport, TN, is teaching sixth grade in the  Newport City School System. He attends Unity Baptist Church.

Amanda Waddell ’09 has returned to Greeneville, TN, and been named the executive director of the Greeneville City Schools Education Foundation. She and her family had temporarily moved to St. Louis, MO, where her husband worked on an assignment for his employer. Amanda served as director of career development at Tusculum before moving to St. Louis.

Rebecca Tankersley ’11 of Marietta, GA, started a new position in July. She is now Communications Officer, Enrollment Services at Georgia Institute of Technology.

’10s

Beth Wright ’13 of Powell, TN, is now working as a web development intern at Jewelry Television in Knoxville, TN.

 

Theo Oing ’14 of Hixson, TN, has been accepted into the psychology master’s degree program at Rutgers University.

 

The first MBA class to graduate from the Northeast region earned their degrees during the May 2014 commencement. They celebrated during one of their last class nights on campus and were joined for a group photo by Tusculum College President Nancy B. Moody, who congratulated them on their accomplishments. On the steps, from left, are Chad Ricker, Drew Bishop, Christi Valentine, Don Burchnell, Lillian Burchnell and Dr. Moody. In the back, from left, are Timia Coffman, Chad Gregg, Brandi Shelton, Gary Glover, Lisa Jones, Paul Lee, Mark McGaha, Misty Christian and Kim Setser.

 

 

 

Nicholas Shaun Darnell ’06 and Emily Denise Duck were married March 22, 2014. Nicholas works at East Ridge Middle School in Russellville, TN, and now has a master’s degree in administration from East Tennessee State University. The couple are living in Morristown, TN.

 

Sonya Ramsey ’08 and Eric Shindler were married on June 7 on the terrace of the General Morgan Inn in Greeneville, TN. After a cruise to Cozumel, Mexico, and the Caymen Islands, the Schindlers are residing in Knoxville, TN.

 

 

 

60s

Geraldine E. Peeler 67 of Cleveland, OH, passed away July 17, 2014. She was retired from the U.S. Marine Corps.


’80s

Dr. Bruce Horne ’88 of Knoxville, TN, passed away May 22, 2014. Dr. Horne was an educator, teaching at several colleges. For the past 11 years, he had taught online. Dr. Horne had started a new congregation, Church of God Knoxville, in January. He was a presenter on “The World Tomorrow” broadcast, presenting messages about the second coming of Jesus Christ and Bible prophecy. Dr. Horne was a gifted musician who played the trumpet, piano and autoharp. He enjoyed riding his Triumph Cafe Racer bike and restoring his 1964 Ford Galaxy 500 hard top automobile.

 

’00s

Tiffany L. Mullins Midyett ’03 of Knoxville, TN, passed away on July 15, 2014. Ms. Midyett had been vice president of business development of Vanquish Worldwide of Maryville. In that position, she traveled throughout the United States, the Middle East and Africa. Midyett had several extended stays in Afghanistan, participating in Vanquish’s global expansion of its operations. She was known for her sense of style, her love of animals and her passion for baking and ballroom dancing.

 

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‘Tusculum College Night at the Astros’ set for Monday, Aug. 25

‘Tusculum College Night at the Astros’ set for Monday, Aug. 25

Posted on 15 July 2014 by eestes@tusculum.edu

Alumni, students, parents, faculty and staff members are all invited to enjoy an evening at the ball park Monday, Aug. 25, “Tusculum College Night at the Astros.”

Each Tusculum alumnus,  parent, faculty member and staff member to RSVP will receive free tickets to the Greeneville Astros baseball game that night at Pioneer Park on campus (limit two per family). Additional tickets will be available at a discounted rate, $4 per person. Admission for Tusculum students is $1 with a student ID.

The Astros will be taking on the Bluefield Blue Jays at 7 p.m. in Appalachian Minor League conference play. The Astros will have a special promotion that night – fans arriving early will receive a free Greeneville Astros stadium blanket as they enter the gates.

Please RSVP by Monday, Aug. 18, by calling 423-636-7303 or emailing alumni@tusculum.edu

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Volunteers still needed for RAM Clinic, Nov. 7-9

Volunteers still needed for RAM Clinic, Nov. 7-9

Posted on 02 July 2014 by srichey@tusculum.edu

Volunteers are needed to assist with the Remote Area Medical (RAM) free-health care clinic, scheduled to be held at Tusculum College, Nov. 7-9.

RAM is a Knoxville-based organization providing free medical care for the uninsured and underinsured. Volunteers are needed for all three days. Tusculum College, which is hosting the event, and coordinators are recruiting volunteers to sign up to help.

According to Rachel Edens, director of the Center for Civic Advancement, general volunteers are needed to assist in setting up Friday afternoon, Nov. 7. On Saturday and Sunday, helpers are needed to register patients and work in the kitchen area, serving food, snacks and drinks to those who are working at the expedition. Others may be asked to direct traffic, help keep order in lines and do other duties.

Young adults under 18 may volunteer with some restrictions. Children under 14 are not allowed to work.

The RAM organization will also recruit skilled workers and students in the medical, dental and optometry fields to provide care to hundreds of people.

During the two-day, weekend clinics, commonly called expeditions, RAM provides basic medical services, dental work and optometry services and glasses on-site free that day. Health care services provided include comprehensive screening for diabetes and hypertension, procedures such as mammography, colon cancer screening, retinal screening using telemedicine technology, chest x-rays, pulmonary function studies and some gynecological procedures.

Volunteers for Saturday and Sunday will need to be at the college by 5:30 a.m. and plan to work all day, possibly 10-12 hours.

If you would like to be involved in event-planning and coordination, or if you would like to be a volunteer of any sort, please e-mail RAM@tusculum.edu, or call (423) 636-7450(423) 636-7450.

On both days, the parking lot will open at midnight and RAM will begin handing out numbers to patients at 3 a.m. The doors open at 6 am.

RAM, founded by adventurer Stan Brock in 1985, is dedicated to providing medical and veterinary access in rural and remote areas to anyone who needs it, both domestically and abroad.

For more information, visit RAM’s at http://www.ramusa.org/. All volunteers must officially register to participate.

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Alumnus to return to Tusculum to serve in academic leadership role

Alumnus to return to Tusculum to serve in academic leadership role

Posted on 01 July 2014 by srichey@tusculum.edu

Dr. Ron May has accepted the invitation to serve as interim vice president of academic affairs at Tusculum College. Dr. May, who served Tusculum College as dean of faculty from 1985 to 1988, will be rejoining Tusculum College on Monday, August 11, and has agreed to serve as vice president of academic affairs through June 30, 2015, while a national search is conducted.

Dr. May, a 1968 graduate of the college, has had a distinguished career in higher education, retiring in June 2014 as president of Ancilla College in Donaldson, Ind. In his career he has taught public school, as well as served as a college professor, department head, dean, vice president and twice as a college president, at Ancilla and at Louisburg College in St. Louisburg, N.C.

Dr. Ron May

He has been recognized by numerous organizations, including by the Leadership Marshall County program with their Leader of the Year Award in 2011. He also served for a time as the president of the Tusculum College Alumni Association.

He earned a Doctorate of Education from Indiana University, a Master of Arts in Teaching from East Tennessee State University and an Associate in Science from Vincennes University.

As a Tusculum alumnus, Dr. May was honored to be considered and is anxious to give back to his Alma Mater. Tusculum College is fortunate to have the opportunity for his leadership in academic affairs.

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